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September 6, 2012 5:29:55 PM

Asking the experts (as I'm a n00b) to see if there is any compatibility issues or general problems with this build. I have a GTX 580 1.5g video card and so am checking if this will work well for gaming (specifically Battlefield 3) any suggestions and comments are welcome:


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September 6, 2012 5:31:32 PM

As a note, this is my first build...I'm checking if this would give me all needed components (ground-up) to basically start playing after setting it up.
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September 6, 2012 5:50:10 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
As a note, this is my first build...I'm checking if this would give me all needed components (ground-up) to basically start playing after setting it up.

Ebay the 580. It's old tech and a power hog compared to the new generation vid cards out there.



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MSI N660 Ti PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_660_Ti_Power... <----- MSI GTX 660 ti benches for BF3

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- MSI GTX 670 benches for BF3


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September 6, 2012 6:15:59 PM

The GPU is upgradeable, but the CPU and MOBO isn't. After Ivy bridge, there won't be any more processors based on the LGA 1155 socket.
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September 6, 2012 6:16:06 PM

Is that a build that you would use? Which graphics card? the GTX 670? And will this sustain for a few years? Upgradable easily in the future?
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September 6, 2012 6:28:58 PM

Either way do I have my ducks in a row in terms of what I need in that first post? Would there be any compatibility issues?
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September 6, 2012 6:29:36 PM

would it be better to go for say...an i7 and MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Z77 Motherboard or will it still be outmoded in a few years?
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September 6, 2012 6:30:57 PM

Why_Me said:
That build is solid and your upgrade is in adding another video card later on seeing how BF3 was coded for SLI and Nvidia.

If it's in your budget then that MSI 670 hands down. Otherwise that 660 ti I posted.


This is how I feel about upgradeablity. I own a Intel socket 1336 build with a i7 920. Now I can "upgrade" that cpu to a i7 960 for $315 and still get stomped into the ground by a $200 SB 2500K. So the upgrade is in adding the second vid card.



Ahh! I think I get it. So stick with that build that you had going but just add another vid card down the road to SLI?
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September 6, 2012 6:31:18 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
Is that a build that you would use? Which graphics card? the GTX 670? And will this sustain for a few years? Upgradable easily in the future?

That build is solid and your upgrade is in adding another video card later on seeing how BF3 was coded for SLI and Nvidia.

If it's in your budget then that MSI 670 hands down. Otherwise that 660 ti I posted.


This is how I feel about upgradeablity. I own a Intel socket 1336 build with a i7 920. Now I can "upgrade" that cpu to a i7 960 for $315 and still get stomped into the ground by a $200 SB 2500K. So the upgrade is in adding the second vid card.
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September 6, 2012 6:41:23 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
Ahh! I think I get it. So stick with that build that you had going but just add another vid card down the road to SLI?

Yeppers. 750w psu to push either the 670 or 660 ti in SLI. That leaves you plenty of headroom for over clocking, etc... Keep the budget tight yet solid and then when you get a chance add another card. Both of those links show what those cards do in SLI and they eat BF3 for lunch. I'm talking serious frame rates. Also that's where a 120Hz monitor comes in handy. 120Hz refresh rate instead of the usual 60Hz refresh rate with most monitors. Samsung has one for around $350. It's a 23", 120Hz 3D capable (forget the 3D part though), and it's LED back lit with a low 2ms. Either of those cards in SLI will hit well over 100 FPS at ultra settings for BF3 with 1920 x 1080 resolution. That's awesome.
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September 6, 2012 6:45:10 PM

Why_Me said:
Yeppers. 750w psu to push either the 670 or 660 ti in SLI. That leaves you plenty of headroom for over clocking, etc... Keep the budget tight yet solid and then when you get a chance add another card. Both of those links show what those cards do in SLI and they eat BF3 for lunch. I'm talking serious frame rates. Also that's where a 120Hz monitor comes in handy. 120Hz refresh rate instead of the usual 60Hz refresh rate with most monitors. Samsung has one for around $350. It's a 23", 120Hz 3D capable (forget the 3D part though), and it's LED back lit with a low 2ms. Either of those cards in SLI will hit well over 100 FPS at ultra settings for BF3 with 1920 x 1080 resolution. That's awesome.



I have a 40" HDTV from samsung i use. think that will work well?
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September 6, 2012 6:49:50 PM

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September 6, 2012 6:51:32 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
I have a 40" HDTV from samsung i use. think that will work well?

It should work fine. It's more than likely 1920 x 1080 which is the standard resolution these days.
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September 6, 2012 6:54:11 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
would it be better to go for say...an i7 and MSI Z77A-G45 Intel 7 Series Z77 Motherboard or will it still be outmoded in a few years?

That's a decent board as is that Asrock board I posted. Both support SLI (dual vid cards) and both boards are reasonably priced. I lean towards Asrock but that's just me.
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September 6, 2012 7:29:53 PM

Why_Me said:
That's a decent board as is that Asrock board I posted. Both support SLI (dual vid cards) and both boards are reasonably priced. I lean towards Asrock but that's just me.



Awesome! One more thing, would it be fine to use my 580 until i can afford the 660 ti? and do you think it will still run fairly smooth?
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September 6, 2012 7:43:03 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
Awesome! One more thing, would it be fine to use my 580 until i can afford the 660 ti? and do you think it will still run fairly smooth?

That 580 will do just fine. When you get the extra cash then ebay/craigslist it (or even sell it on here) and pick up a 670 or 660 ti. With that build I posted along with newegg combo's you shouldn't be far off from picking one of those cards up here in the near future. Also look at the Corsair 400R on newegg or amazon seeing how that just dropped in price and it's another solid case with plenty of room and good cooling.
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September 6, 2012 7:45:35 PM

Why_Me said:
That 580 will do just fine. When you get the extra cash then ebay/craigslist it (or even sell it on here) and pick up a 670 or 660 ti. With that build I posted along with newegg combo's you shouldn't be far off from picking one of those cards up here in the near future. Also look at the Corsair 400R on newegg or amazon seeing how that just dropped in price and it's another solid case with plenty of room and good cooling.


Haha I just picked up that case that you first recommended! =P It looked great. And it has enough room for SLI right? Anyway I liked the look of it.
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September 6, 2012 7:57:28 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
Haha I just picked up that case that you first recommended! =P It looked great. And it has enough room for SLI right? Anyway I liked the look of it.

Nice pick up. That's the cheapest Iv'e seen that case go for since it came out last year (500R) and yes it's plenty big...like really big.
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September 6, 2012 8:12:11 PM

Why_Me said:
Nice pick up. That's the cheapest Iv'e seen that case go for since it came out last year (500R) and yes it's plenty big...like really big.


It's really nice too! One more thing, on everything that you gave me plus the leftover stuff...it's all compatible right? Also, would this work fine with everything? Lite-On iHES112-04 12X Internal Blu-Ray/DVDRW Combo Drive - BD ROM/DVDRW, Software not Included, Black (OEM)
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September 6, 2012 8:24:55 PM

jonclimbs247 said:
It's really nice too! One more thing, on everything that you gave me plus the leftover stuff...it's all compatible right? Also, would this work fine with everything? Lite-On iHES112-04 12X Internal Blu-Ray/DVDRW Combo Drive - BD ROM/DVDRW, Software not Included, Black (OEM)
Available
Price: $46.99

Yep it will work fine together. One thing about Blu Ray players/writers ..the OEM version doesn't come with any software and that can get expensive at times. I'm all for OEM unless it comes to the Blu Ray's. If you don't have that software or can easily get it then you might want to look into a retail version. Also check amazon because a lot of times they have newegg beat on those.
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