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February 16, 2012 10:06:31 PM

Hello there!

After doing some research through the forums, I think I have found the items I want to build a new computer.

The current items I have in my computer are: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


The cpu I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The mobo I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The case I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The memory I want: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


What are your opinions on my 'final' options?

I plan on playing games like BF3 maxed (with a good frame rate). Do I need a better CPU??

I really appreciate you taking the time to read this, look forward to replies.

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February 16, 2012 10:37:46 PM

just for your graphic card you will need a psu of 500 wattts with 30 amp on the 12 volts your choice is only 25 amps also did you check memory compatibility with the motherboard for the case will you have enough a good air flow for the components and check the size of the graphic card that she would fit in the case
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February 16, 2012 10:45:54 PM

My current PSU is 550w, so I'm good there.

My main question is if the i5 will be a good enough CPU. I might go a step higher, but I'm not sure.
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February 16, 2012 10:54:28 PM

Thaat i5-2500k is more than enough to handle the system you got.
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February 16, 2012 11:45:32 PM

Thanks for the links, but my 550w works perfectly fine with my card, why do I need an upgrade?
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a c 96 à CPUs
February 16, 2012 11:49:30 PM

it up to you but if you had another graphic card with this one not enough power for both card and some of the others all almost the same price
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February 16, 2012 11:53:04 PM

i5 2500k is perfect for this rig
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February 17, 2012 12:09:37 AM

hert said:
Thanks for the links, but my 550w works perfectly fine with my card, why do I need an upgrade?


i guess because looking at the specs on new egg for your card it says to have a 30 amp 12 volt rail . .

however looking at nvidia's site:
http://www.geforce.com/Hardware/GPUs/geforce-gtx-560ti/...
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 170 W

your PSU is 80 PLUS Certified meaning

25amps*12volts*.80% is 240 watts for your card

and looking at a TOTAL SYSTEM power consumption (354 watts) :
http://images.hardwarecanucks.com/image//skymtl/GPU/GTX-560-ROUNDUP/GTX-560-ROUNDUP-82.jpg

why new egg would suggest a 30 amp rail (30*12) for 360 watts would be speculation on my part. unless they think your getting a 55% efficient PSU.
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February 17, 2012 12:21:30 AM

So you are saying I should stick with the 550w for now? Sorry I'm not too tech savvy.

I basically just want to run great games like BF3 at max settings with a very smooth frame rate. Possibly a consistency above 60 or 80.
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February 17, 2012 12:47:49 AM

hert said:
So you are saying I should stick with the 550w for now? Sorry I'm not too tech savvy.

I basically just want to run great games like BF3 at max settings with a very smooth frame rate. Possibly a consistency above 60 or 80.


looking at the chart on hardware canucks it show the total system power of a "regular" 560ti to be 310 watts and the evga superclocked at 335. so i will assume the SC model will draw 25 more watts.

so going back to the nividia site specs which are 170 watts and adding 25 watts that sum is 195 watts.

since amps*volts=watts than 25*12=300 and 80% (the efficiency of the PSU) of 300 is 240 watts.

unless i am totally missing something here . . . i don't see why not.

HOWEVER: if you have not gotten the psu the suggestion of getting one big fat 12 volt rail instead of two 25 amp rails is a lot more desirable. you would not be able to SLI another card but for that you would need a MUCH beefier psu!
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a c 96 à CPUs
February 17, 2012 12:59:41 AM

we would not suggest you this if the one you choose was enough to power your system safely without any issue or bug
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February 17, 2012 1:11:01 AM

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/322966-28-list-recomm...

i5 2500K will max out BF3 with your 560Ti no probs. Why P67 when you could get Z68
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - UD3

Don't bother for that case.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Rosewill FUTURE
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Rosewill CHALLENGER

Don't that RAM. Intel says 1.6v will void your warranty. Going over 1333 or 1066 will also void your warranty and memory frequency doesn't matter as long as you have good timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - G. Skill 8GB
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February 17, 2012 1:41:01 AM

Okay, so after all of this I think I know what I will be going with..

I will keep my PSU (for now at least): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My card will remain the same: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will upgrade my case to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will upgrade my memory to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My mobo will (possibly) be this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the i5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thoughts? What about a hard drive?
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February 17, 2012 1:47:31 AM

hert said:
Okay, so after all of this I think I know what I will be going with..

I will keep my PSU (for now at least): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My card will remain the same: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will upgrade my case to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I will upgrade my memory to: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

My mobo will (possibly) be this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the i5: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Thoughts? What about a hard drive?

Use the same HDD since the price is inflated due to the flood. SSDs on the other hand, are cheaper than ever so it's your choice if you want to get an SSD or not.

Everything looks good.
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February 17, 2012 1:48:29 AM

scout_03 said:
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got a mouse in your pocket?
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a c 96 à CPUs
February 17, 2012 1:59:10 AM

i will not discuss is choice and what you suggest but he will be soon back on forum for help
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February 17, 2012 2:04:18 AM

e56imfg said:
Don't that RAM. Intel says 1.6v will void your warranty. Going over 1333 or 1066 will also void your warranty and memory frequency doesn't matter as long as you have good timings.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - G. Skill 8GB


Doesn't look like it is in stock. Any other suggestions? Sorry for bothering you. I really don't want to mess this whole thing up.
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February 17, 2012 2:11:26 AM


The Vengeance RAM is top quality but it interferes with some CPU coolers so I just wanted to the safe way and recommend you a low profile heat spreader.
If you're staying with the stock cooler or getting a single tower CPU cooler, than go for this RAM. Just don't get the D14 or any other dual tower coolers :]
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February 17, 2012 2:12:35 AM

scout_03 said:
i will not discuss is choice and what you suggest but he will be soon back on forum for help

i guess we will wait and see about that. :) 

give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.
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