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$700 System - Video Production/Editing + GAMING!

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July 3, 2011 12:44:05 AM

Ohi,

I was recently looking at a new build to replace my old, what seems to be outdated system, I came together with these parts -


CASE -
Thermaltake V3 Gaming ATX Tower Case

CPU -
Intel i5-2300 2.8GHz 6MB Socket LGA1155

Noctua NH-C12P-SE14 Performance CPU Cooler



MOTHERBOARD -
Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3R-B3 MB LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Chipset

HARD DRIVES -
Seagate 2TB SATA III Barracuda 64MB Cache
74GB Western Digital Raptor 10K RPM SATA

GPU -
Gigabyte ATi HD4890 (open to changing this) 1GB GDDR5

Sound -
Creative Sound Blaster 5.1ch
Logitech LS-21 2.1ch speakers

DISPLAY -
BenQ E2200HD 21.5 HD 1080P LCD Monitor 1920X1080

POWER -

600W "Corsair" CX-600v2 ATX Power Supply,80 PLUS, 120mm

INPUTS -
New Logitech MK300 Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

I need to know if this config is good to play most games GTA IV mainly at high settings with decent rates, and I know "GTA IV is a bad port" la-de-da, so don't bother mentioning that, just straight up answers! :D 

Will it be a good overclocker GPU/CPU wise?

Can I use my 2.1ch speakers in a 5.1ch sound card?

Thanks.

July 3, 2011 3:51:49 AM

No overclocking on the CPU if you don't get the "K" CPU's. The HD4890 is still a good card so upgrading to a I5 2500K would be a priority for overclock.
Yes you can use your speakers on the 5.1 card but if you do not have the card already just use the onboard digital.
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July 3, 2011 10:01:20 AM

So a i5-2500K over the 2300K?
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July 3, 2011 10:04:57 AM

to what i know, there is no i5-2300k!!
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July 3, 2011 10:26:46 AM

Krimzon, you may need to do a little research on your end. There is no 2300K, there is only the 2100, 2300, 2400, 2500, 2500K, 2600 and 2600K.
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July 3, 2011 4:51:17 PM

The HD4890 is loud, hot, and power hungry, but it is on the same tier as the HD5770. Unless it's an old card you already have, get a HD6850 or 1GB GTX460 instead, or if you can afford it, a GTX560Ti.
Unless you're going for quiet, you don't need an aftermarket CPU cooler for a non-K Sandy Bridge, because they don't overclock. The included stock cooler will suffice.

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July 4, 2011 8:49:11 AM

what about 5850, isn't that meant to be better than the 6850?
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July 4, 2011 1:59:26 PM

The HD5850 is more powerful than the HD6850 and it is a good card.
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July 4, 2011 6:01:15 PM

^ Sadly, stock wise it is low. (IE, Amazon has it. But it takes 2 weeks to ship)
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