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Old April 22, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Hey guys poster here,
I'm planning to build a new rig for the first time, very excited. My plan is to get a 2500k, and gtx 550ti (unsure about psu/motherboard/ram) as I have no idea whats good and whats not - I'll need to do a bit of researching on that.

I aim to be able to play Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2. On the weekend I actually scored a gtx 560 dcu for $150 AUD. Should i sell it for $200 and get the 560 ti? or is there not much difference? Also any other help would be lovely!

note: I'll be keeping my moniter/speakers/keyboard etc
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Old April 22, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Overclocking the GTX560 should get you the same performance as the GTX560Ti so you can keep it. As for mobo I would go Z68, ram, some low timing DDR3, I heard Gskill is good, and as for PSU, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic at least 80 Plus bronze, and at least 500W should do the trick.
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Old April 22, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Overclocking the GTX560 should get you the same performance as the GTX560Ti so you can keep it. As for mobo I would go Z68, ram, some low timing DDR3, I heard Gskill is good, and as for PSU, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic at least 80 Plus bronze, and at least 500W should do the trick.
just looked up the z68. Sounds great. any thoughts on an ssd for the OS?
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Old April 22, 2012, 08:06 PM
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SSD for OS are well well worth it, but are not cheap. 550Ti is a waste of $. Spend more and get alot more in return, a 560 non ti, 560Ti or even a Radeon 6870/7850/7870 are just so much more worth the $.
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Old April 22, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Overclocking the GTX560 should get you the same performance as the GTX560Ti so you can keep it. As for mobo I would go Z68, ram, some low timing DDR3, I heard Gskill is good, and as for PSU, Antec, Corsair, Seasonic at least 80 Plus bronze, and at least 500W should do the trick.
if you're going for sandy bridge i5 2500k, timings are irrelevant. this architecture gains more performance in raw speed over lower timing. i have verified this with 1600mhz and 2133mhz speeds and the later always out performed in terms of bandwidth benchmarks.
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