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Old May 22, 2011, 09:02 AM
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Hey guys here's the rig I think I will get instead and from Ncix.

ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 LGA1155 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2PCI Sandy Bridge B3 Motherboard : 185$ (This one I'm not sure but I like Asus and, what is the difference between this one and the EVO)
Coolermaster Haf 922 Mid Tower ATX Case Black 5X5.25 5X3.5INT Front Audio USB eSATA No PSU : 80$
Western Digital Caviar Black 500GB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 32MB Cache 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM : 50$ each (Raid)
Samsung SH-S243D/BEBE 24X Black DVD Writer SATA OEM : 20$
Thermaltake TRX-650M 650W ATX12V 2.3 24PIN Modular Power Supply Active PFC : 78$
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB : 210$
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory : 80$
Total:753$ (Everything is pricedmatched using the HWC pricematcher.)
Please tell me what you think about this rig!

Also, I'll be selling my GTX 460 to my friend and instead I'll get a GTX 560 ti.
But I want your opinion on which one I should get..?
Here are the ones that I found interesting:(You can suggest other models)
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Frozr OC 880MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card : 240$
MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk OC 950MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card : 280$
(On both of these the cooling looks great but is it worth 40$ to get the 70Mhz?)(Do not know about waranty)

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 560 Ti Fermi 950MHZ 1GB 4.58GHZ GDDR5 2XDVI Mini HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card : 250$
(Cheaper for the extra Mhz and cooling looks great(Also I think memory is a little bit faster))(Do not know about waranty)

EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Superclocked Fermi 900MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card : 260$
(Looks pretty good but cooling doesnt seem very good)(Waranty : Life Time)

So to you which one is the best overall : good waranty, good clock, good cooling

Thanks,
Chuck

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Old May 22, 2011, 09:48 AM
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My System Specs

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Everything looks pretty good!

As 4 the gpu, I like lifetime warranty, and they do have decent service for rma,... so EVGA would b my choice hands down.

Any 1 of those are fine for whatever reason or purpose. The choice 4 me is obviously peace of mind.

With that case and some decent fans, cooling won't b an issue.

I would add 1 more HDD, say 1tb 4 backup and restore purposes. WD or Samsung r pretty sweet.

Again, good luck with the build, it's starting 2 take shape.
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:14 AM
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You rly should consider a heatsink/overclocking on sandy bridge cause there is just sooo much extra performance potential there and conveniently a few pretty good ones are on sale atm...imo best bang for buck atm is the A70 at 30$ on NCIX (deal only lasts a few more hours tho).

As far as the 560ti goes best bang for buck for performance/build quality is without a doubt the Twin Frozr II, but if you want good warranty for not too expensive go for the EVGA 560 Ti DS SC at 220$ after MIR...stay away from the non DS superclocked ! ! !

For motherboards, the Asus p67 pro is a rly good board for the money and if you want to have a brand name board its probably the best option up there with the UD4. But if you want to go bang for buck and then nothing comes close to the asrock p67 extreme4 priced lower than the pro for a board thats better than the deluxe...nearly as good as the revolution ws! Actually asrock used to be part of asus so even the build quality is very similar...alot of extreme overclockers actually use this board!

If you are going to spend 80$ on a psu you might as well go with the Corsair TX750 at 90$ to have the peace of mind that you are getting a much much much better psu and have the headroom to upgrade to sli down the road...yes its not modular but thats a non-issue with a HAF case as its very easy hiding all the extra cables behind the motherboard tray on such a massive case!

Oh, and just to lay out how simple it is to OC a 2500k:
1. Install A70
2. Set vcore to 1.4-1.5v and multiplier to 47-48 (might be able to even push higher depending on how lucky you are at the silicon lottery)
3. ????????????
4. profit
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:35 AM
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hey chuck why don't you go to the ncix forums and ask for advice there? I frequent that place a lot and the advice they give is good.
Watch out for their weekly sales. New ones come out every wednesday at 6pm PST. I got that MSI super overclocked gxt 560 ti Hawk for $230 last week ( they added that after the original sale was launched) and it came with 3 games.
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Old May 22, 2011, 11:56 AM
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I wanted to know if Asrock was a good brand and about the waranty. I do not know much about mother boards so could you tell me the difference between the two motherboards.
Also, which of the MSI or the EVGA would you get I do not know if I really need that life time waranty do the cards have a long life time before diying.


Thanks,
Chuck
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Old May 22, 2011, 01:05 PM
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every board has different features at different prices. I went with the asus z68 pro just because it would have at least all the standard features. If you buy anything below the pro, it might limit what you can do with it. But if you wanna save money, you can go with less features, just make sure it has everything you need though.

For graphics cards, if you do stuff like overclock them or have bad cooling or whatever, it might die out early. Or you might receive a defective product that will break down on its own eventually. That's where the warranty comes in so you can RMA it for that reason.
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Old May 22, 2011, 02:25 PM
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Hey, I have 3 Mobo options

ASUS P8P67 Pro
ASRock P67 EXTREME4
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro


Please someone tell me the difference betwwen them. I want a board that has pretty much all standard features so I when I know a little bit more what I'm doing I'll have it.
And for the GPU is the life time how does the EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti DS Superclocked Fermi 900MHZ 1024MB GDDR5 2XDVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E Video Card performs next to a MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti Hawk OC 950MHZ 1GB GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI DX11 PCI-E Video Card
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Old May 22, 2011, 02:28 PM
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you can google up "z68" its basically a p67 with the option to use SSD caching, ability to use on board graphics and some power saving features. Its newer though so I think they made a few improvements over the "p67". Both boards are lga 1155 and will take the i5 2500k CPU
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Old May 30, 2011, 09:21 AM
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hi Chuck390,

it seems we have similar requirements and budget. however, I know a lot less on building PC than you do.
so is it possible once you got your final build, post all the parts so I can use as a reference for my PC?
it will be even better if all the parts are availble at NCIX since I will get them to build it for me.

thanks in advance.
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Old June 2, 2011, 12:12 PM
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I just wanted to thank all the posters on here. The info was invaluable to help me have a stress free build that kicks for under $1100 with an OS!
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