Would like some help chosing parts for a gaming rig

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  1. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  2. These are new from SeaSonic, both Platinum rated psu's with hybrid fan control .

    SeaSonic Platinum Platinum-860

    SeaSonic Platinum-1000 1000W

    I say go with the Evga GTX 580 card as they offer a lifetime warranty and you get a lot better performance than with the GTX 560ti.
  3. Hi there! Welcome to the forums.

    Good build, you've don your homework! Very impressive. However you didn't include information pertaining to your budget and location, those are essential. Please fill out this form and put it in your post: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    Once you do that, we'll get to work! This should be relatively painless as there isn't alot I'd change.

  4. I've done that now :)
  5. Hello, i would like some help on chosing components for a gaming build. I have been doing alot of research on parts, and decided to now ask experenced builders instead of watching/reading reviews.

    My plans are to have a fairly decent gaming rig to play pretty much any title. I plan to play in 1920x1080 or 1920x1200, not to bothered about playing in 3D, but possibly would be nice to eventualy.

    Approximate Purchase Date: Before next March at the latest.

    Budget Range: £1600 / $2480.8 (based on current exchange rate on 16/12/11)

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, programming, graphics and possibly video editing.

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any based in the UK or will ship to the UK


    Parts Preferences:

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

    Additional Comments: My budget is around £1600 for the whole system (including moniter ,keyboard and mouce).

    I would like to have an Asus RoG motherboard, but for a z68 chip set its @£300(i'd like to know if the extra cash is worth it for a RoG motherboard).I have been considering getting a AMD FX 6100 with a Asus Crosshair v formula, but after reading and watching some reviews on the bulldozer cpu's i'm abit shakey about the choice.

    The components i'm considering at the moment are:

    Intel core i5 2500k
    Asus P8Z68-V PRO
    Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus(or EVO)
    Corsair vengeance 8gb(2x4) will upgrade to 16gb depending on budget to when i do.
    EVGA or MSI GTX 560ti (2gb) or EVGA or MSI GTX 580
    WD 1tb, 64mb cache, 7200rpm
    Blue Ray drive possibly, if not then a regular dvd drive
    Coolermaster HAF X full tower
    and then PSU i'm not sure on, i would like one with hybrid fan control, aswell as 1000w+ so there is room to upgrade to 2xGTX 580's

    For the moniter i can't decide, preferably i'd like a asus or acer moniter.

    I would appreciate any help with this choice

    Thanks for reading and help if you're kind:)
  6. OK, 1600 GBP is about $2500 US.....This is $2479 ..I'm not that familiar with the mail order vendors on your side of the pond so I have used one that I was familiar with.

    Case - $ 290 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    MoBo - $ 210 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    CPU - $ 210 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $ 83 - Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11676/cpu-tri-77/Thermalright_Silver_Arrow_Dual_160mm_x_140mm_Fan_Universal_CPU_Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 47 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
    HD - $ 110 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $ 209 - 120 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226225
    DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    Card Reader - $ 50 - AeroCool FP-01 55 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820314001
    Monitor - $ 290 - ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236104
    Keyboard - $ 95 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 60 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    OS - $ 140 - Win 7-64 Home Professional http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116992

    Case / PSU Alternatives:

    Case - $ 115 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    Case - $ 160 - Antec DF-85 or 1200 V3
    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024

    Case - $ 200 - HAF-X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225
    PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011

    HD Alternatives

    HD - $ 255 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506

    HD - $ 240 - Momentus XT ST750LX003 750GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148837

    The Momentus is a hybrid SSD / HD

    Cooler Alternatives

    Cooler - $ 50 - CM Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103

    Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168

    GFX - The question here is related to the fact that as you get to the top, the concept of "diminishing returns" gets driven home hard. The two GFX cards above get ya 862 fps in Guru3D's test suite .... I have seen them overclocked as far as 1070 which is a 30% OC over the reference speed.


    Now the 580 GTX gets 953 fps for $1,000 ...... that's just 10% faster than the twin 900 MHz 560's which cost $460.....

    If ya really want that 10% ....that takes 20% + from the rest of ya build and that doesn't include the necessary PSU bump that goes with it.....we can get $175 of that back with the Carbide 500R Case but we'd need an extra $80 to $140 cover a bigger PSU

    $230 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207021
    $288 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014

    I think I'd have to settle for just one 580 at the start ....and then add the 2nd later on
  7. Ya topic was already moved to the correct section, this is now a double post
  8. This next topics has been merged by Mousemonkey
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