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April 25, 2012 4:08:08 PM

I want to build a gaming computer, I have about $1400. If I have to spend a little bit more I will be able to. I just wanted to get some suggestions on parts. I don't need a monitor or keyboard or mouse. I just need the case and all the inside components. Anyone have any suggestions?


Oh just FYI the monitoring that I will be using is technically a small tv. I bought a 3d sony 24 inch tv and want to use that

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April 25, 2012 4:13:31 PM

$1400 is more than enough. Get an a i7 2600k, 16GB ram, and 2 6970s for crossfire
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April 25, 2012 5:09:14 PM

joemaxwell said:
I want to build a gaming computer, I have about $1400. If I have to spend a little bit more I will be able to. I just wanted to get some suggestions on parts. I don't need a monitor or keyboard or mouse. I just need the case and all the inside components. Anyone have any suggestions?


Oh just FYI the monitoring that I will be using is technically a small tv. I bought a 3d sony 24 inch tv and want to use that

Well You Can Buy These

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU
NOTE: If You DOn't Wan't To Waste Money NEVER Buy A i7 2600k Or 2700k Beacause All They
Do Are Hyperthreading

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU
The Fastest Single GPU Card In The World

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Water Cooling
It Needs Some 120mm Fans But This Is Good For Overclocking And Helping Your Computers
Lifespan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case
This Looks Good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply
This Is Epic And Did I Mention EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard
This Has PCIe 3.0 And The GPU Has It To, This Is A Great Board

athlough you need a hdd this is just i tiny bit over $1400 but i never counted sale prices other then a hdd and some fans this will get you somewhere fast beacause these are the best parts for your money, if you don't know never cheap out on the little thing like the power supply i only choose trusted brands unless you wan't a pc that will die in 6 months and i forgot the ram

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

if this is over your budget i will reply back, never go with crossfire on 6970 for MANY BAD RESONS!
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April 25, 2012 5:43:54 PM

melikepie said:
Well You Can Buy These

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... CPU
NOTE: If You DOn't Wan't To Waste Money NEVER Buy A i7 2600k Or 2700k Beacause All They
Do Are Hyperthreading

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... GPU
The Fastest Single GPU Card In The World

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Water Cooling
It Needs Some 120mm Fans But This Is Good For Overclocking And Helping Your Computers
Lifespan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Case
This Looks Good

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Power Supply
This Is Epic And Did I Mention EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard
This Has PCIe 3.0 And The GPU Has It To, This Is A Great Board

athlough you need a hdd this is just i tiny bit over $1400 but i never counted sale prices other then a hdd and some fans this will get you somewhere fast beacause these are the best parts for your money, if you don't know never cheap out on the little thing like the power supply i only choose trusted brands unless you wan't a pc that will die in 6 months and i forgot the ram

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

if this is over your budget i will reply back, never go with crossfire on 6970 for MANY BAD RESONS!



I like this build, but I was thinking more like 16 gbs of RAM, also with the graphic card, I can split screen right to support up to 2 monitors? Is it possible that one monitor use hdmi and the other just be a regular dvi?

Last question in your opinion is it better to just get the one graphic card or to get 2 graphic cards? Sorry my first gaming build and i don't know what the difference is
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April 25, 2012 7:26:53 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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April 25, 2012 8:31:37 PM

Yes, you can use DVI and HDMI to run dual monitors off one card. After three, though, you need a displayport monitor or an active dp adapter.
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April 25, 2012 8:43:57 PM

When I first started looking into my build I wanted a HDTV for a monitor/tv combo but then found out the resolution (or whatever) is not really made for computer gaming as much. The TV I am sure will do fine. But maybe have the TV and an HD computer monitor with 2ms or less response time for the dual setup.
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April 25, 2012 8:49:30 PM

That sounds fine to me.
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April 25, 2012 9:19:14 PM

joemaxwell said:
I like this build, but I was thinking more like 16 gbs of RAM, also with the graphic card, I can split screen right to support up to 2 monitors? Is it possible that one monitor use hdmi and the other just be a regular dvi?

Last question in your opinion is it better to just get the one graphic card or to get 2 graphic cards? Sorry my first gaming build and i don't know what the difference is

Well if you want to have 16GB of RAM just buy 2 8GB and put them all in and you can have that. Im almost sure it has 2 mini
display port and you should be able to convert them to dvi and you should be done!

2 graphics cards im almost sure they only work better when your playing a fullscreen game and that's what i think is
true and they don't always work twice as good as one this card, you can look up benchmarks.
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April 25, 2012 9:20:16 PM

You do not need displayport for just 2 monitors.
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April 25, 2012 10:17:31 PM

azeem40 said:
You do not need displayport for just 2 monitors.

ok i did not know that
do you think thoses parts are good when i looked it up i tried to give him links to parts people "trust"
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April 25, 2012 10:51:25 PM

I would say that the power supply is overkill, unless you're going SLI or Crossfire two high end cards like gtx 580/680 or 6970/7970 you can spend much less and get a PSU between 750-850. Which will handle an overclock on your CPU and you'll still have enough headroom for a dual card setup if you choose. this might suit your build a little bit better, and when your pc operates at an optimal percentage to your total supply of power, you'll waste less electricity, too. That extra money could go towards other components.
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April 25, 2012 10:56:11 PM

aaronstyle said:
I would say that the power supply is overkill, unless you're going SLI or Crossfire two high end cards like gtx 580/680 or 6970/7970 you can spend much less and get a PSU between 750-850. Which will handle an overclock on your CPU and you'll still have enough headroom for a dual card setup if you choose. this might suit your build a little bit better, and when your pc operates at an optimal percentage to your total supply of power, you'll waste less electricity, too. That extra money could go towards other components.

