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Guild Wars 2 Build

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March 22, 2012 4:19:06 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Aug

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Live Video Streaming Feed of game play.

Parts Not Required: optical, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: (e.g.: India) USA

Parts Preferences: Best quality prefered

Overclocking: No *edited maybe later but not at first*

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments:

I've been researching as much as I can on gaming builds but I do not know how much demand a system gets put under when running live video feeds during gaming sessions and small amounts of video recording.

Even though the minimum requirements for Guild Wars 2 are incredibly low I want to make sure I can run the graphics as high as possible along with live streaming feed of the game play in World vs World massive battles.
Also would a SSD really effect my game play or just my load times?

Some idea's I had for a build:

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922/932
MB: Asus Maximus IV Gene-z http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... *or z77
CPU: i5-2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... *or Ivy Bridge
RAM: Corsair http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD: Western Dig Cav Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU: Asus 7870 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ** Benchmarks put this thing up there between the GTX 570 and 580 or should I wait for a Keplar? was also considering going up a notch to the GTX 680
PSU: Have no clue how to determine the power needs of the system

lets see what am I missing? Oh yes I don't ever plan on using the CPU Video so would P67 be best option or wait for the z77 boards since I'm purchasing this in August? I don't really plan on using a SSD because Boot times don't matter that much to me.

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March 22, 2012 4:35:04 PM

Overclocking = No and SLI = No ==> Look at an H67 motherboard and non-K series CPU. No reason to pay for the overclocking ability to never do it...

Memory - Skip the tall heat spreaders. Standard height DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v modules are fine.

Monitor Resolution = 1080p ==> No reason to go crazy with a GPU unless you are planning on adding multiple monitors or going with a higher resolution. I would be looking for deals on the HD 6950 / 6970 or the GTX 570. Those are all still overkill for 1080 resolution, but helps your "future proof" efforts.

SSD - Don't skimp out and pull a 60GB / 64GB model. Yes it can be done, but you will be happier with a 120GB / 128GB. Samsung 830 series or Corsiar M4.

HDD - The WD Black is a good drive, but if paird with an SSD you will never see its speed. Look toward a Samsung F4 2TB or Seagate 2TB to supplement the SSD.

PSU - Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX or Seasonic in the 550w - 700w range to give yourself plenty of headroom.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/
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March 22, 2012 4:41:38 PM

sadams04 said:
Overclocking = No and SLI = No ==> Look at an H67 motherboard and non-K series CPU. No reason to pay for the overclocking ability to never do it...

Memory - Skip the tall heat spreaders. Standard height DDR3-1600 CL9 1.5v modules are fine.

Monitor Resolution = 1080p ==> No reason to go crazy with a GPU unless you are planning on adding multiple monitors or going with a higher resolution. I would be looking for deals on the HD 6950 / 6970 or the GTX 570. Those are all still overkill for 1080 resolution, but helps your "future proof" efforts.

SSD - Don't skimp out and pull a 60GB / 64GB model. Yes it can be done, but you will be happier with a 120GB / 128GB. Samsung 830 series or Corsiar M4.

HDD - The WD Black is a good drive, but if paird with an SSD you will never see its speed. Look toward a Samsung F4 2TB or Seagate 2TB to supplement the SSD.

PSU - Stick with Corsair, Antec, XFX or Seasonic in the 550w - 700w range to give yourself plenty of headroom.
http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/


Will an H67 allow me to upgrade to Ivy Bridge and take full use of PCI-E 3.0 later?
how will your suggestions effect live streaming video during game play at highest graphics settings say in BF3 or Guild Wars 2 the games I'm directing towards?
I may be wrong but the Higher end boards which offer over clocking also seem better quality vs the H67 boards which seem cheap and don't offer higher end components such as high end sound on board.

Does SSD make any difference in game play or only load times? I don't really care about load times since they don't directly throw off game play that much.
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March 23, 2012 7:43:55 PM

What difference will a SSD make on the system I'm trying to build?

Also am I missing anything to be able to handle live streaming video while gaming with max or near max graphics settings?

I really want to build a very high quality system with possible over clocking in the future but not intended for immediate over clocking.
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March 24, 2012 12:55:44 PM

ssd=
faster boot time
faster gaming load time
faster alt tab load
faster everything (of course if you got a dial up modem or a slow internet speed like 1MBPS would help alot but even better with really fast net)

check out sapphire hd 6850/6870 should be more than you need at 1080 resolution
and for the more expensive MSi GTX560ti twin frozr II/OC 1gb or go 2gb if you want to. or go grab 7870 if you can find one with a great deal
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