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March 19, 2012 3:32:22 PM

Hello, Just wondering if this is all compatible together, or if I should swap things out. Please note this PC is meant to be able to run games maxed, with graphical mods, but on a 2500$ budget ( including my mouse,keyboard, monitor,headset which adds to about 400$ combined)

Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer

Power: ANTEC EARTHWATT GREEN 750W POWER SUPPLY

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68X-UD3H-B3 MOTHERBOARD

Procceser: INTEL CORE I7-2600K 3.4GHZ


Ram: 6GB PATRIOT MEMORY DDR3 1600 PV736G1600ELK

Harddrive: WD CAVIAR BLACK 1.5TB SATA III 64MB

SSD: CRUCIAL M4 64GB SATAIII 2.5" SSD -


Video: AMD Ati Radeon 6990 HD
4GB

Monitor: Samsung 21.5" Widescreen LED Monitor With 2ms Response Time
a b B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2012 4:14:54 PM

Yes, but don't get a 6990. Get a 7970. And why do you have 6gb?
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2012 4:15:41 PM

First off 6GB is a triple channel X58 configuration and it's on its' way out - you need dual channel for Z68.

The 6990 is pretty pointless anymore when the 7870 is out now and far outperforms it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Check out the benchmarks - it easily eclipses the 6990 and destroys the GTX 570, and comes close to toppling the GTX 580:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

I'd put a bit more into the PSU - I don't trust green PSUs, get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd drop the 2600K to the 2500K and buy a strong air fan like the Noctua D14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's what I'd recommend for a $2500 setup - this will run games maxed and pretty much destroy the competition:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Seasonic X1050 Gold - $219.99
Motherboard: Asus sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $319.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $85.99
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $89.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $79.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $459
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
Monitor: Asus VH242H - $179.99

Total: $2,370.88

I don't include peripherals because that's all entirely personal preference. I like wireless as it gives you more freedom to move but if you want the expensive mechanical keyboards and weighted mice, things like that - it's up to you.
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March 19, 2012 6:18:57 PM

Alright big thanks for this, I will look into this setup g-unit, also Sam the reason I went with 6gb is because I never built my own PC before, and wasn't sure what to go with, because I took this build off a site, and edited it a little bit.


Edit: Should I also swap out the Ati Radeon 7950 with a gtx 590 if I can afford it ? Also could you please link me a guide on how to assemble a PC since I don't wanna mess anything up which is this expensive.
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March 19, 2012 6:19:17 PM

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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2012 7:05:21 PM

Roman200333 said:
Alright big thanks for this, I will look into this setup g-unit, also Sam the reason I went with 6gb is because I never built my own PC before, and wasn't sure what to go with, because I took this build off a site, and edited it a little bit.


Edit: Should I also swap out the Ati Radeon 7950 with a gtx 590 if I can afford it ? Also could you please link me a guide on how to assemble a PC since I don't wanna mess anything up which is this expensive.


No - don't get a 590 - they're expensive and it's a dual-card configuration on a single card (similar to EVGA's 560 2 WIN card) - and you can't SLI/Crossfire them - stick with the 7970/7950 or the GTX 680 if you want.

The 6GB setup I'm sure is based off an older X58 configuration, while the X79 is way newer and will be around quite a while where Z68 and P67 will be dead-ends after Ivy.
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March 19, 2012 7:32:58 PM

g-unit1111 said:
No - don't get a 590 - they're expensive and it's a dual-card configuration on a single card (similar to EVGA's 560 2 WIN card) - and you can't SLI/Crossfire them - stick with the 7970/7950 or the GTX 680 if you want.

The 6GB setup I'm sure is based off an older X58 configuration, while the X79 is way newer and will be around quite a while where Z68 and P67 will be dead-ends after Ivy.


Alright, thank you very much for the help. I will going with the build you recommended.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 19, 2012 11:42:22 PM

g-unit1111 said:
First off 6GB is a triple channel X58 configuration and it's on its' way out - you need dual channel for Z68.

