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April 2, 2012 7:45:43 PM

So I came here about a week ago to ask how my build was, two people helped out (Casualcolors, and DM186) they said it could improve but it would work. I just had my last minute changes put in and would like to see the new reaction... This game would be primarily running WoW and often times BF3

Previous Build before the changes:


COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

SAPPHIRE 100314-3L Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-8GBRH

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500k

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7


The build now:






Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Western Digital AV-GP WD5000AUDX 500GB IntelliPower SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

LITE-ON Black SATA DVD-ROM Drive Model iHDS118-04

Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-16GBXL

MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-OEM

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April 2, 2012 7:54:31 PM

I can't see anything wrong with it.
It might not run BF3 on Ultra High, but High is definitely gonna run.
Everything is Tip-Top
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April 2, 2012 8:15:53 PM

Hmmm should I get a bigger case, like the oringinal?
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April 2, 2012 8:41:50 PM

You only need 8GB RAM for gaming. Get 8GB and put the saved £££ towards the GPU with the extra cash there you should be able to get a 570 or a 560ti 448 core
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April 3, 2012 5:39:54 AM

Nice change, I am glad you did the changes but I have to agree with wr6133. 8gigs of ram is all you need. I have 16gigs and never hardly use even 8 gigs. I just happened to get a good deal on the extra ram.

I hope your 560 is the ti? right now they have the 560 ti on newegg for $199.99. and the 560 ti 448 core for as low as $239.99. I would get the first case because it will hold more fans for cooling.

When you have a gaming rig you need to keep things cool. Plus it is bigger then the new one you listed. I am just going to link you to some of the GPUs from above. Every thing else you have changed is very nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 3, 2012 7:04:52 PM

DM186 said:
Nice change, I am glad you did the changes but I have to agree with wr6133. 8gigs of ram is all you need. I have 16gigs and never hardly use even 8 gigs. I just happened to get a good deal on the extra ram.

I hope your 560 is the ti? right now they have the 560 ti on newegg for $199.99. and the 560 ti 448 core for as low as $239.99. I would get the first case because it will hold more fans for cooling.

When you have a gaming rig you need to keep things cool. Plus it is bigger then the new one you listed. I am just going to link you to some of the GPUs from above. Every thing else you have changed is very nice.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Cool, just who I was looking for, Okay so I went back to the original case, and am glad you agree, I took that first link and am getting that GPU not the one I wanted the most, but I only can afford that one because the $30 rebate, wouldn't be able to get it otherwise, now the problem is, im at $1,082 Soooooooo help me pick an 8 gig ram? I have the money for the build don't get me wrong, but god damn! I never spent more then 600, on a pre built computer, I thought I was supposed to save money this way hah! and where else could I lose about 30 bucks, if you think what I got is worth it Ill stay with it I suppose but it still has to be put together, which the cheapest place around me is $90 and I am not risking me putting it together...

Here's some RAM i am debating
And I have no idea what I am looking for in Ram besides 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 needs to be in it, soooo IDK how the speed works but how are these 2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 3, 2012 7:20:27 PM

You will put it together better than the bored stoned teenager that does it without a care for $90
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April 3, 2012 7:23:23 PM

Hah, that's the thing! I am a bored teenager, just not stoned, and I dont have the motive of 90!but hows that first ram i linked?
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April 3, 2012 7:28:02 PM

Its good and the heatsinks aren't so tall as to get in the way of things.

Really though build it yourself. Thats $90 towards hardware that way and a sense of achievement that lasts..... also its really easy mate including windows install that'll take you under 2 hours
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April 3, 2012 8:09:37 PM

Well it was bought, with the 8 gigs and the oringinal case...
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April 4, 2012 3:09:02 AM

kingjamestw2 said:
Cool, just who I was looking for, Okay so I went back to the original case, and am glad you agree, I took that first link and am getting that GPU not the one I wanted the most, but I only can afford that one because the $30 rebate, wouldn't be able to get it otherwise, now the problem is, im at $1,082 Soooooooo help me pick an 8 gig ram? I have the money for the build don't get me wrong, but god damn! I never spent more then 600, on a pre built computer, I thought I was supposed to save money this way hah! and where else could I lose about 30 bucks, if you think what I got is worth it Ill stay with it I suppose but it still has to be put together, which the cheapest place around me is $90 and I am not risking me putting it together...

Here's some RAM i am debating
And I have no idea what I am looking for in Ram besides 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 needs to be in it, soooo IDK how the speed works but how are these 2?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


It looks like I am to late but the first one is the one to get because of the speed of 1600 over the 1060. Everybody keeps getting those big heat sinks which you really don't need.

If you have enough fans in the case it will keep it cool enough. All my ram is covered in the blue heat sink. If you should ever look at kingston ram they don't have the big Teeth.

But it is candy for the rig. It looks cool. Anyway you you have got a good rig and you should pat yourself on the back for putting a nice rig. Have fun gaming and good luck
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April 4, 2012 9:11:58 PM

DM186 said:
It looks like I am to late but the first one is the one to get because of the speed of 1600 over the 1060. Everybody keeps getting those big heat sinks which you really don't need.

If you have enough fans in the case it will keep it cool enough. All my ram is covered in the blue heat sink. If you should ever look at kingston ram they don't have the big Teeth.

But it is candy for the rig. It looks cool. Anyway you you have got a good rig and you should pat yourself on the back for putting a nice rig. Have fun gaming and good luck


Don't worry I used some common sense, and according to you, I picked out the right one, but guess what, I just had an emergency surgery about 30 minutes ago... no sitting for longer than 10 minutes or pressure to back for next 6 weeks, looks like this computer is out of use for 2 months =(
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April 5, 2012 3:49:39 AM

kingjamestw2 said:
Don't worry I used some common sense, and according to you, I picked out the right one, but guess what, I just had an emergency surgery about 30 minutes ago... no sitting for longer than 10 minutes or pressure to back for next 6 weeks, looks like this computer is out of use for 2 months =(


Wow I hope everything is well. That is a bumer not being able to use it. When you do get to use it will be that much more fun. I hope you get well. And Good Luck to you.
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