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October 11, 2012 4:40:59 AM

Hi Guys,

im looking at buying myself a whole new PC, the components im looking at getting are:

CPU: intel i7 3930k or i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Assassin2
Graphics: GTX 680 or radeon 7970 Ghz edition or Crossfire radeon 7950
Power supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid M1050 1050W
Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series H80 CPU Cooler
RAM: Corsair Dominator CMP32GX3M4X1600C10 32GB (4x8GB) DDR3
Hard Drives: Crucial M4 SSD 256GB and Western Digital Black 1TB

I would really appreciate if you could help me choose the CPU and Graphics card from the choices above, or if you have any other ideas on what to get

I will be using it for Gaming, mainly MMO's and shooters.

Cheers!

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October 11, 2012 4:43:12 AM

Just looking at the major components, all I can say is, WOW. I wish I had your budget, that system looks awesome.
October 11, 2012 5:55:53 AM

The H80 is not the best cooler you could get for its price. That being said, I can't immediately think of something better other than something made by Noctua.

Honestly, if you get the 3570K over the 3770K or the 3930K, you won't see much of a difference if you are just gaming. They're all in the same performance braket.

You can save some cash for food and other stuff.
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October 11, 2012 6:09:19 AM

I'd scrap that whole build - the Dominator RAM is ridiculously overpriced and you don't need it. You also don't need a 3930K for a gaming rig. And pretty much any plastic water block sucks for cooling. There's far better that you could go with.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP5 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($248.94 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($179.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $2161.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

That's how you do a gaming rig on that kind of budget.
October 11, 2012 6:30:07 AM

g-unit1111 said:
And pretty much any plastic water block sucks for cooling.


Unless you get them for free.....which is what I got mine for :) 
October 11, 2012 4:22:19 PM

Deemo13 said:
Unless you get them for free.....which is what I got mine for :) 


Can't argue with free. :lol: 
October 12, 2012 12:27:16 AM

Thanks guys for the feedback so far.

i really want this to be "future proof", and im willing to spend up to $3000 AUD.

Ive taken into consideration what has been said and ive changed a few things around.

CPU: i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1-Sniper3 Motherboard
Graphics: Crossfire Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB
Power supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid M1050 1050W
Cooling: None atm
RAM:Corsair Dominator CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 (cheaper option to what i had before)
Hard Drives: Crucial M4 SSD 256GB and Western Digital Black 1TB

At the moment i will not be overclocking the CPU, i might do so later on.
Also do i need a cooling system if i am not overclocking?????

Please give me feedback to these changes, i am no computer wiz so i need all the help i can get.

Thanks

October 12, 2012 12:28:01 AM

Thanks guys for the feedback so far.

i really want this to be "future proof", and im willing to spend up to $3000 AUD.

Ive taken into consideration what has been said and ive changed a few things around.

CPU: i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1-Sniper3 Motherboard
Graphics: Crossfire Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB
Power supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid M1050 1050W
Cooling: None atm
RAM:Corsair Dominator CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 (cheaper option to what i had before)
Hard Drives: Crucial M4 SSD 256GB and Western Digital Black 1TB

At the moment i will not be overclocking the CPU, i might do so later on.
Also do i need a cooling system if i am not overclocking?????

Please give me feedback to these changes, i am no computer wiz so i need all the help i can get.

Thanks

October 12, 2012 2:21:58 AM

You should get a cooling system anyway. The Noctua NH-D14 suggested would be a good choice, and that would mean you would not have to remove the motherboard to install the cooler.

I still believe the 3770K is going to be useless in terms of gaming. It benchmarks almost the same.

Other than that it looks fine.
October 12, 2012 5:30:55 AM

dansus18 said:
Thanks guys for the feedback so far.

i really want this to be "future proof", and im willing to spend up to $3000 AUD.

Ive taken into consideration what has been said and ive changed a few things around.

CPU: i7 3770k
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1-Sniper3 Motherboard
Graphics: Crossfire Gigabyte Radeon HD7970 GHz Edition 3GB
Power supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Hybrid M1050 1050W
Cooling: None atm
RAM:Corsair Dominator CMP16GX3M4X1866C9 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 (cheaper option to what i had before)
Hard Drives: Crucial M4 SSD 256GB and Western Digital Black 1TB

At the moment i will not be overclocking the CPU, i might do so later on.
Also do i need a cooling system if i am not overclocking?????

Please give me feedback to these changes, i am no computer wiz so i need all the help i can get.

Thanks


Future proofing is a bit of a moot point as it will be impossible to predict what's out in two - three years and by then you're already contemplating your next build. :lol: 

A lot of those components are way overpriced for what you'll be using them for. You could pay $1K less and still get a very powerful system. There's no need to spend the money on the Dominator RAM, and Cooler Master PSUs are not the most reliable. Get something from Corsair or Seasonic instead.
October 12, 2012 5:36:42 AM

^What he said.
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