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Gaming Rig Build ($2200 Budget)

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March 24, 2012 7:34:40 PM

I haven’t built a computer in roughly ten years. I’ve been doing my research and put together this build. Let me know if there’s something you would change about it. I’m working with a 2.2k Budget. The system is going to mainly be for gaming. I was going to place the order last Friday, but I got cold feet and wanted to double check my build before I placed it. I really don't want regret making the wrong purchases for the build.

I currently own two Viewsonic 22” 1080p Monitors. I’d like to keep these for awhile, so my videocard choice doesn’t have to preform above 1920x1080 at the moment.

New Egg Wishlist for the Build.

Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0, Black Interior and Four Fans-1x 230mm front RED LED fan, 1x 140mm rear fan, 1x 230mm top fan, and 1x 230mm side fan


PSU
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply


Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty 990FX Professional AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

CPU
AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor FD8150FRGUBOX


RAM
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9B

SSD
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
I’m undecided on my video card. I’ve been looking at the AMD 7970 line.
ASUS HD7970 DirectCU II 1000MHz Overclocked GPU and GPU Tweak Graphics Cards HD7970-DC2T-3GD5

Blu-Ray Drive
LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM

Keyboard
Logitech G510 Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard

Mouse
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
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March 24, 2012 7:36:56 PM

If you do not use more than 2 GPUs, get a mid-tower case like the Corsair Carbide 500R or the HAF 922. I also would definitely NOT go with AMD atm. Even the G620 beats many of the AMD CPUs out right now. They have died when it comes to lower cost performance. Get the i5-2500k and the ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 Motherboard. It is infinitely more powerful.
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March 24, 2012 7:46:42 PM

azeem40 said:
If you do not use more than 2 GPUs, get a mid-tower case like the Corsair Carbide 500R or the HAF 922. I also would definitely NOT go with AMD atm. Even the G620 beats many of the AMD CPUs out right now. They have died when it comes to lower cost performance. Get the i5-2500k and the ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 Motherboard. It is infinitely more powerful.


I agree that the FX-8150 is not a good choice when it's beaten by the Pentium G620.

Try this build:

Try this build:

Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 950 - $149.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 - $329.99
CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7-3820 - $329.99
Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 - $95.99
RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance Low Profile DDR3 1600MHz Quad Channel For X79 RAM - $149.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $149.99
Optical: LG Bulk BD-R Burner -$79.99
Video Card: 2 x EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99 each

Total: $2,270.89
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March 24, 2012 7:48:56 PM

azeem40 said:
If you do not use more than 2 GPUs, get a mid-tower case like the Corsair Carbide 500R or the HAF 922. I also would definitely NOT go with AMD atm. Even the G620 beats many of the AMD CPUs out right now. They have died when it comes to lower cost performance. Get the i5-2500k and the ASUS P8Z68-V/Gen3 Motherboard. It is infinitely more powerful.


I'll most likely stick with a full tower case. At some point I will run 2 GPU's, just not right off the bat. If I went with a Intel build in your opinion would you stick with a Radeon 7970 GPU or switch that to Geforce GTX680.

Thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
March 24, 2012 8:01:56 PM

You won't need a Full Tower Case unless you plan to run 3 or more Graphics Cards. There is no other advantage of a Full Tower Case. Airflow can sometimes be harder to circulate due to being more distance air has to travel to exit the case.
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March 24, 2012 8:44:53 PM

definitely go with the Intel CPU, but as for the 680 vs 7970, that depends on your needs. the 680 gets on average about 8 or 9 FPS more than the 7970 in most games; in some games they tie, and in other games the 680 can destroy the 7970. but for the most part it isn't too much of an issue. the only problem is right now the 7970 is actually more expensive most places thn the 680. also, i think the 7970 still beats the 680 in terms of heat and power draw. so it's up to you; if only pure FPS matter, go with the 680.
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March 24, 2012 8:55:24 PM

Actually, it also is beaten by GTX 680 in heat and power consumption.
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March 24, 2012 9:47:20 PM

If this is a comp built for gaming an intel i5-k series is what you want to go with since games to not yet benefit from hyper threading. That will save you a hundo that you can use towards a second gpu. This CPU is easily over clocked and will maintain good temps with an aftermarket cooler. The hyper 212 is a great choice price/performance and it's pretty quiet which is important(IMHO). You really don't need 16gb of RAM but with prices where they are who am I to stop you(8 gigs is plenty). Just make sure whatever case you decide on has enough space to support the cooling unit you decide to go with.

CPU- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HS- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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