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June 27, 2011 12:32:51 AM

I've decided to build my first PC which I will use mostly for gaming. And after some research I have come up with this setup:

Case: NZXT Phantom
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 WS REVOLUTION LGA 1155 Intel P67 / NVIDIA NF200 SATA 6Gb/s
RAM: Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
Graphics Card: EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570
Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB
Power Supply:Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91
Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1
DVD Burner: SAMSUNG SH-222AB - OEM

As I said this will be a gaming PC, and I intend to play games like The Witcher 2, StarCraft 2, Skyrim, BFBC2, BF3, TF2, etc. at a resolution of 1920x1080 (single 22'' monitor, no intentions to ever get 2 or 3) and I would like to get at least 30 FPS with all or almost all settings maxed out. Btw I know a 900w psu is a little to much but I might get a second evga 570 in the future for SLI.

Despite my research how this is the first PC I build I don't really know much about how the parts will work togheter or if they are compatible. So I would really like if someone could tell me that and if this PC will fulfill my expectations.


Thanks and I'm sorry if this is too much of a bother :) 

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June 27, 2011 1:51:16 AM

Very well, I will try to find a better HDD. But do you think I will need a SSD?
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June 27, 2011 2:44:56 AM

r0aringdrag0n said:
You should get a HDD with 6gb/s just because it'll be faster
and you can find how to build the system w/ basic explanations of how they work at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw


I don't think there's a mechanical hard drive that can benefit from 6Gb/s SATA instead of 3Gb/s. Some SSDs can run at that speed, which might help with game loading, but I doubt it would help much with framerate which seems to be the OP's main goal.
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June 27, 2011 2:56:30 AM

MauveCloud said:
I don't think there's a mechanical hard drive that can benefit from 6Gb/s SATA instead of 3Gb/s. Some SSDs can run at that speed, which might help with game loading, but I doubt it would help much with framerate which seems to be the OP's main goal.


Well yes, but the thing is that if I get an SSD I will probably have to wait until the next year or so when I have the money. So in the mean time I would need a decently fast HDD =P
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June 27, 2011 3:18:29 AM

As far as I'm concerned, the Spinpoint F3 should give you plenty of performance. I wonder why r0aringdrag0n disagrees.
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June 27, 2011 7:54:40 AM

And what about everything else? Do you think it will work fine?
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June 27, 2011 1:35:52 PM

Yeah, looks fine compatibility-wise.
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June 27, 2011 8:05:12 PM

i think either of them should be ok.
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June 27, 2011 8:31:56 PM

I've heard some people saying that a 850w is ok, but others say I need at least a 950w or 1000w psu =/
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June 28, 2011 2:29:18 AM

I just put your build into a PSU estimator with a 4.5Ghz overclock and SLI and it came out at ~700W, taking capacitor aging and GPU overclocking into account i would go with 850W
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June 28, 2011 3:15:14 AM

Very well, I guess I will get the 850w Corsair PSU and the 6Gb/s HDD.Thank you very much.

Is there anything else anyone wants to add?
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