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Help, Gaming Budget Computer
09-15-2011, 04:01 AM,
#11
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CMPSU-400C...B001FXB7X0
This PSU seems pretty good as it is meant to go with the i5 CPU, but newegg has em discontinued and amazon only has outside sellers that are used or refurbished. Is this a good power supply? If so, is there any place to purchase it?
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09-16-2011, 02:52 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-16-2011, 02:56 PM by joshlete.)
#12
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6811147153
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6817371047
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6820148419
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6819115072
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813157265
The video card, I will save up and purchase later.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...067296&SID=

This setup without the GPU is almost $500 flat. What do you think? Any better deals on certain items? I like this setup because I can do Crossfire and mobo can do 32mb RAM, making it future proof.
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09-17-2011, 04:59 PM,
#13
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
I noticed that you picked a Core i5-2500K (unlocked multiplier) but no after-market CPU Cooler? If you intend to overclock, an after-market cooler is a must. If you don't intend to overclock, save some money by getting a Core i5-2500 (without the K at the end).

Other than that, it looks good to me.
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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09-17-2011, 07:42 PM,
#14
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
I wont be overclocking it, yet. I probably wont need to with 3.3ghz. In the future, for sure I will buy a better heatsink and overclock that bad boy. Smile
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09-18-2011, 06:08 AM,
#15
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
Ah, I see. That makes complete sense Smile
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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09-18-2011, 12:42 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-18-2011, 01:29 PM by joshlete.)
#16
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
Now to scrounge up that money. Hopefully I can find some cheap deals until I can purchase all of em.
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09-18-2011, 01:53 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-18-2011, 02:17 PM by joshlete.)
#17
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.as...6813128494
Would this motherboard be better than the one I want to get? It is a Z68 and I heard that Z68 is better than a P67. Though, I believe this motherboard only supports SLI and not Crossfire? If that is the case, would it be better to get the original setup or get this Mobo with a Nvidia GPU?

Another quick question, would that RAM bottleneck me or is it any good. I want to play games such as Battlefield 3 and crysis 2 to the fullest potential. Would this ram be good when I overclock the i5 2500k?
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09-18-2011, 02:23 PM,
#18
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
Nope, your current selection is better due to its PCI-Express 16x Generation 3 support. For a Gaming PC, Z68 doesn't bring anything worthwhile over P67.

RAM is fine for gaming and is not involve during overclocking (overclocking is done by raising CPU's multiplier, which doesn't affect RAM).
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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09-18-2011, 05:02 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-18-2011, 05:03 PM by joshlete.)
#19
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
I read that the Z68 allows overclocking of CPU, GPU, and ram while the P67 only does CPU. That GPU that I want to get, I read in your recent blogs that it can be overclocked. Can the P67 do that?
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09-18-2011, 07:42 PM,
#20
RE: Help, Gaming Budget Computer
Z68 allows overclocking of the integrated GPU, which you don't care about anyway. P67 does not allow you to use the integrated GPU, which doesn't matter since you have a discrete GPU. Discrete GPUs can be overclocked regardless of motherboard chipset.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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