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February 20, 2012 6:50:59 PM

This is the rig I am purchasing, could I get feedback on what to upgrade or change? I want to run BF3 at max settings with 60+ FPS(I don't mind if it's high instead of ultra):

CPU: Core i7 2600K 3.4Ghz, s1155, 8MB, GPU Core, Tray
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H60 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 s1155 Core i3/i5/i7, Intel Z68, DDR3 1600, 2xPCI-E, HDMI
RAM: DDR3 1600Mhz 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue LP Edition
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB IntelliPower, 64MB, SATA II WD10EARS
GPU: GIGABYTE - nVidia GTX580 SO 1536MB GDDR5 DX11 2xDVI Mini HDMI PCI-E
Blu-Ray: LG UH12LS28 DVD±RW Blu-Ray Combo Black Sata
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Series Black Case (No PSU)
GPU External Cooling: Arctic Accelero TWIN TURBO PRO Dual Fans VGA Cooler
Additional Cooling(Fans for the case): Thermaltake 230mm Blue LED Slient Fan AF0047
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W Active PFC 13.5cm PSU HCG-750
Monitor: LG LG IPS236V 23'' LED IPS

Anything I should change?

The price I'm getting this for is 2,596.95$

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February 20, 2012 7:06:52 PM

Are you OK with the price?

The 'Green' HDD isn't the best choice for a boot drive. Chose a 'Black' model.
You didnt list a copy of the OS in your parts list.
February 20, 2012 7:08:36 PM

Where are you getting your parts from? The total price looks higher than it should.
February 21, 2012 3:30:22 AM

I live in israel so the price is a little higher since I'm buying it here. The OS is Windows 7 HP 64bit.
February 21, 2012 3:32:24 AM

should I add like 100$ and get the ATI 7970?
February 21, 2012 3:41:45 AM

Do not get the matx board, also do not get the H60. Get the asus p8z68-v pro/gen 3 and a noctua nh-d14 or go custom water cooling!
February 21, 2012 3:56:46 AM

Get a 2500k instead of the 2600k
Get a HD7970 instead of the GTX580
Get a Noctua NH-D14 instead of the H60
Get a Asus P8P68 Gen 3 board instead of the Gene Z
Get a 7200RPM hard drive
Add a SSD if you have cash to spare
Anonymous
February 21, 2012 4:11:58 AM

Zero_ said:
Get a 2500k instead of the 2600k
Get a HD7970 instead of the GTX580
Get a Noctua NH-D14 instead of the H60
Get a Asus P8P68 Gen 3 board instead of the Gene Z
Get a 7200RPM hard drive
Add a SSD if you have cash to spare


+1
February 21, 2012 7:13:06 AM

I never got the point of SSds, I mean, what do they even do?
And I will be getting a ATi 7970 and a 7200RPM HDD(WD Caviar Black something-something). The store I'm buying the system from only has Corsair LCS's so my options are either the H60 or the H40(Due to budget).
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February 21, 2012 7:17:17 AM

merphal said:
I never got the point of SSds, I mean, what do they even do?
And I will be getting a ATi 7970 and a 7200RPM HDD(WD Caviar Black something-something). The store I'm buying the system from only has Corsair LCS's so my options are either the H60 or the H40(Due to budget).


SSD's speed up the OS dramatically and increase the speed of game loads. I would never go back to a mechanical drive. Damn Israel is expensive, I though Canada was bad. :kaola: 
February 21, 2012 9:50:56 AM

Do they have any good coolers?
February 21, 2012 10:13:52 AM

Getting the i5-2500K and HD 7970 combo would be a good move.
So is the WD Black HDD.

Corsair Hydro H60 is not a terrible CPU cooler. But there are some air coolers that perform better at the same price. What other coolers are available in your shop?
February 21, 2012 10:57:51 AM

Zero_ said:
Get a 2500k instead of the 2600k
Get a HD7970 instead of the GTX580
Get a Noctua NH-D14 instead of the H60
Get a Asus P8P68 Gen 3 board instead of the Gene Z
Get a 7200RPM hard drive
Add a SSD if you have cash to spare


another +1 especially with:
the 2600k down to the 2500K
the cheap water down to air
the 7200rpm HDD
and the SSD.

I've no opinion on the ati card or the mobo. yes the ati card is quicker, if you can wait till april you might find everything has changed, the 7970 is a great card, but overpriced in my opinion, because of the lack of competition.


February 21, 2012 11:34:12 AM

How about this:

CPU: Core i7 2600K 3.4Ghz, s1155, 8MB, GPU Core, Tray
CPU Cooling: Corsair Hydro H40 High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
GPU: GIGABYTE - AMD HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 DX11 DVI HDMI Mini 2xDP PCI-E
GPU External Cooling: Arctic Accelero TWIN TURBO PRO Dual Fans VGA Cooler
Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 s1155 Core i3/i5/i7, Intel Z68, DDR3 1600, 3xPCI-E
RAM: R3 1600Mhz 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance Blue LP Edition CL9-9-9-24
SSD: Crucial Crucial m4 2.5'' 64GB SSD MLC SATA III CT064M4SSD2
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200RPM, 16MB, SATA III WD5000AAKX
Sound Card: Creative Creative Audigy SE 7.1
Blu-Ray: LG UH12LS28 DVD±RW Blu-Ray Combo Black Sata
Case: Thermaltake Overseer RX-I Full Tower Series Black Case
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer 750W Active PFC 13.5cm PSU HCG-750
Monitor: LG LG IPS225T 21.5'' LED IPS 5ms VGA DVI WideScreen Black
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 - OEM Windows 7 Home Premium English 64Bit

The price is 2,802.70$
February 21, 2012 11:49:08 AM

Cheap water cooling is no better than the same priced air, is not quieter, and has more to go wrong, and leads to more stagnant case air which might cause problems of its own.

And the 2600K offers no advantages (and some reported disadvantages) over the 2500K in gaming.

What resolution is the 21.5" monitor, if it is just 1680x1050 then the 580 and the 7970 are probably overkill, probably.
February 21, 2012 12:28:54 PM

Oops I ment the LG IPS236V 23'' LED IPS 5ms VGA DVI HDMI WideScreen Black
February 21, 2012 12:32:04 PM

Yeah the 7970 is totally overkill for a single (HD) screen.
February 21, 2012 12:34:47 PM

I can't confirm the Arctic Accelero TWIN TURBO PRO Dual Fans VGA Cooler is compatible with the HD 7970 graphics card.
February 21, 2012 3:38:07 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
February 22, 2012 1:27:50 AM

The H40 is an even worse choice. Doesn't the shop even have a Hyper 212? Even that's way better than a H40.
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