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May 17, 2011 8:44:45 PM

to build a gaming system and get reviews (mid end don't have money for a high end pc)
i want to get reviews i am not going to build it my brother will and he will over clock it.
i will be using for games such as.
eve online
star wars galaxies
ever quest 2
the old republic mmo when released.
the sims 2
the sims 3
civilization 3 ,4, 5
final fantasy 11, 14

also watching online
anime
music videos

Components
NZXT GAMMA Classic Series GAMA-001BK Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

MSI 880GM-E43 AM3 AMD 880G HDMI Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

hec X-Power Pro 600 600W Continuous @ 40°C ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX

G.SKILL Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL9D-8GBNT

HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Logitech MK200 Black USB Wired Slim Mouse and Keyboard Combo

ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers

Connectland CM-5008-U USB Connector Circumaural Ear Hook Stereo Headset

LITE-ON 24X DVD Writer Black SATA Model iHAS-324-98B

LEXMARK X series X2670 26S0285 Up to 26 ppm 4800 x 1200 dpi InkJet MFC / All-In-One Color Printer

ASUS XONAR_DG 5.1 Channels PCI Interface Xonar DG Sound Card

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit English 1-Pack - OEM

ASUS RT-N16 802.11b/g/n Gigabit Wireless Router up to 300Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer And Media Server

ASUS PCE-N13 PCI Express Wireless Adapter

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

EVERCOOL SHDC-E Aluminum HDD System Cooler

EVERCOOL SB-F1 PCI Slot Case Cooler

CORSAIR CMXAF2 Fan & Heatsinks

1ST PC CORP. PFB1212UHE-F00 120mm Case Fan

Cyber Acoustics CA-5402 80Watts 5.1 5 Piece Flat Panel Design Subwoofer & Satellite Speaker System

this after cost and shipping on new egg 1600 usd
so what you guys/girls think will this do the job what i want too on budget?
May 17, 2011 9:01:41 PM

any reason why you need a micro atx board? also the intel i5 2500k processor might be a better choice.
You don't really need that many cooling systems. Just a CPU cooler should do fine.
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May 17, 2011 9:04:55 PM

the reason for micro is by googleing the only one that supports fully the amd 6 core on what i can afford.
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May 17, 2011 9:20:03 PM

I got an EVGA normal GTX 460 and easily overclocked it to superclocked levels.
Yeah, you definitely don't need a hard drive cooler...or any of those coolers. You'll be fine without any of them.
This will be much better than you need for any of the applications you mentioned; this is a fairly serious gaming build.
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May 17, 2011 9:46:35 PM

+1 on considering intels 2500K if not just get the 4 core 955BE its better than the 6 core ones for gaming and alot cheaper. Also bulldozer is coming out in a month if you can wait.
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May 17, 2011 10:04:03 PM

correct me if i am wrong but do you even need that powerful of a gpu. those games are very intense i dont think. and for 1600 dollars you can build a much better system
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May 17, 2011 10:28:54 PM

cbrunnem said:
correct me if i am wrong but do you even need that powerful of a gpu. those games are very intense i dont think. and for 1600 dollars you can build a much better system


what would you recommend i am no genius in pc so i have a open mind to suggest a better build
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May 17, 2011 11:23:48 PM

yes!! the i5 2500k!
However the 560ti is already very good.Why do you want to change it?Unless you going for eyefinity 560ti can max games at quite high resolutions.
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May 17, 2011 11:27:47 PM

Case $39.82 nzxt gamma:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/NZXT-Gamma-Classic-Series-ATX...

CPU and M/B i5 2500k and gigabyte z68 $377.61:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

GPU $249.99 gtx 560 ti:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

wireless Keyboard and mouse $19.00:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Logitech-Cordless-Desktop-Key...

CPU HSF hyper 212+ $34.99:
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...

Four extra case fans $15.99:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Cooler-Master-Silent-Fan-120-...

HDD samsung f3 1Tb $59.99:
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Intern...

21.5" 1080p monitor $199.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD/DVD burner $19.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

8Gb ddr3 1600Mhz $80.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

850w corsair PSU $124.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Printer and scanner $99.00:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD boot drive 60Gb $104.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 3pin y cables so you can hook fans to M/B 9.97:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Now I wouldn't put these high end parts into such a cheap case but I was just trying to show you what you could get for your money. I think I included all the parts you originally had but I'm not sure on that.
Total cost: $1437.31 shipped
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May 17, 2011 11:32:23 PM

Oh and you don't need a sound card because the motherboard has built in 7.1 channel audio. HDD cooling is a complete waste and for gaming you want to use a wired connection (built into M/B). Add $100 to my total above for windows which I forgot.
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May 18, 2011 12:37:09 AM

1)Antec LanBoy Air Blue ATX Full Tower Case 185.

2)GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Core i7 Intel X58 ATX LGA1366 220.

3)PROLIMATECH PK-1 THERMAL COMPOUND 14.

4)Sony BD-5300S 12X Internal Blu-Ray BD DVD Drive Burner 140.

5)Ultra 3.5 Internal Enclosure - 2-Bay 2.5 SATA/SSD 37.

6)990X i7 CPU 1063.

7)PSU ROSEWILL|1000W LIGHTNING-1000 R 225.

8)MEM 2Gx3|G.SKILL F3-16000CL9T-6GBT 175.

9)ACC HDD SILVERSTONE| FP55B RT (converts drive bay to 3.5) 20.

10)SSD 128G|CRUCIAL CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 265.

11)HD 1T|SAMSUNG HE103SJ 7K % - OEM 100.

12)2 - EVGA GTX 560ti 249.99+249.99=499.98

13)Windows 7 Ultimate 275.

14)nMEDIAPC 5.25 4 channel fan controler 32.99

For a total of $3,252.

