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Needs advice on 2205$ Gameing build.

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June 17, 2011 10:56:34 AM

Okay, so for the past month and a half i have been gameing on my laptop since my main pc's motherboard broke down. Right now i am running games on the LOWEST POSSIBLE SETTINGSE + an EXTERNAL FAN attached to my workstation so that it dodoesn't shutdown from the heat.

I've had enough of this &%¤#!!

Right now i am looking at buying a pc for around 2205$ or 12000 Dkk

So far i am looking at the following setup:

Core i7 I7-2600K 8 MB (2000dkk, 367$)
XFX Radeon HD 6970 (2 GB) (2619dkk, 481$)
OCZ Vertex 3 Series MAX IOPS Edition 120 GB (1988dkk, 365$)
Corsair Vengeance 2 x 4 GB ( 787dkk, 144$)
ASRock Z68 Extreme4 (1254dkk, 230$)
Seasonic X-760 X-Series 80+ Gold 760W (1190dkk, 218$)
Total price:( 9838dkk, 1808$)

This means that i have around dkk 2162dkk(397$) left for the rest. I might skip a "normal" hard drive the first time around since i have 4tb external space.

What would you guys suggest that i spend the last 397$ on? I still need a good cpu cooling system (not water cooling) and a case (tower)! (Since i am from Denmark everything is a bit more expensive ;)  )
June 17, 2011 11:08:16 AM

Drop OCZ Vertex 3 Series MAX IOPS Edition, you wont see much improved performance over normal version on gaming PC.

WD Caviar Black 1TB for programs.

For case maybe COOLER MASTER HAF X
or if you want big case, check http://www.modders-inc.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&o...

And you probably also don't need i7-2600, its nice for workstation to have 8 threads, but i5-2500's 4 cores are enough for games.
Best CPU cooler is Noctua NH-D14, but due its huge dimensions it have issues with higher profile memory modules so its better to check compatibility with memory you chose.
June 17, 2011 12:12:04 PM

xrodney said:

Best CPU cooler is Noctua NH-D14, but due its huge dimensions it have issues with higher profile memory modules so its better to check compatibility with memory you chose.


The Noctua NH-D14 isn't Compatible with Corsair Vengeance
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June 17, 2011 12:48:11 PM

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June 17, 2011 2:00:53 PM

It does, the only problem is CPU cooler being too close to the High profiel ram, either switch to a lower profile ram, GSkill snipers, corsair dominators, mushkin blackline or switch to a cpu cooler that isnt as massive as a Noctua D14.

The 6970 will work perfectly fine with an Z68 board.
June 17, 2011 2:17:09 PM

The ASRock Z68 Extreme4 will work with any of those individual parts. but the Noctua will not work with high profile (tall) RAM. I understand that you don't want water cooling, but a closed loop system like the Antec H20 620 or 920 will allow you to keep your choice in RAM and doesn't take up a huge space over your mobo.

Regarding the SSD, it will not improve gaming, but it does make a difference in your overall experience. Quicker bootup program loading and shutdown, and lower noise are the major advantages. The downside is they are expensive. I'd recommend that you keep an SSD, but there are cheaper alternatives.
June 17, 2011 2:53:51 PM

What about the Thermalright’s MUX-120? It should allow high profile ram and is also quite good for cooling (not as good as Noctua D14 though)
June 17, 2011 3:42:03 PM

The Thermalright's MUX-120 costs 93$ or 500dkk.
So that means that i will have 304$ left for case. Any suggestions?
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