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September 16, 2012 10:33:44 PM

Hi, I'm building a whole new gaming setup, the budget I have saved up and put aside for building a new gaming setup is a total of $2600. I have selected parts, although i have had some problems in the past with compatibility of parts working and functioning well together. So what I'm asking you all of for some help on is if these parts compatible with one another? Also if suggestions could be offered for better parts or switching a part for another, that would be great too. As a side note my preferred site I will be doing all my ordering off of is newegg and i am a Nvidia user not Radeon.

Listed parts and listed links below:



DVD/CD-ROm Drive: LITE-ON Black 18X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA DVD-ROM Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=27-106-...

Keyboard: RAZER Arctosa Silver 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Blu Ray Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Internal 12X Blu-ray
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Speakers: Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Liquid CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=11-119-...

Internal Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=22-136-...

CPU: AMD FX-8150 Zambezi 3.6GHz Socket AM3+ 125W Eight-Core Desktop Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=19-103-...

Motherboard: ASUS Crosshair V Formula AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Gaming Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply: CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic Card: EVGA 04G-P4-2690-KR GeForce GTX 690 4GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=14-130-...

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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2012 11:06:11 PM

it will perform much better for the money
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/hFgj

1: fx sucks in games
2: h100 is not worth it. either get a heatsink or go full custom
3: the quickfire pro is a much better keyboard
4; you dont need that much wattage
5: 690s are useless to you unless you have a couple of monitors. even then id recommend a 7970
6: do you even watch blu-ray?
September 16, 2012 11:24:32 PM

That's a really bad PC sinrukai, for this kind of budget i strongly recommend you something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($447.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($447.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2179.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-16 19:22 EDT-0400)

i know i could have make you something a little bit cheaper but not only the performance of this build will be exceptional but the aesthetics are OUT OF THIS WORLD, everything is white with a little bit of black


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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 12:53:14 AM

Just add the optical drive to this build. I combo'd Windows 7 with the motherboard so if you already have Windows then just take it off this build. That XFX psu down below is manufactured by SeaSonic as are all XFX psu's and the upper tier Corsair psu's. This build will mop the floor with that build you have posted up top.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $99.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 - $9.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 200mm Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99
XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $279.98 save: $10.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $279.98 save: $18.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $198.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $400.00 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $400.00 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,964.88 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- review of that MSI GTX 670 w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265... <----- review of that CM cpu h/s @ Frosty Tech

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- that same CM cpu h/s on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&output=search&sc... <------ reviews of that case with temp benchmarks


120Hz refresh rate monitor. If your going to have that much GPU firepower than 120Hz is the only way to go. It makes gaming smooth as butter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $389.99
BenQ XL2420T Black-Red 24" 5ms (2ms GTG) HDMI Widescreen Height & Pivot Adjustable LED-Backlit 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 DC 12M:1 (1000:1)


Some headsets to have a look at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 - $49.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master CM Storm Sonuz 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master CM Storm Sirus S 3.5mm Connector Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
a c 246 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 1:55:36 AM

idroid said:
That's a really bad PC sinrukai, for this kind of budget i strongly recommend you something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($447.86 @ Newegg)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($447.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($143.00 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2179.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-16 19:22 EDT-0400)

i know i could have make you something a little bit cheaper but not only the performance of this build will be exceptional but the aesthetics are OUT OF THIS WORLD, everything is white with a little bit of black


Why would you get a 3770K on a gaming build on any budget? You know you won't use it to its' full extent unless you work with massive CS5 files or something like that.

Quote:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update


OK - I have to ask - why do you link to the BIOS? It helps absolutely no one until you purchase the board, and have it installed and working, that's pretty much a moot point until you do.
September 17, 2012 1:57:27 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Why would you get a 3770K on a gaming build on any budget? You know you won't use it to its' full extent unless you work with massive CS5 files or something like that.
you will need it for video recording and gaming :??: 
a c 246 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 2:00:22 AM

idroid said:
you will need it for video recording and gaming :??: 


Why would you need that function? I can't see where that would help you playing games.
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 2:24:14 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Why would you get a 3770K on a gaming build on any budget? You know you won't use it to its' full extent unless you work with massive CS5 files or something like that.