true but still i don't have the money for like a bunch of builds but i try to make everything compatible, why not have a psu that will do good for years to come? although maybe if you wan't you can give him a link to another but if i were him ill just stick with
what i showed him but agin i like things that will be compatible, since if you wan't to save money the best way is to not have to buy something agin.
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April 26, 2012 6:44:06 AM

Thank you all for the advice. I think the build is solid. I will say I am going to think about the power supply. Both of you guys are making good arguments. I might just go with a lower power supply like a 750 or so just because I would use the money I saved to put towards the HDD
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April 26, 2012 7:01:38 AM

You will not need a high wattage psu. The days of 1000W psus have come to an end. the gtx 680 consumes 1/4 of the power that the previous gen 580 did in an sli config.
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April 26, 2012 7:07:40 AM

As long as it is an atx mobo and an atx case, which in this case (no pun intended lol :p ), yes.
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April 26, 2012 7:40:08 AM

i've never had a case though with that many different fans, so i have a few questions.

With that many fans, do I still need a liquid cooling unit?

Also with that many fans, how and where would I hook all those up to?
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April 26, 2012 5:15:05 PM

joemaxwell said:
i've never had a case though with that many different fans, so i have a few questions.

With that many fans, do I still need a liquid cooling unit?

Also with that many fans, how and where would I hook all those up to?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 212+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 212 EVO
it depends on what you want, water cooling is a little better although these coolers are not that bad compared to the cooler i sent you. the 212+ is what i have it's $30 with $10 off with mail in rebate and the 212 EVO is $35 with no mail in rebate. the 212 EVO is newer then thw 212+ and a little better but does not matter, the water cooler i sent you just is better but i assumed you wanted it sorry, i did not look up any reviews for the other power supply beacause it's a trusted brand but if you really want a lower watt power supply here
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
it's 800w which is inbetween the suggested 750w-850w... i think.
other then that you will need at least 1 fan (2 is better) for water cooling but not your case fans i mean buy another fan and you need to hook it up to a fan slot in your case. in the air cooling i think those coolers don't fit in every case there is beacause there big but it should fit just telling you, when i got mine it fit but now a side fan won't fit.
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April 26, 2012 5:36:16 PM

I think the 800w power supply should be perfect for me. Also, looking at the heat sink fans, I think I might go with the liquid cooling instead. Seems a lot easier to hook up.

but what I was saying earlier is, the new case i was showing you has like 5 different fans that it comes with. My past cases have usually only had 1 or 2 fans that it came with. So with that many will the power supply have that many cords to hook up to that many fans?
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April 26, 2012 5:54:35 PM

Just let it be known that with liquid cooling there is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done and things like such. If I were you i would just stick to air cooling.
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April 26, 2012 7:52:33 PM

WC and many fans in the case do not relate. You can still use air cooling.
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April 26, 2012 9:37:14 PM

joemaxwell said:
I think the 800w power supply should be perfect for me. Also, looking at the heat sink fans, I think I might go with the liquid cooling instead. Seems a lot easier to hook up.

but what I was saying earlier is, the new case i was showing you has like 5 different fans that it comes with. My past cases have usually only had 1 or 2 fans that it came with. So with that many will the power supply have that many cords to hook up to that many fans?

It's not modular but you can put the other cords somewhere else, does you case have wire management?
Normally the 4 pin rails have many plugins on each wire (each assuming theres more then 1 wire), you can just use 1 wire maybe
on like that back and side fans and 1 for the front ones and maybe use more or less cables if you wan't just whatever you choose.
The 800w seems good and maybe if you ever crossfire which is only good if you already have one card (if you have in enough for a better card do that but if you don't have enough buy one now and get another later but it's not as good this way) you can always buy another and your power supply should handle it fine.

As far as your case goes, so far so good.
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May 2, 2012 5:19:12 PM

I bought the case, the power supply, the graphic card, and the heat sink fan. I came into a little more money so I was wondering if I upgrade the processor to an i7, what would be recommended, also as far as 16gb or ram what is recommended.

Finally, I want to record some of my gaming on this comp, so what would be the best like capture card?
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May 2, 2012 9:31:05 PM

joemaxwell said:
I bought the case, the power supply, the graphic card, and the heat sink fan. I came into a little more money so I was wondering if I upgrade the processor to an i7, what would be recommended, also as far as 16gb or ram what is recommended.

Finally, I want to record some of my gaming on this comp, so what would be the best like capture card?

Well it's socket LGA 1155 so your talking about 2600k, 2700k? The i7 has hyperthreading which is not much so i suggest you don't buy it but if you have the money and did not buy the CPU yet buy this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 3570k
i think it came out last monday but it's not much of a upgrade but it's worth it! Im 99.9% sure that all i7 CPUs that are below $600 just are i5s with hyperthreading and like 100MHz faster speed which you can get really easy on a k edition i5 and some people say hyperthreading can decrease performance on games that don't use 8 threads which not many games do use 8 threads. The RAM can be 4gb if you want, 8gb ok but if you wanted 16gb it's hard to take advantage over that much ram so if you have the money sure why not but if you want to save money you can only buy 8gb if you want to.

are you going to get the new cpu or 2500k? there is like 10%-15% difference. Either way you should be able to get the cpu to like 4GHz easy! So what fan did you buy?
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May 2, 2012 9:38:07 PM

jrwizbang said:
Just let it be known that with liquid cooling there is a lot of maintenance that needs to be done and things like such. If I were you i would just stick to air cooling.

The H70 is basicly a no matenince cooler, you just install the bracket, the pump to the bracket, the radiater and the fans then your done. The H70 does not need anything else and it works really well, once you install it your water cooling will work just like air cooling exept better cooling overall. The air coolers are still good but that is not a fact, the H70 does not need extra work.
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