I get 50-70 fps on the lowest setting of Ever Quest 2 while raiding the newest zones, the new public quests and Ring War I drop to 3-20 (could be my DSL connect. ... in the boonies). The vid. cards are SLI, My MB has safe OC settings for the CPU, I keep it on 3.90 GHz, Nvidia has OC software you can download for free with no suggestions on OC settings other than, if you do, you void warranty. As for advise I only bougt the best I could afford, and read the owners manuels to figure out how to put it together. I posted just as an example of the performance of what I have compared to what you want to buy. In the future I'll be getting CPU and Graphics water cooling if I can figure out if they make a cooler for the 560ti cards, not sure if they changed the board or not and Nvidia won't reply to my questions. I found out the SSD internal hot swap bay won't work for sata 3 SSD's and they don't make one for sata 3 yet ... that I could find.
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May 18, 2011 1:04:01 AM

aries1aa said:
1)Antec LanBoy Air Blue ATX Full Tower Case 185.

2)GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R Core i7 Intel X58 ATX LGA1366 220.

3)PROLIMATECH PK-1 THERMAL COMPOUND 14.

4)Sony BD-5300S 12X Internal Blu-Ray BD DVD Drive Burner 140.

5)Ultra 3.5 Internal Enclosure - 2-Bay 2.5 SATA/SSD 37.

6)990X i7 CPU 1063.

7)PSU ROSEWILL|1000W LIGHTNING-1000 R 225.

8)MEM 2Gx3|G.SKILL F3-16000CL9T-6GBT 175.

9)ACC HDD SILVERSTONE| FP55B RT (converts drive bay to 3.5) 20.

10)SSD 128G|CRUCIAL CTFDDAA128MAG-1G1 265.

11)HD 1T|SAMSUNG HE103SJ 7K % - OEM 100.

12)2 - EVGA GTX 560ti 249.99+249.99=499.98

13)Windows 7 Ultimate 275.

14)nMEDIAPC 5.25 4 channel fan controler 32.99

For a total of $3,252.

I get 50-70 fps on the lowest setting of Ever Quest 2 while raiding the newest zones, the new public quests and Ring War I drop to 3-20 (could be my DSL connect. ... in the boonies). The vid. cards are SLI, My MB has safe OC settings for the CPU, I keep it on 3.90 GHz, Nvidia has OC software you can download for free with no suggestions on OC settings other than, if you do, you void warranty. As for advise I only bougt the best I could afford, and read the owners manuels to figure out how to put it together. I posted just as an example of the performance of what I have compared to what you want to buy. In the future I'll be getting CPU and Graphics water cooling if I can figure out if they make a cooler for the 560ti cards, not sure if they changed the board or not and Nvidia won't reply to my questions. I found out the SSD internal hot swap bay won't work for sata 3 SSD's and they don't make one for sata 3 yet ... that I could find.


umm that's way over my budget as for "I posted just as an example of the performance of what I have compared to what you want to buy" i do not need this thread becoming mine is bigger than yours thread. as for other statements i know oc will void everything, but now a days warranties and exchange on electronics is not that long so i fig why not. and last i will read everything i get but even at that i still have someone more able to put it together than me, but that will help my tech skills
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May 18, 2011 1:57:54 AM

1) Antec 300 Illusion -$69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2) Core i5-2500k $225
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

3) ASUS P8Z68-V LGA 1155 Z68 mobo $210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

4) CORSAIR XMS 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 - 1333 Memory $48
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

5) EVGA GTX 560 TI $230
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

6)XFX Core Pro 550W PSU $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

7) Samsung Spintpoint F3 1TB HDD $65
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?
Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=Spintpoint%20f3%20drive

8) Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit $100 (OEM)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

9) Asus VH236H 23" Monitor 1920x1080 $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

10) Coolermaster Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

A solid build of $1218 without taxes =]
You can add another $100 for peripherals
So $1318 and a good (and hopefully) balanced system.

Tim
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May 18, 2011 7:14:23 AM

A few more notes for you:

With the z68 chipset you can use the new SSD caching feature if you just wanted to purchase a small SSD (40Gb or so) for the time being.

The Hyper 212+ will be a really tight fit with the gamma, if you choose to go that route. I read that with it installed you cannot use one of the top fan slots and one of the side fan slots. An alternative would be the hyper TX-3 ($19.00 at walmart.com) since it uses a 92mm fan rather than a 120mm fan it should be a little bit smaller.

The Antec 300 illusion is nice, but you might look into the cooler master haf 912 also since it has cable management features and is a little cheaper.

And I made a mistake the monitor I posted was $119.99 not $199.99 so the total is $80 less than whatever I had up there.

Be sure to post up what you choose to buy in the end and you should build it yourself it is fun and easy.
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May 18, 2011 8:33:10 AM

Now is a very bad time to build a new system. I'd recommend you wait till after the "Bulldozer" level motherboards become available. Best scenario is that you get access to a potentially better CPU / Board, worst is that the prices on current stuff go down. Its a Win / Win situation for you.

When building a rig focus on a few things first and foremost, quality of motherboard and quality of power supply. I recommend a Corsair HX1000 if your leaning towards a serious setup.

Get 16GB (4 x 4) of DDR3 minimum, today this is so cheap you might as well stock up for future use.

For AMD I'd recommend the Phenom II X4 975, this is only if I ~had~ to recommend a cpu right now. I'd much rather to wait till AM3+ platform comes so you won't be stuck with an outdated board.
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May 18, 2011 1:46:57 PM

he's gaming he doesnt need 16gb of ram or even 8 gb of ram. and why not recommend the 955be its the same cpu but clock a little lower but he can save the money and overclock it himself
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May 18, 2011 4:49:13 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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