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Old 03-05-2012, 04:12 AM   #1
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ok im building a computer and i wanna know if this is good or not? Case
NZXT Source 210 Gaming Case White
Case Lighting
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction
None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion
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Processor
Intel® Core™ i5-2550K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive
None
Processor Cooling
Certified CPU Fan and Heatsink
Memory
4 GB [2 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 Ti - 1GB - EVGA Superclocked - Core: 981MHz - Single Card
Video Card Brand
Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Motherboard
[SLI] Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 -- 3x PCI-E 2.0 x16, Lucid Virtu Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
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Power Supply
650 Watt - Casegears ECO-Element / 80+
Primary Hard Drive
120 GB ADATA S510 SSD - Single Drive
Data Hard Drive
None
Optical Drive
24X Sony Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive Black
2nd Optical Drive
None
Flash Media Reader / Writer
None
Meter Display
None
USB Expansion
None
Sound Card
ASUS Xonar DG
Network Card
Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Operating System
None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only
Keyboard
iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard
Mouse
iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse
Monitor
None
2nd Monitor
None
Speaker System
None
Video Camera
None
Case Engraving Service
None
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #2
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Sounds nice. Why no data drive?
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:02 AM   #3
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Sounds Good, however the intel i5 2550k does not have integrated graphics, either

change to the 2500k
..........................alows you to use intel integrated graphics
or change your Z68 to P67
...........................this will give you optimum performance
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im no sure what one i should use

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@ohsnapword i not sure what i should use
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Sounds Good, however the intel i5 2550k does not have integrated graphics, either

change to the 2500k
..........................alows you to use intel integrated graphics
or change your Z68 to P67
...........................this will give you optimum performance
w8 a second are you saying that if i have 2500k i will have integrated graphics card!?!?!?! cause i dont want that i will change it down the track
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Old 03-06-2012, 12:45 AM   #6
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Nah your build's fine the way it is.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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im no sure what one i should use

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@ohsnapword i not sure what i should use
You could go with a 500GB drive if you're looking to save some money.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:51 AM   #8
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w8 a second are you saying that if i have 2500k i will have integrated graphics card!?!?!?! cause i dont want that i will change it down the track
No you dont get a graphics card, -

The motherboard you have chosen supports Intel integrated graphics, (integrated into the cpu) but the intel i5 2550k does not have intel integrated graphics, therefore by buying these together you are not benefiting in the ways you should; therefore;

change the 2550k to the 2500k
....................this will allow you to use intel integrated graphics

or change your Z68 to P67
...........................this will give you optimized performance
(Only get this option if you plan to ALWAYS run a graphics card)

The 2550k and the Z68 ARE compatible. But all i am saying is to take this into consideration. If you need more help ill find some sources to back my information up and help you further decide.
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To brake it down,

Z68 + 2550k 3.4GHz = No integrated graphics, basic overclocking. (need a GPU)

Z68 + 2500k 3.3GHz = Optimized Integrated graphics, basic Overclocked.*
P67 + 2550k 3.4GHz = No integrated graphics, Optimized Overclocking. (need a GPU)*

P67 + 2500k 3.3GHz = No integrated graphics, Optimized Overclocking. (need a GPU)

The '*' Options are your best
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Jake, why are you focusing on the integrated graphics when the build has a much better Nvidia 580?
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