Quote:
http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update


OK - I have to ask - why do you link to the BIOS? It helps absolutely no one until you purchase the board, and have it installed and working, that's pretty much a moot point until you do.
It's good to let them know it will need a bios update don't you think ? IDK :lol: 
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 2:38:17 AM

Am I the only one here that understands why board makers update their bios for "fixes" ? Granted that board hasn't had a bios update since the middle of July but you never know when their going to stick another fix in there for any bugs. If you ever read the reviews on some of these boards by the tards on newegg it's easy to see that some of their problems would have been an easy fix if they had just taken the time and updated their bios. Of course these are the same people who put their tech level as "High" on newegg.
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 2:39:51 AM

Why_Me said:
Am I the only one here that understands why board makers update their bios for "fixes" ? Granted that board hasn't had a bios update since the middle of July but you never know when their going to stick another fix in there for any bugs. If you ever read the reviews on some of these boards by the tards on newegg it's easy to see that some of their problems would have been an easy fix if they had just taken the time and updated their bios. Of course these are the same people who put their tech level as "High" on newegg.
:lol:  very true
September 17, 2012 2:45:01 AM

Why_Me said:
Am I the only one here that understands why board makers update their bios for "fixes" ? Granted that board hasn't had a bios update since the middle of July but you never know when their going to stick another fix in there for any bugs. If you ever read the reviews on some of these boards by the tards on newegg it's easy to see that some of their problems would have been an easy fix if they had just taken the time and updated their bios. Of course these are the same people who put their tech level as "High" on newegg.


a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 2:54:56 AM

Not to spam the OP's thread, but have any of you guys read some reviews on newegg where some schmuck is taking stars away from a product for asinine reasons? Like when they only give a board 3 stars because it only has X amount of SATA ports or the board doesn't support SLI. I mean like who the fck is going to spend $150+ on a component and not know wtf it has or doesn't have? Or when they dock a psu because it's not modular knowing that it wasn't when they purchased it and I'm sure nobody held a gun to their head forcing them to buy it. I can go on and on and on with the newegg reviews.
September 17, 2012 2:55:17 AM

Why_Me said:
Just add the optical drive to this build. I combo'd Windows 7 with the motherboard so if you already have Windows then just take it off this build. That XFX psu down below is manufactured by SeaSonic as are all XFX psu's and the upper tier Corsair psu's. This build will mop the floor with that build you have posted up top.


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $109.99 - $99.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 - $9.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER R4-MFJR-07FK-R1 200mm Case Fan

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $114.99
XFX P1-750X-XXB9 750W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $279.98 save: $10.00 FREE SHIPPING
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $279.98 save: $18.00 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $84.99
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $198.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $400.00 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $409.99 - $400.00 after $10.00 rebate
MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Total: $1,964.88 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Ed... <----- review of that MSI GTX 670 w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme6/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-g... <----- review of that board w/benchmarks

http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=265... <----- review of that CM cpu h/s @ Frosty Tech

http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- that same CM cpu h/s on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <----- another look at that case

https://www.google.com/#hl=en&safe=off&output=search&sc... <------ reviews of that case with temp benchmarks


120Hz refresh rate monitor. If your going to have that much GPU firepower than 120Hz is the only way to go. It makes gaming smooth as butter.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $389.99
BenQ XL2420T Black-Red 24" 5ms (2ms GTG) HDMI Widescreen Height & Pivot Adjustable LED-Backlit 120Hz 3D-Ready LCD Monitor 350 cd/m2 DC 12M:1 (1000:1)


Some headsets to have a look at.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 - $49.99 after $10.00 rebate FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master CM Storm Sonuz 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
Cooler Master CM Storm Sirus S 3.5mm Connector Circumaural 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset


my vote goes to this build,only change i would suggest is the hard drive-
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cheap and one of the best performer.
September 17, 2012 2:59:38 AM

Why_Me said:
Not to spam the OP's thread, but have any of you guys read some reviews on newegg where some schmuck is taking stars away from a product for asinine reasons? Like when they only give a board 3 stars because it only has X amount of SATA ports or the board doesn't support SLI. I mean like who the fck is going to spend $150+ on a component and not know wtf it has or doesn't have? Or when they dock a psu because it's not modular knowing that it wasn't when they purchased it and I'm sure nobody held a gun to their head forcing them to buy it. I can go on and on and on with the newegg reviews.



