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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.
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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.
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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 :) 
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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: 
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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

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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

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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.
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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.
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October 12, 2012 5:36:42 AM

^What he said.
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