Help me build, im an idiot

Approximate Purchase Date: within a month

Budget Range: Any but the cheapest that can run high end games comfortably, if its means spending a lot so be it

System Usage from Most to Least Important: BF3 MW3 and video rendering

Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk

Country: uk

Parts Preferences: intel

Overclocking: Yes /

SLI or Crossfire: / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like a BIG window so people can see my tingz ;)
Is building definatly a better idea than going on a pc specialist site or cybe power system

Cheers in advance bros
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  1. benjrozz said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: within a month

    Budget Range: Any but the cheapest that can run high end games comfortably, if its means spending a lot so be it

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: BF3 MW3 and video rendering

    Parts Not Required: : keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: scan.co.uk

    Country: uk

    Parts Preferences: intel

    Overclocking: Yes /

    SLI or Crossfire: / Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: would like a BIG window so people can see my tingz ;)
    Is building definatly a better idea than going on a pc specialist site or cybe power system

    Cheers in advance bros


    How much is your total budget? Do you want Intel flatform or AMD flatform?
  2. aqe040466 said:
    How much is your total budget? Do you want Intel flatform or AMD flatform?


    i dont know what flatform is but i want an intel cpu, i only know basics
  3. I'd look into getting a good z68 board and an i5 2500k for gaming. Throw in a good sized ssd drive for your operating system and games then get a good power supply and a case with good air flow a good heat sink for the over clocking about 8 gigs of 1333 ram (low profile as not to mess with installing the after market heat sink) a good sized extra hard drive (a normal 500gb-1tb for storing extra files) then get yourself the best video card within your price range.

    These will give you a killer gaming pc that can run games at high to ultimate setting easily (depends on your gpu choice on what your best settings are) depending on what you pick (some parts are cheaper but not necessarily less usefull then the higher priced alternatives. But for a good build and great parts i'd estimate the costs between 800.00 to 1200.00 (like i said it depends on what you choose to get). And it also depends on what parts you like and trust better.
  4. zolton33 said:
    I'd look into getting a good z68 board and an i5 2500k for gaming. Throw in a good sized ssd drive for your operating system and games then get a good power supply and a case with good air flow a good heat sink for the over clocking about 8 gigs of 1333 ram (low profile as not to mess with installing the after market heat sink) a good sized extra hard drive (a normal 500gb-1tb for storing extra files) then get yourself the best video card within your price range.

    These will give you a killer gaming pc that can run games at high to ultimate setting easily (depends on your gpu choice on what your best settings are) depending on what you pick (some parts are cheaper but not necessarily less usefull then the higher priced alternatives. But for a good build and great parts i'd estimate the costs between 800.00 to 1200.00 (like i said it depends on what you choose to get). And it also depends on what parts you like and trust better.


    That was an incredibly helpful post, thanks so much for yopur time, can i just ask, what do you think ill be able to oveclock the 2500k to , thanks again:)
  5. With the Hyper 212 EVO, 4.5 GHz easily.
  6. It would depend on four things

    1 the quality of the mother board

    2 the better the cooling the higher you can clock safely

    3 the cases airflow the more the better to keep the inside of the case cool

    4 the last is a bit of luck as some cpus are better made then others so some may overclock a little bit higher then others.

    And no problem :)
  7. holy *** 4.5? is that really possible, at the moment im using a 2.4 ghz processor dual core in a laptop and it takes me around an hour to render out a 5 min video, i know you may not be familiar with video rendering so this is a foolish question but any estimate on exactly how much faster my pc will be able to complete said task.

    If that is a stupid stupid question i aplogise and dont be afraid to reply "shutup"

    Thanks for all this help guys i have a much better idea now :)
  8. Yes, OCing is really easy.
  9. benjrozz said:
    holy *** 4.5? is that really possible, at the moment im using a 2.4 ghz processor dual core in a laptop and it takes me around an hour to render out a 5 min video, i know you may not be familiar with video rendering so this is a foolish question but any estimate on exactly how much faster my pc will be able to complete said task.