+1 newegg reviews are extremely useless
September 17, 2012 3:15:07 AM

any reliable review site is much better than wasting times on newegg reviews.
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:18:07 AM

idroid said:
+1 newegg reviews are extremely useless

There's a few reviewers that will do stuff like post links to fix and/or work around on a product or bug and I can respect those people, it's the others. And if and when you ever go to the newegg forums the stupidity just gets worse. You have peeps in there with $250 Thermaltake GT whatever cases and $250 boards, 16GB of RAM, $80+ cpu h/s along with a 1000+w psu talking about adding a third GTX 460 to their build. And I'm thinking wtf are these people thinking? For what they dumped into their builds to milk out a higher o/c they could have walked away with a brand new vid card and been killing the games on FPS.
September 17, 2012 3:21:47 AM

and trust me,most of the people on those "reviewers" don't even know how to install/use the product.
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:23:39 AM

Why_Me said:
There's a few reviewers that will do stuff like post links to fix and/or work around on a product or bug and I can respect those people, it's the others. And if and when you ever go to the newegg forums the stupidity just gets worse. You have peeps in there with $250 Thermaltake GT whatever cases and $250 boards, 16GB of RAM, $80+ cpu h/s along with a 1000+w psu talking about adding a third GTX 460 to their build. And I'm thinking wtf are these people thinking? For what they dumped into their builds to milk out a higher o/c they could have walked away with a brand new vid card and been killing the games on FPS.
Yeah it's a shame
September 17, 2012 3:25:54 AM

Why_Me said:
There's a few reviewers that will do stuff like post links to fix and/or work around on a product or bug and I can respect those people, it's the others. And if and when you ever go to the newegg forums the stupidity just gets worse. You have peeps in there with $250 Thermaltake GT whatever cases and $250 boards, 16GB of RAM, $80+ cpu h/s along with a 1000+w psu talking about adding a third GTX 460 to their build. And I'm thinking wtf are these people thinking? For what they dumped into their builds to milk out a higher o/c they could have walked away with a brand new vid card and been killing the games on FPS.


hahahahaha, thats 100% true!! but its kinda funny because a few years back when i discovered toms there were a lot people that recommended buying ~850w PSUs for single GPU setups and very expensive cases... hell, i almost bought a 750w Diablotek for a setup with a 5770 and a i7 930 and i thought i was gonna play crysis on max settings with it :lol: 
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:27:13 AM

Also op forget 7970 go with MSI's GTX 670 Power Edition uses the famous Twin Frozr IV cooler from the MSI Lightning and comes with a large clock speed boost out of the box, making its default clock speed even higher than GTX 680 stock clocks. MSI is asking a $30 price premium for their card, which doesn't look unreasonable, given the improved cooling and higher clocks.
= http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=w...
September 17, 2012 3:30:24 AM

^terminator 2?
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:31:41 AM

hellfire24 said:
^terminator 2?
:lol:  yeah i think so i try that card it's bad to the bone when overclocked it smokes one of my 570's by like 40% in every game i try
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:35:36 AM

idroid said:
hahahahaha, thats 100% true!! but its kinda funny because a few years back when i discovered toms there were a lot people that recommended buying ~850w PSUs for single GPU setups and very expensive cases... hell, i almost bought a 750w Diablotek for a setup with a 5770 and a i7 930 and i thought i was gonna play crysis on max settings with it :lol: 

If you think it can be bad here check out the guru3d forums for people asking for build advice. Guru has some really top of the line people over there...I mean it was guru3d that coded the MSI afterburner proggy. But that's the top 5% of the people on that site. After that there's a big time drop off into total stupidity. The best ones on here are when someone has a budget of something like $1,200 but insist on a case like the HAF X or the Corsair 650D or even 850D and they refuse to budge even when you show them they are hosing themselves in the GPU dept. I hate those posters. Or they have to have the Sabertooth because one of their tard friends and/or clanmates told them that's the board to have even though it's going to end up shorting the build somewhere else. The best ones though are the "braggers"who spent like $2,000 on a total sh*t build and then they post it on here asking people to "rate my build". I love those threads. That's when you show them how stupid they were and how they hosed themselves big time. I almost forgot...the "Which build should I buy threads". They link two builds like those are the only two builds in the world even though their both terrible and they want advice on which hose job to purchase.
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:37:49 AM

