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Old 12-03-2011, 04:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys im building a new gaming rig after 4 years, lol just to put it into perspective iv got a Radeon 3850 now :O
All advice is welcomed,

Apparently the 23inch LG monitor is the best IPS LED monitor you can get in that price range.


Sapphire ATI HD6950 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E
Internet Price: $300.00

Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU AU$231.00

ASRock Z68 PRO3-M LGA 1155 Intel Z68 4x DDR3 2133 (OC)
Internet Price: $112.00

Antec 520W ATX NEO 520C ECO PSU
Internet Price: $69.00

G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1333MHZ PC3-10666 CL9(8GBRL
Internet Price: $56.00

Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 32mb Cache
Internet Price: $140.00

CoolerMaster Storm Scout Gaming Black Case With Red Led(NoPSU)
Internet Price: $96.00


LG H24NS70 SATA 24X+- Super Multi DVDR Black
Internet Price: $21.00
Total: $1058

Monitor:
LG IPS236V-PN 23" LED Slim IPS DVI HDMI
Internet Price: $200.00
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Old 12-03-2011, 08:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with this memory, or any other DDR3 1600 MHz 1.5v memory, instead of DDR3 1333.

Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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Old 12-03-2011, 11:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i have that case, and love it. im not sure about australian prices, but based on the other prices, you might be able to find it a little bit cheaper than that if you look around. ive had better luck with western digital hard drives in general, the samsung spinpoint f3 is a bit to negligibly better/quieter than wd or seagate. that and go with the previously mentioned ram.

do you need to get windows, too?
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so i decided to go with the
G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(8GBXL)
Internet Price: $66.00

whats the difference with that memory and this one ?? the one above is apparently a jigsaw

G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1600Mhz PC12800(CL9D-8GBSR2)
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The GBSR2 is a low voltage memory, 1.25v. The i5 2500K is designed for 1.5v memory like the GBXL or the memory I linked to.
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You Need like at least a 650 Watts for a sapphire 6950 plus if u plan on overclocking the intel i5 2500k youll probally need a corsair 700
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You Need like at least a 650 Watts for a sapphire 6950 plus if u plan on overclocking the intel i5 2500k youll probally need a corsair 700
Source?

Everything I see puts a 6950 system @ 500W (guru3d / amd)
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You Need like at least a 650 Watts for a sapphire 6950 plus if u plan on overclocking the intel i5 2500k youll probally need a corsair 700
My i7 2600K overclocked to 5GHz with (2) GTX 480's only uses approximately 725w according to my Kill a Watt meter.
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