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Critique my $1100 Gaming rig! Also recommend a case for me!

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October 19, 2012 12:35:22 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/kJpg

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Pick me a case?!
a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 12:50:01 AM

I would give it an 8/10.
What I would change is the motherboard to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would only get 8gb ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then I would get this gpu instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The last thing is case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
unless you don't want usb3.0 on your case. If so you could go a lot cheaper on the case.
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October 19, 2012 1:01:23 AM

lt_dan_zsu said:
I would give it an 8/10.
What I would change is the motherboard to this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I would only get 8gb ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Then I would get this gpu instead
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The last thing is case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
unless you don't want usb3.0 on your case. If so you could go a lot cheaper on the case.



I like the ASUS brand for motherboards personally, gonna stay with the one I have. The ram i have selected has the best numbers as far as RAM goes according to PC Benchmarks. Again with the video card, im a nVidia supporter, and the 660 posts some nice numbers for the benchmarks as well.

Thanks for the info, that looks like a sick case!
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2012 1:28:15 AM

Case: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...


Case:Antec Nine Hundred Two V3 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$20 off w/ promo code EMCJNJB45, ends 10/20
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Case:COOLER MASTER CM Storm Scout 2 SGC-2100-KWN1 All Midnight Black Appearance: Polymer, Coated Steel Mesh and Body ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:NZXT SWITCH 810 Matte Black CA-SW810-M1 Steel / Plastic ATX HYBIRD Full Tower Gaming Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Case:COOLER MASTER Storm Stryker SGC-5000W-KWN1 Black and White Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 1:43:41 AM

The asus board literally isn't better than the msi one. Also, there is no reason to get 16gb ram. It doesn't make a difference, most games don't even use 2. Also the 7950 is a lot better.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2012 1:49:14 AM

No proof about the motherboard and he mentioned he rather stick with it that board is top notch no reason to change it anyways i agree no reason to go with 16gb for gaming 8gb is more than enough
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2012 1:51:25 AM

I'm sorry, where exactly is this PC benchmark that says 16gb of RAM is faster than 8gb? (Under the same amount of load of course)

You'll also find in the long run that 64gb SSD isn't enough.
My suggestion would be a 1TB HDD + 128gb SSD.
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a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2012 1:54:03 AM

excella1221 said:
I'm sorry, where exactly is this PC benchmark that says 16gb of RAM is faster than 8gb?

You'll also find in the long run that 64gb SSD isn't enough.
My suggestion would be a 1TB HDD + 128gb SSD.
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October 19, 2012 3:46:14 AM

excella1221 said:
I'm sorry, where exactly is this PC benchmark that says 16gb of RAM is faster than 8gb? (Under the same amount of load of course)

You'll also find in the long run that 64gb SSD isn't enough.
My suggestion would be a 1TB HDD + 128gb SSD.



http://www.memorybenchmark.net/ram.php?ram=Corsair+CML1...
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a b B Homebuilt system
October 19, 2012 3:57:06 AM


Those benchmarks mean nothing. OF course transfer rate is higher. That will make difference is gaming though. Just because a car can go 200mph doesn't mean its going to go faster in city compared to a prius. Also the reason I have been suggesting that motherboard over and over is because it is the same motherboard for almost $100 less. Asus makes super overpriced components.
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October 19, 2012 6:11:59 AM

IMHO,
You can switch that ASUS mobo to a ASUS Maximus V Gene LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard unless you have a reason not go with a micro-atx mobo?

It tops most benchmarks, performance wise & is at the same price point of the ASUS P8Z77 Pro Mobo
Techpowerup Review: http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/Maximus_V_Gene/
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