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Good Computer build for high end graphics gaming?

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January 18, 2012 10:01:42 AM

I was wondering since I'm pretty new to computer configuring, if this build would be good for top of the line graphics and online gaming. Mostly questioning the motherboard and if it will get the full potential out of the CPU/GPU! Thanks in advance to any suggestions or tips about my projected build!!!


Price: $1,634.00

CAS:Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-15]

CD:24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

COOLANT:Standard Coolant

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-2700K 3.50 GHz 8MB Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC
Certified) [+20]

CS_FAN:D efault case fans

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling
Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)

HDD:500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-13] (Single Hard Drive)

MB_SmartResponseTech:32 GB ADATA S596 Turbo Series SATA-II 3.0Gb/s SSD - 260MB/s Read & 60
MB/s Write [+71] (Single Drive)

MEMORY:4GB (2GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [-37] (Corsair Dominator
[+25])

MOTHERBOARD:[CrossFireX/SLI] ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 Intel Z68 ATX Mainboard w/
Lucid Virtu, Intel SRT, UEFI & 7.1 THX TruStudio Audio, GbLAN, HDMI, USB3.0,
SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [+68]

NETWORK:o nboard Gigabit LAN Network

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium [+104] (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:No Overclocking

POWERSUPPLY:800 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+27]

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+363] (EVGA Superclocked
[+9])

VIDEO2:None
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January 18, 2012 12:39:57 PM

MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU : Intel Core i7-2600K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM : CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 LP
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU : ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200 RPM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD : Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 912
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD-RW : ASUS DRW-24X
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TOTAL : $1,531.89 without rebates.
January 18, 2012 1:04:37 PM

Yeah SOSOFM's list is much better quality parts its going to run better and last longer. Nice list man.
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January 19, 2012 4:15:04 PM

I7 do not worth the money spent for gaming and since your going for only 4G RAM I assume that you won't do a lot of multitasking either.

a I5-2500k will be more then enough for your gaming need and only 220$. The i7-2600k is about + 100$ just to get hypertrading wich is useless to a gamer. The I7 with 6 core are near useless ATM for gaming since only BF3 in multiplayer game can realy use more then 4core somewhat effiently and the i5-2500k still play it on ultra with eyefinity set-up.

In todays market a 2500k will cap your GPU set-up especialy on a less then 2000$ set-up so their is no need for a i7. Save the money and get a bether GPU.

I'd reccomand 2x 4G RAM.

a 2x2 set-up mean that you won't run anything while gaming the most demanding game (no web browser and tweaking your OS).
January 20, 2012 10:56:44 AM

Im looking to play an MMORPG that has really intense graphics and a lot of people sometimes in cities, So i want to be able to constantly have these high res graphics even when near lots of ppl. Will the RAM/2500k be enough for all that?! Besides I might be adding another graphics card later when I have the money so i want to make sure the CPU and Motherboard can handle that addition well if/when it comes
January 20, 2012 11:20:44 AM

macstheking said:
Im looking to play an MMORPG that has really intense graphics and a lot of people sometimes in cities, So i want to be able to constantly have these high res graphics even when near lots of ppl. Will the RAM/2500k be enough for all that?! Besides I might be adding another graphics card later when I have the money so i want to make sure the CPU and Motherboard can handle that addition well if/when it comes


I am running the 2500k right now at 4.5 Ghz with 16 GBs of RAM, 4 is enough for gaming. So the CPU and Memory seem to be good. The 2500K is a strong CPU I love it, and am happy I didn't spend the extra ching for the 2600K right now. I use my box for VM testing as well as Gaming so I can say its the bomb.
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