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[~800 usd gaming build] Hardware noob needs feedback

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August 25, 2012 9:48:29 AM

Hey guys. So I am looking to buy a completely new system for general gaming. I play alot of League of Legends, NBA 2k12 (Soon to be 2k13), FIFA 2k12( Soon to be 2k13), Blacklight Retribution, and I might go try the new Counter Strike and the Tekken x Streetfighter game. Also I would like to play the new Need for Speed games, and possible the GTA series.

I plan on using my new system like a Playstation. To clarify I am going to hook it up to a somewhat large monitor (TV) probably a 40" full hd television and then use dual logitech PS2 or maybe Xbox controllers (For games like NFS, Fifa, NBA, Tekken)

Atm I play on a rather cheap 24" pc monitor. It is full HD, and I plan on continue to use it for most games.
http://benq.co.uk/products/LCD/index.cfm/page/specifica...


I am currently playing on this sytem: (but I feel it is getting waay outdated)

Nvidia 9600 GT 512 mb.
AMD Phenom ii x3 720 Black Edition
2gb ddr2 ram
Asus m2n-x plus

I plan on keeping this computer in my room so I have an extra pc to play League of Legends on.


New system I have been thinking about: Note: "Udvidet info" = "Extended Info" if you want bigger specs on the parts.

Case: Cooler Master Elite 430 Midi Tower Black
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=602546&CKS=PCW

PSU: Corsair CX V2 430W PSU
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=635832&CKS=PCW#ext...

CPU: Intel® Core i5-3550 Processor
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=660228&CKS=PCW#ext...

Motherboard: MSI B75MA-P45, Socket-1155
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=749862&CKS=PCW

RAM: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600MHz 4GB CL9 NOTE: I dont know if 8GB is needed??
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=618012&CKS=PCW

GPU: Gainward GeForce GTX 560 1GB PhysX
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=657063&CKS=PCW

SSD: Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5"
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=639424&CKS=PCW#inf...


Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as the calender hits the 1st and I get my paycheck.

Budget Range: At the moment it costs 840 USD.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video, surf

Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Komplett.dk (I am from Denmark)

Country: Denmark.

Parts Preferences: Well at the moment I use AMD CPU, and I am satisfied with that, but in benchmarks I read that Intel are superior in gaming.

Overclocking: Maybe, only if needed

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: What do you think the soundlevel will be of this build? I would like it to be somewhat silent, what about the silence foam you can install? http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=744688#extra
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August 25, 2012 1:37:36 PM

silence wise, your enemy is fan noise. CPU fan, GPU fan and the Case fans. sound dampening foam doesn't necessarily eliminate this noise and it will drive your temperatures up within the case, unless you buy a case that is designed for the foam (fractal design mini, R3 etc..) A fan controller can help the noise of the case fans. the CPU fan should be an issue. the GPU fan is probably the loudest and the most noticeable of the fans. the GTX 560 runs hot, so the fan will ramp up in speed most of the time. I suggest a better and quieter GPU below.

Ram - you will want to run dual channel memory. the performance loss in having a single stick is significant. 2x2GB is ok, but 2x4GB is better.
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=744175
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=650278

Much better SSD
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=630675

Much better and quieter GPU
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=760515
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=757653

This would be my choice for a MB (not saying there is anything wrong with the MSI MB you selected)
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=748587

Quiet Cases
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=648535
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=626350
the fractal design fans or really quite also.
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=757495
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=757494
August 25, 2012 2:06:41 PM

Thanks alot dude. Problem is, if you want them to assemble the pc, they have limited options. As you can see here: http://www.komplett.dk/k/config.aspx?ConfigSystemId=106...

Anyway, is the GPU upgrade really needed? I mean I listed some games, and wouldnt the 560 be able to do the job? As for noise, wouldn't it be easier to buy a more silent GPU Fan?

And thanks for replying, and actually using the website I posted, I did not expect that. :) 

Also can you explain why that SSD is superior? Because noobish as I am I just compared read/write speeds

And the one you posted:
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 500MB/175MB/s read/write

The one I posted:
SATA 6 Gb/s (SATA3.0), 550MB/510MB/s read/write

And thanks for posting the thing with the RAM, I never knew, good thing RAM is so damn cheap these days.
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August 25, 2012 2:08:55 PM

Sorry for bumping/spamming but I seem unable to edit my own messages?
Is it worth it to pay the website to assemble the PC, or is that easily done? I changed CPU and GPU myself on my current PC, without much trouble.
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August 25, 2012 7:18:26 PM

NJKT said:
Thanks alot dude. Problem is, if you want them to assemble the pc, they have limited options. As you can see here: http://www.komplett.dk/k/config.aspx?ConfigSystemId=106...

Anyway, is the GPU upgrade really needed? I mean I listed some games, and wouldnt the 560 be able to do the job? As for noise, wouldn't it be easier to buy a more silent GPU Fan?

GPU fans and heatsinks are not cheap to replace and voids any warranty. I thought you wanted a really quite system, that why I recommended the HD 7850. the GTX 560 won't be that bad, none of the 5xx series GPU's are really loud. the 560 will be fine for your gaming needs.

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Also can you explain why that SSD is superior? Because noobish as I am I just compared read/write speeds


personal experience with the Crucial M4, I've built maybe 30 or 40 rigs with them and never had a bad one. The Corsair is faster, but has some mixed reviews. I meant better as in trouble free - that's all
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August 25, 2012 7:39:02 PM

NJKT said:
Sorry for bumping/spamming but I seem unable to edit my own messages?
Is it worth it to pay the website to assemble the PC, or is that easily done? I changed CPU and GPU myself on my current PC, without much trouble.

not hard at all the is a guide on this site and several youtube videos on how to do it
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274745-31-step-step-g...

when I put the system through the configurator link you listed, I get 5,595 DKK (i selected 8GB vengeance LP ram) = $847
when I went shopping for the same items on the site it was 5,203 DKK = $789

$58 to build it isn't bad, as long as it comes with a warranty.

all the components that you picked are quality, my suggestions are just advice. The only one I strongly recommend you follow is the LP RAM (2x4GB would be best). the rest are merely suggestions.


August 25, 2012 8:47:09 PM

Thanks dude :) .

I am going to listen to your advice and to be honest, I'd rather spend 58$ on upgrading GPU or something than to have them assemble the pc.

And I guess the term silent pc is kinda relative. Still kinda unsure between 560 and 7850. I heard some people experience problem with ATI gpu drivers, and I recently saw a good deal on a 3d tv, and according to what I read, then ATI is bad for 3d gaming?
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August 26, 2012 5:12:29 AM

NJKT said:
Thanks dude :) .

I am going to listen to your advice and to be honest, I'd rather spend 58$ on upgrading GPU or something than to have them assemble the pc.

And I guess the term silent pc is kinda relative. Still kinda unsure between 560 and 7850. I heard some people experience problem with ATI gpu drivers, and I recently saw a good deal on a 3d tv, and according to what I read, then ATI is bad for 3d gaming?


3D gaming is just an expensive fad right now, pass on it. I have a 7850 in my HTPC/GAMER system that sits in my living room. I have had no issues with the driver on it. I know there was issues when it first cam out, but they he put out 3-4 driver revisions since then.

the 560 will be fine for what you are gaming, the 7850 would be more for adding longevity and a little more quietness to the build.
August 26, 2012 8:02:12 AM

Thanks dude. Appreciate it.
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