First build : questions


Jul 29, 2011
I have some questions about computer hardware. Here is a possible configuration that I look at to buy on soon !

Case: Azza Solano 1000

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500k (3.3 GHz)

Motherboard: ASRock P67 EXTREME 4

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II O/C

Power supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W

HDD: WD Caviar Black 640 GB

Memory: Kingston HyperX 2x4 GB DDR3/1600 MHz

So, my questions are :

1. How do you find this gaming rig ?

2. Is the Z68 chipset worth getting ? I hesitate between this ASRock P67 EXTREME 4 and a ASUS P8Z68-V PRO !

3. Do I need extra fans ?

Thanks you ;)
I'd down on the AsRock boards because they don't offer an industry standard 3 year warranty .... just recently they bumped it up from 1 to 2 years but 3 is the industry standard.

For the price of the Azza you could have one of these:

They have plenty of fans. Yopu willw ant a CPU cooler if overclocking
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu

I'd take the 900 MHz Asus or EVGA over the 880 Mhz MSI

I have gotten most of the Asus ones to 1000Mhz w/o any voltage adjustments

Current Strider is not a bad PSU w/ 9.5 rating

But at $180, I'd opt for the same 9.5 rating from an XFX Core Edition for $85

The 640 GB model is a bit slow .... Spinpint 1 TB is just few $ more