Need help with a build, if not an education. - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-15-2012, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 53
Default Need help with a build, if not an education.

Hey guys, thanks for all your help and interest.

It's been ages since I've researched so forgive me for my unfamiliarity.

I need a rig that can play some games and to record music on. I don't play FPS games, mostly Elderscrolls and strategy games like the Total War series and starcraft.

Here's what's important to me
  • I have a 1 TB external hard drive, so I can skimp a bit on the HDD
  • Cool, quiet, and power efficent (HDD, Power supply, and Fans)
  • Core i7 Intel
  • Many interfaces options for plug-ins (Intel MOBO)
  • Mid Range -- Lower High-end Video card for games



My budget is $1000-1500. Sorry if too broad.

CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K

16 RAM
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Hard drive - No clue
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SSD
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Monitor - No clue
Newegg.com - ASUS VH236H Black 23" 2ms Full HD Widescreen LCD Monitor w/ Speakers 300 cd/m2 20000 :1 (ASCR)

Case - No clue
Newegg.com - Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, option Fans-2x Side 120mm Fan

Video Card - No Clue
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


MOBO, Power Supply, Fan and heatsinks
Really No clue


Much appreciated if you can review what I'm looking for and what I have looked at. Please let me know if I have missed anything, or you can scrap what I have if you have something else in mind, won't hurt my feelings. Maybe I should look at PC combos?


Thanks again
Melorock
__________________

melorock is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 12:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Case: $50
NZXT Source 210 Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--In...6689518&sr=8-1

Mothebroard: $165
MSI P67A-GD55
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: $230
Intel Core i5-2500K
Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor: Electronics

Ram: $46
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231428

PSU:$140
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

GPU: $290
ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SSD: $170
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

DVD Burner: $20
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

CPU COooler: $40
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler

Monitor: $200
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms
Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers



Total: $1299
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 03:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Lord of Bacon
 
Roark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,352
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

I dig Sean's build. If you have a hard drive already, just go with an SSD and use the external for storage.

Personally would go with the MSI Z68A-GD55 (G3), pretty much the same specs, $5 more, but has a $30 rebate.
Also, 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X, 1.5v instead of 1.65v.
__________________
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 01-16-2012, 04:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: N/A
Posts: 83
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Yeah, pretty much the current decent build revolves around a 2500k, 6950/560ti, 8-12gb ram, p67 or z68 mobo and a 750w power supply. Stick around that and feel free to choose your own parts at will and you will have a great value for money system, however Sean has done the hard work for you on the most part, I would recommend the ram Roark said though
I_Am_Skip is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 04:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

i went with that ram because it has short heat spreaders and wont interfear with the CPU cooler...
__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 06:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: N/A
Posts: 83
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Haha my fail. if your budget stretches get a corsair h60 or equivelent or better. Then you wont have issues with ram heatsinks.
I_Am_Skip is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 07:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Slaymate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 7,946
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
i went with that ram because it has short heat spreaders and wont interfear with the CPU cooler...
You always want to stick with 1.5v memory modules with the new LGA1155 and LGA2011 CPU's, always.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Slaymate is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 08:57 AM   #8 (permalink)
Ultra Techie
 
tj_extreme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
Posts: 812
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sean W. View Post
Case: $50
NZXT Source 210 Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--In...6689518&sr=8-1

Mothebroard: $165
MSI P67A-GD55
Newegg.com - MSI P67A-GD55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: $230
Intel Core i5-2500K
Amazon.com: Intel Core i5-2500K Processor: Electronics

Ram: $48
PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Newegg.com - PNY XLR8 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model MD8192KD3-1600-X9

PSU:$140
CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

GPU: $290
ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950
Newegg.com - ASUS EAH6950 DCII/2DI4S/2GD5 Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

SSD: $170
OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB
Newegg.com - OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

DVD Burner: $20
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners

CPU COooler: $40
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm A70 Dual-Fan CPU Cooler

Monitor: $200
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms
Newegg.com - ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers



Total: $1299
Everything looks good, though I would recommend the XFX 6950 (out of experience).

$279.99
Newegg.com - XFX Double D HD-695X-CDFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
__________________
tj_extreme is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 53
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Wow, thanks for the quick replys


That's not an open air case is it?
Case: $50
NZXT Source 210 Elite
http://www.amazon.com/Source-210--In...6689518&sr=8-1
melorock is offline  
Old 01-16-2012, 02:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: Need help with a build, if not an education.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Slaymate View Post
You always want to stick with 1.5v memory modules with the new LGA1155 and LGA2011 CPU's, always.
ah, my mistake, out of my haste i over looked the voltages...


Melorock, what do you mean open air case?
__________________

__________________
Modded Raidmax Hyperion Case
MSI Z97M Gaming
4770K
16gigs Corsair Vengeance 1866mhz
SLI GTX 980s
Samsung 830 Series 128gig SSD
EVGA G2 850W power supply
2x Alphacool ST30 240mm, 1x Alphacool ST30 120mm, swiftech Micro res, Enzotech Rev A. CPU water block, Full Coverage EKWB GPU blocks, modded Vari MCP655 pump
LG 34UM95 21:9 Ultrawide 3440x1440 monitor
Sean W. 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
education help rick74 Technology Careers and Education 1 03-14-2010 11:44 PM
Re-education PoisonPorkchop Overclocking and Modding 2 07-25-2005 05:20 AM
What is your education? hitek Off Topic Discussion 17 09-25-2004 11:39 PM
How much education? freechus9 Off Topic Discussion 5 06-19-2003 02:49 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.