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Old 17-09-2011, 08:19 AM   #61
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If you are not planning to oc your cpu, is watercooling needed for your gpu and other parts. For example, a higher end gpu like the gtx580.
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Let's say we get...GTX 590 instead, and make it liquid cooling. what's the minimum budget it would be?
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Old 17-09-2011, 08:33 AM   #63
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Does budget includes for monitor, speaker and peripherals?

Intend to OC?
Hi Moneyface,

Budget is purely for CPU and components. Monitor/speakers/peripherals and software all taken care of. And I have no intention to OC. Thanks!
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #64
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hi,

is it possible to build a z68 sandy bridge setup with ard $500 +- $50?

only need to include mobo, cpu, ram and if possible a decent gpu for causal gaming.
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hi,

is it possible to build a z68 sandy bridge setup with ard $500 +- $50?

only need to include mobo, cpu, ram and if possible a decent gpu for causal gaming.
why do you need a z68 setup? need SRT or Lucid Virtu?
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why do you need a z68 setup? need SRT or Lucid Virtu?
not that familiar with intel setup, googled abit to find out z68 is like the latest so ask ard to see if it is possible.

if not necessary be z68, wat would u recommend?
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not that familiar with intel setup, googled abit to find out z68 is like the latest so ask ard to see if it is possible.

if not necessary be z68, wat would u recommend?
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H61 boards : 2 ram slots, no RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, no OC capabilities, NO USB 3/ Sata 3 (Some boards like AsRock H61/U3S3 has USB 3 & Sata 3 as AsRock put in a third-party controller)

H67 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, no OC capabilities, has usb 3 & sata 3

P67 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, unable to support integrated graphics, with OC capabilities, has usb 3 & sata 3

Z68 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, with OC capabilities, has SRT, has Lucid Virtu, has usb 3 & sata 3
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Generally
H61 boards : 2 ram slots, no RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, no OC capabilities, NO USB 3/ Sata 3 (Some boards like AsRock H61/U3S3 has USB 3 & Sata 3 as AsRock put in a third-party controller)

H67 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, no OC capabilities, has usb 3 & sata 3

P67 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, unable to support integrated graphics, with OC capabilities, has usb 3 & sata 3

Z68 boards : 4 ram slots, with RAID support, able to support integrated graphics, with OC capabilities, has SRT, has Lucid Virtu, has usb 3 & sata 3
oic. thks for the clarification.

seems that maybe H67 will suit me better. may i ask, how impt is integrated graphics? for standby purpose?
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Hi Moneyface,

Budget is purely for CPU and components. Monitor/speakers/peripherals and software all taken care of. And I have no intention to OC. Thanks!
Sorry to ask. Perhaps can you also tell me your colour likings, preferred chassis location and want to crossfire/SLI?
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Sorry to ask. Perhaps can you also tell me your colour likings, preferred chassis location and want to crossfire/SLI?
Hi MF,

Umm preferred chassis color would be NZXT Phantom black color? chassis location is on the floor and I'm neutral on the crossfire/SLI. I understand crossfiring can result in higher performance for lower cards but also that the tech is still not fully utilized by some games.

Thanks!
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Hi MF,

Umm preferred chassis color would be NZXT Phantom black color? chassis location is on the floor and I'm neutral on the crossfire/SLI. I understand crossfiring can result in higher performance for lower cards but also that the tech is still not fully utilized by some games.

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Single-GPU solution
CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2400 + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-B3 @ $473
RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X2 @ $50
GPU: ASUS GTX 580 1.5GB DirectCU II @ $699
This card provides unrivaled acoustics and cooling performance.
SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB [SATA III] @ $324
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB [SATA II] @ $68
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $29
PSU: FSP Aurum 650W Modular [80 Plus Gold] @ $159
CASE: NZXT Phantom [Black] @ $188

Optional:
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB Superclocked @ -$100 (Fuwell, Bell Systems)
If you want more value for money and does not mind noise.
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 180GB [SATA II] @ +$115
With the above change, you can get a larger capacity SSD to squeeze in more games.


Total: $1990

Multi-GPU solution
CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2500K + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-B3 @ $510
You are advise to overclock to maximise the crossfire solution's potential.
RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X2 @ $50
GPU: Sapphire HD 6950 1GB Dirt3 X2 [CrossFireX] @ $650
SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB [SATA III] @ $324
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB [SATA II] @ $68
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $29
PSU: FSP Aurum 750W Modular [80 Plus Gold] @ $179
CASE: NZXT Phantom [Black] @ $188

Total: $1998

Optional:
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus @ $49
When you want to overclock.

Buy all from PC Themes unless specified in brackets.
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Single-GPU solution
CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2400 + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-B3 @ $473
RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X2 @ $50
GPU: ASUS GTX 580 1.5GB DirectCU II @ $699
This card provides unrivaled acoustics and cooling performance.
SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB [SATA III] @ $324
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB [SATA II] @ $68
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $29
PSU: FSP Aurum 650W Modular [80 Plus Gold] @ $159
CASE: NZXT Phantom [Black] @ $188

Optional:
GPU: EVGA GTX 580 1.5GB Superclocked @ -$100 (Fuwell, Bell Systems)
If you want more value for money and does not mind noise.
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 180GB [SATA II] @ +$115
With the above change, you can get a larger capacity SSD to squeeze in more games.


Total: $1990

Multi-GPU solution
CPU+MB: Intel Core i5-2500K + Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3-B3 @ $510
You are advise to overclock to maximise the crossfire solution's potential.
RAM: G.Skill DDR3-1333 CL9 4GB [Black PCB] X2 @ $50
GPU: Sapphire HD 6950 1GB Dirt3 X2 [CrossFireX] @ $650
SSD: Crucial RealSSD M4 128GB [SATA III] @ $324
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 1TB [SATA II] @ $68
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X CD/DVD Writer [Retail] @ $29
PSU: FSP Aurum 750W Modular [80 Plus Gold] @ $179
CASE: NZXT Phantom [Black] @ $188

Total: $1998

Optional:
HSF: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus @ $49
When you want to overclock.

Buy all from PC Themes unless specified in brackets.

Hi MF,

Thanks for this recommended setup!
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Old 18-09-2011, 10:43 PM   #73
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Hi, need a recommended set up for video encoding and light gaming.
Must have:
VGA and HDMI
Blue ray disc drive

Budget: 500

Please provide break down of price as well. No need OS. Just rig.

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Old 18-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #74
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Hi, need a recommended set up for video encoding and light gaming.
Must have:
VGA and HDMI
Blue ray disc drive

Budget: 1k

Please provide break down of price as well. No need OS. Just rig.
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Old 19-09-2011, 07:23 PM   #75
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Hi, need a recommended set up for video encoding and light gaming.
Must have:
VGA and HDMI

Budget: 500

Please provide break down of price as well. No need OS. Just rig.
Hi,

Anybody got any idea?
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