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October 1, 2010 6:39:50 PM

I'm putting together a new gaming system. Will be used for applications as well and mainly Star Wars new MMO next year. Let me know your opinions, I cant go much about 1.6k which is where I'm at now.

Also give me your overclocking opinions. Should I? and if I should to what specs.

Motherboard - Gigabyte P55A http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

CPU - Intel I5 760 2.8 Ghz(Would like to overclock to 3.5 more than likely) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

RAM - 4 sticks of Corsair XMS3 Dual Channel DDR3 2000 MHz 2gigs each(Total of 8 gigs) http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...

Case - Coolermaster HAF X http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =C283-2080

Cooling - Coolermaster Hyper 212 http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =C283-2054

Video Card - Waiting for new line to come out, if I was goin w/ one today it'd be the MTX 470

Power Supply - OCZ StealthXStream 2 700W http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] =O261-6324

Hard Drive - Western Digital Cavier 500gb 7200 rpm http://www.tigerdirect.com/applica [...] SD-500AAKS


If there is any changes you would make, please let me know. This totals to around 1.1k + Video card I think.

I very much appreciate the feedback and suggestions so far, thank you and keep them coming please.
a b 4 Gaming
October 1, 2010 7:03:33 PM

If i understand u correctly: u need a normal 24/7 rig *now* and gaming only next year? Why not hit an IGP rig and hit a discrete later? HD 6K incoming as early as 19th of this month @@ Fermi's successor Kepler also in 2011
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October 1, 2010 7:08:34 PM

Kepler.. yes

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October 1, 2010 7:25:12 PM

The V8 isnt an upgrade from the Hyper 212. Its more expensive because of the looks, not the performance.

Make sure your motherboard has SATA3/USB3. Otherwise its an older model.

Consider the i7 950. Or for pure gaming performance at a cheaper price look at going with an i5 760 and a P55 motherboard.
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Anonymous
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October 1, 2010 8:08:54 PM

Batuchka, If there was something big coming out that would be reasonable priced Id wait for that yea, I could get by 3-4 months with my current PC. Not familiar w/ the terms IGP and Discrete PC.
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October 1, 2010 8:17:25 PM

There are new GPUs coming out in weeks. There are new CPUs coming out the beginning of next year.

Batchka is suggesting you get a motherboard with onboard graphics (IGP/integrated) now so you have a usable computer and then buy a gaming graphics card (discrete) later. That doesnt make sense if you have a working PC now.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 2, 2010 1:31:12 AM

If you wait a wee bit more then await developments/pricing for various hardware when the time comes then ^^
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Anonymous
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October 2, 2010 9:25:54 PM

Ok, Think I'll go w/ the i7 950. Stuck on which motherboard to use though
As far as the i5 goes, it seems like a lot of the boards that support that socket dont support tri channel RAM.

Also is 12gig of RAM overkill? should I just stick w/ 6 for now?
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October 2, 2010 9:39:47 PM

The i7-9XX series uses triple channel, the 3-8XX use dual channel. They're pretty much the same in terms of performance, but the tri-channel can go up to 24GB. The i5-7X0 series beat the equivalently clocked 9XX in games.

Really, 6GB is overkill for gaming.
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