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Old 10-10-2013, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I wanted to build a computer instead of buying a crappy one at the store or online so I need to know if my build (below) is good enough to run games like bf3/4, MoH, Skyrim, etc., and I also need to know if it's compatible. It would be really appreciated if someone could answer these questions. Thank you.

Tower-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053

Power Supply-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=17-139-050&Tpk=17-139-050&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=7105813&SID=skim33330X9 11647X337912717e9ce962cf4a64b3535c7a21

Motherboard-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157330&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=7105813&SID=skim33330X9 11647X4bea3be6a3c9977450d014f356a5a48f

Processor-http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i5-3570K-Quad-Core-Processor/dp/B007SZ0E1K/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381363169&sr =1-2&keywords=i5+3570

RAM-http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231422&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=7105813&SID=skim33330X9 11647X9020d7a37388e57476dd3d5e5750cab6

Hard Drive-http://www.outletpc.com/dx5854-western-digital-caviar-blue-1tb.html

Graphics Cards (two of these) -http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-GeForce-GTX-670-DC2-2GD5-GTX670-DC2-2GD5/dp/B0081IFO2C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1381372067&sr =1-1&keywords=gtx+670

Optical Drive-http://www.outletpc.com/c2327.html

Fans (how many for good cooling?) -http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553006


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Old 10-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Setup is decent but you need to change a few things. I tried replying to the last thread and saw the 80fps comment. Even with 2 670s (which I'll recommend changing later) in some games running full blast at 1080p you won't average 80 or above. Unmodified Skyrim, BF3, sure. Not games like Crysis 3 or Metro Last Light though.

On to the nitty gritty. Firstly, there is the 4th gen out of Intel processors that cost practically the same with more performance. No point getting an 1155 platform when you can go 1150 for a few bucks more.

Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-4670K Haswell 3.4GHz LGA 1150 84W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I54670K
Newegg.com - ASRock Z87 Extreme3 LGA 1150 Intel Z87 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Next up is RAM. No point in getting 1333 when for cheaper you can get faster. Although I must point out, that anything over 1600 is wasted cash.
Newegg.com - Team Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (Red Heat Spreader) Model TDRD38G1600HC9DC01

The next ammendment I would make is the graphics cards. For the same price it makes more sense to get a couple of 4GB 760s because VRAM usage is about to get higher with the upcoming titles. Not only that, but the 760s can boost further trading blows with the 670 rather easily.
Newegg.com - EVGA 04G-P4-2768-KR GeForce GTX 760 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 SLI Support SC 4GB w/ EVGA ACX Cooler Video Card

On to the case. You linked a full tower case which isn't necessary (bigger isn't always better), and 120mm fans to go with said case that has no 120mm slots. (Besides from what I can tell, 4 on the side panel which wouldn't help much over the 230 that is there). I have nothing against you getting the full tower, but it's not really needed.

Finally that PSU. Big fat nope. If you put 2 670s or 760s on that little CX500 you'll blow it up quick.
You will need one of either of these for sufficient power delivery. That doesn't mean ignore this and grab an el cheapo 800w either. This is the last piece of equipment you want to skimp on, as in don't.
SeaSonic SSR-650RM 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Newegg.com
CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready - Newegg.com

I have nothing against you using just a single 1TB HDD but a rig of this magnitude should really have at least a 120GB SSD.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Lol thanks I had a previous build in notepad and thought I could change a few things and it would be ok.... huge fail on my part... (Keep in mind I'm a SUPER NOOB) Thanks a lot for that. And is EVGA the best for the 760? Oh and what's a good ssd? lol
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh and for a tower which would you recommend? I plan to use this for some years.

EDIT:What wattage would you recommend?

EDIT: EDIT:Good fans? I need the dual sli (may go triple in a while) but I can't decide on a good tower... I need one that will fit some good fans, and some usb ports, headphone and mic jack (do they make one with both in one jack?), and the optical drive. I just can't pick one out.... :/
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Found a ssd. no luck on the tower.... :/
Amazon.com: Samsung Electronics 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256 GB SATA 6GB/s Solid State Drive MZ-7PD256BW: Computers & Accessories
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First question:
eVGA is one of (if not the) best Nvidia partners. They have top notch CS and RMA.

Second question:
A good SSD to start out with would be the 120GB Corsair Neutron GTX or 128GB Samsung 840 Pro.

Third question:
I already answered. Get one of those, as either is fine.

Fourth question:
I'll answer out of order. Honestly, one good card is better than multi-GPU due to software and driver scaling not being perfect but 2 760s would give you good enough performance and over Titan level for only 600 bucks. That being said, you won't need more than the two PSUs I linked in wattage for 2 cards, and I highly recommend against more than 2 cards.

As for a case, that's really up to you. I prefer cases by Corsair. The 750D is only 20 bucks more and is an exceptional case with a ton of potential for expansion either in cooling, hardware, or HDDs. With the setup linked out above, the 750d doesn't even really need new fans.

Fans are a different ballpark because cheap fans suck and good fans are expensive. You need a good balance between static pressure and airflow. For complete silence, Noctua make some of the best fans in the market, but in your case (figuratively) a better fan would be the Scythe Gentle Typhoon (1850RPM). Decking a case like the 750d out with fans like that is extremely costly though.
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I chose a different ssd for better loading because I like fast computers. The power consumption would be huge with 3... so could that case you mentioned fit 2 psus? as for the fans part, more fans aren't needed? or do you mean fans from like this year?
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The power consumption would be huge with 3... so could that case you mentioned fit 2 psus?
Is it even possible to fit 2 PSU's in 1 Case? Does such a case even allow for 2 outputs (plug into outlet from case)?

If you truly are going to get 3 GPU's despite advice, why not simply up the wattage from a respectable brand instead of getting 2 (if that is possible)?

Example: You are getting 2 700w PSu's, why not just get like a single 1500w?
(again, example).

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Realized something stupid I just said, forget the 'Output' portion of this post, but I will leave it in there for ridicule purposes
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Old 10-10-2013, 08:11 PM   #9 (permalink)
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As stated a few reps above I am a "SUPER NOOB" Not getting triple sli and I'll look for one of those thanks.
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As stated a few reps above I am a "SUPER NOOB" Not getting triple sli and I'll look for one of those thanks.
Ok, wait... then what is the '3' that you mentioned? What are you getting that is 3? I assumed you were still talking about 3 GPU's
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