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Hello, im building my first pc is this solid enough for skyrim
-ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
-Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I72600K
-PNY VCGGTX560TXPB-OC-S GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
-CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
-Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single 12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply
-Corsair Obsidian Series 550D Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
-ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 12X DVD R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
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  1. If you fill this out we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    For now I'd say scrap the whole build - go Ivy, your GPU is outdated, the case is overkill, and Rosewill is not a good PSU manufacturer.
  2. I sort of agree with g-unit to a point. post the form and let us know your budget and what city you are from. (ie are you near a microcenter?)
  3. Approximate Purchase Date: (by the end of the month )

    Budget Range: (1100 would be best) Before / After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (GAMING)

    Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

    Country: (United States)

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel i7, nvidia gtx)

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: I would like it SLI ready

    Monitor Resolution:

    Additional Comments: (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14501569 )
  4. g-unit1111 said:
    If you fill this out we can better assist you: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice

    For now I'd say scrap the whole build - go Ivy, your GPU is outdated, the case is overkill, and Rosewill is not a good PSU manufacturer.



    why would i choose a Ivy instead of a sandy and do u know a more up to date gpu that costs less than 250
  5. The 7850 is a good alternative.
  6. what about a 2500k with a gtx 570
  7. NoobBuilder242 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: (by the end of the month )

    Budget Range: (1100 would be best) Before / After Rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (GAMING)

    Parts Not Required: (keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com)

    Country: (United States)

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel i7, nvidia gtx)

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: I would like it SLI ready

    Monitor Resolution:

    Additional Comments: (http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=14501569 )


    For $1167.71 (includes shipping and mail in rebates) you could get this:
    Specs:
    case:COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - $10 off with promo code
    HDD:Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EALX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
    GPU:SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit
    CPU:i7-2700K 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
    PSU:APEVIA 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
    RAM: 16GB (4X4GB) GSkill RipJaws X DDR3 1600
    motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    optical:Samsung 22x DVD Burner

    If you go with what's on your wish list make sure you buy the CPU and Motherboard combo and HDD/DVD Burner combo for more savings.

    If you want to go with the newer Ivy-bridge i7-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) you could get this combo.
    That would bring the price down from $1167.71 to $912.71.
  8. jaa228 said:


    No....just NO....

    Case: No real issue here, go with whatever preference you have. Personally on a $1000 budget, id be looking at more like a $70-100 case.
    HDD: Again, no issue here, solid HDD - just make sure to get Caviar Blue/Black, not the slower Green drives.
    GPU: Very good performance, solid GPU if it fits into budget.
    CPU: i7-2700k? No need, exactly the same for gaming as an i5-2500k - grab this instead.
    PSU: WHAT IS THIS? Get something at MINIMUM with an 80PLUS bronze rating. Corsair, Antec, XFX, SeaSonic PSU recommended. A 750-850w unit would be recommended depending on what GPU you plan to SLI.
    RAM: No need for 16GB - 8GB (2x4GB) 1600MHz CL9 is perfectly fine.
    Mobo: Look at the new Z77 motherboards.

    SSD would be another recommended component.
  9. jaa228 said:
    For $1167.71 (includes shipping and mail in rebates) you could get this:
    PSU:APEVIA 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready

    If you go with what's on your wish list make sure you buy the CPU and Motherboard combo and HDD/DVD Burner combo for more savings.

    If you want to go with the newer Ivy-bridge i7-3570K 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) you could get this combo.
    That would bring the price down from $1167.71 to $912.71.


