Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Solved

Need an Opinion

Last response: in Systems
Share
December 3, 2011 3:10:42 AM

Im building my own pc and im about to start buying my components and like so many before me im coming here to get you guy's opinions
Before i get into it Thank You for clicking my topic and this is my first pc build, is the motherboard and components gonna fit into the case??????

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 USB 3.0 Full Tower Case
Cableclear Cable Management Improves thermal efficiency of the computer system by ensuring power cables don't get in the way of airflow.
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 - Chaser MK-1 features latest internal USB 3.0 header so you get convenient USB 3.0 access right on the front of the case.
HDD Docking Station - another way Thermaltake is leading the revolution on how data are transferred.
Enthusiasts Water Cooling Ready - spacious interior is only the bare minimum when it comes to water cooling.
Heightened Foot Stands gives maximum air intake or exhaust
Chaser MK-1 elevated the entire case so air intake or exhaust will not be interrupted when the system in placed on floor with rug.
Chaser MK-1 features an innovative top removable panel that can be easily transformed to accommodate high-efficiency 24cm radiator!
HDD docking station enables blazing-fast and effortless data transfer to any bare 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive without the need for an enclosure.
Massive Cooling Capability:Addition to 2 oversized 200mm fans with ColorShift & one 140mm rear exhaust fan, 2 additional 200mm fans can be installed

Mother Board: EVGA Core i7
CPU: Socket LGA 1366 Support Intel Core i7 Processor
Chipset: Intel X58 & ICH10R
Memory: 6x 240pin DDR3-1600 DIMMs, Triple Channel, Max Capacity 24GB
Slots: 2x PCI-Express x16 Slots(Support 2-Way/3-way SLI; CrossfireX); 1x PCI-Express x8 Slot; 1x PCI-Express x1 Slot; 2x 32-bit PCI Slots(Support for PCI 2.1)
IDE/SATA: 1x ATA-133 Channel; 6x SATA2 Ports, 2x SATA3 Ports, Support RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 5, JBOD
Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports (8 rear, 4 by headers); 2x USB 3.0 Ports; 2x IEEE1394a Ports (1 rear, 1 by header); 1x PS/2 Keybroad Ports; 2x RJ45 LAN Ports; Audio I/O Jacks

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor
Specs: Quad-core 3.4GHz, 8M Cache, Intel HD Graphics 3000, 95 watt TDP, Dual-channel DDR3 memory support, socket LGA1155
Quad-core processor with Intel Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel HT) delivers eight-way
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology is an advanced means of enabling very high performance while also delivery power-conservation.
8 MB Intel Smart Cache is dynamically shared to each processor core, based on workload
All Core i7 processors have Intel Turbo Boost Technology


Ram: Vengeance Performance Memory Module 24GB (6x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
Density: 24GB (6x4GB Module)
Speed: 1600MHz
Timing: 9-9-9-24
Pin Out: 240 Pin
Intel XMP (Extreme Memory Profile) Support
Lifetime Warranty
Vengeance Performance Memory Module 24GB (6x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Un buffered DIMM Memory for Intel Triple Channel DDR3 platforms
Voltage: 1.5V

Graphics Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3072 MB
GeForce GTX 590 Classified with 630 MHz core clock
PCI-Express 2.0
3072 MB 768-bit 0.4ns GDDR5 Memory
3456 MHz Memory Clock and 1260 MHz Shader Clock
331.7 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
3072 MB 768-bit 04ns GDDR5 Memory
3317 GB/sec Memory Bandwidth
80.6 GT/s Texture Fill Rate
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
NVIDIA Quad SLI ready
PCI-Express 20

Power Supply: Thermaltake TR2 1200W ATX 80 PLUS
Robust and dedicated dual +12V rails provide superior performance under all types of system loading.
Ultra-quiet 140mm cooling fan delivers excellent airflow at an exceptionally low noise level by varying the RPM in response to temperature.
99% Active Power Factor Correction provides clean and reliable power to your system.
Cable Management improves internal airflow by reducing cable clutter within PC to promote accelerated heat removal.
80PLUS Certified - guarantees 80%+ energy efficiency at 20%, 50% and 100% load condition for lower power loss (less heat) and lower energy bill.

