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Just a Gaming Rig for SWTOR

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November 30, 2011 6:48:50 PM

I have build a few computers in the past and every time I have decided to build one I come here to find out what would be some good setups to build. So I leave it to you folks again to help me out. I want to build a new gaming rig. I want it to run well at 60+ fps when I play Star Wars Old Republic with all gfx in game options turned up/ set to full. I would like to stick with the motherboard listed below.


Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of the year

Budget Range: 1000+

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming playing MMO's like World of Warcraft and the soon to be released SWTOR

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, Tigerdirect

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Black Edition

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I want it to run well at 60+ fps when I play Star Wars Old Republic with all gfx in game options turned up.

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November 30, 2011 7:11:47 PM

Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

THANK YOU for filling out the form! Saved me the trouble of asking you :lol: 

SWTOR eh? Doable for sure. SWTOR doesn't have very stringent requirements to play at 1080p.

Now, you want an Asus Rampage? Why! It's a good motherboard for sure but you should worry about other things first. A cheap and simple board like the one below should work excellently.

Try this build!

CPU: i5-2400 $190
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo: ASRock Gen3 $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM: Corsair 1600MHz 8GB $40
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: GTX 570 $340
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
GTX 560 Ti $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU: Enermax 82+ 750w $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD: OCZ Agility 3 $170
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That leaves the case and HDD. Find the best deal you can on an HDD locally and pick a sweet case!
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November 30, 2011 7:33:37 PM

I like the build you put together and with the money you saved me on my Mobo I could get another gfx card. To answer your question why asus, well I have always used them in the past and have been very happy with the build and performance, and I guess I am kinda scared to use anything else.
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November 30, 2011 7:43:01 PM

Ahh, I hear that. We can go Asus if you want! Just know the Rampage series is comprised of very high end motherboard, and is out of place on a build like this. ASRock actually used to be Asus' budget line, but split off into a separate company.

I would advise against getting 2 GPU's. WoW doesn't support SLI and I doubt you'll need it for SWTOR. If you plan on playing games like BF3 then by all means look into it.
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November 30, 2011 8:10:16 PM

Guess my other question is will this build give me the fps that I am looking for?
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November 30, 2011 8:21:07 PM

In WoW it will exceed 60FPS FOR SURE it will probably exceed 100FPS. For SWTOR? Hard to say. I'd say you'll get 60FPS on max but I don't know much about the game.
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November 30, 2011 9:04:33 PM

The 2500k and 2600k are nearly identical. The big difference is Hyper Threading.
Hyper Threading doesn't benefit games, so there's no need for the i7.
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November 30, 2011 9:13:01 PM

Ok very good to know, my next question is, what about running a 580 card? Also thank you for all your help.
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November 30, 2011 9:15:10 PM

A 580 is overkill. That's about all there is to it, lol
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November 30, 2011 9:24:48 PM

ok ok nuff said. :) 
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December 1, 2011 4:55:44 PM

Anyone else have any input?
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December 1, 2011 5:03:01 PM

The Mobo Looks great, but I'm not convinced of ASROCK's quality, read Newegg's reviews of the board before you buy.

2500K for sure. Buy something that overclocks if you are getting a P67 or Z68 board. If not a K processor get a baby board.

Save some money on the PSU

OCZ 700 w 80+ modular for $60 after rebates.

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

I'm running an ASUS P8P67 vanilla and it works great, but I'm kicking myself for not waiting for a Z68.
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December 1, 2011 5:05:10 PM

Instead of the 2400, I would go for the 2500K so you have the ability to overclock if needed.
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December 1, 2011 6:20:37 PM

cyborg28 said:
The Mobo Looks great, but I'm not convinced of ASROCK's quality, read Newegg's reviews of the board before you buy.

2500K for sure. Buy something that overclocks if you are getting a P67 or Z68 board. If not a K processor get a baby board.

Save some money on the PSU

OCZ 700 w 80+ modular for $60 after rebates.

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

I'm running an ASUS P8P67 vanilla and it works great, but I'm kicking myself for not waiting for a Z68.



What mobo would you use then?
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December 1, 2011 6:28:45 PM

The Mobo looks good. I just checked out the comments on the ASUS and Gigabyte z68 boards and there are just as many complaints. If you get a dud you get a dud, doesn't matter who makes it.
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December 1, 2011 6:35:17 PM

Sure, but it is over $200 and still gets 14% one egg ratings.
The asrock @ $125 is getting 6% one eggs.

I know people expect less of a $125 board, but it seems ok.

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December 1, 2011 8:34:23 PM

2500k. the K processor can overclock to crazy levels while the non-K can barely overclock at all. No contest.
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December 1, 2011 10:26:27 PM

Oh striker,

The ram you linked I think is the wrong one. DO you have a link to the one you mentioned?

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December 1, 2011 10:29:23 PM

Good catch. Fixed.
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December 1, 2011 11:20:18 PM

Thanks :)  making my shopping list now.
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December 6, 2011 8:07:02 PM

Just read the article on Star Wars: The Old Republic: PC Performance, Benchmarked here on Toms and after reading it I am thinking of switching my GPU to a Radeon HD 6970, thoughts ?
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December 7, 2011 1:03:58 AM

Sure. You'll lose a bit of performance in WoW but it won't be anything noticeable.
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