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April 7, 2013 7:43:35 AM

Hello All,

Please comment on the rig I am looking to build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/user/pudland/saved/1r1y


Budget Range: $600-$1000

System Usage: Bioshock Inf, BF3, MW3, COD's, Champions of Regnum, Sony Vegas HD Movie Studio, HD PVR's

Are you buying a monitor: Yes... In the list above, I picked it for reference. It will most likely be store bought.

Parts Preferences: Not really. No issues with i5-2500K barebones rig from Tigerdirect I got 6 months ago. I play Bioshock Inf, my son plays MW3 and records HD from his PS3 through the PVR: Not sure about frame rates on the games. To our eyes, its smooth.
ASUS P8Z77-V LX Intel Z77 Chipset LGA
Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3Ghz Unlocked LGA1155 CPU
Kingston 8GB 1600MHz 10-10-10 DDR3 HyperX Red
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
Seagate 1TB Serial ATA HD 7200/64MB/SATA-6G
Thermaltake Commander MS-I Snow Edition
AVerMedia C985 Live Gamer HD 1080p Capture Card
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System

Overclocking: I guess it depends on the price/performance value for this rig. With the higher end CPU I picked, I figured it will outperform the 2500K already.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future. Not at this point. I've heard about some pain in the ars issues some people run into.

I appreciate any opinions!

Thanks in advance....
April 7, 2013 7:53:06 AM

Hi :) 

For a GAMING rig...you NEED a better card than that 650 1 gb...

All the best Brett :) 
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 7, 2013 8:00:06 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

For a GAMING rig...you NEED a better card than that 650 1 gb...

All the best Brett :) 

+1

Since you re looking for best price/perf ratio, just get a 650ti boost 2GB.
This one has a little o/c also and costs $169.

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April 7, 2013 8:30:42 AM

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $974.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 11:30 EDT-0400)
April 7, 2013 8:40:37 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

For a GAMING rig...you NEED a better card than that 650 1 gb...

All the best Brett :) 


The 650 is what we currently have... It plays well at this point.
Sony Vegas renders the vids fairly quickly and without any burps. There are times where it may not play in the preview window properly, stutters a bit.
I will upgrade as needed in the future. Thanks!

Quote:
+1

Since you re looking for best price/perf ratio, just get a 650ti boost 2GB.
This one has a little o/c also and costs $169.


Ill Check out the 650ti boost 2gb. A quick look at a benchmark showed quite a difference between the 1gb and the 2gb.
Thanks.
April 7, 2013 8:55:34 AM

it would really help if you tell me in what resolutions you run games!in case you run at 1920x1080 then you may need a better graphics card but for one 20-22 inch screen i think the 650 could handle!

also there are many better cpus like the 3570k or the 3570(in case you wont oc)
April 7, 2013 9:00:00 AM

bodeen2012 said:
PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/P34r/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($32.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($51.20 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($55.98 @ Outlet PC)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Wireless Network Adapter: TP-Link TL-WN881ND 802.11b/g/n PCI-Express x1 Wi-Fi Adapter ($17.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Xigmatek ASGARD PRO (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Acer G226HQLBbd 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $974.06
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-07 11:30 EDT-0400)


Thanks for the suggestion!
I looked at the "approximate" benchmark and noted its the same as the link I posted. How close is "approximate" in the pcpartpicker website?
April 7, 2013 9:07:23 AM

Gennaios said:
it would really help if you tell me in what resolutions you run games!in case you run at 1920x1080 then you may need a better graphics card but for one 20-22 inch screen i think the 650 could handle!

also there are many better cpus like the 3570k or the 3570(in case you wont oc)


HI,
Good question on the res. Sometimes we use a 32" LED HD TV with the 650 1gb but mostly a 22" Dell monitor.

I have the 3570k in the parts list i linked. The 2500k is already running in a rig.
Thanks
April 7, 2013 9:08:50 AM

oh ok i dont think there is a problem for 22 inches but if more then yes!
!