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January 7, 2012 6:18:06 AM

Hey all. This is my first post on this forums. I have joined your community because I heard this forums the best place to ask questions about building a PC. I am new to PC Gaming and gaming in general; however, whenever my cousins came to town with their Game System games, I always want to play the latest games they would have (usually). Although I am new to building a PC, I am very familiar with how parts interact with each other and what each component does, and also what SLI/Crossfire/OCing is). I have played some with them, but in general, the last game system I ever had was a PS1 (2003) and the last handheld was GBA SP (at around 2005). Now that I have some $ and am older, I want to build my very first computer, and I hope you guys are able to help. Now, if you want more background information, just ask.

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Approximate Purchase Date: sometime in March. As explained in the thread, please don't try to convince me to ask for advice later.

Budget Range: $1500-1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Runescape MMORPG, other Gaming (MW3, BF3, CoD, Dragon Ball Z, Spyro, Sonic, Pokemon are some examples but I'm open to all genres), surfing the web, youtube, school work.

Parts Not Required: OS, Keyboard (for now), Mouse (for now); One thing though: My dad does have some laptop HDDs, but the max he has is a 250 GB and Idk if he uses it or not. If his HDDs work, I might not need one.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, ncix.com, microcenter.com (for CPU and MOBO)

Country: Frisco, Texas, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU, 20+ Inch Monitor with HDMI; LED Backlit and HD preferred; and I will need an SSD too, if it can fit.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: A case with a Side/Front Window and Air Vents are preferred, but not required. Same with LED Fans. I would like a reasonable quiet PC. Should I get the new AMD series GPUs?

So far, I only have the i5-2500k and the Hyper 212 EVO decided on.

All help is appreciated. Here is what I have come up with:
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... <---- Parts I'm buying on Newegg.
i5-2500k MOBO and Z68XP-UD3 MOBO.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-fx797atnfc <---- GPU.
1.5 TB WD Caviar Black HDD from Superbiiz <---- HDD.

What do you think guys?

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January 7, 2012 6:51:20 AM

Its a great build.The only things from what you can lower the price is the video card and power supply. 570 instead 580 and 750W instead 850W , even 650W if you don't wanna do SLI.
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January 7, 2012 7:00:34 AM

I will CFIRE/SLI in the future. So judging by your reply, I should downgrade some of the components?
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January 7, 2012 7:10:11 AM

Not should, could,
if you can afford the better components now, get them it will save upgrading those when you come to SLI in the future,
ofc if the folding stuffs an issue right now, then you can lower those choices as you feel necessary
Moto
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January 7, 2012 7:16:48 AM

So everything is in order? I am very careful so I ask a lot of questions.
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January 7, 2012 7:21:38 AM

If you can afford the build as you posted it, then buy it like that, there is no need to skim the cost at all, unless you absolutely needed to
I'm glad you ask questions beforehand, most posts here on Toms are of the 'afterwards' persuasion, its easier to sort potential issues out before they are a problem so well done to you for asking,
And remember to check out the guides at the top of this section, theres a builders guide if you need to go over things as you are building
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/288241-13-buyer-gui...
sections three and four mate
Moto
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January 7, 2012 4:42:02 PM

I get it. Thanks.


More opinions are appreciated.
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January 7, 2012 4:53:34 PM

912 has no front USB3 ports ...a no go in my book....I'd look at Antec 902 V3 or Corsair 500R

No industry standard 3 year warranty on MoBo would concern me...Id get the Asus P8P67 Pro or P8Z68 pro

PSU wont handle a 2nd GFX card .... two 900Mhz 560 Ti's provide 40% more fps (862 fps) than that single 580 (616 fps) and the 850 watt PSU can handle them ....adding a 2nd 580 for another $500 would top the 560's by 10%

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...


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January 7, 2012 5:29:54 PM

Do you suggest I just get the dual 560Tis for now and then later get the 7970?
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January 7, 2012 7:05:03 PM

Updated wishlist with 2 6950 AMD GPUs.
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January 7, 2012 7:39:10 PM

Yeah, I do want a build that will last a while. I will check out the cases you recommended. Good thing I'm buying the CPU and MOBO from Microcenter for the $40 off and $50 off, respectively. :) 

EDIT: The cases you suggested will put my build at $1600, $100 more than my budget allows. Any other cases you recommend?
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January 7, 2012 7:55:08 PM

Another thing: I mentioned I will be doing some video recording of Runescape. W this build be able to do so? Just need it at good quality.
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January 7, 2012 8:02:01 PM

I should hope that a 2500k can cope lol,
maybe throw another 8Gb of ram in when you get a chance but even with 'only' 8Gb its going to handle things just fine
Moto
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January 7, 2012 8:07:27 PM

I don't need extreme video recording. Just to record while I'm doing something in-game without making Runescape lag.
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January 7, 2012 8:55:19 PM

You should do just fine, the extra ram comment was a bit flippant sorry, 8Gb will be fine for what you have planned
Moto
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January 7, 2012 8:58:49 PM

Alright thanks! So, is there anything else anyone would like to add before I finalize the rig?
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January 7, 2012 9:15:29 PM

Oops, the MOBO is the GIGABYTE Z68-UD3H and the CPU is i5-2500k.
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January 8, 2012 12:37:51 AM

I just found out that my dad's laptop drives are VERY low capacity (40-160 GB is the range), so I added the HDD to my wishlist. Is it a good one?
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January 8, 2012 8:30:03 AM

