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#1 Traft00

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:06 PM

Hey Gents,

I just got a year end bonus and would like to build a new 1155 rig with some of the money. I have 2 goals: 1 it must play star wars old republic and 2: be under $1000.00. I already have a corsair 850 watt power supply so that will help. Here are the parts I'm considering. The biggest unknown to me here is the mobo and RAM. Any input is appreciated.

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
HIS IceQ X Turbo H695QNT2G2M Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III
Cooler Master HAF 922

*I am at $984.94 as it is.

Edited by Traft00, 27 December 2011 - 02:55 PM.

Intel I5 2500K
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3
ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 z68
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD
Asus 6850
Corsair Profession Series 850 watt modular power supply
Corsair Obsidian 650d
Coolermaster V8 CPU fan
SAMSUNG S24A350H 24" 2ms monitor
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:51 PM

That will do a lot more then play star wars old republic. You could save quite a bit in some areas, but it is more future proof.

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#3 Traft00

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:53 PM

Perhaps I would be better off with this mother board: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155? Seems like it overclocks nice for the money.
Intel I5 2500K
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3
ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 z68
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD
Asus 6850
Corsair Profession Series 850 watt modular power supply
Corsair Obsidian 650d
Coolermaster V8 CPU fan
SAMSUNG S24A350H 24" 2ms monitor
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#4 Black64

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 02:54 PM

Perhaps I would be better off with this mother board: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155? Seems like it overclocks nice for the money.


I don't know much about the board, but OCing is worth having.

Current System

[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Silver's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:06 PM

Good board, there is an entire thread dedicated to the extreme 3 and 7 owners over on xtremesystems.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 03:35 PM

http://us.ncix.com/p...ar&promoid=1301

Get rid of the ram you have and go for this . You do NOT need the ram you are looking at currently. It would be a massive waste. Just overclock this to 1866mhz with 8-9-8-24 1t and you should be all set. Plus it would look really sweet with the mobo.

YES! Go with the Asrock mobo. The nice black PCB with the black ram modules and you have a sweet color scheme there.

For the SSD, go with Mushkin. I have had a hit or miss experience with OCZ. I have bought 6 vertex 3s from them, and only 2 worked (when I say I bought six I mean I bought 2...DOA. I exchanged both of the them and got two new drives. One worked, one DOA....and so forth and so on.) I have three mushkin drives and they all worked perfectly fine. Plus it saves you some extra money. http://us.ncix.com/p...ed&promoid=1368

Take the money you saved, and get the corsair 650D http://us.ncix.com/p...ir&promoid=1301

You would have a BAD A$$ looking system!!!!!

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:32 PM

So I bought a few of the parts today. Here is what I ordered so far:

Intel i5 2500k - found it for $179.00
corsair 650D - from newegg $179.00 after $10 mail in rebate (great suggestion Tjj226_Angel)
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Windows 7 pro 64 bit

I think I will order the motherboard, ram and SSD after the 1st. I'm still not sure on which motherboard to get though, the asrock seems good but now I'm thinking I should break the budget a bit and go for something a little nicer.

If there is a preffered mobo that anyone can suggest for pairing up with an i5 I'd love to hear about it.
Intel I5 2500K
Corsair Vengeance 16 GB DDR3
ASrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 z68
OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SSD
Asus 6850
Corsair Profession Series 850 watt modular power supply
Corsair Obsidian 650d
Coolermaster V8 CPU fan
SAMSUNG S24A350H 24" 2ms monitor
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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

Go ASUS all the way, their motherboards are great
Maybe the Maximus IV Gene-Z/Gen 3?

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 08:47 PM

I suggest the CM 212 evo over the v8 saves a lot of money and still gets really good overclocks on SB

Edit: my rec is still on the asrock extreme 3 z68 board.

Edited by Stonerboy779, 27 December 2011 - 08:51 PM.

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:52 PM

So I bought a few of the parts today. Here is what I ordered so far:

Intel i5 2500k - found it for $179.00
corsair 650D - from newegg $179.00 after $10 mail in rebate (great suggestion Tjj226_Angel)
COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP
Windows 7 pro 64 bit

I think I will order the motherboard, ram and SSD after the 1st. I'm still not sure on which motherboard to get though, the asrock seems good but now I'm thinking I should break the budget a bit and go for something a little nicer.

If there is a preffered mobo that anyone can suggest for pairing up with an i5 I'd love to hear about it.


DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

RETURN IT!!!!!!!!!!!

The link I gave you had the 650D on sale for 130 after rebate!!!!!!! Why would you shop newegg when you have the sale available to you????????

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Posted 28 December 2011 - 05:56 AM

DUDE!!!!!!!!!!!!

RETURN IT!!!!!!!!!!!

The link I gave you had the 650D on sale for 130 after rebate!!!!!!! Why would you shop newegg when you have the sale available to you????????



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[CPU]Intel Xeon W3670 (i7-970) @3.20Ghz---[CPU Cooling]Thermalright Silver Arrow---[MOBO]ASUS Rampage Gene III---[RAM]G-Skill Rip Jaws (24GB)(6x4GB)---[GPU]ASUS GTX 780 OC---[PSU]KingWin Lazar LZ-1000---[CASE]Bitfenix Colossus Venom Edition---[HDDs]WD Dives(6.5TB total storage) and Samsung 250GB SSD(boot)---[Monitors] 3X NEC 24" LCD2490WUXi ISP Panels and 1X Seiki 39" 4K monitor

 

PC Audio System (Speakers) Triad InRoom Silver's --- (DAC) Schiit Modi --- (AMP) Emotiva MiniX-a-100 --- (Headphones) Sennheiser Momentums and Paradigm H15NC --- (Headphone AMP) --- Schitt Magni

 

 


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Posted 28 December 2011 - 06:33 AM

I am using the Gigabyte UD3H and it is a great board, Gigabyte makes a solid product, as does Asus.

As for the RAM personally I always stick Kingston or Corsair, the key though is I would not worry about timings or buying anything faster than 1600. The reason is simple, RAM overclocking is a waste of time. While it might look nice in benchmarks, in real world performance the gains are so small you never notice them. Further with an Intel system you get the bonus of XMP so just buy a good RAM and let the XMP do the rest.


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