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August 10, 2012 8:19:58 PM

Hi I am new to building a new PC and just wanted to see If what I got is all compatible with each other. I just wanted to build a gaming pc for probably just once game , league of legends. I am able to run it smoothly on my macbook pro already but I just want something better just cause. and to multitask for anything else I have to do.

optical drive : HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i

case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition RC-932-KKN3-GP ATX Full Tower Computer Case

monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

video card: 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

PSU: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAD3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory

motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000

affter market heatsink fan: COOLER MASTER RR-H101-22FK-RI 80mm Long life sleeve bearing CPU Cooler

SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I already know some of the items listed is not really necessary for one game that's doesn't need that much power. But id just like to make something really good just cause I do have the money. opinions and thoughts please oh and to see if everything is COMPATIBLE IS THE MAIN THING. I checked and I think it does but I just want to make sure.

All from newegg.com
August 10, 2012 8:40:27 PM

everything would work fine with eachother just a couple things to think about.....are you gonna get a secondary mechanical hdd for data? or are you just going to roll with the 120gb ssd? if so that might not be enough. also as far as your cpu cooler goes I would suggest the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO instead of what you picked.....its only $30 or so from newegg and it performs great would allow you to oc your cpu a good amount
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August 10, 2012 8:52:53 PM

I honestly don't need that mush 120 is fine. Unless it would affect the performance of the PC overall than Ill add more. If not, Im fine with 120 honestly.

And I'll look into the hyper 212 right now thanks !
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August 10, 2012 8:56:10 PM

ok sounds like you know what you need...I have a 120gb ssd in a laptop and its plenty for me too but I am really light on space usage.....also here is a link to a how to for ssd tweaks it shows you how to keep your OS small so it doesnt take too much space up

http://www.tech-forums.net/pc/f128/ssd-tweak-guide-2365...
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2012 9:03:48 PM

Hello, the parts you picked will work (they are compatible)but you can get cheaper/better parts.

First of all, you do not need the i7 CPU (specially not a 2600k) if your are only going to play games, the i5 will perform the same and in some cases (if you turn on the HT feature in your i7) it will outperform it while costing 100$ less.

FYI, 120GB is not enough for anything, trust me.

Here is a much better build than the one you picked:
CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Zalman CNPS10X Performa CPU Cooler ($27.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($45.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.86 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.60 @ Mac Connection)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Total: $1009.39

This PC is ready for crossfiring.

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August 10, 2012 10:40:17 PM

Well i was gonna stream online my gameplay only with it. I saw the requirements for good stream and it said i needed what i need. well maybe not the i7 or maybe ram. plus i was going to dual monitor and multitask as I play for productivity.

plus whats crossfiring
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August 10, 2012 10:44:31 PM

crossfiring is putting two ATI video cards in your system and having them run simultaneously...in theory doubles your performance...just like SLI with nvidia cards
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 10, 2012 10:58:40 PM

instagram101 said:
Well i was gonna stream online my gameplay only with it. I saw the requirements for good stream and it said i needed what i need. well maybe not the i7 or maybe ram. plus i was going to dual monitor and multitask as I play for productivity.

plus whats crossfiring


The i5 will work, trust me, the i7 is ONLY for heave video editing.
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August 11, 2012 1:23:42 AM

drums101 said:
crossfiring is putting two ATI video cards in your system and having them run simultaneously...in theory doubles your performance...just like SLI with nvidia cards



so you can crossfire with any video card? its just adding two video cards on in a pc?

and SLI with nvidia cards?

I'm sorry I'm pretty new to this .
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 11, 2012 1:28:20 AM

instagram101 said:
so you can crossfire with any video card? its just adding two video cards on in a pc?

and SLI with nvidia cards?

I'm sorry I'm pretty new to this .


i can see that... :lol: 

Crossfire and SLI are basically the same thing, you can Crossfire two AMD or SLI to Nvidia cards (no, you can not SLI AMD cards or Crossfire Nvidia cards)

Crossfire and SLI are use by hardcore users who need a lot of performance.

You can crossfire or sli a maximun of 4 cards but you'r motherboard must support it and so your GPUs (some GPUs only support 2way-sli of dual crossfire)
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August 11, 2012 2:04:08 AM

aqualipt said:
i can see that... :lol: 

Crossfire and SLI are basically the same thing, you can Crossfire two AMD or SLI to Nvidia cards (no, you can not SLI AMD cards or Crossfire Nvidia cards)

Crossfire and SLI are use by hardcore users who need a lot of performance.

You can crossfire or sli a maximun of 4 cards but you'r motherboard must support it and so your GPUs (some GPUs only support 2way-sli of dual crossfire)



is cross firing needed for what Im planning on doing? light gaming, streaming online gameplay. surf the web, homework, and I'm planning on getting a dual monitor setup one day but not now. I don'tdo photo editing of video editing or any of that.
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August 11, 2012 2:11:41 AM

instagram101 said:
is cross firing needed for what Im planning on doing? light gaming, streaming online gameplay. surf the web, homework, and I'm planning on getting a dual monitor setup one day but not now. I don'tdo photo editing of video editing or any of that.


it depends, if you are going to buy a cheap ass card like the 6570 then you will need crossfire to atleast match a 5850. but because you are getting a very powerfull 7850 you will not need to get a second one to crossfire it.
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August 11, 2012 11:50:10 PM

aqualipt said:
it depends, if you are going to buy a cheap ass card like the 6570 then you will need crossfire to atleast match a 5850. but because you are getting a very powerfull 7850 you will not need to get a second one to crossfire it.



is the 7850 better than the video card I put up in my first post?
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2012 1:21:40 AM

instagram101 said:
is the 7850 better than the video card I put up in my first post?


They perform almos the same but the 7850 consumes less power, its upo to you,.
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August 12, 2012 1:22:02 AM

Alright Thanks for all the help guys. I have considered everyone's input with my build and included it in this new current build. This build is 200+ dollars cheaper than the build I originally posted. I will probably purchase this build later tonight once I get a few opinions on the build. The only thing I am not sure of is if the the optical drive can install Windows 7. So if someone can please help me with that. Also if the video card is good enough for what I plan on doing with the PC. below is what ill be doing the most with the pc

- online gaming
- stream my online gameplay
- web surf
- homework



Optical Drive: HP 24X Multiformat DVD Writer Black SATA Model 1260i

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower

Monitor: Acer S220HQLAbd Black 21.5" 5ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor

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

PSU: Diablotek UL Series PSUL775 775W ATX 12V v2.31 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3P LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

Heatsink Fan: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler z
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August 12, 2012 1:35:32 AM

aqualipt said:
They perform almos the same but the 7850 consumes less power, its upo to you,.



I'm just gonna pick the one I chose. seems like I can sli with my new build that I just posted. If you can check it out i just posed like 10 mins ago. I just wanna know your opinion .
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a b B Homebuilt system
August 12, 2012 4:38:29 AM

instagram101 said:
I'm just gonna pick the one I chose. seems like I can sli with my new build that I just posted. If you can check it out i just posed like 10 mins ago. I just wanna know your opinion .


Well, imo you shouldnt buy the GTX 570 because its hot, consumes a lot of power and its noisy. Wait until the 16th, the GTX 660ti is going to be released that day and see how it performs
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