Need advice

Hi all, I am preparing to order and put together my first gaming PC build, all on my own and am just wondering what you guys think of what I have so far & if there are any compatibility issues....
Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates 1200-1800 CDN.

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Gaming, Gaming, Internet, downloading

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, moniter, speakers ect

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect.ca Amazon.ca and directcanada.ca

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I'm going to list what I have now...
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6634209&CatId=1509 - Case 83.99

http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD9917&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manufacture=INTEL - Processor 299.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7281716&Sku=TSD-500AAKX - Harddrive - 89.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1412140&Sku=C19-6143 - Ram x2= 79.94

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1497938&CatId=7381 - motherboard - 229.97

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1781498&CatId=3669 - videocards x 2 = 399.94

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5083568&CatId=1624 - Opitlcal drive - 29.97

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1336034&CatId=2216 - 140 MM Fan 11.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6101295&CatId=493 - CPU cooler - 59.99

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2687630&CatId=2771 - sound card - 59.99

http://www.amazon.ca/Raidmax-RX-850AE-ATX12V-EPS12V-Active/dp/B004M4N01Q/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329249485&sr=1-20 - 90.48 850WATT, overboard?


Wonder if I am missing anything? or anything you would recommend changing?


Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe - I have no experience with this so probably not..

SLI or Crossfire: Yes - I believe what I have up there is good enough for SLI or crossfiing...
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Nothing there is set in stone, I would like an I7 and the crossfire/SLI cards, what I'm wondering is am I over spending or am I under or bottling neck my rig somewhere!?

Thanks for your helP!
4 answers Last reply
More about need advice
  1. backsidewedgie said:
    Hi all, I am preparing to order and put together my first gaming PC build, all on my own and am just wondering what you guys think of what I have so far & if there are any compatibility issues....
    Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: (e.g.: 600-800) Before / After Rebates 1200-1800 CDN.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, Gaming, Gaming, Internet, downloading

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, moniter, speakers ect

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Tigerdirect.ca Amazon.ca and directcanada.ca

    Country: Canada

    Parts Preferences: I'm going to list what I have now...
    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6634209&CatId=1509 - Case 83.99
    Ok if thats what you like

    http://www.directcanada.com/products/?sku=12200BD9917&vpn=BX80623I72600K&manufacture=INTEL - Processor 299.99
    Ok...unless you are doing certain types of editing there is no value in you getting an i7. Its a waste ofmoney. You said gaming 3x so you need either an i3-2100; i5-2400 or i5-2500k. The 2500k will let you OC, the 2400 is as fast as the base 2500 but no OC at a cost of about $30 less and the i3-2100 is about 25% slower but $100 less than the 2500k

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7281716&Sku=TSD-500AAKX - Harddrive - 89.99
    As the only drive in your system I would always recommend a WD Black but they cost more. Your suggestion will do.

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1412140&Sku=C19-6143 - Ram x2= 79.94
    Works

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1497938&CatId=7381 - motherboard - 229.97
    Issue: You've chosen a 2011 board when you need an 1155. You should be able to get an 1155 for $100 less than this one (which won't work with your cpu)

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1781498&CatId=3669 - videocards x 2 = 399.94
    First comment: Don;t run 2 video cards. Get a single top end card. For the amount of money you are propsing to spend you can get a 7950 and blow anything else away. If not that then a single 6950 or 6970.

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5083568&CatId=1624 - Opitlcal drive - 29.97
    Fine

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1336034&CatId=2216 - 140 MM Fan 11.99
    Ok

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=6101295&CatId=493 - CPU cooler - 59.99
    Cooler Master 212 for less money

    http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2687630&CatId=2771 - sound card - 59.99
    No need. Save your money

    http://www.amazon.ca/Raidmax-RX-850AE-ATX12V-EPS12V-Active/dp/B004M4N01Q/ref=sr_1_20?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329249485&sr=1-20 - 90.48 850WATT, overboard?
    550w or 650w is plenty. Make sure it is a high quality unit like Corsair or Seasonic. 80% efficeincy Bronze or better.


    Wonder if I am missing anything? or anything you would recommend changing?


    Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe - I have no experience with this so probably not..
    Only if you get ythe i5-2500k

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes - I believe what I have up there is good enough for SLI or crossfiing...
    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
    As noted...don;t waste the money. Just not worth the cost and headaches

    Additional Comments: Nothing there is set in stone, I would like an I7 and the crossfire/SLI cards, what I'm wondering is am I over spending or am I under or bottling neck my rig somewhere!?

    Thanks for your helP!
  2. Thanks QuietPC,

    One more questions, what chipset would be best for a gaming computer on a motherboard??

    Thanks again
  3. backsidewedgie said:
    Thanks QuietPC,

    One more questions, what chipset would be best for a gaming computer on a motherboard??

    Thanks again


    a z68 mobo would be the most preferred currently
  4. wicked, thanks for all your help quiet, I think I've found a new motherboards too look at, I know Gigabtye seems to have a good rep and they seem to have what I need.

    You've also saved me a fair bit of money =) thanks!
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Gaming Systems