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Gaming rig 1100-1200

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October 22, 2011 10:22:39 PM

Thanks in advance

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Soonish

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming (Skyrim, forsaken world, things of the like),streaming blu-ray isos ,transfer of data

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, moniter

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg or any website that's trusted and has good prices

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel or comparable. If possible an i7 would be ideal.

OVERCLOCKING: Doesn't matter / SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Preferable

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I value performance, quiet is a bonus, but not a necessity.

I've seen similar articles, but none that are quite what I want. I appreciate any part suggestions/lists and will likely ask questions if I don't understand a choice, bear with me please. ^^ Thanks.

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October 22, 2011 10:41:29 PM

Do a quick search in the new build category and see if there is something you like - there have been many threads just like yours.
-Bruce
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Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $89.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $179.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: 16GB Kingston Hyper X Blu 1333MHz 1.5V - $99.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $69.99
Optical: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner - $20.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560TI 2GB - $229.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - $99.99

Total: $1164.99
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October 24, 2011 9:14:06 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $89.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $179.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: 16GB Kingston Hyper X Blu 1333MHz 1.5V - $99.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM - $69.99
Optical: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner - $20.99
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560TI 2GB - $229.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit - $99.99

Total: $1164.99

Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.
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October 24, 2011 9:58:17 PM

AbdullahG said:
Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.


Spot on recommendations ...... go with 8GB 1600 speed ram, save yourself $50 then I would also get that ASRock Motherboard .....that mobo is ROCK solid and would save you extra money. Also I am a HUGE fan of the Samsung spinpoint over the Seagate. That would save you an addition 10-20 depending if Newegg has it on sale which it often does. Then you can get a better fan/heatsink, save the money or get something else you wanted ...Maybe an SSD boot drive?
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October 24, 2011 11:18:45 PM

AbdullahG said:
Nice build actually. However, lighten down on the RAM. Getting 8GB is more reasonable, anything more is useless for your use and actually has a negative effect in terms of gaming. An AsRock Extreme3 Gen3 would be a better board for the price.


Yeah that is true - but RAM is so cheap right now why not max it out?

And I own that Gigabyte board and really like it (I actually have the UD3P not the UD3H) - I don't really know much about Asrock boards.

Although on my build - what if you went to 8GB RAM and put in a 64GB SSD?

Try this build out:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 4 - $189.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB PC12800 1600MHz 1.5V - $51.99
SSD: Crucial M4 64GB - $109.99
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB - $69.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 560 TI - $209.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit - $99.99

Total: $1291 ($1191 without OS)
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October 26, 2011 3:33:30 PM

I forgot to include one important thing which will probably change the build a decent bit. I don't require an OS

Also: Thank you for the suggestions. ^^
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October 26, 2011 10:11:53 PM

Piastol said:
I forgot to include one important thing which will probably change the build a decent bit. I don't require an OS

Also: Thank you for the suggestions. ^^


Yeah - most people usually forget that, and it definitely throws people off in terms of pricing. If that's the case - I'd invest the extra $100 in a better video card (maybe EVGA 570 or Sapphire or XFX 6970), or increase the capacity of the SSD.
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October 28, 2011 4:06:11 PM

What's the benefit of having a SSD and a HD?
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October 28, 2011 4:32:04 PM

Piastol said:
What's the benefit of having a SSD and a HD?


The smaller SSD can act as a cache for much larger HDs speeding up file load and transfer times.
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October 28, 2011 5:49:39 PM

Thanks again, I hadn't thought of that.
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November 1, 2011 8:16:02 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah that is true - but RAM is so cheap right now why not max it out?

Because too much RAM can decrease gaming performance. It heats up, can cause instability, and so on.
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