Please answer both questions. Thanks.
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January 8, 2012 5:42:53 PM

So no one has answers?
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January 8, 2012 6:24:29 PM

Sorry man, i couldn't access the updated wishlist,
seems ok now though, If you are in need of that much storage then go for it, else you could go for a smaller ssd for Os and the laptop drives as storage.
Moto
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January 8, 2012 8:41:50 PM

Oh, another question. I found a deal for a 2 TB Seagate HDD for $150. Should I take it over my current WD 1 TB for $150 or is the 5900 rpm of the Seagate HDD not worth it?
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January 8, 2012 8:57:02 PM

I think one terabyte is plenty, only you know if you'd actually use it all though, personally I wouldn't touch a slower drive though
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January 8, 2012 9:00:08 PM

What SSD and other HDD would you recommend me getting if I take out the HDD? 250 GB HDD and an SSD?
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January 8, 2012 10:28:37 PM

I'm no expert on ssd's but look for sata 3 ones with read/write speeds over 500 and you are sorted, and pair it with the two taptop drives for storage, cheapest option
Moto
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January 8, 2012 10:34:01 PM

I added the 7970 AMD Radeon card to my wishlist! :) 
Thanks for the advices. More are welcome by any one. :p 
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January 9, 2012 1:32:46 AM

The read is over 500, but the write is a bit under 500 for the Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F60GB3A-BK 2.5" 60GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
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January 9, 2012 3:10:28 AM

That'll do fine, I just didn't want you getting some 250/125 piece of tat
:-)
Moto
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January 9, 2012 3:43:26 AM

You think I'm good to go on everything now?
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January 9, 2012 5:13:51 AM

Alright, thanks for all your help! :) 
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January 9, 2012 5:14:48 AM

No probs man, its why we come here :) 
Have fun and let us know how the build goes once its all arrived :) 
Moto
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January 9, 2012 5:15:20 AM

I will purchase it in mid-January. :) 
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January 9, 2012 5:15:28 PM

Well... Since the 7970 is out of stock, would the Processor Graphics suffice? I can just hold off on playing the PC Games and just play Runescape if need be.
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January 9, 2012 5:19:56 PM

You don't need the extra fan - the HAF 912 is pretty well ventilated as is. Otherwise it looks pretty good.

You can use onboard video for a while until they get the 7970 back in stock.
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January 9, 2012 5:22:12 PM

Alright, thank you.

Well, the extra fan was for the coolness factor. :p 

EDIT: I decided since I am getting the 7970, I won't need 850W of power, so I got the Antec Earthwatts 80+ Bronze Certified 750W PSU. Is this good enough for one 7970? Also, in the wishlist, I removed the 7970, and it doesn't include MOBO or CPU. But, my CPU is i5-2500k and MOBO is Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard.
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January 9, 2012 5:54:33 PM

azeem40 said:
Alright, thank you.

Well, the extra fan was for the coolness factor. :p 

EDIT: I decided since I am getting the 7970, I won't need 850W of power, so I got the Antec Earthwatts 80+ Bronze Certified 750W PSU. Is this good enough for one 7970? Also, in the wishlist, I removed the 7970, and it doesn't include MOBO or CPU. But, my CPU is i5-2500k and MOBO is Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard.


Sapphire says minimum requirements are 500W but it also requires 3 (!) connectors in order for it to power, so 750 would probably be just to be on the safe side.

http://www.sapphiretech.com/presentation/product/?psn=0...
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January 9, 2012 5:57:50 PM

Thanks!
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January 17, 2012 12:42:29 AM

I am buying the parts this upcoming or following weekend. However, I have decided to up the SSD to 128 GB and my budget will be a MAX of $1800 but a minimum of $1500 (as is now). Any suggestions?

EDIT: Sorry for the OP trouble. I fixed it!
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January 17, 2012 5:08:11 AM

I am gonna get a 120 Hz monitor now. Any suggestions?

Any help?
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January 17, 2012 6:25:19 PM

I only want advice on changes.

EDIT: Any help plz?
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January 17, 2012 6:32:43 PM

I can't say on monitors man, I don't keep up with them, I only have one hehe
although I can support 12.......
Moto
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January 17, 2012 6:47:56 PM

azeem40 said:
I only want advice on changes.

EDIT: Any help plz?

I don't care, bump this thread again and it will be closed.
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January 17, 2012 7:06:29 PM

Why not? Are you not here to help advise those who need help? Or are you just here to close topics if you feel the need? Because you havent even helped at all... I f you do not care, why are you even here. Anyway, I dont care. I have had good enough advice. Go ahead. Close this topic and ban me if you like. I could care less what you do here. :p 
I make one small bump and you start threatening me?! I dont think so bub!
Also, gf. I selected best answer before you could even lock topic. >:p 
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January 17, 2012 7:10:45 PM

Best answer selected by azeem40.
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January 17, 2012 7:49:10 PM

azeem40 said:
Why not? Are you not here to help advise those who need help? Or are you just here to close topics if you feel the need? Because you havent even helped at all... I f you do not care, why are you even here. Anyway, I dont care. I have had good enough advice. Go ahead. Close this topic and ban me if you like. I could care less what you do here. :p 
I make one small bump and you start threatening me?! I dont think so bub!
Also, gf. I selected best answer before you could even lock topic. >:p 

Try reading the rules buddy, I didn't write them by the way and if you don't like them then you should not have agreed to abide by them which you did when you signed up for an account.
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