Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Needing Suggestions on a Gaming Rig

Last response: in Systems
Share
April 12, 2012 8:32:47 PM

I am building a custom desktop and want to be able to handle everything that is out on high/ultra settings. Here is the rig I am looking at building:

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 $338
Ram:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit 1600Mhz $97
Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 $300
Mother Board:
ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 $260
Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 $105
Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card $60
Fans:
Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card with Dual Adjustable 70mm UV LED Fans $15
Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AB-GP MegaFlow 200mm LED Case Fan $17
Case:
Corsair CC600TWM-WHT Special Edition Graphite Series 600T $167
CPU Cooler:
Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU $93
HDD1:
Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive $140
HDD2:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache $80

Now I am debating on getting the 570 video card versus running two 560's in SLI. I am looking to thin down this rig a little bit from a cost standpoint without sacrificing a ton in performance. Right now this machine would run around $1500 all together. Fans are just for LEDs to make the case look good and I am up in the air about liquid cooling the CPU. Any suggestions?
April 12, 2012 8:36:45 PM

The onboard sound is similar to your sound card.
m
0
l
April 12, 2012 8:52:54 PM

Go with an I5 2500K, a Hyper 212 EVO for cooling, trim it down too 8 gigs of ram, and take that 180 and upgrade your graphics card to a 7970 or 680 (if you can find one). And if you are willing to have a slower boot time 10 seconds or so (someone correct that if I'm wrong) get rid of the SSD and just go with a nice mech HDD instead, you will only give up a second or two in loading in games. Gonna be a sweet rig though! Ohhh ya ditch the sound card and save that cash also!!!!
m
0
l
Related resources
April 12, 2012 8:53:57 PM

Ditch the sound card and move up to an Nvidia GTX 580 or Radeon HD 7870
m
0
l
April 12, 2012 8:57:58 PM

But if you really want to max out any game that is out there right now you are going to need at least a GTX 680 or crossfire/SLI set up.
m
0
l
April 12, 2012 9:02:42 PM

scatterrunner said:
I am building a custom desktop and want to be able to handle everything that is out on high/ultra settings. Here is the rig I am looking at building:

CPU:
Intel Core i7-2700K 3.5 GHz LGA 1155 $338
Ram:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit 1600Mhz $97
Video Card:
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 HD Superclocked 1280 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 $300
Mother Board:
ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 $260
Power Supply:
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 $105
Sound Card:
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeGamer Sound Card $60
Fans:
Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card with Dual Adjustable 70mm UV LED Fans $15
Cooler Master R4-LUS-07AB-GP MegaFlow 200mm LED Case Fan $17
Case:
Corsair CC600TWM-WHT Special Edition Graphite Series 600T $167
CPU Cooler:
Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU $93
HDD1:
Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive $140
HDD2:
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache $80

Now I am debating on getting the 570 video card versus running two 560's in SLI. I am looking to thin down this rig a little bit from a cost standpoint without sacrificing a ton in performance. Right now this machine would run around $1500 all together. Fans are just for LEDs to make the case look good and I am up in the air about liquid cooling the CPU. Any suggestions?

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...
m
0
l
April 12, 2012 9:02:44 PM

Lokordd said:
Go with an I5 2500K, a Hyper 212 EVO for cooling, trim it down too 8 gigs of ram, and take that 180 and upgrade your graphics card to a 7990 or 680 (if you can find one). And if you are willing to have a slower boot time 10 seconds or so (someone correct that if I'm wrong) get rid of the SSD and just go with a nice mech HDD instead, you will only give up a second or two in loading in games. Gonna be a sweet rig though! Ohhh ya ditch the sound card and save that cash also!!!!


The 7990 is going to be completely ridiculous - and you're looking at a $900 - $1000 card here, you could get 2 or 3 680s for that same price.

I do agree about ditching the sound card. Also the extra case fans - you don't need them if you're going to be using a 600T.

Quote:

HDD1:
Intel 320 Series 80 GB SATA 2.5-Inch Solid-State Drive $140


Eh, I'd go with a different SSD - 80GB for $140 is a bit steep when you can get the 128GB Crucial for around the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quote:

CPU Cooler:
Corsair Hydro Series H80 High Performance Liquid CPU $93


I'd ditch this and go for a Noctua D14 instead - man people are using way too many Corsair products these days, there are other manufacturers. :lol: 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Quote:

Ram:
Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM Dual Channel Memory Kit 1600Mhz $97


16GB isn't needed and watch the tall heat sinks - especially if you plan to use an air fan like the one I suggested. This would be better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
m
0
l
April 12, 2012 9:03:08 PM

Except BFBC2. :p 
m
0
l
!