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Old 03-30-2012, 07:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question NEW Gaming Build - any advice on these parts?

Hello, I need a new build and need some advice on the parts. Also should I wait for Ivy Bridge or get Sandy Bridge now?( keep in mind I'm upgrading from a 6 year old PC)

Budget is $1500 or less.
PC is mainly for gaming(BF3, etc.)/video rendering, photoshop, recording "Let's play" videos with FRAPS, etc.

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

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

MB: Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

HSF: Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

CASE: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

bundled with: 1x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM (combo)


HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GFX: Newegg.com - MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Grand Total: $1,494.50
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Default Re: NEW Gaming Build - any advice on these parts?

Looks good to me. My opinion, if you want 1500 or less then go with SB. They will only get cheaper when IB comes out.
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If itsa just gaming, get sa 2500k, save the $100 bucks.
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If itsa just gaming, get sa 2500k, save the $100 bucks.
I was thinking about that but its not just gaming, I think 2600K would help me for rendering HD videos faster after editing them
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Hello, I need a new build and need some advice on the parts. Also should I wait for Ivy Bridge or get Sandy Bridge now?( keep in mind I'm upgrading from a 6 year old PC)

Budget is $1500 or less.
PC is mainly for gaming(BF3, etc.)/video rendering, photoshop, recording "Let's play" videos with FRAPS, etc.

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

RAM: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

PSU: Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

MB: Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

HSF: Newegg.com - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

CASE: Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

bundled with: 1x LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM (combo)


HDD: Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GFX: Newegg.com - MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Grand Total: $1,494.50
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If itsa just gaming, get sa 2500k, save the $100 bucks.
It's not just for gaming.
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Well, since you are going to be encoding, etc... you might want to think about a smaller hard drive for just the OS and main programs. If you ever have a crash or have to reload, you won't lose all the media you have stored. Maybe have a 120/160GB for the main, and the 1T for your media.
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I was thinking about that but its not just gaming, I think 2600K would help me for rendering HD videos faster after editing them
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It's not just for gaming.
Well, sorry I should have ment gaming type videos, as in not your main job/hobby.
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Well, since you are going to be encoding, etc... you might want to think about a smaller hard drive for just the OS and main programs. If you ever have a crash or have to reload, you won't lose all the media you have stored. Maybe have a 120/160GB for the main, and the 1T for your media.
i might get an SSD later, but right now it doesn't fit in my budget
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I wasn't meaning as SSD, but a regular 7200 RPM HDD. but that's cool.

Something like this :
Newegg.com - Refurbished: Western Digital Caviar Blue RFHWD3200AAJS 320GB 7200 RPM 8MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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thanks for your help everyone. I just ordered everything now its waiting time and hope that theres no DOA or any problems after its here
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