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Old 07-05-2012, 03:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building First Gaming Rig (I know there are thousands.)

First post, first gaming rig, its nice to be a new adult with an income..
Basically i grew up on consoles and though mechanically inclined, I figured running my build plan past the forums for any compatibility/logic issues would be a good idea (also whatever small parts such as cables etc. that I need to order in addition)

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650D Mid ATX
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 LGA2011
CPU: Intel Core i7 3820 3.6 GHz 4 core (is this a bad cpu? price wise it doesn't line up with its model #)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2133 MHz (4x4gb)
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2gb
Hard Drive 1 + 2: Western Digital Caviar 1TB 7200rpm 64mb cache
Optical: Samsung Bluray Combo Readable and DVD Writable Drive with Lightscribe
Cooling: Corsair Hydroseries H100 CPU cooler
Fans: Corsair Air Series AF120 Performance Edition X2
What have I forgotten?
Compatibility problems?
Stupid/excessive part choices?

Thanks for the help!

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Old 07-05-2012, 04:20 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Building First Gaming Rig (I know there are thousands.)

Get a 3770k and Z77 board instead. Much better than the 3820.

Instead of 2 HDDs I would get a storage drive and an SSD for pure performance.

If you aren't overclocking at all then the H100 isn't necessary. If you plan to, then that's fine.
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Welcome. You'd be dumb not to double check things.

The 2011 platform is a bit overkill for gaming. The 3820 is "cheap" as the other 2 2011 cus are hex cores, and unlocked for over clocking.

If youre just building a gaming system, get a 1155 socket setup and a 3570k

I'm pretty sure it will perform better nthan the 3820, which can't be overclocked.

With the change to 1155, you only need 8Gigs of ram.

With the savings, also get a 120Gig SSD. You'll love them, windows boots in under 30 secs, and game loads lightening quick.

The 650D is great, its bad as an air cooler, but with the H100 you should be good.

Its a decent build, but for gaming, the parts are overkill/wasted money.
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The 3820 can overclock. It's cheap because the IB quads are better.
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ok so I changed everything up a little according to your suggestions:

Case: Corsair Carbide 600T
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X77
CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX850
RAM: 16gb Corsair Vengeance DDR3 2133 MHz (4x4gb)
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 2gb
Hard Drive 1: OCZ Technology Agility 4 128 gb SSD
Hard Drive 2: Western Digital Caviar 2TB 7200rpm 64mb cache
Optical: Samsung Bluray Combo Readable and DVD Writable Drive with Lightscribe
Cooling: ALL THE FANS (any particular brand?)

Hopefully making the order within the next day or two, anything I may have forgotten?
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Looks good to me. You could have kept the H100 and 650d though.
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The 600T and 650D are the same internals, so pick which every you think looks good.

I thought non-K cpu's only could be very mildly oc'd...
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It has a partially locked multiplier at something like 43 or 44 (can't remember) and then you have bclk ratios to do a complicated (for noobs) OCing via FSB style which sets to 125 and 166. My old head reviewer got his to 4.6 on air quite easily with a 125 bclk and upping the multi. Only the 1155 platform is locked to 100mhz bclk because other key things are linked to that clock to perform properly. X79 doesn't have this problem.
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