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Old August 7, 2011, 08:59 PM
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I am putting together a gaming build for a friend.
His budget is around 1k-1.5k.
Pretty straight forward except I wasnt sure of the ssd for the z68.
well here we go:

Core components
ASUS P8Z68-V Pro Z68 LGA1155 ATX 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 2 PCI B3 Motherboard: $208.62
Intel Core i5 2500K: $209.99
G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws: $29.99
Corsair TX650 V2 650W ATX: $79.99

Storage
Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB: $79.99
Kingston SSDNow V100 Series 64GB 2.5IN SSD SATA Solid State Disk Flash Drive: $79.99

GPU
XFX Radeon HD 6950 800MHZ 2GB 5.0GHZ DDR5 2XDVI HDMI 2x Mini DisplayPort Fansink PCI $274.99 - $30 MIR

CPU cooling
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus $29.98

Case
Coolermaster CM 690 II Basic $84.99

total: 1078.53
minus some price match here and there for about -$30

tell me what you think! much appreciated!
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Old August 7, 2011, 09:26 PM
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looks good. go 2tb green for storage instead.

and the haf 912
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Old August 7, 2011, 09:42 PM
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I am getting the 690II for 65$
explain the advantage over the 690II please.
and for the storage I heard the caching performance is also capped by the performance of the HDD itself.
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ok
better built? at least seems more solid to me.
ok on the hdd.
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Old August 7, 2011, 10:43 PM
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I will stick with the 690II
well I think the cm 690II has better finish and can match all of the things haf can offer... and it's only 6 dollars more to fork out in my case.
not to mention haf looks like an abomination.
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Old August 7, 2011, 10:50 PM
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kinda bummed out that we missed the Gigabyte Z68X-UD4-B3 at 139.99...
it would've been perfect.
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ok...:)

post some piccies of the buils will ya? :)
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Old August 7, 2011, 11:34 PM
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will do!
can anyone recommend me some fans for the case as well as the cpu cooler on push pull?
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Old August 8, 2011, 04:10 AM
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Noctua 1300 or sytche 1900 (which RPM you prefer) for the cpu, Enermax makes very nice case fans.
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