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Building first gaming PC 1,500 dollar budget need advise

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June 5, 2012 1:05:32 AM

Hello,

I am planning on building a Gaming PC for which I have done extensive research, however, it will be my first build. I was hoping to get feed back so that I may aviod bottlenecking as well as overspending. I plan on housing the following parts in a Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Full Tower.

CPU: Intel I5 35070k (I plan on overclocking to 4.0 - 4.2 GHz for wich I also plan on purchasing a COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO)

MOBO: ASUS sabertooth z77 LGA 1155

GPU: 2 EVGA superclocked GTX 460 192-bit in SLI

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (for OS Windows 7 64-bit)

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

DVD Burner: ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

I plan on playing sc2, bf3, diablo 3, and so on, on a hd tv in my room. I like the computer to be fast and have high quality high fps.

opinions and thoughts ?
June 5, 2012 1:23:49 AM

Going Sli since the begining is a Nonono, you Always go With the Best Single Video Card you Can get, So you Can add another one later. Nice choice of components btw. But you can always go cheaper and get the same performance. The Asus sabertooth is a good motherboard but they charge the extra 90 usd just for the looks. Dont know what your budget is but i suggest you a Gtx 670 instead of the 2 gtx 460, if you cant afford the gtx 670 then change the motherboard, and get the 670, Theres alot of motherboards that can do Sli and Overclock at the 150 range.

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

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


Also remember to get 1.5v Ram memory, they are more stable. and more friendly with all the boards.


Quick edit, theres no loss in performance when using sli or crossfire at 8x8, The video cards havent maxed the Bandwith of the Pci Express 2.0 yet, Its funny they released the 3.0.
June 5, 2012 1:32:21 AM

Thank you! that is very helpful especially getting one good GPU at first does make a ton of sense. I think im going to do that. btw id like to spend under 1,800 usd
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June 5, 2012 1:34:47 AM

Thank you! that is very helpful especially getting one good GPU at first does make a ton of sense. I think im going to do that. btw id like to spend under 1,800 usd

June 5, 2012 1:48:14 AM

CPU: Intel I5 35070k - good choice, don't worry about heat, doesn't happen

MOBO: ASUS sabertooth z77 - extremely overpriced

GPU: 2 EVGA superclocked GTX 460 192-bit SLI - like he said 670 would be so much better

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - compatible and works

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2 - cheap and reliable modualr PSU

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC - might want to go bigger.... i got a 120gb and with just my OS (with all the crap it comes with) i only have 75gb left

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - another good choice, worth the extra $ over seagate

DVD Burner: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner - does the job

June 5, 2012 2:18:16 AM

chulex67 said:
Going Sli since the begining is a Nonono, you Always go With the Best Single Video Card you Can get, So you Can add another one later. Nice choice of components btw. But you can always go cheaper and get the same performance. The Asus sabertooth is a good motherboard but they charge the extra 90 usd just for the looks. Dont know what your budget is but i suggest you a Gtx 670 instead of the 2 gtx 460, if you cant afford the gtx 670 then change the motherboard, and get the 670, Theres alot of motherboards that can do Sli and Overclock at the 150 range.

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

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


Also remember to get 1.5v Ram memory, they are more stable. and more friendly with all the boards.


Quick edit, theres no loss in performance when using sli or crossfire at 8x8, The video cards havent maxed the Bandwith of the Pci Express 2.0 yet, Its funny they released the 3.0.


Thank you! that is very helpful especially getting one good GPU at first does make a ton of sense. I think im going to do that. btw id like to spend under 1,800 usd
June 5, 2012 2:23:40 AM

Azok said:
CPU: Intel I5 35070k - good choice, don't worry about heat, doesn't happen

MOBO: ASUS sabertooth z77 - extremely overpriced

GPU: 2 EVGA superclocked GTX 460 192-bit SLI - like he said 670 would be so much better

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) - compatible and works

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX 750 V2 - cheap and reliable modualr PSU

SSD: OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC - might want to go bigger.... i got a 120gb and with just my OS (with all the crap it comes with) i only have 75gb left

HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5 - another good choice, worth the extra $ over seagate

DVD Burner: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner - does the job


Yea the motherboard does seem over priced for what i asume are asthetic reasons. I'm going to look around newegg for the best gpu for my budget and later sli or crossfire. Do you store any other programs on your ssd that you would like to be brought up faster?
June 5, 2012 3:12:44 AM

should I buy a bigger PSU than 750w for future sli set up on a gtx 670? Also what do you guys think about ths gtx 670? And can an oc i5 3570k use the full potential of a gtx670 sli?

EVGA SuperClocked 04G-P4-2673-KR GeForce GTX 670 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
for 484$
June 6, 2012 1:32:10 AM

I thought I would want D3 on my SSD, but it boots in seconds on HDD. I just have my browser on SSD. I just play games and browse the web atm.
June 6, 2012 6:07:06 AM

No, the 750W is enough power.
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