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Verifying part compatibility and looking for suggestions.

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February 25, 2012 4:53:31 PM

Hey folks, I’m building my first new gaming rig and was wondering if these parts would work nicely together. I have a budget of around $1,300 (though cheaper is good) before taxes. Even if these parts work well together I’m open to other suggestions based on personal experience or other prior knowledge. Besides gaming this rig will be used for 3d rendering as well as video editing and the like.

Here’s the build via Newegg wish list:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...
February 25, 2012 5:05:41 PM

azeem40 said:
You don't need more than 8gb of ram for gaming. Drop down to the 8gb version: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...


I'm doing other things with as well, which I probably should have mentioned in the question, such as 3d rendering (blender and such) as well as Adobe Premier editing.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 25, 2012 5:10:14 PM

MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 190$
For a gaming PC you don't need more than 8GB RAM.
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 46$
If you don't want to SLI a 600W-650W PSU is enough.
PSU :CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 104$
February 25, 2012 5:11:16 PM

smileyface97 said:
Hey folks, I’m building my first new gaming rig and was wondering if these parts would work nicely together. I have a budget of around $1,300 (though cheaper is good) before taxes. Even if these parts work well together I’m open to other suggestions based on personal experience or other prior knowledge.

Here’s the build via Newegg wish list:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...


Yeah, drop the RAM to 8gb, no need for more then that. - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Produ [...] 6820231314

You could also get a better motherboard (z68) so you can get upgrade to ivy later, for less. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also, you could drop the 2tb to 1tb or 500gb, maybe get a bigger one later because of HD prices right now. Most people wont need more than 500gb. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

With that saved money, I would defenitely reccomend a SSD. 64gb, but i think 120/128gb would probably be better. They make a HUGE difference in games. Could fit windows and a decent amount of games on a 120gb. Crucial is very trusted. - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Hope it helps!
February 25, 2012 5:37:25 PM

sosofm said:
MOBO : ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 190$
For a gaming PC you don't need more than 8GB RAM.
RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... 46$
If you don't want to SLI a 600W-650W PSU is enough.
PSU :CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... 104$

Thanks I like the motherboard suggestion. Though, (as I should have mentioned in the initial post), I will be using this for 3d rendering as well as extensive video editing, that’s why I was thinking of the large 18GB RAM.
a b 4 Gaming
February 25, 2012 5:38:57 PM

If that is the case, your build is great! You will enjoy it a lot.
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