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Old 06-29-2011, 01:35 AM   #1
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Default Computer Build (Budget) - comments and suggestion please

This is a build I am looking at to save some money. I will be using my old case to save money: Newegg.com - Antec Performance One P180B Black 0.8mm cold rolled steel for durability through the majority of chassis 1.0mm cold rolled steel around the 4 x HDD area ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
i want to build a good system for gaming. Below are the items i am looking at to purchase. Any suggestions or comments to improve or edit are appreciated. thanks




Cd Burner
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video card
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX570 DCII/2DIS/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Power supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

RAM
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 PRO3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

CPU fan
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

OS windows 7 home
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:46 AM   #2
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Go with tri channel ram if going intel. Amd performs better on dual, intel performs better on tri.

I would also suggest an asus board. They seem to be a very good quality company for motherboards.

Aside from that, everything else looks very good. It's nice to have someone who knows what they're doing before buying.
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:41 AM   #3
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Tri channel ram. Does that mean that i have to have 3 sticks of ram installed?
asus motherboards are kinda pricey and i am trying to keep costs down. i am not planning on doing sli. If AsRock is not a good motherboard, what is the best bang for the buck LGA1155 Z68 motherboard.
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can someone explain how tri channel memory would work with this motherboard. it has 4 memory slots. Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

I was doing some reading, but need some confirmation. should i buy another 4 gb stick to fill a 3rd slot?
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If it has 4, it won't do tri channel. Tri channel motherboards have 6 dimm slots, 3 for each channel.

EDIT: Oh, and buy a "tri channel kit" since you'll get 3 of the same exact sticks.. Then buy a motherboard with 6 dimm slots, post it up here to ask if it supports tri channel.
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The RAM in the OP's first post will work fine in dual channel with the Gigabyte motherboard he posted. Just be sure to install a 64 bit operating system if you want to use all 8GB of RAM.
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Old 06-30-2011, 04:52 PM   #7
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motherboard with 6 dimm slots are not available with LGA1155 Z68 it seems can't find any on newegg
tri channel mobos must be a rare thing.
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