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$1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
09-10-2011, 11:27 AM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
(09-10-2011, 04:47 AM)Metallicatt Wrote: Anyone... Monitors.... Anyone?

Not a huge monitor buff, but seeing as nobody else has posted suggestions, I did a quick Newegg search and this one seems fine?

CPU: Intel i5 2500k @ 4.4GHz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 GPU: EVGA GTX 580 + BFG GTX 260 RAM: 4x4GB Patriot G2 DDR3 1333MHz SSD: Crucial M4 64GB HDD: 750 GB WD Caviar Black, 640 GB WD Caviar Black, 500 GB Seagate Barracuda PSU: Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W Case: Coolermaster HAF 922 Sound Card Asus Xonar DX Monitor: I-Inc 27" 1920x1200
09-10-2011, 07:19 PM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback

Another question...

Which is better?:

Antec HCG-750 750W High Current Gamer 80PLUS Bronze 135mmfan
Antec ATX TruePower 750W
09-10-2011, 07:21 PM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
The HCG-750 is better.
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09-10-2011, 07:37 PM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
Thanks Andrew J!!
09-11-2011, 08:04 AM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
Another Question, which is better?

Asus P8P67 Pro
ASRock Z68 Extreme 4-Gen3 (this is the one recommended on

Please advise explain why, so I can learn?

Both are exactly the same price on
09-11-2011, 08:47 AM,
RE: $1500 Gaming System - First build advice / feedback
The main reason that I recommend the ASRock Z68 Extreme 4 over other LGA1155 motherboards is the fact that it comes with PCI-Express 16x Generation 3.0 as opposed to Generation 2.0 slots found on other motherboards.

This basically means that this motherboard won't bottleneck future faster video cards say in 2 to 4 years from now. In other words, it is more future-proof.

Other note-worthy reasons that I recommend it over the ASUS board:
- Premium Gold Caps and 100% Japan-made high-quality Conductive Polymer Capacitors (higher reliability)
- LED debug (useful if the PC doesn't work on the first time.)
- It supports older LGA775 CPU Coolers (useful if you're upgrading from an older build)
- Molex plug next to the top PCI-Express 16x slot, delivering more power to the video cards. Useful when overclocking.
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518

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