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April 24, 2011 5:34:34 PM

Hello all, are the following specs good for a computer that will be used mostly for IRacing and other driving simulators? I will also do photo work on this PC as well. Here are the specs:

Antec Six Hundred Black Computer Case

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD1500HLFS 150GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

MSI N460GTX CYCLONE 1GD5/OC GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support

Antec EarthWatts EA650 650W Continuous Power ATX12V Ver.2.2 / EPS12V version 2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified ...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

AMD Phenom II X4 970 Black Edition Deneb 3.5GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Desktop Processor HDZ970FBGMBOX

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM

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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 6:31:59 PM

Please fill this out, and I will tell you right now a Sandy Bridge build is a much better option. And the VelociRaptor is a waste of money when you don't notice the difference as much as an SSD.

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

From the looks of it your budget is around $800. Just an estimate.

The build in my siggy has a $600 build. Swap out the motherboard and CPU for this combo assuming your in the US.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
That'll add $50 to the budget. Bringing the total to $650. Then your good to go.

6850 vs 460 1GB
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/291?vs=313
6850 > 460 1GB

970 vs 2500
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/186?vs=288
The 2500 is basically the 2400 just with a higher clock in benches so the effect is really that big, but as you can see the 970 gets smacked anyways.

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April 24, 2011 6:48:24 PM

Thanks AznShinobi! I appreciate the help and sorry for being a newbie at this..

Here is the form:

Approximate Purchase Date: Today/Tomorrow/this week


Budget Range: 800-1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important: IRacing/Racing Sims most important...photo editing next.


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: doesnt matter


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Maybe


Monitor Resolution: TBD


Additional Comments: Want to play IRacing at the MAX settings and have room to play other games at max settings as well.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 8:15:41 PM

Ok yeah well like I said, you should check out my siggy below and just change the cpu and mobo like I said.
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April 24, 2011 8:21:54 PM

aznshinobi said:
Ok yeah well like I said, you should check out my siggy below and just change the cpu and mobo like I said.


Thanks! Will that build run IRacing at the max settings? That is really what I am looking for.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 9:10:03 PM

I'm not sure what iRacing is. It all depends on your resolution, if it's 1680x1050 probably the 6850 is good enough, @ 1920x1080 your probably looking for a 6950 2GB or a 6870 or even a 560 Ti.

If you chose the 460 GTX, the 6850 is better and if a 460 GTX runs iRacing fine, the 6850 should too being 5% better.
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April 24, 2011 9:50:32 PM

What mobo would you recommend to go with the Intel Core i5 2500K?

I upgraded the graphics card to the 560 Ti, but would look at other options as well. Thanks again for the help.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 24, 2011 9:57:50 PM

^ Are you going to overclock at all? Is it a determined decision? If it isn't a determined decision, stick with the i5 2400 I posted in that combo! From 2500K to 2400 you gain almost nothing unless your FOR SURE overclocking.

As for 560 Ti, what is your resolution? Can you determine it now? 1920x1080 is better played with the 6950 2GB, 1680x1050 is better for the 560 Ti.
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April 24, 2011 10:03:37 PM

I will stick with the combo then..thanks

Not sure on the resolution yet. Can you link to the 6950 @ newegg?
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a b B Homebuilt system
April 25, 2011 2:50:31 AM

Broke ya budget by $6 ... you could drop $35 with the 300 Illusion but I'd spring for the extra $6

Case - $105 - Antec 902 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $225 - Asus GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If playing at 2560 x 1600, I'd look at the ATI cards; at 1920 x 1200, the 560 Ti (900Mhz version) is a steal. Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$155.00 460-768 MB (314/592) $0.49 - $0.52
$155.00 6850 (371/634) $0.42 - $0.49
$190.00 6870 (434/701) $0.44 - $0.54
$250.00 6950 (479/751) $0.52 - $0.67
$285.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $0.59 - $0.75
$240.00 560 Ti (455/792) $0.53 - $0.61
$335.00 6970 (526/825) $0.64 - $0.81
$225.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $0.45 - $0.52
$335.00 570 (524/873) $0.64 - $0.77
$500.00 580 (616/953) $0.81 - $1.05
$725.00 6990 (762/903) $0.95 - $1.61
$700.00 590 (881/982) $0.79 - $1.43

