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October 25, 2011 12:08:06 PM

Hi there,

I'm working on putting together a new game PC. The following list is what i managed to build with the information i found in reviews and benchmarks.
I would appreciate that people would give me thoughts en opinion about that list and give me feedback about how i can improve it or make it cost less. Off course without loss of quality or performance of the system.

Thanks in advance!

starting points:
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• low working volume
• upgrading possible
• overclocking possible
• medium cost

build:
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• motherboard: Asus 1155 Maximus IV Extreme P67
• CPU: Intel i7-2600K
• fan: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
• ram: Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 3x4GB
• graphic card: Asus GTX580
• SSD: OCZ technologie Vertex3 120GB 2,5
• power supply: Corsair TX 850W V2 power supply
• tower: Corsair Graphite 600 T

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October 25, 2011 12:19:11 PM

You are using triple channel memory on a motherboard designed to use dual channel.

ie, Don't use 3x4Gb, use 2x4Gb @ 1.5V.

With the extra money, get the ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (Z68). I think it's a more complete motherboard.

If mostly gaming, you can get an i5 2500K.

Remember to update your firmware on your SSD to firmware version 2.15. It will solve most of the issues with the Vertex3.
October 25, 2011 2:24:09 PM

Ok, thanks for the responce.

new build:
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• motherboard: Asus 1155 Maximus IV Extreme P67 ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (Z68)
• CPU: Intel i7-2600K
• fan: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
• ram: Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 3x4GB Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 2x4GB
• graphic card: Asus GTX580
• SSD: OCZ technologie Vertex3 120GB 2,5
• power supply: Corsair TX 850W V2 power supply
• tower: Corsair Graphite 600 T

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October 25, 2011 3:02:00 PM

Have you planned on a storage drive?

I would suggest a 1 or 2Tb HDD (Samsung Spinpoint F3, WD Caviar Black, Seagate Barracuda) for storage of music/movies etc.

With the floods in Thailand, HDD prices have jumped or there is limited stock.

A 120Gb SSD gets filled pretty quickly.

For best results, install OS/Office/Photoshop etc on SSD, files only on HDD.

Go for the Zalman CNPS10X Performa or Coolermaster Hyper 212+ (or EVO). They have excellent performance.
October 25, 2011 3:04:41 PM

I'll second hunuok and recommend the i5-2500k over the i7, though I have a feeling you don't want to make that swap as you just ignored that comment from his post.

you probably still need an HDD, something like a Spinpoint F3. 120GB just isn't very much space.

everything else looks good. i'm assuming you have a monitor, optical drive, operating system etc.
October 25, 2011 6:41:21 PM

To be honest i dit not research the 2500K so i dit not believe the statement: 2500K > 2600K for gaming(sorry).
Now that i dit the research my conclusion is that its is not beter but it has about the same performance for gaming. So why spend more money then needed. Bye bye 2600K and hello 2500K. :) 

Now i'm thinking about the money i will safe from buying a 2500K instead of a 2600K (thanks guys) to invest that in a GTX590 instead of a GTX580. A good idea or just overkill?

About the HDD , the optical and other stuff... i have allready have that from my older system.
October 25, 2011 6:58:27 PM

About the Zalman CNPS10X Quiet.

If you keep in mind the performance and the noise this one gets really good score in the benchmarks.

Dit you propose the Zalman CNPS10X Performa with money in mind or performance or both?
October 26, 2011 4:36:18 AM

Quote:
Now i'm thinking about the money i will safe from buying a 2500K instead of a 2600K (thanks guys) to invest that in a GTX590 instead of a GTX580. A good idea or just overkill?


IMO, don't get the 590. It is a powerful card, but when released was a little underwhelming in performance-the HD6990 is a better card.

It also had issues where some caught on fire. Don't know if this has been rectified.

Assuming you are running a 1920x1080 resolution, a 590 would be wasted on this resolution.

If you want overkill, get a second 580 and run a 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 resolution-ie an IPS 27" Dell U2711 or 30" monitor.

You could also SLI a pair of GTX570s. It depends on how much extra you're willing to spend on "bling".lol.

The cooler you mentioned is the same as the Performa I suggested but with lower RPM fans.

Either way, they are pretty much the same in performance.
October 26, 2011 5:09:44 AM

ginobe said:
Hi there,

I'm working on putting together a new game PC. The following list is what i managed to build with the information i found in reviews and benchmarks.
I would appreciate that people would give me thoughts en opinion about that list and give me feedback about how i can improve it or make it cost less. Off course without loss of quality or performance of the system.

Thanks in advance!

starting points:
----------------
• low working volume
• upgrading possible
• overclocking possible
• medium cost

build:
------
• motherboard: Asus 1155 Maximus IV Extreme P67
• CPU: Intel i7-2600K
• fan: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
• ram: Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 3x4GB
• graphic card: Asus GTX580
• SSD: OCZ technologie Vertex3 120GB 2,5
• power supply: Corsair TX 850W V2 power supply
• tower: Corsair Graphite 600 T

Although an 850w will push dual 580's it's not recommended for the fact it will be working over time and running hot. You want a 950w - 1000w psu to push dual 580's so your psu doesn't crash and burn in a years time.
October 26, 2011 6:11:11 AM

Thanks again for the input.

So my new build:
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• motherboard: Asus 1155 Maximus IV Extreme P67 ASUS Maximus IV Extreme-Z (Z68)
• CPU: Intel i7-2600K i7-2500K
• fan: Zalman CNPS10X Quiet
• ram: Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 3x4GB Corsair DDR3 1600 Vengeance 2x4GB
• graphic card: Asus GTX580
• SSD: OCZ technologie Vertex3 120GB 2,5
• power supply: Corsair TX 850W V2 power supply Corsair PSU Series Gold AX1200 1200 Watt
• tower: Corsair Graphite 600 T

No GTX590 or second GTX580. When needed i will install a second GTX580. Thats why the bigger supply, ready for the second card.

So i'm ready to order or more stuff to switch? :) 
October 26, 2011 8:11:29 AM

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So i'm ready to order or more stuff to switch? :) 


Good to go!
October 26, 2011 10:28:39 AM

Again thank you people for lending me a hand!!!

October 27, 2011 2:00:19 PM

Ok, i was ready to order and i got the a mail from a person who told me that for a SSD i beter used a crucial M4. Any thoughts about this?
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