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Squirtis 05-12-2011 02:30 PM

new build i'm thinking about
 
I haven't rebuilt a machine from the ground up for a long time, i'm currently running a 775 Q6600, which i used to OC for fun in an Antec900 air cooled, i've gone through 3 different MBs, and 2 sets of memory. Seems like it could be time for a rehaul.

My machine has been acting wonky lately, freezing up all kinds last night. It would freeze for about 30 seconds every 3 minutes or so. Everything would freeze from graphics to audio, except the mouse would still work. I ran a defrag, virus scan, and dskchk (or chkdsk - always forget which) with nothing wrong no bad sectors or anything, and am running a memtest86 at home right now to see if the ram is bad.

Now i'm toying with the idea of actually building a new machine since the 775 is pretty outdated.

Here's what i got:

MB: Newegg.com - EVGA X58 FTW3 132-GT-E768-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL

GPU: Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1573-AR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

I may not get a new GPU, though. My current 5770 seems to handle anything i been playing lately. LoL / DA:2.

SSD: Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 3 VTX3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I've never used an SSD before, any advice is greatly appreciated.

HD: Newegg.com - Western Digital VelociRaptor WD4500HLHX 450GB 10000 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


I don't see myself doing much overclocking, and i've read the i7 960 isn't great for it. I pretty much be using this system for gaming and some basic audio recording. I want a system that i'll be able to use seamlessly with some next gen games, which is also why i might wait on getting a new GPU. My 5770 seems to handle anything at this point, short of crysis.

Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance. The community on this site is always very helpful for me.

westy159 05-12-2011 03:01 PM

Re: new build i'm thinking about
 
Well money doesnt appear to be an object for you so thats a good start!
Are you going to use the old PSU in the new comp? What one is it and how old?

Squirtis 05-12-2011 04:07 PM

Re: new build i'm thinking about
 
well, money isn't a huge issue, but i still don't like spending money on stuff i don't need that bad, hence why i would choose a 570 over a 580. i like the best bang for my buck.

my old PSU is a corsair 650, and i thought that would be fine as long as i wasn't planning on SLIing. I got it probably a year ago or so. So it's still pretty new.

Trotter 05-12-2011 05:48 PM

Re: new build i'm thinking about
 
Forget the 960. Go with either a 2500K (socket 1155). Cheaper and faster, not to mention runs cooler.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Newegg.com - ASUS P8P67 DELUXE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Go with 8GB of RAM (either 2x4GB or 4x2GB).

Never buy a factory overclocked video card. OC it yourself.

Don't waste your money on a VelociRaptor. Grab a WD Black or a couple of them and RAID0 them.

Squirtis 05-12-2011 06:28 PM

Re: new build i'm thinking about
 
The only reason i was gonna get the OC 570 is cuz it was discounted and the same price as the non OCed one. So that i5 chip performs faster than the i7? That seems strange. What speed ram? DDR3 1600? I will certainly consider your suggestions. Thanks.

Trotter 05-17-2011 07:32 AM

Re: new build i'm thinking about
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Squirtis (Post 1902402)
The only reason i was gonna get the OC 570 is cuz it was discounted and the same price as the non OCed one. So that i5 chip performs faster than the i7? That seems strange. What speed ram? DDR3 1600? I will certainly consider your suggestions. Thanks.

Yes, the 2500K will outrun the i7.

The board I posted runs 1600 natively so go with that.


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