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Old June 15, 2012, 01:23 PM
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HI I'm new here and I'm a newbie on this stuff. This was provided to me by a Friend and I was wondering if this is a good build or if you can give me an advice on the video card I plan to use this on dual 24" monitor. Also this is for gaming purposes

Intel® Core™ i5- 2500k 3.70Ghz OC
Asus P8Z68-V LX Asus
Asus ATI HD6870 DC 1GB GDDR5 256bit or Asus HD7850 DC2
Kingston HPX DDR3 1600 C9 Twin 8GB
500 GB WD Black caviar 7200rpm or 120gb SSD
Corsair GS 600
Hyper TX3 Cooler Master Heatsink LiteOn DVD Drive
AW Casing F-35

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Intel® Core™ i5- 2500k 3.70Ghz OC
Asus P8Z77-V LK (SLI+Crossfire)
Asus HD7850-DC2-2GD5
Gskill RipjawsX 8GB DDR3 1600mhz KIt (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM)
WD500GB Caviar Blue or 120 ssd
ENERMAX NAXN82+ 650W 80Plus Bronze
CM Hyper 212 EVO
Samsung dvd
CM 690 II advanced USB3.0 (all black windows side)

Soon I would like to upgrade this to 2 GPU (crossfire or SLI) and water cooling as I do not have the budget for now T_T
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Old June 15, 2012, 02:50 PM
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either of them look good, but don't go with the 6000 series cards from AMD. The 7850 a good price/performance ratio
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Old June 15, 2012, 02:55 PM
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2nd build, for the video card.
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Old June 15, 2012, 11:58 PM
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if getting a 2500k and not a 3570k it may be worth looking at z68 or P67 boards rather than z77..
They will probably be a fair bit cheaper and the features you lose are minimal. (pci-e 3.0, Native USB 3.0 would be the main ones)
But you do need to check this for yourself.

Both these chipsets allow you to overclock.

Would also be worth watching the BST section as these parts come up as some people move to Ivy or SB-E.. again saving you money and allowing you to possibly give the GPU a bump
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Old June 21, 2012, 06:30 AM
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I've come up with a new build as I'm having problem getting stock for the i5 2500k.

is this specs good? My budget is tight so this is the only thing the store has offered me.

Intel® Core i5 3570K
Asus P8Z77-V LK
Sapphire HD7850 2GB
Gskill RipjawsX 8GB DDR3 1600mhz KIt (F3-12800CL9D-8GBXM)
WD500GB Caviar Blue
Samsung 22x sata dvdrw
ENERMAX NAXN 750W 80Plus Bronze Modular
Dell 23"ST2320L (Full HD)
Noctua Sandwich NH-D14
Aerocol Strike X GT Black-
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Old June 21, 2012, 07:12 AM
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I would wait a few days. I believe that nVidia will be releasing another video card (GTX 660?!?) that will very likely give the 7850 a run for it's money (or outright flatly beat it). If you don't want to go for the (rumoured!?!) GTX660, it should at least cause the 7850 to reduce in price.
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hmmmm won't this be pricey?
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I'm just saying, wait and see.
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Old June 21, 2012, 11:04 AM
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You could be right! I'll probably wait and maybe some of the part will also drop price :D, by the way any recommendation or comment on the specs I posted other than the GPU?
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You could be right! I'll probably wait and maybe some of the part will also drop price :D, by the way any recommendation or comment on the specs I posted other than the GPU?
If you can get away with a 120gb SSD do it... it will be much faster than that Caviar Blue. However a storage drive is nice to pair with them and if you have any files you change a lot you shouldnt keep those on your SSD.
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