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Old 12-05-2011, 02:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, First I have never attempted a build before so this will be all new to me.

My Current system is an AlienWare Area 51 that was purchased back in 2006. After having the OS upgraded to Win 7/64Bit and a new GTX 550Ti (2GB Vrs) with 4GB or RAM installed the guys at the counter said the only thing holding me back was my processor. So I started thinking of a New Build or possibly just upgrading my old case with a new Motherboard/CPU.

I am wanting to use my Powersource from the Alienware if possible? HIPRO HP-W700WC3 LF 700W Newegg.com - HIPRO HP-W700WC3 LF 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready Power Supply - Power Supplies but am not sure it would be compatible with the motherboard...True NOOB LOL.

Please offer any suggestions/Cost Savings that I could get. Or any upgrades you think might be usefull. I intend on using this system for ONLY gaming and SW TOR is my targetted MMO.

What i am currently looking at.

Case: Antec Lanboy Air Red Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Case $139.99
Newegg.com - Antec Lanboy air Red Black / Red Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Modular Case

Mother Board: Asus P8Z68 Deluxe/Gen 3 $269.99
Newegg.com - ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K $319.99
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

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER V6 GT $50.99
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $46.99
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R

If I can't use my current PSU I am looking at the following.

PSU: OCZ Fatal1ty 550W $69.99
Newegg.com - OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom


I really appreciate any help you all can provide. I think I did a decent job of making sure compatability wasn't an issue with all of the items I choose for the build!
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Old 12-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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what is your max budget? and what will you be doing the most with this computer?
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I would put my max budget right around 850....but any savings I can keep would be great.

This rig is going to be primarily for Online Gaming. I have other computers in the house I use for day to day activities.

The MMO I am gearing this towards is the Star Wars: The Old Republic.
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With your budget I would save money by switching to the i5 2500K. The Corsair Vengeance memory with the tall heatspreaders will have interference problems with the Cooler Master V6, I would go with the Low Profile Corsair Vengeance or a set of G.Skill Ripjaws.

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

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
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Yeah, that V6 GT will not work with corsair vengence ram.

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With downgrading the Chipset to the to the I5 and saving 110 dollars....

What about switching out the CPU Heatsink to the Corsair H100 Liquid Cooling system?

I have been researching this stuff most of the day LOL...and had a lot of fun doing it. A buddy of mine mentioned the H100 and after watching install videos it doesn't worry me as much as it did.

Thanks for the answers so far...its really helping me out!
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Here you go, under budget and you will be getting MUCH better performance. i went with the Corsair 400R because it was designed to fit the H100, it also has AMAZING air flow and i think it looks amazing:


Case: $100
Corsair 400R
Newegg.com - Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

Motherboard + Ram: $200
MSI Z68A-GD55 + CORSAIR XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB)
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CPU: $220
Intel Core i5-2500K
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

GPU for SLI: $145
GTX 550 Ti (Fermi)
Newegg.com - EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CPU Cooler: $120
CORSAIR H100
Newegg.com - CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Powersupply: Free
The one you already have

HDD: Free
The one you already have

Optical drive: Free
The one you already have

Total: $785
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It looks like the Antec Lanboy Air will work just fine with the Corsair H100. The Lanboy has two optional fans at the top which should work perfect.

I would stick with the Asus Mobo.

And you should look at a small SSD so you can utilize the Intel Smart Response Technology built into the Z68 chipset. This is priced pretty good and it should give you a good boost.

Newegg.com - OCZ Onyx Series OCZSSD2-1ONX32G 2.5" 32GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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ive read that the lanboy gets chocked with dust pretty quickly... the whole case it basically one big dust filter... seems like a lot of up keep... its a cool case, cool idea... just too expensive in my opinion. if the OP wants to go with the lanboy, its his computer, go for it mate! i was just giving my opinion.

same thing for the mobo, i lean more towards MSI products than Asus's
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I want to say THANKS all....you are all giving me great feedback.

Sean W... After reading your posts I would second guess the Lanboy...for the dust reasons and the cost of the other. The Corsair is a nice looking case!

I am thinking I will keep the ASUS Mobo....

But if I already have the GTX 550TI 2GB superclocked version then I am thinking I am still well within price range to get the SSD. My original HD worries me but it already has Win 7 on it. I also found a brand new in the box EIDE 500 GB WD Caviar SE HD that I bought back in the day. Reading the PC requirements and me being such a noob...could I use this in the new build?

Again I thank you all...your really helpin me out here and my confidence is skyrocketing after I read all your responses on my First Build!!
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