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Good PC build for what I am looking for? Is this all I need for a pc?

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April 14, 2013 2:32:40 PM

Hello th, I was wondering if this build is what I am looking for.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QHwS

I want to do loads of recording gaming videos and streaming.
So, can I overclock this to get more performance, am I missing a part? Is this what I am looking for? I want to have max settings while recoding/streaming.

What fps will I get on dayz? minecraft? warz? bf3?

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April 14, 2013 2:50:56 PM

Solid build. You should have no trouble running any game at any setting on that rig. Yes, it can overclock and I recommend it. You are missing one thing... an SSD. No way would I build a rig these days without one let alone one as expensive as the one you propose. I recommend Samsung 840 Pros.
April 14, 2013 3:09:45 PM

You're a little overkill for RAM there, you could save some money if you wanted to cut back from 32 GB RAM to 16 GB RAM, that will more than handle any gaming needs...

Also, are you planning to SLI the GTX690 with another card? Because if you're not, that 1200W PSU is WAY overkill...you could back off to something like an 800W and still have plenty of margin.

Shaving those 2 things down a bit would probably net you $200 to put toward a SSD, Samsung 840 pro series is a good one...I wouldn't go less than 128 GB on that...256 GB if you can afford it. That space will fill up faster than you think. You'll want to have your windows install setup on the SSD as well as your games.

Also, the GTX 690 is a high end card, you'll do anything you want with it...you may also want to look at the HD 7990 that is about to come out...(The powercolor version is great but draws too much power)...it should blow the doors off of anything out there and cost similar money. Not saying you chose a bad card, because you didn't, GTX 690 is solid...just mentioning the other option at that price so you can weigh them both and choose whichever you prefer.

The D14 cooling system is about as good as it gets with air cooling, if you want more than that, you'd need to look at something like a H80/H100 liquid cooling setup from Corsair, or a similar offering from Zalman...

Last thing, if you're going to OC that board is good, if you're going to try to OC hardcore, you may want to consider something like an Asus Maximus board...they're more geared toward overclocking specifically. They're a little pricier, but if you're going to OC, the added stability would be worth it.



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April 14, 2013 4:29:16 PM

8350rocks said:
You're a little overkill for RAM there, you could save some money if you wanted to cut back from 32 GB RAM to 16 GB RAM, that will more than handle any gaming needs...

Also, are you planning to SLI the GTX690 with another card? Because if you're not, that 1200W PSU is WAY overkill...you could back off to something like an 800W and still have plenty of margin.

Shaving those 2 things down a bit would probably net you $200 to put toward a SSD, Samsung 840 pro series is a good one...I wouldn't go less than 128 GB on that...256 GB if you can afford it. That space will fill up faster than you think. You'll want to have your windows install setup on the SSD as well as your games.

Also, the GTX 690 is a high end card, you'll do anything you want with it...you may also want to look at the HD 7990 that is about to come out...(The powercolor version is great but draws too much power)...it should blow the doors off of anything out there and cost similar money. Not saying you chose a bad card, because you didn't, GTX 690 is solid...just mentioning the other option at that price so you can weigh them both and choose whichever you prefer.

The D14 cooling system is about as good as it gets with air cooling, if you want more than that, you'd need to look at something like a H80/H100 liquid cooling setup from Corsair, or a similar offering from Zalman...

Last thing, if you're going to OC that board is good, if you're going to try to OC hardcore, you may want to consider something like an Asus Maximus board...they're more geared toward overclocking specifically. They're a little pricier, but if you're going to OC, the added stability would be worth it.




How long until the 7990 is out? and price?
The bf4 video is amazing! could a 690 do the same?

April 14, 2013 4:58:01 PM

sythqc said:
8350rocks said:
You're a little overkill for RAM there, you could save some money if you wanted to cut back from 32 GB RAM to 16 GB RAM, that will more than handle any gaming needs...

Also, are you planning to SLI the GTX690 with another card? Because if you're not, that 1200W PSU is WAY overkill...you could back off to something like an 800W and still have plenty of margin.

Shaving those 2 things down a bit would probably net you $200 to put toward a SSD, Samsung 840 pro series is a good one...I wouldn't go less than 128 GB on that...256 GB if you can afford it. That space will fill up faster than you think. You'll want to have your windows install setup on the SSD as well as your games.

Also, the GTX 690 is a high end card, you'll do anything you want with it...you may also want to look at the HD 7990 that is about to come out...(The powercolor version is great but draws too much power)...it should blow the doors off of anything out there and cost similar money. Not saying you chose a bad card, because you didn't, GTX 690 is solid...just mentioning the other option at that price so you can weigh them both and choose whichever you prefer.

The D14 cooling system is about as good as it gets with air cooling, if you want more than that, you'd need to look at something like a H80/H100 liquid cooling setup from Corsair, or a similar offering from Zalman...

Last thing, if you're going to OC that board is good, if you're going to try to OC hardcore, you may want to consider something like an Asus Maximus board...they're more geared toward overclocking specifically. They're a little pricier, but if you're going to OC, the added stability would be worth it.




How long until the 7990 is out? and price?
The bf4 video is amazing! could a 690 do the same?



7990 comes this summer...if you want to go ahead and grab something that is essentially the same thing...HIS made a card called the HD 7970X2...if you want to do the build quickly and go AMD GPU...that's the card I would go with...Tom's Hardware reviewed it with the PC HD 7990 and the GTX 690, and the fastest card was the HIS 7970X2, it also had the best onboard cooling of the 3 as well...the AMD version will surely be even better...money wise it will be basically right at what you're paying for the GTX 690 in your build.

The GTX 690 is a great card, but the HD 7990 is really something else...it's really your choice...I personally, prefer the AMD GPUs, but there are just as many who like nvidia.
April 14, 2013 5:00:38 PM

sythqc said:
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/QIcQ

changed up the build, thanks guys!


Looks good...that dog will hunt...

Again, the GPU is up to you...pick what you want...both will be good.
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