Why_Me said:
If you think it can be bad here check out the guru3d forums for people asking for build advice. Guru has some really top of the line people over there...I mean it was guru3d that coded the MSI afterburner proggy. But that's the top 5% of the people on that site. After that there's a big time drop off into total stupidity. The best ones on here are when someone has a budget of something like $1,200 but insist on a case like the HAF X or the Corsair 650D or even 850D and they refuse to budge even when you show them they are hosing themselves in the GPU dept. I hate those posters. Or the have to have the Sabertooth because one of their tard friends and/or clanmates told them that's the board to have even though it's going to end up shorting the build somewhere else. The best ones though are the "braggers"who spent like $2,000 on a total sh*t build and then they post it on here asking people to "rate my build". I love those threads. That's when you show them how stupid they were and how they hosed themselves big time. I almost forgot...the "Which build should I buy threads". They link two builds like those are the only two builds in the world even though their both terrible and they want advice on which hose job to purchase.


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a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:41:30 AM

s*** i spit my beer up all over after reading that be back after i clean this mess up
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:47:21 AM

bigcyco1 said:
s*** i spit my beer up all over after reading that be back after i clean this mess up

lol...sorry about that. I almost forgot the peeps who come on here wanting "matching colors". The will buy inferior products @ big time prices because the colors match thus screwing themselves with their GPU. You know those are the ones that are never going to reproduce and thank god for that. OK, I'l shut up now.
September 17, 2012 3:49:41 AM

Why_Me said:
If you think it can be bad here check out the guru3d forums for people asking for build advice. Guru has some really top of the line people over there...I mean it was guru3d that coded the MSI afterburner proggy. But that's the top 5% of the people on that site. After that there's a big time drop off into total stupidity. The best ones on here are when someone has a budget of something like $1,200 but insist on a case like the HAF X or the Corsair 650D or even 850D and they refuse to budge even when you show them they are hosing themselves in the GPU dept. I hate those posters. Or they have to have the Sabertooth because one of their tard friends and/or clanmates told them that's the board to have even though it's going to end up shorting the build somewhere else. The best ones though are the "braggers"who spent like $2,000 on a total sh*t build and then they post it on here asking people to "rate my build". I love those threads. That's when you show them how stupid they were and how they hosed themselves big time. I almost forgot...the "Which build should I buy threads". They link two builds like those are the only two builds in the world even though their both terrible and they want advice on which hose job to purchase.



:lol:  there also those guys that are obsessed with warranty sh!t and they keep asking how high they can overclock their cards sometimes i just wanna say: nigga, ocing voids your sorry ass warranty with one of those black guys with funny accents :lol:  (no racism intended)
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:50:45 AM

Why_Me said:
lol...sorry about that. I almost forgot the peeps who come on here wanting "matching colors". The will buy inferior products @ big time prices because the colors match this screwing themselves with their GPU. You know those are the ones that are never going to reproduce and thank god for that. OK, I'l shut up now.
alright i am back :lol:  yeah i know what you mean
September 17, 2012 3:52:58 AM

here is a perfect example of what Why_me said:

Quote:
Hey guys,
I already have a computer that I built 2 years ago. My motherboard died recently so I want to replace it.
I have a corsair 800D Case, 970 CPU, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, Enermax 1000W PSU, GTX 580 GPU, 2x1TB HDD's, 3X4GB DDR3 RAM, etc...
I was looking at new motherboards and I really like the Sabertooth but should I buy the 1155 (Z77) or 2011 (X79)?
I will keep the GPU, PSU, Case and RAM.
I'll buy motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, Intel 520 SSD and Optical Drive.
If I buy 1155 motherboard with 1155 CPU it'll cost me $350 less than buying 2011 CPU and motherboard.
So the question is should I get:
ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard with Intel Core i7 3930K
OR
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard with Intel Core i7 3770K
The difference in price is about $350
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 3:56:00 AM

idroid said:
here is a perfect example of what Why_me said:

