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1200 Euro build query

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August 28, 2012 8:41:37 PM

Hello,
Approximate Purchase Date: August to October

Budget Range: around 1200 (another 300 overflow if really needed)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Its for gaming and internet and gaming some more.

Parts Not Required: Cpu, keyboard, mouse, monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None but US stores don't deliver here.

Country: Ireland

Parts Preferences: None really But I already have the CPU and parts picked out need to see if they are compatible or no good.

Overclocking: Yes Maybe, if I need a little extra juice. But not looking to break any records.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but only as an option I'd prefer 1 card and go that way latter.

Monitor Resolution: I have a 40" TV (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: Just some info on the parts I have and maybe some improvements that could be made to get a better system. I am new to computers and have only owned 1 and a few laptops but am annoyed at the garbage they are selling so want to do my own.I will list my parts and links below.

CPU: i5 2500k: E195 already payed for from:
http://www.rabo-networks.de/index.php?page=categorie&ca...

Mobo:ASRock Z77 Extreme 4 S1155 Intel Z77 DDR3 ATXE135 not gotten yet from:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/asrock-z77-extreme-4-s1155-...

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 XMP E98: not gotten yet from:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-vengeance-8gb--2x4g...

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R E117: not gotten yet from:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-carbide-series-500r...

PSU: OCZ Technology ZS Series 750W 80+Bronze Power Supply E81: not gotten yet from:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/ocz-technology-zs-series-75...

Disc Drive: I'm just going to go for a usb drive for installing OS and maybe some drivers/games and such in the future.

HDD/SSD: Again these are not hard to get and use, so I'm not to fussed about it. But I have one SSD in mind:ADATA XPG SX900 128GB and maybe another smaller one to cache with my HDD but I'm not knowledgeable about how this works. The HDD I have in mind is: seagate model st3000dm001 I have one in an external case and can get another for around E169, and cache with the 60gb SDD if that's possible.

Graphics card: A beast please or two lesser beasts who get along with each other.

Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H100 E109: not gotten yet from:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/corsair-memory-cooling-hydr...

I think that covers all the parts I need, but again advice on things like thermal paste and maybe on fans and just general pointers, Google is my friend but actual human input can't be beat And do I need windows ultimate if I go for a high end card?

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August 29, 2012 1:13:36 AM

I wanted to add a note to my above post. I'm going to be putting hyperspin onto my main drive, but a 128gb ssd would be wasted with this taking up most of the room, would I be better off using an ordinary hdd and use a smaller sdd as cache.
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August 29, 2012 10:21:27 AM

Why_Me said:
http://www.dabs.ie/products/msi-geforce-gtx-670-1019mhz... €406.93
MSI GeForce GTX 670 1019MHz 2GB PCI-Express 3.0 HDMI OC

or...

http://www.dabs.ie/products/gigabyte-ati-radeon-7950-hd... €365.13
Gigabyte ATI Radeon 7950 HD 800MHz 3GB PCI-E HDMI Windforce 3X OC


Cheers for the links, they are pretty great cards, but I forgot to put in my post that any extra money is going to go towards the gpu, I don't mind putting more money into it. Would a 7970/680 give me more time with games at high/ultra settings? I've always had nvidia, I might go amd for this build and I hear the 7970 is slightly better than the 680.
August 29, 2012 2:47:54 PM

I was looking at this card: SAPPHIRE Toxic Radeon HD 7970 GHz 6GB GDDR5 Edition:
http://geizhals.at/eu/804866. its about E620 but would it be over kill for a 1 monitor setup, would I be better with something cheaper and then maybe cross fire if it started to slow? I was looking at this because I don't wanna get everything set up to not be able to play max settings. Again any help is appreciated.
August 29, 2012 3:51:57 PM

Harrylipwig said:
Cheers for the links, they are pretty great cards, but I forgot to put in my post that any extra money is going to go towards the gpu, I don't mind putting more money into it. Would a 7970/680 give me more time with games at high/ultra settings? I've always had nvidia, I might go amd for this build and I hear the 7970 is slightly better than the 680.

I would start checking reviews to see how those cards benchmark.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <------ this is a review w/benchmarks on that msi gtx 670
August 29, 2012 9:52:05 PM

Why_Me said:
I would start checking reviews to see how those cards benchmark.

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <------ this is a review w/benchmarks on that msi gtx 670


I had a good look at the 670, its very good in the comparison to the higher cards but I don't mind sticking another E100 into a card that will kill everything (except metro 2033). I was looking at some forums, and It was on the point of skyrim and that if you wanna have lots of mods and high detail up, you'd need about 3gb on the card, but I'm not that knowledgeable to know if that's bull or not. And could you tell me if my components are ok or in need of changing, and will I need additional leads to hook everything up i have nothing at all but what would come with the components.

cheers.
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