Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building my first gaming PC

Last response: in Systems
Share
June 2, 2012 2:08:28 AM

I am currently shopping to build a brand new gaming PC. I am limiting my budget to $2500 (Not including taxes). I would like anyone's word on this build and what I can and should improve/change without topping my budget.

Here is the build:
http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?...

More about : building gaming

June 2, 2012 2:13:59 AM

You have 2 GPU's listed? Is that intentional?

I'm never a fan of "Green" HDD's, even though yours is just a data drive. You have the budget, I'd get a Caviar Blue.

Also, I'd change PSU's. Stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, or XFX.

Switch to the i7-2600k. It saves you $30 for the extra .1 GHz that you can gain back by overclocking.

You are overpaying for RAM too. I'd get this instead, personally. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... But I never have a $2500 budget lol.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:20:35 AM

Vettedude said:
You have 2 GPU's listed? Is that intentional?

I'm never a fan of "Green" HDD's, even though yours is just a data drive. You have the budget, I'd get a Caviar Blue.

Also, I'd change PSU's. Stick to Antec, Corsair, Seasonic, Enermax, or XFX.



Yes, two GPUs is intentional. and I'll see for a better PSU.
m
0
l
Related resources
June 2, 2012 2:21:15 AM

Why 2 GPU's? Were you going to SLI? Can't do that with those cards. Have to be the same card to SLI.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:29:11 AM

Vettedude said:
Why 2 GPU's? Were you going to SLI? Can't do that with those cards. Have to be the same card to SLI.


I asked at the local PC store and they recommended a 560 with a 420. Have one for PhysX and the other for graphics/3D.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:31:15 AM

Buying a seperate card for PhysX is a ripoff. Not many games use it and the 680 is a mighty fine card to do PhysX on its own. I would stick with 1 680 for now, it's easy enough to purchase another later and SLI it if you want.

Again, you are overpaying for RAM. I know your budget is higher, but I still don't want you to be frivolously spending money on things that don't help your system.

1000w PSU is overkill, but this is still a monster PSU: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... EDIT: I see you changed it to a Corsair, that's a great supply too.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:35:31 AM

My friend doesn't agree. The SLI will work if they are both GTX. In this case GTX 560 and GTX 680.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:38:52 AM

Your friend is wrong. Has to be the same card, GTX 680 and GTX 680. Or GTX 560 and GTX 560.

That's for SLI. You can have a dedicated PhysX card but its a waste of money, a waste of space, a waste of power.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:42:49 AM

Oh, alright. I guess I misread. My bad. Then should I keep one 680 or go with two 580s?
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:45:13 AM

1 680. Those will be in production much longer and you can always SLI at a later time. You won't need to for a while though, the 680 is a beast. Plus you get the benefits of 28nm silicon (Less power consumption, less heat!)
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:51:57 AM

Thank you for the information! It was very helpful. I also have $400 to spare now haha.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 2:57:59 AM

You can go back to 16 GB of RAM! You have the budget ;)  Just get 2 more sticks of the RAM you have set now.

And if you want to get crazy, you can double up the SSD and run a RAID 0 setup! Your I/O performance would be insane, and you would have 500GB of SSD storage.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 3:09:12 AM

There. $2,491.87 lol. 480 GB SSD drive and everything.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 3:10:34 AM

Holy crap, 480GB SSD. If its in your budget, that's awesome! I don't think you need it though, you have a 1TB data drive, and I doubt you have 480GB of games and programs.

I still think you should save $30 and go with the i7-2600k processor.
m
0
l
June 2, 2012 3:40:43 AM

Best answer selected by Aleonris.
m
0
l
a b 4 Gaming
June 2, 2012 9:41:04 AM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
m
0
l
!