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Hey I'm not very experienced with building a PC but I have prepared somewhat of a 'template' as to what individual parts of a computer that could be built. I would much appreciate some more opinions from readers that are more knowledgeable in the area as to what parts I should change. At the moment this 'template' costs $1603 and frankly I would rather it a bit cheaper. The main purpose of this computer will be gaming. The site that I used for this was: http://www.ddcompute...ket1155CPU.html

Thanks for reading and I would be grateful for any help offered.

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Gday D.T. Posted Image.

Just had a quick look at your post. Will get back to you tomorrow with a more friendly build, but going to bed now.
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The Mobo comes with very good on-board sound.
You only need the 2500K for gaming, I would only use the 2600k/2700K for a workstation.
A Z68 platform gives you access to every feature embedded in the S/B CPU.
The stock cooler and heat-sink supplied with the boxed CPU is warranted to keep the CPU within the thermal specs.

Info. installing an after market cooler and/or over-clocking the CPU will void the manufacturers warranty.. I advise you build and us the system, monitor the temps and if you really decide to install a different cooler, you do so at your own risk.

I have selected a better quality PSU, a case with better airflow and controllability, better monitor and a GPU with much better performance.
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Thank you so much for your reply and advice, there is no doubt I will apply what you have recommended. If I have further questions I will post here.
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You could search for prices here, http://www.staticice...u/advanced.html
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Sorry but I just have one question - I noticed that you didn't include a network card. Does the motherboard cover that role?
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Sorry but I just have one question - I noticed that you didn't include a network card. Does the motherboard cover that role?


No need to be sorry, we will answer any questions you have, would make alterations, if you wish and

Yes, on-board, PCIE x1 Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000 Mb/s
Direct cable link to your internet router.


If you want wireless networking , you will need a add on card.


Your Mobo, here you can download the user manual. http://www.asrock.co...=Specifications
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Alright great, can't thank you enough. And no I do not plan on using wireless networking but rather an Ethernet cable so that will be fine.

Also just noticed you are from Australia as well. ;)
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Also just noticed you are from Australia as well. ;)

Yes, but beginning to suspect someone has moved us closer to the English Channel. Posted Image

Some build info for you.

http://www.geekstogo...r-own-computer/ Thanks to Troy

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Artellos

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http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/292223-thermal-interface-material/ Thanks to Digeratti.


http://www.diy-gamin...ild-a-Computer/
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Probably elementary questions but is there much difference between and i5 and an i7 processor? And also you said a 2500K is all that is needed for gaming whereas 2700K is more necessary for a workstation, but wouldn't a gaming PC require a higher processor?
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Probably elementary questions but is there much difference between and i5 and an i7 processor?


Not when it comes to overall performance when gaming. this is one site, other get slightly different results as the testing mythology si different for each site.
http://www.anandtech...-2100-tested/20

When building a SB based gaming rig, for best results I put the money into the best GPU card that can be afforded.

Not a lot out there yet for comparing the new 2700K with the previous, especially gaming. http://www.kitguru.n...7-2700k-review/

The SB Motherboard chip-sets. http://devicegadget....-compared/3676/



When building a workstation the CPU does most of the work together wit lots of fast RAM and ideally 4+ HDDs.
You can see on this page, (near to the top of results and NOT over-clocked) a 2600k build, time 20.0 seconds.
A 2500K build, (NOT over-clocked) 21.5 seconds. For a home enthusiast, I would go with the 2500K and put the money saved into the HDDs.
http://ksimonian.com...-for-your-buck/

but wouldn't a gaming PC require a higher processor?


NO. Providing the CPU will not bottleneck the system, the GPU is more important for gaming.
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Alright great, thank you very much.
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