I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content. - Page 2 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
HAVOC's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Milford, Connecticut
Posts: 4,218
Send a message via AIM to HAVOC Send a message via Yahoo to HAVOC
Default Re: I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content.

Originally Posted by NCHardwareReviews View Post
8 to 10 gb of usuage! What are u doing? I have never used over 4gb.

HAVOC is offline  
Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: N/A
Posts: 83
Default Re: I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content.

850w psu for a single gpu system is overkill. A system with 4 7970's touches about 900w peak load.

I_Am_Skip is offline  
Old 01-09-2012, 09:32 PM   #13 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
Roark's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,351
Default Re: I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content.

Not sure if you already purchased, but going off your pseudo list I'd consider:

CPU: 171 Intel i5 2500K
MB: 123.50 MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3)
HDD: 90 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
RAM: 73.25 16GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600/CAS9
GPU: 245 MSI GTX 560Ti 448 Core Twin Frozr III/OC
PSU: 80.50 Thermaltake Toughpower XT 775W
OS: 71 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit OEM

Total = 854.25

Other options, considering the ~700 budget:
CPU: 97 AMD 960T
Cooler: 27.50 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
MB: 96 Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3
HDD: 66 500GB WD Caviar Blue
RAM: 37 8GB Corsair Vengeance LP 1600/CAS9
GPU: 220 XFX HD 6950

Total = 695

*Edit - Forgot the stock 960T cooler is junk, added 212 Evo.
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.

i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X
Roark is offline  
Old 01-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #14 (permalink)
Resident Nightowl
Fat.Clown's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Twin Cities
Posts: 3,315
Default Re: I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content.

if you want to use fraps, make sure you have a dedicated drive for footage.
any drive will work better than saving footage to your OS/Program drive.
Fat.Clown is offline  
Old 01-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 38

Originally Posted by KpCollins:1953635
16 is definatly overkill, If you can find anything that requires or reccomends even 8gb let me know.

As for the PSU and the GPU, I have the PSU right now and the GPU is coming tomoz. The PSU has served me with SLI GTX 275's Superclocked ( Before my Mobo upgrade which made me lose interest in Nvidia's as per their Licencing **** ) and other power consuming ****e.

Why go for Intel Chip? Sure they can go slightly faster overclocked but again its overkill. My current chip is running at stock 3.2 x4 which is more than enough for any game even dreamt of yet and at a m

uch lower price. Besides AMD beat intel to the 1ghz mark and the dual core mark. They will sureley beat them to the next avancement leaving intel to catch up again. I prefer AMD for this. But this is your choice.
at the end of the day AMD / ATI are now one company so what ever anyone says logik dictates that a full AMD Chipset will work in harmony better than any other.

As that being said the last Intel chip I had was a Celeron Single Core 3Ghz so i know little about those.

Things i do know if that 16gb ram is overkill even 8gb is for now. The PSU you have is an excellent one and the GPu from what ive read is an awsome one too which ill find out tomoz or today in that matter.

The chip however.. Im an AMD fanboy because they got there first and intel caught up. I only settle for gold not silver.
There's fanboyism, and there's nonsense. Like any past achievements made by AMD have a effect on the current competition between the two. A competition that AMD is MILES behind in.

The next major achievement by AMD will be accepting they're inability to compete with Intel, and hopefully transferring more attention to graphics cards. Atleast those products are still worthwhile.

That said, dont waste your money on 16gb of Ram.
Shaynk is offline  
Old 01-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #16 (permalink)
Junior Techie
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: N/A
Posts: 83
Default Re: I need a new beast PC for gaming+frapsing content.

At least AMD gives competition on some level, if their wasn't any competition at all, processors like the 2500k would be in another price bracket.

I_Am_Skip is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new gaming beast insomniac34 New Systems | Building and Buying 33 03-25-2008 01:31 PM
My new gaming beast to come!! santa New Systems | Building and Buying 17 01-28-2008 09:21 PM
My soon to be gaming beast santa New Systems | Building and Buying 0 01-25-2008 07:44 PM
[Selling] My former gaming beast CHEAP andrewsvalesen Buy/Sell/Trade and Hot Deals 8 10-15-2006 11:40 AM

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.