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First Time Gaming Build

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August 3, 2012 4:40:48 PM

I'm going to be ordering the parts this weekend and need advice if they are all compatiable, work well together and will all fit in the case. Performance and FPS are very important to me. I play on a 24" Gateway 1920x1200 2 ms monitor but may get one of those 30" Dell's in the future. I already have the corsair hx 1050 power supply laying around so would like to use it if it will be ok. I want to overclock pretty high to safe temps but am a complete noob when it comes to overclocking so if some boards are easier to overclock would prefer to go with one of those. Here are the parts I came up with and don't really want to spend much more but a little flexible. Any advice appreciated. :) 

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/dKnR

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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 5:45:16 PM

That's a pretty killer system but a lot of it is quite overkill. Dual 670s will give you better frame rates than a single 690 will, and it costs less. You could actually build a system for about $1K less and come out ahead.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1948.36
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:45 EDT-0400)
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August 3, 2012 7:07:34 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That's a pretty killer system but a lot of it is quite overkill. Dual 670s will give you better frame rates than a single 690 will, and it costs less. You could actually build a system for about $1K less and come out ahead.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($85.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($188.49 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($419.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($136.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1948.36
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-08-03 13:45 EDT-0400)

You did notice his resolution, right? Then why suggest a dual card config for 1200p? One GTX 670 is more than enough at that res.
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a b K Overclocking
August 3, 2012 7:41:15 PM

azeem40 said:
You did notice his resolution, right? Then why suggest a dual card config for 1200p? One GTX 670 is more than enough at that res.


The OP's build had a 690 in it, and dual 670's are cheaper and actually get better frame rates than a single 690 does, or so I am told.
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