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Old 01-13-2012, 03:22 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New build.. need expertise.

Hello all.

This is the setup I've been aiming at.


Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D 27" monitor
Samsung SyncMaster S27A850D - 27"

Thermaltake LCS Level 10 case
Newegg.com - Thermaltake Level 10 GT LCS (VN10031W2N) Black Steel SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Liquid Water Cooling System and Three Fans-1x 200mm Colorshift front fan, 1x 200mm Colorshift side fan, 1x 140mm rear turbo

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel i5-2500k "Sandy Bridge" quad-core processor - will overclock
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Radeon 7990 graphics
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Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4GB @ 1600 memory
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Corsair Enthusiast 850W power supply
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Corsair Vengeance 7.1 USB headphones
Newegg.com - Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Already have a harddrive with Windows 7 on it.


Does this seem like a good system for running games at 2560x1440 with around 60fps?

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I would look at better motherboards. You have all these nice, expensive, components plugging in to a rebranded Asus.
I would consider the Asus P8Z68-V/Gen3 (or Pro) or MSI Z68A-GD55 G3 (or 65 or 80) feature comparison.

Is the copy of Windows on your hard drive Retail or OEM?
If OEM the license is tie to the motherboard it was installed on, not the hard drive.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Really!? So I'll have to buy Windows again? Yes my existing computer is a store-bought Walmart computer. I was kind of depending on it to make things a little cheaper.. guess not. Should I still be able to use my harddrive and optical drive from it? I think most of them are compatible anyways. I suppose I should play it safe though..

Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint M8 HN-M750MBB 750GB 5400 RPM 8MB Cache 2.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Internal Notebook Hard Drive

Does this one suffice? Is it fast?


As for the motherboard.. I'll keep looking. I thought that one would be good..
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Retail or not, I believe you'll have to reinstall Windows 7 with the new hardware anyway (correct me if I'm wrong).
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Why exactly did you choose that monitor? Unless you're doing some professional photo/video work, you really don't need it. For that price, you could get 2 (or even 3) 24" monitors.
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That Samsung drive is a 5400 rpm Laptop drive.

Those Corsair Vengeance memory modules with tall heatspreaders will interfere with a lot of aftermarket heatsinks if you plan on overclocking.

Don't buy a ASRock motherboard, spend less on the video card and more on a decent motherboard. Everything plugs into the motherboard, why buy all these nice parts only to plug them into a piece of crap.
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That Samsung drive is a 5400 rpm Laptop drive.
Where did you see a hard drive? All I saw was that he had a hard drive with Windows 7 already on it..
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Where did you see a hard drive? All I saw was that he had a hard drive with Windows 7 already on it..
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Appreciate the input. This is why I wanted help because I would've bought that harddrive and been dumbfounded when it doesn't fit/work right.

First off, what exactly would I need in terms of cooling the processor and card? I plan on overclocking both if necessary. I tried looking up GPU coolers, but I could only find CPU coolers. Is there a difference? Also, I don't want that case. I'll just get the HAF 922.

Second, about how much power would I need for a 7990 and 2500k? Is 850W enough? Modular or non-modular?


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Yes the 850 Watt Corsair power supply will be fine.

Modular is not necessary, but it helps keep the case tidy, especially if you have a case where managing wires is a problem.
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