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New Build Compatibility
04-26-2012, 07:54 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 07:55 AM by LukShot.)
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New Build Compatibility
Greetings,

I was hoping to have my build compatibility double checked! I'd love to hear some suggestions or comments as well. If I were to overclock some hardware would I need additional cooling? Thanks!

Optical Drive - LG22x

Power Supply - Rosewill Hive-550

Memory - Corsair Vengence 8gb

Mobo - ASRock z68

CPU - i5 2500k

Case - Cooler Master 550

Muskin SSD

Sound card - Asus PCI 5.1

Video Card - GTX560
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04-26-2012, 08:44 AM,
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RE: New Build Compatibility
I'd change the video card, you picked the GTX 560, you want the GTX 560 Ti for ~$210. Otherwise, you're better off with a $155 Radeon HD 6870, which offers the same level of performance as the GTX 560 Non-Ti.

If you want to overclock, you'll want to add an after-market CPU Cooler, such as the Corsair A50 or A70, which are excellent coolers for the price.

Also, Ivy Bridge CPUs are coming out tomorrow, I'd switch the motherboard to a Z77 chipset one and the CPU to the i5-3570K.
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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04-26-2012, 09:51 AM, (This post was last modified: 04-26-2012, 09:52 AM by humphrey111.)
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RE: New Build Compatibility
(04-26-2012, 08:44 AM)MathieuB Wrote: I'd change the video card, you picked the GTX 560, you want the GTX 560 Ti for ~$210. Otherwise, you're better off with a $155 Radeon HD 6870, which offers the same level of performance as the GTX 560 Non-Ti.

If you want to overclock, you'll want to add an after-market CPU Cooler, such as the Corsair A50 or A70, which are excellent coolers for the price.

Also, Ivy Bridge CPUs are coming out tomorrow, I'd switch the motherboard to a Z77 chipset one and the CPU to the i5-3570K.

I guess i just assumed the IB cpu's would cost more. is this not the case?

EDIT: nevermind, answered my own question.
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