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Is this gaming rig worth the price?

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April 25, 2011 3:40:04 AM

Hey guys, I was just wondering if this rig is okay for the price? I will be using it for gaming primarily. Thanks in advance!



Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$69.99

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
$99.99

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 ...
$240.99

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ...
$124.99

ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler
$54.99

Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K
$284.99

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9
$120.49

GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$122.99


Grand Total: $1,293.39

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April 25, 2011 3:42:31 AM

no its pretty overpriced. i suggest downgrading to an i5-2500k, first off. where are you finding these prices?
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April 25, 2011 3:45:19 AM

newegg.ca.. why do you suggest the downgrade? isnt the new sandybridge the best i7 out right now? my budget is up to 1400 btw
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April 25, 2011 3:46:12 AM

also, sorry for my newbieness, its been a long while since i built my last computer
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April 25, 2011 3:50:34 AM

I agree with genghis, the only thing the i7 2600k gives you is hyperthreading. You can buy a HDD like that for around $60. I'd look at the Cooler Master Hyper 212+ for the heatsink for about $30. Finally, you don't need 1866 speed RAM, it is basically no difference. Get any 1600 speed for around $100.
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April 25, 2011 3:54:28 AM

can you suggest me a good hard drive? i think im paying too much for the WD. is it worth getting a sata 6gig/s mechanical hdd?
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April 25, 2011 4:13:56 AM

also why was the cpu downgrade suggested? wouldnt the faster cpu be better?
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April 25, 2011 4:23:42 AM

It isn't necessarily faster, it really only includes Hyper threading. Hyperthreading really only helps in VFX, 3D Modeling, or other extremely strenuous programs. It's also ~$100 more expensive which is money where you could spend on other things for your PC.
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April 25, 2011 5:40:15 AM

My experience with the sata 6Gb/s compared to 3Gb/s on a 7200rpm drive showed zero improvement in real world or benchmark testing. I have also read on this site that mechanical drives dont even utilize the full 3.0Gb/s bandwidth. I agree with the others on saving the hundred on the cpu, maybe put it towards an SSD for your boot drive (the sata 6.0Gb/s bandwidth might come in handy with and SSD but i dunno cause i dont have :(  one).
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April 25, 2011 5:24:53 PM

As others have said, you need to downgrade to an i5-2500k sandy...itll save you cash you can put towards a beefier graphics card.

hyper-threading will not do anything for gaming, but a better gpu will obviously make a huge difference.
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April 25, 2011 5:58:28 PM

I've read that 6Gb/s drives are actually decent when running in raid0.
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