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Building new gaming pc
01-02-2012, 09:35 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-02-2012, 09:46 AM by r3uz0r.)
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Building new gaming pc
Hey guys, I'm currently building a new gaming pc and I need some opinions regarding motherboards and CPUs.

Initially I was aiming for a Asus Rampage III Formula with a i5-2500k/i7-2600k, but then I noticed they weren't socket-compatible. So my question is, is there any advantage in getting a Rampage III Formula with a compatible CPU(and btw, which one?) from a Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z with i5-2500k/i7-2600k ?

The components I've got so far are:

Asus Maximus IV Exterme-Z
Intel i7-2600k
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked
Corsair DDR3 vengeance 1333 MHz 8gb
Corsair Force GT 120GB 2.5″ SATA III SSD
Asus Xonar D2

OC is something that I will definitely do.
I'm also incertain about the power supply and the case. I'm open to any suggestions regarding other components too. Any thoughts?
(Also, I read a review on this website, stating that Z68 chipsets lose 5%-10% performance in games, don't know if Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z is good choice afterall)

thank you very much for the help !
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01-04-2012, 12:56 PM,
#2
RE: Building new gaming pc
can anyone plz help me out?
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01-05-2012, 05:37 PM,
#3
RE: Building new gaming pc
You should go with the Sandy Bridge series instead. Since it's a gaming PC, you won't see any difference between the i5 and the i7 aside from the $100 difference in price.

The Z68 is essentially a P67 with a couple of extra features like integrated graphics support, SSD caching and quicksync. If you have the money then might as well buy the Z68.

For the RAM, I would get the 1600 instead of what you have. Also Gskills has very good prices on their RAM selections.

I would get a power supply with 700W or more. You don't need something like 1000w however. Brands like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or PC Power and Cooling Silencer.
Laptop: MacBook Pro 13"
Case: Drawer turned to case CPU: Intel Core i3 2100 CPU Cooler: Stock brah GPU: EVGA GTX 460 HDD: Corsair Nova 32GB Motherboard: GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 Z68 RAM: Ripjaw 8GB 1600 Optical Drive: Don't need PSU: 620W Antec Neo ECO. Operating System: OS X Lion/ Windows 7x64
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01-05-2012, 06:04 PM,
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RE: Building new gaming pc
(01-05-2012, 05:37 PM)van13330gg Wrote: You should go with the Sandy Bridge series instead. Since it's a gaming PC, you won't see any difference between the i5 and the i7 aside from the $100 difference in price.

The Z68 is essentially a P67 with a couple of extra features like integrated graphics support, SSD caching and quicksync. If you have the money then might as well buy the Z68.

For the RAM, I would get the 1600 instead of what you have. Also Gskills has very good prices on their RAM selections.

I would get a power supply with 700W or more. You don't need something like 1000w however. Brands like Corsair, Seasonic, Antec, or PC Power and Cooling Silencer.

I'd stick with around 550-600W. Also, there's no reason to get Z68 if there's a cheaper P67 motherboard.
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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01-05-2012, 11:22 PM,
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RE: Building new gaming pc
aren't those CPUs already Sandy Bridge series? kinda confused now
and those i5 and i7 can only handle 1066/1333 Hz of RAM right? thats what shows on Intel's website
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01-05-2012, 11:41 PM,
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RE: Building new gaming pc
(01-05-2012, 11:22 PM)r3uz0r Wrote: aren't those CPUs already Sandy Bridge series? kinda confused now
and those i5 and i7 can only handle 1066/1333 Hz of RAM right? thats what shows on Intel's website

Both the Z68 and P67 chipsets support Sandy Bridge, the LGA 1155 socket.

Also, they can handle higher than 1333MHz depending on the motherboard.
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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01-06-2012, 09:12 AM,
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RE: Building new gaming pc
oh, ok, didn't know that. thank you very much !
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