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Old 06-24-2012, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all, I'm building my first gaming PC, I'm by no means a serious gamer so am keeping it cheap, but would like a general system that will last me and stay very cool as I live in a hot climate. I also wouldn't mind some upgrade potential for the future, dual GPU etc. I need some advice from the more experience as to whether this will all fit together without any compatibility problems and if anyone would recommend any alternative parts. I was thinking of having the CPU permanently mildly overclocked to around 4GHz. My proposed build is:


-Antec TWELVE HUNDRED Full Tower Gaming Case
-Intel Core i5 3570K LGA1155 CPU 3.4Ghz 6Mb Cache Ivy Bridge
-Cooler Master V8 HeatPipe Universal Cooler
-Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Grease
-Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H MB, Intel Z77 Chipset, Socket 1155, 4x DDR3
-G Skill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 2133Mhz PC3-17000 CL9(F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM)
-Sapphire HD7850 OC 2G 256Bit GDDR5 PCIE3.0 DVI HDMI 2*MiniDSP
-Seagate SATA3 3TB 7200RPM Barracuda 64mb Cache
-Samsung 22X DVDRW Black SATA
-Antec 850W CP850 ATX PSU For TWELVE-HUNDRED P183 P193 ONLY
-And I also already have an Asus Xonar DX 7.1 PCI Express audio card and a PCI Wi-Fi card and a couple more HDDs that will be going in as well


Also, the cost of all this is a bit higher then I was after so was considering dropping to an Antec Nine Hundred case and a cheaper PSU such as Thermaltake Litepower 700W ATX to save a bit of $. I would love to have a Twelve Hundred though so should i just stay with the 12 and quality PSU or is that way overkill?


And I can get three different types of the G Skill 8GB 2133Mhz ram for the same price and have no idea which is best, so which do I want out of....
F3-17000CL9D-8GBXM or
F3-2133C9D-8GAB or
F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL ?


Any advice would be greatly appreciated
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Doesn't look bad. My only worry is 1 big hard drive. I've always been leary on just 1 big drive. I like 1 OS drive, and 1 for my files.

Toss a 120Gig SSD in there, amnd it look nice.

I have no insight on the ram though, sorry.
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1200 is beastly and I miss mine. You don't need 850w for this rig though. You could get away with a 650w Corsair or a 700w TT BUT make it a Toughpower.
The CM V8 is rubbish IMO. I have one collecting dust in my closet and it didn't even cool my old 939 dualy that well. I suggest something a bit more realistic if you plan for such a mild OC. Hyper 212, H50, ect.

Get the first RAM kit in your list. Reason being, it has cas of 9 and an XMP profile so you don't have to OC using the bclk at all to reach 2133.
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Cheers for the tip on the RAM, had no idea what the codes meant, and that's probably a good point re the CPU cooler. I was keen on the antec 850 PSU because It's basically a Signature PSU for half the price and fits the case like a glove, and I can get the antec for the same price as a 700watt TT toughpower so might as well just stick with the antec. And I was considering a SSD but the system's already costing more then I would like and I'm not too fussed about start up times
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Cheers for the tip on the RAM, had no idea what the codes meant, and that's probably a good point re the CPU cooler. I was keen on the antec 850 PSU because It's basically a Signature PSU for half the price and fits the case like a glove, and I can get the antec for the same price as a 700watt TT toughpower so might as well just stick with the antec. And I was considering a SSD but the system's already costing more then I would like and I'm not too fussed about start up times
You can pretty much fit a nuclear power plant in that case, so size isn't much of an issue lol.
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Cheers for the tip on the RAM, had no idea what the codes meant, and that's probably a good point re the CPU cooler. I was keen on the antec 850 PSU because It's basically a Signature PSU for half the price and fits the case like a glove, and I can get the antec for the same price as a 700watt TT toughpower so might as well just stick with the antec. And I was considering a SSD but the system's already costing more then I would like and I'm not too fussed about start up times
I'm more afraid of viruses with my os and storage on a single drive.
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