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Old 07-20-2012, 02:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! I read the stickies and some of the guide posts when building this computer, however this is my first custom computer I'm building and I still find a lot of the tech information very overwhelming. So please feel free to pointout flaws, tweaks, anywhere you see money being wasted for little to no performance upgrades, or key components that should be upgraded for a little extra $$. Any guidance is greatly appreciated! My main goal is to make online play as smooth as possible playing games on ultra graphics. Not really on a budget, but like anyone else trying to save money where it can be saved.

Games I will be playing that I'd like to play on ULTRA settings: Diablo 2,StarCraft 2, Guild Wars 2, Planet Side 2, Battlefield 3, Skyrim HD.



Video card: EVGA GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130769

DVD Drive: SONY Sata DVD Rom
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118031

Processor: Intel Core i7-2600KSandyBridge (Overkill?)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

Case: Antec Twelve HundredV3FullTower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100

Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB(2 x 4GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

Power Supply: CORSAIRProfessional SeriesHX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139010

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130643
or
EVGA Z77 FTW
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188120

HDD:

CORSAIR 120GB SATA III SSD (OperatingSystem/Games for speed)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191

Western Digital 1TB (Media/Everythingelse)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

Keyboard: Logitech G110
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126087

Mouse: Logitech G9x
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P Black24" 2ms
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153

*Random Notes*
I'm still reading up on power supplies, motherboards, and processor because they confuse me the most as far as compatibility, what's overkill, and what would work best together. Thanks for taking to time to read my build, look forward to hearing any source of input.

-Sam

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Old 07-20-2012, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the i7 2600k is overkill. you should look at getting the i5-2500k or the i5 3570k

A full tower is a large box. You may want to consider putting it down to a mid sized case.

the 680 will only be needed for BF3. All of the other games can run on integrated graphics or 20% of the gpu's capability.

I really dont think that you need the professional series power supply. Unless you have a workstation or something very expensive yada yada, the tx series of around 650 to 750 watts will be fine.

I don't have a lot of experience with MSI or EVGA motherboards. I prefer ASUS myself. Asus and gigabyte make great boards, and asrock makes good boards in the z68 and z77 models.

Razer makes some great keyboards and mice. I would look at them, as they appear to be slightly cheaper with a good reputation. my favorite streamer, Dragon uses the razer blackwidow keyboard (same price) and razer deathadder mouse (slightly cheaper.)
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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the i7 2600k is overkill. you should look at getting the i5-2500k or the i5 3570k

A full tower is a large box. You may want to consider putting it down to a mid sized case.

the 680 will only be needed for BF3. All of the other games can run on integrated graphics or 20% of the gpu's capability.

I really dont think that you need the professional series power supply. Unless you have a workstation or something very expensive yada yada, the tx series of around 650 to 750 watts will be fine.

I don't have a lot of experience with MSI or EVGA motherboards. I prefer ASUS myself. Asus and gigabyte make great boards, and asrock makes good boards in the z68 and z77 models.

Razer makes some great keyboards and mice. I would look at them, as they appear to be slightly cheaper with a good reputation. my favorite streamer, Dragon uses the razer blackwidow keyboard (same price) and razer deathadder mouse (slightly cheaper.)
He will want the 680 for Skyrim if he intends on using the majority of HD mods (guessing by HD after Skyrim). With AA my copy of Skyrim lagged out my 580 unless I limited to 4x. That was at 1920x1080, at 2048x1152 I had to use 2x. My copy of Skyrim also lags a 4GB 680 in 2D Surround (3 1080p) with 4xAA. Little food for thought. Vanilla Skyrim can be played on my 465 just fine. The HD mods really do a lot if you properly use all of them.

I would change the 2600k to the 3570k.

Don't waste your time and money on newer eVGA boards. Their X58 line was fantastic, and the quality has degraded over the past 2 generations. Their video cards are still top notch though.

Can't really comment on peripherals, but the G700 was based off the G9x and I love it.
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