I just completed a build w/ twin 560 Ti (900MHz) and OC'd them to 1000Mhz. Unlike here, mine req'd no voltage adjustment.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx...
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April 25, 2011 5:14:30 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Broke ya budget by $6 ... you could drop $35 with the 300 Illusion but I'd spring for the extra $6

Case - $105 - Antec 902 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX 750 WBlack Edition PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K
RAM - $84 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair CAS 9 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $225 - Asus GTX 560 Ti 900 Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $65 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $22 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If playing at 2560 x 1600, I'd look at the ATI cards; at 1920 x 1200, the 560 Ti (900Mhz version) is a steal. Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$155.00 460-768 MB (314/592) $0.49 - $0.52
$155.00 6850 (371/634) $0.42 - $0.49
$190.00 6870 (434/701) $0.44 - $0.54
$250.00 6950 (479/751) $0.52 - $0.67
$285.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $0.59 - $0.75
$240.00 560 Ti (455/792) $0.53 - $0.61
$335.00 6970 (526/825) $0.64 - $0.81
$225.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $0.45 - $0.52
$335.00 570 (524/873) $0.64 - $0.77
$500.00 580 (616/953) $0.81 - $1.05
$725.00 6990 (762/903) $0.95 - $1.61
$700.00 590 (881/982) $0.79 - $1.43

I just completed a build w/ twin 560 Ti (900MHz) and OC'd them to 1000Mhz. Unlike here, mine req'd no voltage adjustment.

http://www.overclockersclub.com/reviews/nvidia_asus_gtx...


Thanks for this! A few of the parts are out of stock (the PSU and DVD writer) can you recommend anything else? I would like to get this built this week if possible. Thanks!
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April 25, 2011 3:35:10 PM

Also Jack: Could you spec me out a PC with a 800$ price tag? I would like to see if their is a big difference in quality.

The only game I am really interested in is IRacing.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 27, 2011 2:21:30 AM

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

It has USB 3, bit more updated and it has cable management holes if you ever want to use them. The 900 doesn't have any at all and cable management can be a horror, and the fact that it isn't painted on the inside like the 902.
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April 27, 2011 2:27:23 AM

Thank you sir!

The PC I have built is:

Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr II OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

MSI Gift Coupon - Futuremark 3DMark 11

Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9D-8GBRL

Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52400

ASUS P8H67-M LE (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard


Is there anything you might change? The total is under $900.

Thanks again!
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April 27, 2011 2:38:04 AM

Which would you recommend for the best overall performance?
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 27, 2011 2:49:15 AM

Well it depends, do you need SATA III or USB 3, do you plan to get anything like those?
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April 27, 2011 2:54:43 AM

I don't know right now..but it would be nice to have for the future..I really just want the best quality gaming computer I can get at this time.
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April 27, 2011 3:05:04 AM

Well..all of the parts have been ordered..thank you for your help!! :) 
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April 27, 2011 3:09:49 AM

Best answer selected by Proof21.
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 27, 2011 3:13:59 AM

Alright good luck!
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April 27, 2011 3:15:45 AM

Thank you...and if I want to upgrade to the I5 2500k..what would be a good mobo to go with it? I dont know if I will do it now..just for future if I upgrade..thanks again! :) 
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April 27, 2011 3:28:55 AM

I changed to the 2500K + P67A-C43 :) 

Again I appreciate the help!! :) 

One of these days I will finally be done :) 
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 27, 2011 3:32:52 AM

Haha alrighty good luck.
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April 27, 2011 3:37:02 AM

Ok I am finally done..total is just over $1,000..I don't think there is anything else I should change..I am happy with everything and should be able to enjoy many games! I really appreciate the help..sorry for being such a newbie!
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April 27, 2011 3:56:31 AM

It's all been ordered...thanks again for your help Shinobi, I really appreciate it!
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a c 91 B Homebuilt system
April 27, 2011 4:22:53 AM

It's all good, GOOD LUCK MAN!
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