Im in the process of building a HTPC of sorts which should also be able to run new games smoothly.
I am relatively new to building pc's in general. so i need some advice on if these parts work good together. Also cheaper alternatives without significant loss of performance would be greatly appreciated.
dont know if i want to get into the overclocking game but if i wanted would there be any room for it in terms of power and cooling?
This is the Gfx cards silverstone lists as being compatible with the case.
* ATI Radeon HD 5670 - 6.7"
* ATI Radeon HD 5750 - 8.15"
* ATI Radeon HD 4850/4830/5770 - 9"
* ATI Radeon HD 5850 - 9.5"(ST45SF PSU recommended)
* NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT - 9"
* NVIDIA GeForce 9600GT/GSO - 9"
* NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS/GT/GTS - 9"
* NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 - 9"
* NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 8.25" (ST45SF PSU recommended)
out of these which is the best buy in the 5770 xfs price class?
as for game titles i havent been gaming for quite while so i cant mention any specific titles. As for settings i dont expect to be playing everything maxed out. around mid level graphics would be fine as long as it runs smoothly im more a gameplay kinda guy, eyecandy comes second. i plan to play primarily on my 36" hd tv so 1080p would be nice but not a must.
My budget is around what these parts costs. if it can be done cheaper im all for it. as long as im not loosing too much performance.
October 5, 2010 11:47:20 AM
Thx for the reply.
Better explain some of the rational behind my choices.
at first i opted for the I5-760 since it seemed like it had a good performance/price ratio, then went on to the I7 since it seemed it could save me some upgrading in the future. i would get hyperthreading and some more Mhz for 100 bucks extra.
I see your point about the ram. again i thought about future upgrading..but yeah i dont know if i will ever need more than 4gb's
I opted for the water cooler becuase i thought it would be wise in a case this small with some effective cooling on the cpu. noise also plays a factor.
Also to be perfectly honest your specs are wildly out of control.
8 GB on any recreational PC is complete overkill. And the i7-870 isn't the optimum chip to use. Also the H50 water cooler is expensive for its performance.
Let's start from scratch and you can build off of our suggestions. Sound good?