Quote:
Hey guys,
I already have a computer that I built 2 years ago. My motherboard died recently so I want to replace it.
I have a corsair 800D Case, 970 CPU, ASUS Rampage III Extreme, Enermax 1000W PSU, GTX 580 GPU, 2x1TB HDD's, 3X4GB DDR3 RAM, etc...
I was looking at new motherboards and I really like the Sabertooth but should I buy the 1155 (Z77) or 2011 (X79)?
I will keep the GPU, PSU, Case and RAM.
I'll buy motherboard, CPU, CPU cooler, Intel 520 SSD and Optical Drive.
If I buy 1155 motherboard with 1155 CPU it'll cost me $350 less than buying 2011 CPU and motherboard.
So the question is should I get:
ASUS Sabertooth X79 Motherboard with Intel Core i7 3930K
OR
ASUS Sabertooth Z77 Motherboard with Intel Core i7 3770K
The difference in price is about $350

Because in their minds if it doesn't cost a lot it isn't worth buying...even though that poster is most likely never going to use 10% of the crap those boards offer. Man though you know that Enermax 1000w cost him a pretty penny. Great psu but they don't come cheap.
September 17, 2012 4:11:02 AM

lol...cut some slack.
September 17, 2012 4:11:50 AM

Why_Me said:
Because in their minds if it doesn't cost a lot it isn't worth buying...even though that poster is most likely never going to use 10% of the crap those boards offer. Man though you know that Enermax 1000w cost him a pretty penny. Great psu but they don't come cheap.


:lol:  i agree with you 100% but i am being a complete hypocrite :lol:  my system is SO overkill... i mean i ordered a lot of parts from FrozenCPU and i had my two PSUs sleeved and every connector replaced with Red UV glowing ones and the fans came with some UV red rubber screws and mound and i even watercooled my ram and motherboard...
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 4:13:58 AM

idroid said:
:lol:  i agree with you 100% but i am being a complete hypocrite :lol:  my system is SO overkill... i mean i ordered a lot of parts from FrozenCPU and i had my two PSUs sleeved and every connector replaced with Red UV glowing ones and the fans came with some UV red rubber screws and mound and i even watercooled my ram and motherboard...

Your a hobbysist and I can respect that as long as you didn't hose yourself with your gpu.
a c 246 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 4:16:26 AM

Why_Me said:
Am I the only one here that understands why board makers update their bios for "fixes" ? Granted that board hasn't had a bios update since the middle of July but you never know when their going to stick another fix in there for any bugs. If you ever read the reviews on some of these boards by the tards on newegg it's easy to see that some of their problems would have been an easy fix if they had just taken the time and updated their bios. Of course these are the same people who put their tech level as "High" on newegg.


Actually yes I have noticed that. Ok it makes sense. :lol: 

That's why I always tell people never to take store reviews seriously.

Quote:


Walter Sobchak FTW!!!! :lol: 
September 17, 2012 4:20:34 AM

Why_Me said:
Your a hobbysist and I can respect that as long as you didn't hose yourself with your gpu.


Wow... i learnt to speak English almost 5 years ago but i didn't understand that one.... hose myself??
a c 246 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 6:15:05 AM

Why_Me said:
If you think it can be bad here check out the guru3d forums for people asking for build advice. Guru has some really top of the line people over there...I mean it was guru3d that coded the MSI afterburner proggy. But that's the top 5% of the people on that site. After that there's a big time drop off into total stupidity. The best ones on here are when someone has a budget of something like $1,200 but insist on a case like the HAF X or the Corsair 650D or even 850D and they refuse to budge even when you show them they are hosing themselves in the GPU dept. I hate those posters. Or they have to have the Sabertooth because one of their tard friends and/or clanmates told them that's the board to have even though it's going to end up shorting the build somewhere else. The best ones though are the "braggers"who spent like $2,000 on a total sh*t build and then they post it on here asking people to "rate my build". I love those threads. That's when you show them how stupid they were and how they hosed themselves big time. I almost forgot...the "Which build should I buy threads". They link two builds like those are the only two builds in the world even though their both terrible and they want advice on which hose job to purchase.



Oh lord do I hate the "rate my build" threads. Those are the worst!

And then the people that insist on buying overpriced crap that is way overkill for what they need when they won't think rationally about where the money should really go... /rant
a b 4 Gaming
September 17, 2012 11:07:37 AM

for those rate my build threads, i just look at it, skip through it, post something completely differently, and explain.
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