Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Gaming Rig Build, 2K, need Compatibility Assistance

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 24, 2011 9:52:20 AM

Hey, guys! I just put together a list for my gaming rig. Checked pretty much everything, just need someone to verify everything is compatible and if I can improve anywhere. Thanks in advance!

Thermaltake Element V Black Edition Steel Full Tower Computer Case Colorshift Fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...(Computer+Cases+-+ATX+Form)-_-Thermaltake-_-11133178

ASUS Sabertooth X58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SILVERSTONE ST1500 1500W ATX 12V 2.3 & EPS 12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD20EARS 2TB 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston SSDNow V100 64GB SATA II 3GB/s 2.5 Inch Solid State Drive
http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-SSDNow-Solid-SV100S2-64G...

NoiseMagic NoVibes 2.5 Silent Hard Drive Mounting System
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7851/noi-15/NoiseMagi...

ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscribe
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Internal-Lightscribe-SH-B...

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD 24-bit 96KHz Sound Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


SSD Is for the OS only; using the 1TB Black as everyday data flow and 2TB green as backup
Also, I didn't add a cooling system in the plan yet, will do so but I'd appreciate recommendations

Believe it or not all under $2,000 (:



April 24, 2011 10:04:34 AM

replace your Mobo, RAM, and CPU. You don't need a 1500W PSU even if you SLI your 560s. a 1500W is for triple SLI of 580s or 590s. You can also get your hard drives cheaper. The Soundblaster is no better than the built-in sound of the MOBO, just drop it outright

i5-2500K + 8 GB RAM + Free game: $314.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

AS Rock Extreme 4 motherboard: $159.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thermaltake Frio: $47.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB: $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F4 2 TB: $74.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AData 64GB: $123.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(this is faster than the kingston for $5 more)

the reduced costs would be enough to go ahead and get a second 560.

To drive a pair of 560s, you need a 650W PSU
This Antec at $79.99 is solid, reliable, and just what you need:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
April 24, 2011 11:42:07 AM

First, Thanks a bunch! That helped a lot, especially my wallet. Second, I incorporated the changes for the motherboard and the CPU bundle, CPU fan, two HDD and PSU. Third, as for the GTX 560 had forgot to mention I already had two included in price, but I decided I'll only get one(second maybe for future upgrade). Also, I completely got rid of the SSD, decided I didn't really need it. As for the sound card, I'm going to keep that(why I got rid of the SSD)

Again, thank you a bunch. Now, my price was at $1977, but now it's at $1410 (:

It's UNDER 2000!!!!!!!!!
m
0
l
Related resources
April 24, 2011 12:30:33 PM

glad to help :) 

personally, unless you have incredibly sensitive hearing, you won't notice any difference between the on-board 7.1 surround and the sound blaster. If you're going to be doing studio-level sound processing, I'd keep the SB, otherwise, its pretty pointless.

If you plan to SLI later, do it within 6 months. If you wait a year, there will be a 660 that will be a better choice than a 560.

No one suggests you SLI a 265 now.
m
0
l
April 24, 2011 2:34:53 PM

wait so your total cost is 1400 with a single 560 and an i5-2500k? you might want to relink your build.
m
0
l
April 24, 2011 6:12:24 PM

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Advanced-Tower-Supe... $154.82 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - (RC-932-KKN5-GP)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Black Edition P1-750B-CAG9 750W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98
GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $464.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $444.98 FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99
COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 FREE SHIPPING
Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC128MAG-1G1 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001U3S5S0/ref=s9_simh... $60.85 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Internal-Lightscribe-SH-B... $77.99
Samsung Blu-Ray Internal SATA Drive with Lightscribe 12x BD-ROM 16x DVD-ROM 8x DVDRW 8x DVD-/+R DL 48x CD-ROM SH-B123L/BSBP

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

Total: $1,758.57 *not including shipping, rebates, etc...
m
0
l
!