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Building my first gaming PC

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March 6, 2012 2:02:16 AM

Hello,
I was thinking of building my first gaming PC so far I was going to put these in there:
-Intel Core i5-2500K
-GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 Intel Z68
-Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8GB (2x4GB)
-EVGA GTX 560 Ti 1GB
-Creative Labs Sound Blaster Audigy 7.1
-Seagate Barracuda 1TB
-Sony Optiarc 24x DVDRW Drive
-Cooler Master HAF 912
-Corsair Builder Series CX600 (600W)

How well will this build work? Like will it work with the most demanding games like Metro 2033?

Also I wasn't sure where to put this ;P

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March 6, 2012 2:05:07 AM

I would go with onboard mother board sound unless you have a specific need for the sound card
the money saved could upgrade another part like the powersupply or video card

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a b 4 Gaming
March 6, 2012 2:07:34 AM

Get rid of the sound card for a cooler master hyper 212+ and a bit better case.
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March 6, 2012 5:38:36 AM

overall not a bad build. but like others have said there is nor real reason to get that sound card as its no better than 1 the onboard. also i wouldnt buy that HDD id rather get 2 samsung spinpoint f3's and raid them for x2 the performance. not only will you get a lot of disk space you will get near ssd read write speeds of 170-250MBps which is fast... (this will by itself get rid of any texture pop problems a game may have)
also adding a nice 3rd party cpu cooler wont do any harm either...
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March 6, 2012 7:48:06 AM

For just $159 you can get an HD 6870 with very similar specs (just slightly lower) to a GTX 560 Ti and for just $59 more than one GTX 560 Ti you can have two HD 6870's in CrossFire for better overall performance than a GTX 580.

This article might help you decide: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/31185-powercolor-radeon-hd-6870-x2-graphics-card-review/?page=3 Not only is the HD 6870's performance excellent, but In the Value Analysis at the end of the article the HD 6870 wins in both (all) categories.

Results for many popular cards and card combos (CF/SLI) are also compared in the article. :sol: 
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March 6, 2012 9:03:16 AM

Looks alrite except the sound card just run the on board sound as if it's built as a gaming pc you probably won't need a specialized sound card
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a b 4 Gaming
March 7, 2012 5:30:30 AM

Idonno said:
For just $159 you can get an HD 6870 with very similar specs (just slightly lower) to a GTX 560 Ti and for just $59 more than one GTX 560 Ti you can have two HD 6970's in CrossFire for better overall performance than a GTX 580.

This article might help you decide: http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/graphics/31185-powercolor-radeon-hd-6870-x2-graphics-card-review/?page=3 Not only is the HD 6870's performance excellent, but In the Value Analysis at the end of the article the HD 6870 wins in both (all) categories.

Results for many popular cards and card combos (CF/SLI) are also compared in the article. :sol: 

You mean 6870!
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March 7, 2012 6:00:30 AM

amuffin said:
You mean 6870!


Yea, that's it. I see I wrote 6970 in one of my previous posts, I'll correct that. 6870 is what I meant. THX :sol: 
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