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Old 03-23-2012, 04:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Gaming Build. New feedback plz

Budget Range: under 2,000 [1500ish]


System Usage: Gaming. Mostly playing SWTOR...highest setting possiable


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS


Overclocking: Yes


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, havent really used this option. any ideas?


Monitor Resolution: Will be using two19in monitors at the moment. Might upgrade one to like a 22in and still use the other 19in if possible


Additional Comments: Like to this built to be upgradeable and be able to last


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $219
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


CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 $29


MoBo: Not for sure about motherboards..Need help here.. $129
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
or?
Newegg.com - ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


PSU: CORSAIR 850W Should be enough with OCing? $189
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply


Harddrive: Seagate 2TB $119 Might downgrade to 1TB or 500GB
Newegg.com - Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive


SSD: Crucial 128gb big enough? $164
Newegg.com - Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit


Ram: 8gb $50 any tips
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
or
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B


GPU: Im still up in the air for GPU...GTX 680
Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


Case:Rosewill $90 open for ideas... like cable management, fans
Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock


This system is basically for playing SWTOR for now. But want to leave my opinions open for other uses i might need for it. Also would like to make this a system to last an
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: New Gaming Build. New feedback plz

you probably could drop the power supply to a standard/builder 750 watt, assuming you will always go for the single card solution.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


the hard drive that you picked out is a 'green' version. it spins slower and powers off to save energy. good for media, not so good for a main drive. might i recommend:
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

RAM - whichever one looks nicer with the color scheme? theres no difference.

i think noctua makes good HSF's. ill let someone else recommend.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by the hard drive that you picked out is a 'green' version. it spins slower and powers off to save energy. good for media, not so good for a main drive. might i recommend:
[URL="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185"
Newegg.com - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive[/URL]
Thanks for the info. I will response out the HHD. What did you think about the rest of the board. I think im pretty sure on everything but the motherboard.
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i dont think asrock is the best manufactured board out there. i think generally people have the best luck with asus, gigabyte, and maybe msi. i think its a really expensive motherboard. are you buying features that you will actually use? unless theres something that you really need on that one, i recommend the one that i have for half the price:

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

also i slightly take back on the ram. watch out for ram with gigantic looking heatspreaders, because they can sometimes get in the way of the hsf.
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