My new gaming Pc!

Approximate Purchase Date: 5-23-12

Budget Range: $2300.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, FFxiv

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country: USA

Parts Preferences:

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: NO

Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments:


What I have Complied so far:

CASE ROSEWILL | THOR V2-White Edition,THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active-PFC Power Supply

Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

ASUS P8Z77-V LK ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory

2x: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 (any i can get at this point, newegg has been out of stock for over a month) suggestions, alternatives please

Windows 7

recomendation on monitors sizes and cooling would be appreciated
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  1. If you cant find a GTX 680, you could get a GTX 670 for 100 dollars less and only a small loss in performance. The only problem is that they are also out of stock :(

    Since you only got an i7-3770 instead of an i7-3770k then I don't think you'll need CPU cooling considering that you pretty much won't be overclocking.

    Everything else looks good. :)

    I don't really know how much this adds up to and how much you are willing to spend on a monitor/what size you want. Could you specify?
  2. $2300 is a healthy budget...

    What do you want from the system? 150FPS? or is 40-60 enough? I say this because I'm still running on a Q9550 w/8GB RAM and a GTX470 while running every graphics setting in "High." I'm no pro gamer, but very much want and enjoy a smooth running system.

    You could probably really really scale back on... nearly everything, still get a kick-azz system, then drop the money into something like a high-res monitor. (Dell U2711 comes to mind).

    Simply purchase components that scale, then 1 year from now when you think you'll be happier with a better video card, spend $300 to upgrade. If you need more ram, add more later... just make sure you purchase a mobo that will handle it.

    Rough specs of something I'd do:

    i5 2500k ~$220
    nVidia vid card, no more than ~$350
    mobo no more than ~$150 (USB 3.0 requirement, configure ram for future upgrade)
    ram, 8GB minimum ~$80
    DVD-burner, do you *really* need blu-ray? ~$30
    600-800w PSU ~$150
    Case

    Monitor: 2560x1440 max res - ~$1000 (you WILL be impressed) If you end up buying the Dell monitor, buy it from Dell (not NewEgg) and spend the extra $70 on 2 additional years of warranty -total 5 years warranty.

    total price probably very near $2300.

    edit - forgot disk... 1 SSD + an old spinner for data, adds a couple hundred bucks, or you could reuse a disk from a current system.
  3. newbcakes, I agree with you. Don't you think an Ivy Bridge like the 3570k would be better just for the sake of future proofing.
  4. I could get a nvidia 670 on Tigerdirect. They are going around $450. I found the 680 on shopblt.com but know nothing about the site, they show how many they have on order so you can pre order. http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=enter&thispage=011004001501_BPF5982P.shtml&order_id=!ORDERID!#Availability

    Ivy Bridge 3.5 out of stock.

    The Blu-ray was about $69 after rebate, figured might as well throw it in the mix.
  5. Leilu33 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: 5-23-12

    Budget Range: $2300.

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, FFxiv

    Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences:

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: NO

    Monitor Resolution:

    Additional Comments:


    What I have Complied so far:

    CASE ROSEWILL | THOR V2-White Edition,THOR V2-W Gaming ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active-PFC Power Supply

    Intel Core i7-3770 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 Quad-Core Desktop Processor

    ASUS Black Blu-ray Burner SATA BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS

    ASUS P8Z77-V LK ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Desktop Memory

    2x: OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    Nvidia Geforce GTX 680 (any i can get at this point, newegg has been out of stock for over a month) suggestions, alternatives please

    Windows 7

    recomendation on monitors sizes and cooling would be appreciated


    i would suggest a better case for your budget.Corsair 650D is a great choice.Mid tower but more room then a lot of full towers.cooling,cable management,looks everything is excellent.click here to take a look at a good review.here's the rating-

    Quote:
    Pros:
    Loads of room
    Wire management is made very easy by all the passages
    Eight expansion slots to make quad-Crossfire or quad-SLI a possibility
    Elegant looks and thoughtful styling
    Removable fan filters and all the front I/O you would need
    Room at the top for a 2x120 or 2x140 radiator for water cooling
    All in a mid tower

    Cons:
    None


    1000w is absolute overkill for a 2-way SLi setup.all you need is a quality 850w unit.Silverstone strider GOLD 850w 100% modular is a great unit for it's price and build quality is astonishing.

    you don't need i7 for gaming.for gaming,i5 3550 is enough and will not cause any bottlenecks.

    i am a big asus fanboy for motherboards but i won't suggest that board for your budget,Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H is a solid performer for it's price.main reason is that i recently saw this board and it's really awesome.lot's of ports,SLi/CF ready,great overclocker and solid build quality.if you want Asus then go with i would suggest Asus P8Z77-V or P8Z77-V PRO.

    once again RAM is overkill.8gb is more than enough.Mushkin enhanced blackline 8gb is more than enough for gaming and other daily stuff.it is a 1.5v 1600mhz kit and it's perfect for your build.

    OCZ is the worst SSD maker with highest failure rates.my dad has suffered two failures and ended up getting a muskin enhanced chronos deluxe which is working flawless.if you are thinking about RAID 0 then you are risking your money and data.SSDs are already very fast and don't need any raid or other crappy stuff.better get a 1tb drive(Samsung 1tb is my suggestion) for backup,movies and music.get a reliable SSD for OS and games.kingston hyperx 240gb ssd is a great deal for it's price.

    For gpu,gtx 670 is best bang for buck but if you are willing to pay extra for 680 then it's fine,i am a big fan of MSi Twinfrozer iii cooler.very quiet,effective and overclocks like a beast.other good options are gigabyte windforce x3 and asus TOP.i hope you find one is stock :)

    home premium 64 bit is enough for daily stuff and gaming.

    for gaming,get a 23-24" 1080p monitor for a sharp image quality due to high pixel density.i trust Asus for good and high quality monitors.this is my suggestions-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236153
    you don't need cooling for cpu if you are not gonna overclock,but sometimes the stock HSF sound can be annoying so i would suggest this cooler for maintaining noise and temps-
    hyper 212+it's a fairly silent cooler.
    i guess i answered all of your questions.if you have any doubts,feel free to ask ;)
  6. I have made some changes:


    Roswill Blackhawk case & GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915805

    Samsung 1TB HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    24" asus monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236154

    Silverstone 850W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256067

    Ram 2x4gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191

    SDD 120GB kingston hyperX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049

    same ivy bridge i7 and possibly the gtx670 i can order it on tigerdirect

    without the graphics card in the mix im at $1365 w/o tax and shipping.

    the gtx670 on tigerdirect is about 400
  7. Leilu33 said:
    I have made some changes:


    Roswill Blackhawk case & GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.915805

    Samsung 1TB HDD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    24" asus monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236154

    Silverstone 850W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256067

    Ram 2x4gb
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191

    SDD 120GB kingston hyperX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820239049

    same ivy bridge i7 and possibly the gtx670 i can order it on tigerdirect

    without the graphics card in the mix im at $1365 w/o tax and shipping.

    the gtx670 on tigerdirect is about 400


    are you sure that you want that case with a $2300 rig?if yes then no problem otherwise i would suggest something better.This is a good deal.
    as i said in my previous post that for gaming you don't need i7.
  8. I suggest the 500R. Better thermals than the 650D and cheaper. Get a 750W PSU for SLI 670 as it doesn't use much power. I recommend the PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK 750W for $100.
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