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Old 02-07-2013, 03:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Gaming Rig Build Questions/Review Please

Hey Guys, Specs for my Gaming Build:
(prices in NZ$)
RaidMax AEOLUS with Excellent Cooling System USB3.0 $120.00
ASUS M5A97 R2.0 AMD 970 Chipset AM3/AM3+ $139.00
Antec High Current Gamer HCG-750 750W TruePower PSU $155.65
AMD FX-4300 x4 Vishera 3.8GHz up to 4.0Ghz Turbo 8MB Cache "Unlocked" $159.00
Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB GDDR5 $279.00
Seagate Barracuda 2Tb SATA3 7200RPM SATA3 64MB $119.13
2 X Kingston HyperX 8Gb DDR3-1600 Single (KHX1600C10D3B1/8G) $59.00

1. What do you think of this case?
2. And how well will this perform for basic gaming, and some 3D modeling/rendering/ game development.
3. Also is this PSU overkill? It's pretty expensive and if i don't need one that big then thats good.


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Old 02-07-2013, 05:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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1. I think it's terrible and ugly. Sorry, I'm not a fan of Raidmax. I have my old Scorpio from 2002 only for pure nostalgia. Any practical use of Raidmax is meh for me.
2. It will perform well, but I think you can do better.
3. Yes. Way overkill.

First things first, you can get an Intel rig for either same price, or cheaper.
Get an i5 3330 and ASRock or Asus B75 motherboard. Already cheaper than your current setup. Get a GX 660ti and Seasonic 520 Mk2.
That setup alone will seriously outperform what you currently have listed off. I also think you can lower the case big time by getting something like a Corsair 200r. Much more practical and around 70 bucks cheaper. If you are serious in the 3D Modeling and such the 660ti will really help out in production as well as your gaming. Again, if you're serious then you should seriously consider an SSD to make production times much quicker.
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