The 6990 is pretty pointless anymore when the 7870 is out now and far outperforms it: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Check out the benchmarks - it easily eclipses the 6990 and destroys the GTX 570, and comes close to toppling the GTX 580:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...

I'd put a bit more into the PSU - I don't trust green PSUs, get this instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I'd drop the 2600K to the 2500K and buy a strong air fan like the Noctua D14: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Here's what I'd recommend for a $2500 setup - this will run games maxed and pretty much destroy the competition:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Seasonic X1050 Gold - $219.99
Motherboard: Asus sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $319.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $85.99
RAM: G.Skill Ares 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $89.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
Optical: LG BD-R Burner - $79.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $459
OS: Windows 7 Pro - $139.99
Monitor: Asus VH242H - $179.99

Total: $2,370.88

I don't include peripherals because that's all entirely personal preference. I like wireless as it gives you more freedom to move but if you want the expensive mechanical keyboards and weighted mice, things like that - it's up to you.


Dude. What are you talking about? 7970 more or less 6990/590. What you're saying is that the GTX 580 > 6990? What are you talking about??? 7870 is a bit less than the 580!
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March 19, 2012 11:57:23 PM

The 6GB setup I'm sure is based off an older X58 configuration, while the X79 is way newer and will be around quite a while where Z68 and P67 will be dead-ends after Ivy.
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March 20, 2012 6:13:09 PM

Sam remember that I am running on a budget so I think this will do good for me, eigher way I can get an upgrade when needed.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 7:39:59 PM

samuelspark said:
Dude. What are you talking about? 7970 more or less 6990/590. What you're saying is that the GTX 580 > 6990? What are you talking about??? 7870 is a bit less than the 580!


I'm not sure I understand this - the 6990 and 590 have been discontinued so far and the last time I checked the EVGA 590 was going for a whopping $1200 on eBay - don't do that when you can get a 7970 for less than that and it's been proven to outperform it. As far as 580 > 6990, it's more or less 580 => 6990 with a slight edge going to the 6990. I'd still get a 7870 over the 590 for like a fraction of the cost.
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a b B Homebuilt system
March 20, 2012 10:45:07 PM

g-unit1111 said:
I'm not sure I understand this - the 6990 and 590 have been discontinued so far and the last time I checked the EVGA 590 was going for a whopping $1200 on eBay - don't do that when you can get a 7970 for less than that and it's been proven to outperform it. As far as 580 > 6990, it's more or less 580 => 6990 with a slight edge going to the 6990. I'd still get a 7870 over the 590 for like a fraction of the cost.


7870 is the best price/performance. What I'm doing is correcting you. Slight edge? More like 80% edge http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=515 .
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 4:22:20 PM

samuelspark said:
7870 is the best price/performance. What I'm doing is correcting you. Slight edge? More like 80% edge http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/517?vs=515 .


Yeah but that link compares the 580 to the 6990, not the 7870. The thing is I'm not recommending going out and hunting for a discontinued card when you're likely to pay ridiculous prices on ebay for them. The last I checked the EVGA 590 was going for a whopping $1200 (HIS Radeon 6990 was going for $999) - that's like 1/2 your budget just on the video card.

This link would probably be a more current comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5691/the-retail-radeon-hd...

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a b B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 5:56:43 PM

g-unit1111 said:
Yeah but that link compares the 580 to the 6990, not the 7870. The thing is I'm not recommending going out and hunting for a discontinued card when you're likely to pay ridiculous prices on ebay for them. The last I checked the EVGA 590 was going for a whopping $1200 (HIS Radeon 6990 was going for $999) - that's like 1/2 your budget just on the video card.

This link would probably be a more current comparison: http://www.anandtech.com/show/5691/the-retail-radeon-hd...


No you said that the GTX 580 is only slightly worse than the 6990. 7870 < 580 < 6990. That's all I'm trying to prove since you seem so confused.
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a c 92 B Homebuilt system
March 21, 2012 9:52:23 PM

samuelspark said:
No you said that the GTX 580 is only slightly worse than the 6990. 7870 < 580 < 6990. That's all I'm trying to prove since you seem so confused.


Doh, I had my signs mixed up.
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