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i have the exact same motherboard and i like it havent started messing with anything other than manually telling it to run my ram at 1600, its a great board but why are you getting a z68 and a 2550k?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by swarm87 View Post

i have the exact same motherboard and i like it havent started messing with anything other than manually telling it to run my ram at 1600, its a great board but why are you getting a z68 and a 2550k?

What would you recommend instead? Im not exactly up-to-scratch with my knowledge, are they not compatible?
post #13 of 21
The 2550k does not have onboard graphics, so you are paying for a z68 feature you can't even use. Either drop to an i5-2500k or get a P67 chipset.
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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

The 2550k does not have onboard graphics, so you are paying for a z68 feature you can't even use. Either drop to an i5-2500k or get a P67 chipset.

yup
 
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You could drop the PSU to a CX500, it will run a GTX 560 ti with ease thumb.gif

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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

The 2550k does not have onboard graphics, so you are paying for a z68 feature you can't even use. Either drop to an i5-2500k or get a P67 chipset.

You make this sound like it is a huge mistake and it's not compatible or something

Nobody needs the onboard graphics when they are building a gaming rig anyways... rolleyes.gif
2550 with a z68 isnt a terrible idea, unless they have the same board in a P67 chipset. If they don't or they are the same price. It doesnt matter.

Yes you are correct, he is not using the onboard graphics functionality of the Z68, but it doesnt matter which chip or chipset he takes since he is buying a graphics card.. He doesn't need the HD3000 graphics xD
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I suggest buying the AMD 7850 instead of the nVida 560ti 448.. It's a bit faster, newer and about the same price as the 560. Also it has 2GB VRAM as standard.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Warweo View Post

I suggest buying the AMD 7850 instead of the nVida 560ti.. It's faster, newer and about the same price as the 560. Also it has 2GB VRAM as standard.

0.o didnt catch that he had a 448 core model, yes a 7850 has a better bang for your buck thumb.gif
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if you want a £1000

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor (£166.98 @ Scan.co.uk)

Motherboard:
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard (£114.23 @ Amazon UK)

Memory:
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£32.00 @ Maplin Electronics)

Hard Drive:
Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.D 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£76.92 @ Scan.co.uk)

Video Card:
Zotac GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (£409.99 @ Dabs)

Case:
NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case (£91.79 @ Scan.co.uk)

Power Supply:
NZXT 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply (£89.70 @ Scan.co.uk)

Total: £981.61

hope that helped thumb.gif
Edited by Tarun - 3/30/12 at 12:31pm
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did i just see #23?
 
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