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August 12, 2011 1:59:53 PM

Been making a new build for my gaming needs, since my current gaming computer is way out of date.

Well, here it is.

MOTHERBOARD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 118.99

CPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 219.99

RAM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 79.99

HDD - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 54.99

DISK DRIVE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 18.99

PSU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 139.99

GPU - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 599.00

FRONT DISPLAY - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 57.98

CASE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - 179.99

Overall Price = $1499.90

(NOTE: 1. I know the price is off by about $30, but that's cause I'm not including the CPU Fan I'm going to buy. 2. Sorry for putting links, instead of names, I just copy and paste the links.)

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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 2:07:44 PM

1866Mhz ram vs 1600Mhz hardly makes no real world performance difference therefore i would reccommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if your stuck on 1866 Mhz ram then this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the samsung F3 gives much better performance than that caviar green drive, at $5 more and 250GB more memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

why that PSU? this PSU would give similar performance and reliability:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

and i would reccommend this case over that but thats really up to you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 2:08:49 PM

MEM - No need for overclocking modules. The DDR3-1600 CL7 1.5v would perform better at a lower cost.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - Scratch the WD Green. Samsung F3 1TB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - The Gigabyte Super Overclock GTX 580 is $500 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 12, 2011 5:08:47 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
1866Mhz ram vs 1600Mhz hardly makes no real world performance difference therefore i would reccommend this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

but if your stuck on 1866 Mhz ram then this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

the samsung F3 gives much better performance than that caviar green drive, at $5 more and 250GB more memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

why that PSU? this PSU would give similar performance and reliability:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

and i would reccommend this case over that but thats really up to you:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Well, as for your RAM recommendations, they're not far enough of a price difference to swing my opinon.
Hmmmm, nice, I'll switch the HDD
Sorry, but I want the 850 so I don't have to change it in the future, and I ONLY do 80+GOLD.
As for the case, yeah, it's cheaper with more fans, but I hate all the flashy lights and funny looking cases.
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August 12, 2011 5:14:14 PM

sadams04 said:
MEM - No need for overclocking modules. The DDR3-1600 CL7 1.5v would perform better at a lower cost.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HD - Scratch the WD Green. Samsung F3 1TB...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU - The Gigabyte Super Overclock GTX 580 is $500 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler - Hyper 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


As for RAM, I'm good. (Plus, that says "Made for P68 Motherboards, the one I'm looking at is a Z68)
Yeah, 1TB's aren't that much more expensive, I'm still searching around.
That GPU's ram is half of the MSi I'm looking at, sure $100 bucks less, but hey, I got the money, why the Hell not?
Weird, that's the EXACT same CPU fan I was looking at. (That's why in my "NOTE" I said "about $30)
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August 12, 2011 5:43:48 PM

the psu you have there is a 650w, you mentioned that you wanted an 850w gold?
your RAM has very tall heatsinks. make sure they wont interfere with your CPU fan.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 5:54:19 PM

rccola2424 said:
As for RAM, I'm good. (Plus, that says "Made for P68 Motherboards, the one I'm looking at is a Z68)


Keep in mind that DDR3-1600 CL7 is faster than DDR3-1866 CL9 (note the latency levels). Also, don't pay attention to the "Made for..." stuff. That is all marketing crap... The more important part is making sure you use 1.5v modules which you are.

Regarding the Hyper 212+, if you want to ensure GREAT cooling, add another 120mm fan to supplement the stock one. Setting up the two fans in a push / pull configuration will keep your temps in check nicely while overclocking.
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August 12, 2011 7:45:48 PM

Uhhhh, sorry for the sudden change in the build, but I was talking to my friend and he was saying "Why not go the extra mile and get a 6-core i7?" Well, my response, of course, was "Cause an i7 6-core costs atleast double the one I'm using now" he left later on, and I remembered.... AMD has their X6 Phenom II 6-core for half the price of the i7 6-core.
Well.
Long story short, I've changed to an AMD Phenom II X6 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).
Which I think is a good decision and all, but there's a tick in clock that isn't working right, the mother board I chose ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) says that for any ram 1600+ it's gotta be O.C.'d, and... well.... to tell you the truth I have no clue where to find over-clocked RAM, or how to O.C. RAM.
Help?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 12, 2011 11:08:24 PM

rccola2424 said:
Uhhhh, sorry for the sudden change in the build, but I was talking to my friend and he was saying "Why not go the extra mile and get a 6-core i7?" Well, my response, of course, was "Cause an i7 6-core costs atleast double the one I'm using now" he left later on, and I remembered.... AMD has their X6 Phenom II 6-core for half the price of the i7 6-core.
Well.
Long story short, I've changed to an AMD Phenom II X6 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ).
Which I think is a good decision and all, but there's a tick in clock that isn't working right, the mother board I chose ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) says that for any ram 1600+ it's gotta be O.C.'d, and... well.... to tell you the truth I have no clue where to find over-clocked RAM, or how to O.C. RAM.
Help?


even though the 1100T has 2 more cores the 2500K beats it in EVERYTHING including heavily threaded applications:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288

notice the 2500K in gaming gets 45FPS more in some games!
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August 12, 2011 11:59:38 PM

ps3hacker12 said:
even though the 1100T has 2 more cores the 2500K beats it in EVERYTHING including heavily threaded applications:
http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/203?vs=288

notice the 2500K in gaming gets 45FPS more in some games!


Hmmmmm...... What Video card were they using?
USing an nVidia card supposedly doesn't fit too well with an AMD processor.
But, yeah, I guess I whould head back to good ol' Intel anyway.
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August 13, 2011 1:06:23 AM

How about this ...

i7-2600k - $315
Sapphire HD 6950 2Gb x2 - $530 (outperforms GTX580)
EVGA P67 FTW - $270
G Skill Ripjaw X DDR3 2133 - $100
NZXT Phantom - $125
Raidmax RX-850AE 80+ GOLD - 850W - $120
Samsung F3 - $60

Total comes to $1520

Also you can dump this RAM and get cheaper DDR3 1600 and instead add CPU cooler. And screw Cooler master h212+ go for Noctua or Prolimatech. Might kick u to 1600 though

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