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October 18, 2012 1:17:01 AM

Hello everyone,
I'm trying build my own gaming rig : http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kDmP
However I'm not sure if all the parts are compatible/ will fit and also if I will need to buy additional items.
If I do need to change things for better performance I would like it to stay at around the same price (no more than 2.5k)
Also if there is a cheaper alternative that I missed that performs similarly or better I would prefer that.
Thanks! :) 

ps: this build is for gaming (MoH, bf3, minecraft, etc) and also some video editing in the adobe creative suite.

Thanks again :p 

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October 18, 2012 1:23:04 AM

Also I am thinking about overclocking, so is my cooling enough?
Thanks
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2012 1:23:46 AM

1) Get 16GB 1600 RAM. No use in 1866.
2) Get the Vertex 4. Much more reliable.
3) Get 2x 670's. Easier to overclock, 95% of the power of a 690, and $299 less.
4) 550w is way too low. Get 850w for 2x 670's.
5) I would suggest the ASRock Extreme 6 for your mobo.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2012 1:24:14 AM

Cooling is good, but for $2500, get the Noctua D14. Monster cooler.
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October 18, 2012 1:25:50 AM

obsama1 said:
1) Get 16GB 1600 RAM. No use in 1866.
2) Get the Vertex 4. Much more reliable.
3) Get 2x 670's. Easier to overclock, 95% of the power of a 690, and $299 less.
4) 550w is way too low. Get 850w for 2x 670's.
5) I would suggest the ASRock Extreme 6 for your mobo.


Thanks for the suggestion
This is probably going to sound like an extremly nooby question, but
if I get the 850w power supply and I'm just surfing the net will it draw 850w?
Sorry if that was really dumb...
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2012 1:28:57 AM

There's no such thing as a dumb question.

The PSU will only provide the power the components need. If your computer is idling/standby, the PSU will give it what it needs, which will be 150w or so. Once you start multitasking, power will go up. And when you start rendering and overclocking, the components will draw a lot of power, hence an 850w PSU.
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October 18, 2012 1:31:04 AM

Feedback -
A 690 is probably WAY overkill. Get a GTX 670 or a 7950 and save nearly half of your money.

If you going to be using a 690 then 550w is NOWHERE near enough. 650 - 750w if you will be overclocking.

Replace your SSD with a Vertex 4 or anything better.

How much video/picture editing will you be doing? If you are doing a lot you will need a i7 3770k




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October 18, 2012 1:32:51 AM

obsama1 said:
There's no such thing as a dumb question.

The PSU will only provide the power the components need. If your computer is idling/standby, the PSU will give it what it needs, which will be 150w or so. Once you start multitasking, power will go up. And when you start rendering and overclocking, the components will draw a lot of power, hence an 850w PSU.


Thanks for clearing that up for me.
I'll definitely consider your suggestions.
Thanks for the help and enjoy another best answer :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2012 1:33:25 AM

He's using 2x monitors, so multi-GPU is the way to go. Also, since they are 2x 1080p monitors, you could save some money and get 2x 7950's which will play any game maxed on 2x 1080p monitors.
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October 18, 2012 1:33:26 AM

Best answer selected by jmeyer.
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October 18, 2012 1:35:29 AM

BreadWhistle said:
Feedback -
A 690 is probably WAY overkill. Get a GTX 670 or a 7950 and save nearly half of your money.

If you going to be using a 690 then 550w is NOWHERE near enough. 650 - 750w if you will be overclocking.

Replace your SSD with a Vertex 4 or anything better.

How much video/picture editing will you be doing? If you are doing a lot you will need a i7 3770k


Yeah I'm probably going to switch out the gpu to sli 670s and switch the psu
However I'm going to keep the i5 because in 5-6 months my friend is giving me his i7 3770k as he upgrades to the extremes
Thanks for your help
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October 18, 2012 1:37:45 AM

obsama1 said:
He's using 2x monitors, so multi-GPU is the way to go. Also, since they are 2x 1080p monitors, you could save some money and get 2x 7950's which will play any game maxed on 2x 1080p monitors.


I would rather get 670 than 7950 because I've had really horrible experiences with amd and so far nvidia has been providing me with great working gpus.
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October 18, 2012 2:29:15 AM

jmeyer said:
I would rather get 670 than 7950 because I've had really horrible experiences with amd and so far nvidia has been providing me with great working gpus.

get the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card, best 670 on the market, cooling-wise. It is only 2nd to the msi Power edition, but Msi overvolted the 670 so don't pick it up. Asus top is out of the picture, EVGA has great costumer service but the cards don't cool down too well. Go with Gigabyte, it has Windoforce cooling.
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October 18, 2012 3:09:53 AM

heizenbrg said:
get the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card, best 670 on the market, cooling-wise. It is only 2nd to the msi Power edition, but Msi overvolted the 670 so don't pick it up. Asus top is out of the picture, EVGA has great costumer service but the cards don't cool down too well. Go with Gigabyte, it has Windoforce cooling.


Thanks for giving me the specifics
I was wondering about which one I should get and I'm glad you told me!!
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October 18, 2012 4:24:56 AM

jmeyer said:
Thanks for giving me the specifics
I was wondering about which one I should get and I'm glad you told me!!

yes here is the article about the overvolting, I was just about to pick one up before I read this
and here are the benchmarks
I'm buying one of these and another one in the future
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