Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New build suggestions - gaming

Last response: in Systems
Share
October 20, 2011 9:51:59 PM

Hi,
building a gaming computer.
so here's the basics:
Approximate Purchase Date: this month
Budget Range: about $1500
System Usage: gaming
Parts Preferences: Intel CPU (not AMD), GPU with physX
Overclocking: No
SLI or Crossfire: maybe in the future
Additional Comments: small SSD for daily use, second external HD for all other stuff. probably means only one/two games installed simultaneously on SSD, but that's OK
not required: whatever is not on the list

what i was thinking about:
CPU: Intel core i5-2500k
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-P67X-UD3-B3
RAM: Kingston Hyper X (2x4GB) 1600MHz DDR3
GPU: Asus ENGTX570 1280MB GDDR5
HD1: CT064M4SSD2 CRUCIAL SSD M4 64GB
HD2: Western digital My Passport essential 500GB
PSU: CORSAIR 750W 750TX
CASE: ANTEC THREE HUNDRED
OS: Windows 7 home premium 64bit

i'd be glad to get your suggestions!
a b 4 Gaming
October 20, 2011 10:28:57 PM

I don't think you are ever going to need SLI if you have a single monitor, by the time a GTX 570 can't run games at 1080P it won't be worth getting another. I'd get a cheaper ~550W PSU and an internal storage drive. You could get a slightly cheaper motherboard then too, I'd make these savings towards a 128GB SSD.
October 20, 2011 10:40:17 PM

Quote:
I don't think you are ever going to need SLI if you have a single monitor, by the time a GTX 570 can't run games at 1080P it won't be worth getting another. I'd get a cheaper ~550W PSU and an internal storage drive.


i agree. if youre planning to SLI i suggest do it now or never(with dual monitor, of course) OR invest in a better graphics card, which would be a gtx580 or 590. those would for sure give you the "bang for your buck".

and definitely you can save some money on spending on a less power PSU... something like this...
http://www.eio.com/p-21223-cooler-master-rs550-pcare3-u...

but yeah, like he said, it doesnt have to be an SSD but that extra spare money saving from the PSU can go towards investing into other parts too
!