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November 5, 2012 1:18:32 PM

Hello,


I want to build a computer for the first time, specially in gaming. I have picked out the parts that I want. I will be generally playing Heroes of Newerth, DotA 2 and CS GO. Is there any improvement I can make to this build but stay in the 1000$ range? Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDby

Quick edit: I'm also choosing between the gigabyte radeon 7950 and the MSI Geforce GTX 660 ti.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n660tipe2gd...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795...

Any recommend between the 2?

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November 5, 2012 2:51:24 PM

Everything looks good for the first link. The 7950 is better than the gtx 660ti. Although bf3 favors the gtx 660ti, the 7950 is better for an all around card.

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November 5, 2012 4:25:10 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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November 5, 2012 6:25:33 PM

lchrisk said:
Everything looks good for the first link. The 7950 is better than the gtx 660ti. Although bf3 favors the gtx 660ti, the 7950 is better for an all around card.


Thanks for helping!

Can you elaborate on how the 7950 is better than the gtx 660ti? Sorry I'm pretty new to this and I want to consider my choices before buying!
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November 5, 2012 6:58:02 PM

well i have 3 other notices about your parts
first : change the the aftermarket cooler with the hyper 212 EVO its 3 bucks more.
second : if you want a lot better overclock performance get the Z77X-D3H mobo.
third : this psu will make you cry because of its noise.
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November 5, 2012 7:14:38 PM

mrdowntownkiller said:
well i have 3 other notices about your parts
first : change the the aftermarket cooler with the hyper 212 EVO its 3 bucks more.
second : if you want a lot better overclock performance get the Z77X-D3H mobo.
third : this psu will make you cry because of its noise.



Thanks for helping out!

I have changed the cooler, decided to stick with the Z77 since i won't go real hard on overclocking, at least not right now. I changed the PSU to something somewhat silencer. Is it better now in your opinion?

I also choose the MSI GTX 660ti because I want to use this computer later on for dual monitoring, and as I researched 660ti has 2 DVI, while 7950 has only 1. I won't play real hardcore games like Crysis, BF 3 will probably the most hardcore game I throw at it, and I think 660ti can do fine with it.
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November 5, 2012 7:41:40 PM

For those games, I'd get a 660 (not ti). I play dota2 a good bit, you don't need the 660ti. You would get better FPS in all those games listed if you went 660(non ti) and i7 3770x
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November 5, 2012 7:43:23 PM

Also, nvidia over ati due to Drivers.
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November 5, 2012 8:01:45 PM

I would recommend getting 16GB of memory rather than 8GB. You wouldn't be sorry to spend the extra $40 :) .
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November 5, 2012 8:33:01 PM

i don't know what is the psu you had chosen now but stick with seasonic or xfx (quality psu's)
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November 5, 2012 8:37:05 PM

Twittly said:
I would recommend getting 16GB of memory rather than 8GB. You wouldn't be sorry to spend the extra $40 :) .

in gaming he will never use more than 4 gigs of ram NEVER ( most recommended spec for new games recommend 3 gigs of ram )
i would spent this 40$ on a high end case or nice fans or full modular quality psu.
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November 6, 2012 12:27:50 AM

mrdowntownkiller said:
in gaming he will never use more than 4 gigs of ram NEVER ( most recommended spec for new games recommend 3 gigs of ram )
i would spent this 40$ on a high end case or nice fans or full modular quality psu.

Yes, I know he may never use more than 4GB in gaming, but it is still a nice option to have available. Me personally, enjoy having the bonus of 16GB as I do a lot of multitasking and some gaming.

But as I reread the OP, I noticed how he wants to keep the costs down, so it is ok that he is buying 2x4GB sticks as he can buy more in the future if needed.
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November 6, 2012 12:38:39 AM

nfswaa said:
Hello,


I want to build a computer for the first time, specially in gaming. I have picked out the parts that I want. I will be generally playing Heroes of Newerth, DotA 2 and CS GO. Is there any improvement I can make to this build but stay in the 1000$ range? Thanks!

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/mDby

Quick edit: I'm also choosing between the gigabyte radeon 7950 and the MSI Geforce GTX 660 ti.
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n660tipe2gd...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr795...

Any recommend between the 2?

Hey! I noticed you were buying a Mid-Tower Case. This is ok, and the case looks nice for its price, but never go too small on the case.

When I built my first computer, I went with a Mid-Tower as well. I quickly noticed that it was very cramped after I had finished building the computer. About a month later, I was asked to build a computer for someone, so that time, I bought a Full-Tower, and what a difference! I was so jealous that I swapped my internals to that bigger shell and built the other computer into the smaller one. :) 

If you need a small case because the location of the computer will not allow a Full-Tower, you can stay on course with your current one. If not, I would recommend you pay a bit more money and get a Full-Tower. I am very glad I upgraded to a full one.

If you are wondering which case I am currently using, (And recommend to you), it can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 6, 2012 11:55:43 AM

Twittly said:
Hey! I noticed you were buying a Mid-Tower Case. This is ok, and the case looks nice for its price, but never go too small on the case.

When I built my first computer, I went with a Mid-Tower as well. I quickly noticed that it was very cramped after I had finished building the computer. About a month later, I was asked to build a computer for someone, so that time, I bought a Full-Tower, and what a difference! I was so jealous that I swapped my internals to that bigger shell and built the other computer into the smaller one. :) 

If you need a small case because the location of the computer will not allow a Full-Tower, you can stay on course with your current one. If not, I would recommend you pay a bit more money and get a Full-Tower. I am very glad I upgraded to a full one.

If you are wondering which case I am currently using, (And recommend to you), it can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



Thanks for answering!

I'm just wondering if the full tower is actually a lot bigger than a mid tower, since I'm probably moving the computer around alot, like at frequent as once every month. I watched some videos on the 500R and I think that it won't be really problematic to move!
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November 6, 2012 12:42:18 PM

nfswaa said:
Thanks for answering!

I'm just wondering if the full tower is actually a lot bigger than a mid tower, since I'm probably moving the computer around alot, like at frequent as once every month. I watched some videos on the 500R and I think that it won't be really problematic to move!

yea the full tower cases are huge ( except the cougar evolution) the 500r is a nearly perfect case it has a nice size , good airflow , a fairly enough space for cable management it has 3 pre mounted fans which means that you will not spending money on extra fans , so yeah if you like it stick with it.
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November 6, 2012 2:55:37 PM

Best answer selected by nfswaa.
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