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December 6, 2012 1:16:44 PM

Hello everyone, I'm a complete newbie when it comes to tech. Can someone check this spec can run high end games?

Thanks.


Case
ZALMAN Z11 PLUS BLACK MID TOWER CASE

Overclocked CPU
Overclocked Intel® Core™i5-3570k Quad Core (3.40GHz @ max 4.60GHz)

Motherboard
ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX

Memory (RAM)
8GB KINGSTON HYPER-X GENESIS DUAL-DDR3 1600MHz, X.M.P (2 x 4GB KIT)

Graphics Card
2GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 670 - DVI, HDMI, VGA - 3D Vision Ready

Memory - 1st Hard Disk
500GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD5003AZEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

Memory Card Reader
INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

Power Supply
CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)

Processor Cooling
Corsair H40 Hydro Series High Performance CPU Cooler (£39)

Extra Case Fans
1 x 12CM Black Case Fan (configured to extract from rear/roof) (£5)

Thermal Paste
ARCTIC MX-4 EXTREME THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY COMPOUND (£9)

Sound Card
ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

Network Facilities
10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

USB Options
6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

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December 6, 2012 4:05:25 PM

All your parts look good. However, I would also suggest revisiting your drives. With all those higher end parts you are getting a 500GB primary drive. I'd suggest upgrading this to 1TB, the difference isn't that much from 500 to 1TB. It's much cheaper than adding another drive later on. Also, the Samsung F3 1TB drive is always reasonably prices, and is one of the most reliable drives out there. Also, I would suggest an SSD for your OS/App/Game drive. It's just the way everyone is going, trust me once you go SSD you don't want to go back. 120/128GB is the minimum I would go, but really a 240/256GB drive is optimal since games are pretty large these days. My 240GB is already at 110GB full after only a handful of games. Max Payne is 30GB and BF3 is close to it.
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December 6, 2012 4:13:47 PM

jay2tall said:
All your parts look good. However, I would also suggest revisiting your drives. With all those higher end parts you are getting a 500GB primary drive. I'd suggest upgrading this to 1TB, the difference isn't that much from 500 to 1TB. It's much cheaper than adding another drive later on. Also, the Samsung F3 1TB drive is always reasonably prices, and is one of the most reliable drives out there. Also, I would suggest an SSD for your OS/App/Game drive. It's just the way everyone is going, trust me once you go SSD you don't want to go back. 120/128GB is the minimum I would go, but really a 240/256GB drive is optimal since games are pretty large these days. My 240GB is already at 110GB full after only a handful of games. Max Payne is 30GB and BF3 is close to it.



Thanks, to you and C_Noss for your help, its really appreciated.
But I need your help on what to choose:
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
1TB 3.5" SATA-III 6GB/s HDD 7200RPM 32MB CACHE

or
Memory - 1st Hard Disk
120GB KINGSTON HYPERX 3K SSD, SATA 6 Gb/s (upto 555MB/sR | 510MB/sW)


Only a small cost difference, but I don't mind as long as it's worth it.
December 6, 2012 4:43:41 PM

I'd take that HyperX anyday. However, just remember it is far smaller than 1TB. I'd recommend a 2nd drive for just storage. Just curious, besides OS what apps and games do you play? I know I play many games so 128GB would not be large enough for me.

Am I safe to assume you are doing this through a custom build site? If so, what site, we could help you out.
December 6, 2012 4:55:06 PM

Yeah, I'm curious what your total price is if this is from a vendor. Assembly isn't a hugely difficult task if you do your research, and often you can save a fair amount of money.

The components are all great, the hard drive upgrade and an SSD are both good ideas. You don't really want an SSD without a larger storage drive though.

If you use steam for gaming and are concerned about the SSD size for that reason, you can use SteamMover to move individual games between drives (it keeps them playable in both locations using file system links). I only keep a few games on my SSD at a time, when I start a new game, the old gets moved back to the HDD.

edit: I would ditch the water cooling if you have the option, there are air coolers that work just as well. The h100 is the only one worth considering for the corsair watercoolers (even that is debatable though), the rest are about on par or worse than similarly priced air cooling. A hyper212 evo or a Noctua NH-d14 are two great air coolers that are worth considering if the option is available.
December 6, 2012 4:58:15 PM

jay2tall said:
I'd take that HyperX anyday. However, just remember it is far smaller than 1TB. I'd recommend a 2nd drive for just storage. Just curious, besides OS what apps and games do you play? I know I play many games so 128GB would not be large enough for me.

Am I safe to assume you are doing this through a custom build site? If so, what site, we could help you out.


I'm ordering this from PCSpecialist, I plan on using this for big games like BF3 and others.
I can get a Memory Storage device in about 5 months. (External harddrive) So should I get the HyperX one for the mean time?
December 6, 2012 5:01:09 PM

djscribbles said:
Yeah, I'm curious what your total price is if this is from a vendor. Assembly isn't a hugely difficult task if you do your research, and often you can save a fair amount of money.

The components are all great, the hard drive upgrade and an SSD are both good ideas. You don't really want an SSD without a larger storage drive though.

If you use steam for gaming and are concerned about the SSD size for that reason, you can use SteamMover to move individual games between drives (it keeps them playable in both locations using file system links). I only keep a few games on my SSD at a time, when I start a new game, the old gets moved back to the HDD.



I have around £950 for the Tower alone, my friends said that I could build one for alot cheaper with the same specs but I have no idea what I would do. I don't really mind paying the extra money, as long as all this works on Christmas :) 
December 6, 2012 5:09:02 PM

I added a quick edit above about your cooling, just so you don't miss it.

£950 isn't a terrible markup (approx 1500$). You can plug those components in at www.PCPartPicker.com to see what you could save on the same/similar components building yourself.

You don't have an OS listed, make sure that doesn't get overlooked.
December 6, 2012 5:40:34 PM

Is it possible to use an average SSD (90gb) for bootup and an External harddrive for games?
December 6, 2012 10:00:51 PM

infamousbiscuit said:
Is it possible to use an average SSD (90gb) for bootup and an External harddrive for games?


Yes it is possible, but im not sure if it is legal to post a link to another forum :??:  . So if you google something like "How to boot Windows 7 off an SSD" then you will have a plethora of place to go and lean all about it.

And why dont you just have an SSD and a 1tb Harddrive in your computer?
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