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Custom gaming pc, please help!

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August 13, 2011 5:57:05 AM

*BASE_PRICE:[+1199]

BLUETOOTH:None

CARE1:Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

CAS:Raidmax Blackstorm Mid-Tower Gaming Case w/ 180MM Side-Panel Fan and One-Click Side Panel [-13] (Black Color [+0])

CASUPGRADE:12in Liquid Neon Thunder Pattern Light [+15] (Blue Color)

CD:Asus BC-12B1ST 12X Blu-Ray Combo DVDRW Drive [+0] (BLACK COLOR)

CD2:None

CPU:Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)

CS_FAN:Maximum 120MM Case Cooling Fans for your selected case [+9]

FA_HDD:Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System [+21] (1 x System)

FAN:Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Enermax Enlobal Silent High Performance 120MM Fan [+15])

FLASHMEDIA:INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

FREEBIE_CU1:FREE Game - Shogun 2 Coupon: Total War [+0]

FREEBIE_GLASS:None

FREEBIE_HD:None

FREEBIE_VC:FREE Game - Dungeon Siege 3 [+0]

GLASSES:None

HDD:2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)

HDD2:None

IEEE_CARD:None

IUSB:Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

KEYBOARD:( Keyboard & Mouse Combo) Logitech Wireless Desktop MK320 Keyboard & Mouse Combo [+33]

MB_SRT:None

MEMORY:8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module (Corsair Dominator)

MONITOR:None

MONITOR2:None

MONITOR3:None

MOTHERBOARD:* [CrossFireX] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified)

MOUSE:XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse

MULTIVIEW:Non-SLI/Non-CrossFireX Mode Supports Multiple Monitors

NCSW:None

NETWORK:Killer Xeno Pro Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card [+0]

NOISEREDUCE1:Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels [+29]

OS:Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

OVERCLOCK:Extreme OC (Extreme Overclock 20% or more) [+49]

POWERSUPPLY:950 Watts - XtremeGear Gaming Power Supply [+43]

RUSH:NO; READY TO SHIP IN 5~10 BUSINESS DAYS

SERVICE:STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

SOUND:HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

SPEAKERS:None

TEMP:None

TVRC:None

USB:p PA External 4-Port USB 2.0 Brushed Aluminum Hub [+12]

USBFLASH:None

USBHD:None

USBX:None

VC_PHYSX:None

VIDEO:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+177] (EVGA Powered by NVIDIA)

VIDEO2:None

VIDEO3:None

WNC:None

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a b B Homebuilt system
August 13, 2011 6:10:24 AM

I wouldn't get the i7-2600k because hyper-threading won't improve your gaming performance. I would just get the i5-2500k and overclock it yourself. What site are you using to build this? It's on the expensive side :x Use this instead:
http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Z68_Confi... You'll get more out of your money. Get an i5-2500k > 8GB RAM should be free upgrade [1600mhz] > 1tb - 2tb HDD -> GTX 570 basically whatever you want haha. I hope this site works for you, you didn't give me your location or anything.
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August 13, 2011 6:13:56 AM

cyberpower pc

I have built one other gaming PC in the past in 2003. this is my second attempt. i don't mind spending this amount becuase im hoping it will last me a while. and criticism or advise is fully welcome.
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August 14, 2011 3:25:30 AM

no one else have any help?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 14, 2011 4:59:36 AM

probably not "help", here's my opinions.

I'd go with raid 0 (striped) disks for faster boot times and faster game loads. Cost is trivial, value is noticable.

I'm not a fan of water cooling or large processor overclocks.

Needing a "Vigor iSURF II Hard Disk Drive Cooling System" says bad air flow? Or i'd drop this part.

"Sound Absorbing Foam on Side, Top And Bottom panels " good choice

"Killer Xeno Pro Gigabit High Speed Online Gaming PCI Network Interface Card" even free is this better than enet off the mb ? It uses a slot. There controversy on the technology. Toms did an article. "the $130 Killer Xeno Pro achieved results comparable to what a freeware Firefox plug-in offered, and that's during the load test. In the tests we did when we weren't congesting network bandwidth with multiple downloads, we experienced no notable difference in game latency and no significant advantage or disadvantage in frame rates when comparing the Killer Xeno Pro to an integrated gigabit network card." http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/killer-xeno-pro,234...

"i7-2600K " Good. When asked tell them "because it has a bigger cache than the i5-2500" I've ordered an i7-2600 too.

GeForce GTX 570 HD 2.5GB Outstanding. there are cheaper sli/crossfire solutions that deliver same performance. I've only used single card solutions. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-graphics-card,...
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August 14, 2011 2:16:58 PM

2368133,5,367871 said:
probably not "help", here's my opinions.



I'm not a fan of water cooling or large processor overclocks. "



just because It's been a while since I built my last pc, are there any disadvantages to overclocking a large processor? i guess the main reason I overclocked it is because i want the computer to last me 6 to 10 years at least so if the i7 becomes obsolete, i want to be able to have it overclocked to meet performance standards of any newer upcoming products. my reasoning could be completely off though. would love some clarification :) .

also my motherboard i selected is another concern. if anyone has any comments to add on that I'd greatly appreciate it.

Thanks guys, I plan on making a final decision in the next 48 hours so please keep any criticism or comments coming


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August 14, 2011 11:55:43 PM

anyone?
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