Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Looking For Feedback Before Order.

Last response: in Systems
Share
July 18, 2011 9:03:14 AM

Hello everyone, new to Toms Hardware, and I am almost done ordering my new build. Looking for suggestions, and hoping that everything is compatible with one another.

Approximate Purchase Date: This week.

Budget Range:
1200$ Before Rebates, will go higher slightly if needed.

System Usage: Gaming. Obviously interent browsing, but gaming mostly.

Parts Not Required:Case, Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Optical Drive and OS.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com will switch if deal is obviously better elsewhere.

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia.

Overclocking:
Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Possibly as prices drop.

Monitor Resolution:
1680 x 1050, future 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments:
Have the GTX 285 from old build, noise not a problem. Not much else, don't want ATI or AMD.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Case: Antec 1200
(already have)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 PRO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB DDR3 (x2)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:
GTX 285, I know its older and may bottleneck but Im ok with waiting till 500 series drops a little.

PSU: Antec CP-1000 1000W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 120GB SATA III
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


All feedback and comments are welcomed and much appreciated. Thanks!

Edit: Have changed from the Deluxe to the Pro. Switched ram from 1.65V to 1.5V due to sandy bridge. Went with Antec CP1000, cheaper and have the Antec 1200 case.

More about : feedback order

July 18, 2011 9:29:56 AM

Are you buying the GTX 285 or do you have it from a old build?

Also it would be nice if you could fill out this form.
m
0
l
July 18, 2011 9:32:05 AM

^ Do you stick with a single card config or would like to go SLI late on??
m
0
l
Related resources
July 18, 2011 10:39:28 AM

Quote:
Randomacts

Are you buying the GTX 285 or do you have it from a old build?


Also it would be nice if you could fill out this form.


Its from an old build. Form filled and added.


Quote:
gkay09

^ Do you stick with a single card config or would like to go SLI late on??


There is a chance I would go SLI, but kinda a small one I wouldn't.
m
0
l
July 18, 2011 12:45:41 PM

Optical drive? My first choice is Samsung, closely followed by LG.

Keep in mind that the Antec cases do not come with a system speaker. They are not expensive ($2 - $3), but you should have one.
m
0
l
July 18, 2011 1:55:27 PM

ill give you the typical advice, i dont know if you want to hear it.

-the i5-2500k will give you similar gaming performance for $100 less.
-there are many good p67 and z68 mobos now in the $140-170 range, the deluxe isnt going to be worth the extra money unless you can make use of the added features, which i doubt.
-if you want to SLI in the future, youll want a bigger PSU. how big, of course, depends on which GPUs you plan to SLI.
based on your part selection, you seem like a high-end user. The Antec 1200 allows you to use Antec's CP-850 and CP-1000, which are excellent and affordable power supplies that only fit in select cases (like the antec 1200)
m
0
l
July 19, 2011 4:33:04 AM

memory voltage for sandy bridge is recommended at 1.5v you have select 1.65v would suggest this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd go with the ASUS pro over the delux got good reviews and cheaper and agree with Gkay that you'll need to up your power supply to 850 and above for SLI. I don't see the reason for the antec 1200 as its huge but each to their own but you could save a fair amount of cash by changing it to the coolermaster advanced II, good case cheap with good airflow and room for all your stuff.
m
0
l
July 19, 2011 4:47:57 AM

shadow1942 said:
memory voltage for sandy bridge is recommended at 1.5v you have select 1.65v would suggest this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd go with the ASUS pro over the delux got good reviews and cheaper and agree with Gkay that you'll need to up your power supply to 850 and above for SLI. I don't see the reason for the antec 1200 as its huge but each to their own but you could save a fair amount of cash by changing it to the coolermaster advanced II, good case cheap with good airflow and room for all your stuff.

My mistake, I already have the case from a previous build, will edit original post.
m
0
l
July 19, 2011 11:51:25 AM

looks good buddy, goodluck with it
m
0
l
!