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New Gaming System Build, need opinions please!

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January 9, 2012 1:01:41 AM

Hello, first time posting here, but I'm now in the market to build a new system, but havent done so in quite awhile, but after playing Star Wars: The Old Republic on my current system, I woke up to the realization that the time has come again to build. Here is what I'm looking at, but dont want to order until I get some feedback! Nothing worse then having to return stuff. I would very much love to stay at around $1200.00. Thanks for any feedback!! :sol: 


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

Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #:N82E16819115071
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy






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

G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory
Item #:N82E16820231501
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy




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

XFX Radeon HD 6870 HD-687X-CNFC Video Card
Item #:N82E16814150563
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy




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

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #:N82E16813157265
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




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

COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Steel Computer Case
Item #:N82E16811119160
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




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

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #:N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy






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

CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Item #:N82E16817139006
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy




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

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
Item #:N82E16827135204
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

January 9, 2012 1:11:34 AM

Drop down to 4 GB RAM. SWTOR will not need that much RAM.
Drop down to the i5-2500k. i7 is not worth it if you're just gonna game.

You gonna OC or SLI/Crossfire?
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January 9, 2012 1:22:06 AM

I'm going to SLI/Crossfire, dont really think I will need to OC, but thank you for the advice to drop down my RAM, I have a tendancy to go a little overkill at times.
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January 9, 2012 1:26:30 AM

Dragon24 said:
I'm going to SLI/Crossfire, dont really think I will need to OC, but thank you for the advice to drop down my RAM, I have a tendancy to go a little overkill at times.


If you are sure you do not want to overclock, then you may want to consider saving a few extra bucks and go for the i5-2500 instead of the 2500k. However, it is only a $10 on Newegg, and having the option for easier overclocking might be nice if you change your mind.

Do you plan on getting an SSD or going strictly mechanical?
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January 9, 2012 1:35:14 AM

more then likely SSD though I dont mind going mechanical. For the price, I think I'll stick with the 2500k. Right now I'm sitting at 1,062.92, below budget, so thats good! Have you had any experience with Sniper RAM? I've never used it myself.
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January 9, 2012 1:40:22 AM

Dragon24 said:
more then likely SSD though I dont mind going mechanical. For the price, I think I'll stick with the 2500k. Right now I'm sitting at 1,062.92, below budget, so thats good! Have you had any experience with Sniper RAM? I've never used it myself.


I personally have not had any experience with Sniper RAM. However, I have heard good things about G Skill and Corsair RAM.

If you are going to get an SSD, you should look at the Crucial M4 SSDs. They offer great speed and do not have a Sandforce controller, something that has causes many problems with OCZ SSDs.
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January 9, 2012 2:11:47 AM

Is Patriot RAM good too?
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January 9, 2012 2:16:43 AM

azeem40 said:
Is Patriot RAM good too?


Patriot should be fine too. You should check to see the warranty on any RAM you buy, but most, Patriot included, should offer a lifetime warranty.
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January 9, 2012 8:10:36 PM

Can anyone offer feedback on the Motherboard? Is this a good board for gaming?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157265

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 ATX Intel Motherboard
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