    If that is a stupid stupid question i aplogise and dont be afraid to reply "shutup"

    Thanks for all this help guys i have a much better idea now :)



    That would be really up to your hdd i think (and why i suggested an ssd drive) The cpu can only go as fast as the hdd can. But i would say you will see a huge increase in over all performance over what you are use to. Especially in games. The i5 2500k is the king of gaming cpus at the moment and the best bang for your buck if you over clock. Hope it help you out and good luck with your build :)
  10. zolton33 said:
    That would be really up to your hdd i think (and why i suggested an ssd drive) The cpu can only go as fast as the hdd can. But i would say you will see a huge increase in over all performance over what you are use to. Especially in games. The i5 2500k is the king of gaming cpus at the moment and the best bang for your buck if you over clock. Hope it help you out and good luck with your build :)


    If i was to overclock it as much as possible how much should i spend on a z68 board, any specific ones ?
  11. A lot of people here swear by the gigabyte z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    That one looks promising.
  12. zolton33 said:
    A lot of people here swear by the gigabyte z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    That one looks promising.


    Thanks , so sorry about this, whats a heat sink :/
  13. What goes over your CPU to cool it.
  14. zolton33 said:
    A lot of people here swear by the gigabyte z68 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    That one looks promising.


    also, what size and memory size should the ssd be

    how would i make sure my games use the ssd as ooposed to the hdd
  15. azeem40 said:
    What goes over your CPU to cool it.


    oh i see, so its thr same thing as a cpu cooler fan thingymajig
  16. It is the little fan that sits on top of your cpu (processor) to keep it cool your cpu will come with a heat sink but they do not help keep the cpu cool under overclocking as well as an after market one. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065 That is one and a really good one most get overclocked to 4.6 with that no problem.
  17. benjrozz said:
    also, what size and memory size should the ssd be

    how would i make sure my games use the ssd as ooposed to the hdd



    Buy installing your windows on the ssd and install your games on it. A 128 gig ssd would be ideal to allow for games and the os (windows) The other regular hdd you can format and use to store pics and movies and such to keep your ssd open for more games and a future windows upgrade down the road.
  18. zolton33 said:
    Buy installing your windows on the ssd and install your games on it. A 128 gig ssd would be ideal to allow for games and the os (windows) The other regular hdd you can format and use to store pics and movies and such to keep your ssd open for more games and a future windows upgrade down the road.



    My final question now id id like to thank you once again for helpping me and being so patient !

    why would 1333 be better than 1600 with the ram
  19. 1333 is the most intel has tested their cpus for and anything above it could void the warranty on your cpu. Now you could pay a 20 dollar fee to intel and they would cover your cpu no matter what you do with the ram. They don't mind you over clocking the cpu but they are touchy about the ram you can read about it and theres a link to the intel site in the topic to the extra 20 dollar insurance they offer for the cpu:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333313-31-intel-speeds
  20. zolton33 said:
    1333 is the most intel has tested their cpus for and anything above it could void the warranty on your cpu. Now you could pay a 20 dollar fee to intel and they would cover your cpu no matter what you do with the ram. They don't mind you over clocking the cpu but they are touchy about the ram you can read about it and theres a link to the intel site in the topic to the extra 20 dollar insurance they offer for the cpu:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/333313-31-intel-speeds


    Ok im taking the P now mate, but i have 350 to spend on a gpu now and i was wondering what you suggest and also how good that would be for my games
  21. And do not worry about the questions we all started from some where. I have seen many questions and never a stupid one. Although i have seen stupid answers before. Never have i personally seen a stupid question lol

    Heres some good reading to do with some step by steps for putting a system together and some extra reading about parts and such. Good to read for new builders to use to use as a check list as well as a good bit of data if they need to look up a question:

    http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/269162-13-recommended-builds-usage)

    a lot of links in it lol
  22. Use this:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    Its a recommended gpu by the price so you can get the best card for in your budget. They give their ratings based on price versus performance. And not a bad way to check to see what card would suit you best.
  23. zolton33 said:
    Use this:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-card-review,3107.html

    Its a recommended gpu by the price so you can get the best card for in your budget. They give their ratings based on price versus performance. And not a bad way to check to see what card would suit you best.


    ah crap i have no chance understanding all the crossfire sli stuff
  24. They have some single cards there as well like the GeForce GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
  25. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/245454-33-crossfire-faqs

    That explains what sli and crossfire are how they work and answers many questions. For if you decide to go with it later so you can understand it.
  26. do i need any cables, what do i need now to sit down and build this thing
  27. Looks nice. That build should last you a few years at the least especially overclocked. You may have to upgrade your gpu in 2-3 years to keep it so you can max out the settings in games but you need to do that with any build you have. But i would say its a great build. It does have decent air flow. I'd make sure i have all the fans installed for max cooling. But a great build.
  28. It should come with every thing you need. Minus a screw driver and such. You may want to get a dvdr or cdr rom drive so you can install windows though :P
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