Optical Drive: LG WH12LS30 12X SATA BLU-RAY BURNER
12x BD-R Read and Write Capability
LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling
Blu-ray Disc, DVD, CD Family Read/Write Compatible
SATA Interface

I haven't decided on what im gonna do about a boot drive just yet and i am very open to suggestion

More about : opinion

December 3, 2011 3:15:32 AM

Also i was looking to get a gigabyte motherboard from the stats the motherboard seems to be better than most, if any1 knows of a better motherboard or really any component that is around this price range or cheaper please please please leave it in your reply...
m
0
l
December 3, 2011 3:23:15 AM

Your motherboard and CPU sockets are not compatible. Depending on how you deal with that you may want to change your ram selection as well.
m
0
l
Related resources

Best solution

December 3, 2011 4:14:04 AM

As spas pointed out, your motherboard and CPU are not compatible. For any Intel's second generation CPU you will need an 1155 socket.

If gaming is all you'll ever do, don't waste your $$$ on a 2600k processor. Get a 2500k instead. The Hyper Treading feature present in the 2600k will not improve gaming experience at all. Now, if you're going to be doing a lot of video and 3D work then a 2600k is the better choice.

If you're getting a GTX 590 why not get an 80 Plus Gold rated power supply? That will save you a lot of $$$ which you'll need in a few years when you'll be upgrading some components of your PC. Kingwin and Corsair make some of the best power supplies out there. I have a Corsair and I'm very happy with it.

As for RAM. You really going overkill with 24GB. 4GB is good, 8GB is more than enough, 16GB is overkill, 24GB is superkill. However, as mentioned above, if you'll be doing a lot of video, 3D work, etc. then 24GB is good.

Are you going to be overclocking your CPU? If so then here are some motherboards you can get that are compatible with either the 2600k or the 2500k.

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

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

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

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

Given the price point of your GPU and the original motherboard that you picked, I'd say you're probably better off with this selections. Otherwise, you can look for other motherboards but make sure that the socket is 1155 if you plan to go for either the 2600k or the 2500k.

And if you are going to be overclocking your CPU, don't forget to get a decent CPU cooler.

Good luck!
Share
December 3, 2011 1:37:30 PM

Ok thanks for pointing that out
m
0
l
December 3, 2011 1:51:33 PM

Best answer selected by AkarusaKage.
m
0
l
a b B Homebuilt system
December 3, 2011 3:23:29 PM

The component name is enough....we don't need all the advertising fluff :) 

There's also no budget, no list of components ya reusing (and therefore don't need) and what ya wanna do with it.

The CPU not compatible w/ Mobo / RAM

The GFX card (590) is a dog ....it gets 881 fps for $750 when two 560 Ti's (900MHz) get ya 862 fps for as little as $430.

here's couple of ideas ..... again w/o knowing what ya need, it's hard to put together a system....but perhaps ya can mix and match from the following:

Case - $ 215 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 225 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 83 - Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Ther...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
HD - $ 240 - Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 184 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $ 50 AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $ 1,942

Case - $ 160 - Antec 1200 V3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - later - Antec Blue 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 215 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 225 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 40 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $ 240 - Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 21 - Asus DVD Burner http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $ 40 AFT XM-35U http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse - $ 50 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cost $ 1,876 w/o any combo discounts

For help with th GFX selection, Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

$ 155.00 6850 (371/634) $ 0.42 - $ 0.49
$ 170.00 6870 (434/701) $ 0.39 - $ 0.49
$ 220.00 6950 (479/751) $ 0.46 - $ 0.59
$ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
$ 205.00 560 Ti (455/792) $ 0.45 - $ 0.52
$ 320.00 6970 (526/825) $ 0.61 - $ 0.78
$ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
$ 340.00 570 (524/873) $ 0.65 - $ 0.78
$ 500.00 580 (616/953) $ 0.81 - $ 1.05
$ 725.00 6990 (762/903) $ 0.95 - $ 1.61
$ 750.00 590 (881/982) $ 0.85 - $ 1.53

For example, the bolded 560 Ti can be had for as little as $215, gets 495 fps in the test suite in a single card configuration which costs ya $0.43 per frame and it gets 862 fps in SLI costing ya $0.050 per frame.


m
0
l
!