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Parabejus

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Hi. I am thinking of building a new desktop PC. I have read some reviews and decided GTX560 Ti for GPU and Intel Core i5-2500 for CPU. Now i'm confused which motherboard should I buy. What would you recommend?
About the proccesor, I found that i5 2500K is better if you are planning to overclock it, so I chose the basic 2500 as I am not going for overclock. Is there a processor which suits GTX 560 Ti better? What would you recommend? I would also like to know how much RAM for such PC would be optimal. Also which power block and case should I choose for optimal power and cooling.
I have somewhere read that H67 motherboard would suit my choice :) Anyway looking forward to hearing your opinion.

Martin.
 

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How much are you looking at spending as that will impact on your choices?

What is the machine going to be used for, I would assume a fair bit of gaming as you say your going for a GTX560?
 
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It's good you don't plan to overclock. It is ridiculous to buy a new rig and then overclock it, shortening its life and making it unstable, when you should buy the rig with the capacity that you wanted to begin with. :D
 

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I like to use either gigabyte or asus boards. Since you have no plans to overclock, an intel board would also be a good choice. Here is an example of a decent gigabyte board.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128512

Next regarding ram, what os are you installing? If you are using a 32bit os, it cannot use more than 4gig of ram. If you use a 64bit os, then 8gig should work out fine for you.

Are you planing a ssd drive for the os and basic apps? A ssd is the biggest boost to performance you can give a system. I use 2 ssd drives in raid0 and it incredible how fast the system runs. Boots win7 in 12 seconds after post; total time from pw ON to desktop is approx 20 seconds.
 

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Yep. A common gaming PC :) I also sometimes work with video editing programs. Looking to spend about 600 $
 

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I highly doubt you are going to get those parts for $600; the video card alone is around $250 plus $210 or so for the cpu. That does not leave much for a quality mb, ram, pw supply, case, etc, etc; add in a ssd and you are WAY over $600; $8-900 might get you the parts you want with careful shopping and MIRs.
 
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You might take a look at what you can get prebuilt within your budget

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produc...rItems&IsProductMoreSimilar=1&Item=83-227-371

The Ibuypower has a system similar to one I built last year for about half the price I paid, even buying all components on sale. I'm not promoting Ibuypower, but it came up in another thread and I was surprised at the pricing. Will say I'd rather build my own and do, but if money tight, I'd consider an alternative if i could get more bang for my bucks.
 

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Hmm... Well anyway thanks for all advice :)
And God that prebuilt one is a good bargain, however I don't need all that small things they add (Mouse, keyboard etc) It's strange that seperate parts are so mmuch more expensive than a prebuilt box ..
 

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I'm planning to build everyday use PC which is good for gaming. I not only play games. I work with basic programs, Mozilla, Vegas Pro, Office. Oh, I didn't understand this part:

Are you planing a ssd drive for the os and basic apps? A ssd is the biggest boost to performance you can give a system. I use 2 ssd drives in raid0 and it incredible how fast the system runs. Boots win7 in 12 seconds after post; total time from pw ON to desktop is approx 20 seconds.
 

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Hmm... Well anyway thanks for all advice :)
And God that prebuilt one is a good bargain, however I don't need all that small things they add (Mouse, keyboard etc) It's strange that seperate parts are so mmuch more expensive than a prebuilt box ..
I edited your post for language. Read and follow the rules when posting.
 

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I'm planning to build everyday use PC which is good for gaming. I not only play games. I work with basic programs, Mozilla, Vegas Pro, Office. Oh, I didn't understand this part:

Are you planing a ssd drive for the os and basic apps? A ssd is the biggest boost to performance you can give a system. I use 2 ssd drives in raid0 and it incredible how fast the system runs. Boots win7 in 12 seconds after post; total time from pw ON to desktop is approx 20 seconds.
A ssd is a solid state drive. This gives the greatest performance since it blows away a mech hard drive in speed. No mech hard disk is going to give you much over 100mps speed. A single ssd is around 285mps read/write. I use 2 in raid and get around 450mps read/write. UT2004 [which is what I play mostly] loads in about 1 second from clicking the icon.
 

Parabejus

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Ok. Sorry for that swearword :(
Thanks for the explanation. Going to find out the differences between HDD and SDD and choose which one is best for me. As for MB I am still confused. I am not going to overclock so I guess I should go for a H67 not the P67 huh?
 

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I'm planning to build everyday use PC which is good for gaming. I not only play games. I work with basic programs, Mozilla, Vegas Pro, Office. Oh, I didn't understand this part:
If you are not fairly heavily into gaming, it might be worth a drop on the GPU a bit. I am running a GTX460 in my system and taht runs everything I want it to perfectly fine. Recently got Skyrim and it runs that flawlessly on high settings (which are the settings the game chose based on my system). I could probably get more out of it tweaking the settings.
 

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Good point. I'll consider that one. Anyway what about the motherboard??? The more I read the more confused I become. I want the H67 as its cheaper, but will I be able to use all my CPU and GPU potential (without overcloking) with this board ???
 
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