    DO NOT BUY A APEVIA PSU. No one that has ever built computers would ever use one. they may be ok for an ultra budget build using IGP, but not in a serious rig.
  10. Quality Gaming Rig that will play Skyrim at 50FPS at 1080p on ultra settings.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19309125

    Build Highlights:
    CPU - IVY i5 3570K
    MB - THG recommended AsRock Z77 with 2 x PCIe 3.0 SLI ready
    SSD - Solid fast Kingston HyperX 90GB
    HDD - 1TB 7200RPM/32mb Cache
    RAM - 8GBs DDR1600
    GPU - GTX 560 ti OC
    PSU - Corsair 750w PSU SLI ready (will handle 2 x GTX 560 ti's)
    CASE - Zalman Z9+ Gaming case with fan control (OP feel free to change, as a case is a personal thing -
    there are a lot of Rosewill gaming cases that are in combo deals with the Motherboard, check them out)

    total is $1117 and $16 shipping with $75 in MIR and the below combo deals knock another $25 off (pick one)

    Final price is $1033.

    Combos:
    RAM PSU Combo (saves $10)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.917434

    Pick one of these:
    CPU HDD combo (saves $15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.925361
    Or
    HDD MB combo (save $15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.943677

    Parts were chosen for Price/performance/reliability/low shipping cost

    Suggested upgrade (stays under budget at final cost):
    swap Kingston 90GB SSD for Crucial 128GB SSD
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19309125
  11. Would a CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B & Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive be downgrade
  12. jerreddredd said:
    Quality Gaming Rig that will play Skyrim at 50FPS at 1080p on ultra settings.

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19309125

    Build Highlights:
    CPU - IVY i5 3570K
    MB - THG recommended AsRock Z77 with 2 x PCIe 3.0 SLI ready
    SSD - Solid fast Kingston HyperX 90GB
    HDD - 1TB 7200RPM/32mb Cache
    RAM - 8GBs DDR1600
    GPU - GTX 560 ti OC
    PSU - Corsair 750w PSU SLI ready (will handle 2 x GTX 560 ti's)
    CASE - Zalman Z9+ Gaming case with fan control (OP feel free to change, as a case is a personal thing -
    there are a lot of Rosewill gaming cases that are in combo deals with the Motherboard, check them out)

    total is $1117 and $16 shipping with $75 in MIR and the below combo deals knock another $25 off (pick one)

    Final price is $1033.

    Combos:
    RAM PSU Combo (saves $10)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.917434

    Pick one of these:
    CPU HDD combo (saves $15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.925361
    Or
    HDD MB combo (save $15)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.943677

    Parts were chosen for Price/performance/reliability/low shipping cost

    Suggested upgrade (stays under budget at final cost):
    swap Kingston 90GB SSD for Crucial 128GB SSD
    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=19309125



    Alright so I've made some changes

    -CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    -Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.913239

    -ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    -Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.908894

    -EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
  13. NoobBuilder242 said:
    Would a CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B & Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive be downgrade


    no a real downgrade, but the Ram has high profile heatsinks that will interfere with most CPU coolers, like the Hyper 212.
  14. Best answer
    NoobBuilder242 said:
    Alright so I've made some changes

    -CORSAIR Professional Series HX650 (CMPSU-650HX) 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    -Corsair Carbide Series 300R Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.913239

    -ASUS P8Z77-V LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    -Intel Core I5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.908894

    -EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    the 650w PSU won't be big enough to SLI the GTX 570 for future SLI. if you have since dropped that requirement, then that psu is a good choice, other wise you'll need at least a good 750W to run 2 x GTX 570's.

    the EVGA card is a good choice. My wife and and son's systems both run that very card.
  15. would a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply do

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
  16. 850w would be recommended for SLI 570's.

    Alternatively buy a new gen card, 7xxx or 6xx which uses a lot less power.
  17. NoobBuilder242 said:
    would a CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply do

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021


    I ran 2 of those same cards in my rig before I got my GTX 590. in fact, the GTX 590 draws more Power than my GTX 570's in SLI. I have an HX 750, the TX 750 has the same 12V rail specs.
    THG shows the power consumption of 3 runs on the METRO benchmark being only 420W for 570's in SLi. the spec'd TDP for a 570 is 219W.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-590-dual-gf110-radeon-hd-6990,2898-18.html

    I would say yes on the TX 750.
  18. alright dude thanks for all your help, time, and info cant wait to put all of this together
  19. Best answer selected by NoobBuilder242.
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