New Rig - Which Build???? Tags: Build Systems Last response: February 2, 2013 3:45 PM in Systems Share Anonymous February 2, 2013 12:33:17 PM OK - due to an accident with a cup of coffee I need a new gaming rig - been looking at components and have narrowed the build to these two..... any thoughts appreciated: X79 Build Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator Motherboard: Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Quad Channel Memory Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Power Supply: Corsair 850 Watts (Iwent 850 as may go SLI later) Hard Drive: 2 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD's in Raid 0 Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour) or X77 Build SLI Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1155 Cooling Fan: Corsair Hydro Series H60 High Performance Liquid Cooling system w/ 120mm Radiator Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Chipset Memory: 16GB (4x4GB) PC12800 DDR3/1600mhz Dual Channel Memory Video Card: 2 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660Ti 2GB in SLI Power Supply: Corsair 850 Watts Hard Drive: 2 x 120GB Kingston HyperX SSD's in Raid 0 Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour) Im only into gaming and mainly play Battlefield, Skyrim and LOTRO, but will be playing Elderscrolls Online when its out. Thoughts on the two builds appreciated. tnx More about : rig build christop February 2, 2013 12:55:52 PM If you are mainly gaming go with the I5 build. timarp000 February 2, 2013 3:45:35 PM Id go with build 2 but make some changes. Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout 2 CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Quad Core 3.40 GHz 6MB Cache LGA1155 Cooling Fan: Cooler Master TPC 812 (High-End air coolers are better than cheap water coolers) Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V Pro Intel Z77 Chipset Memory: Corsair Vengence 2x8GB @ 1600Mhz Video Card: Single GTX 680 (1 GPU will be more stable. There will also be less heat and power consumption) Power Supply: Corsair HX750 Hard Drive: Crucial M4 256GB (RAID 0 isnt recommended for SSD's. A single ssd is lighning quick) Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW DRIVE. (BLACK Colour) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedWhich M-board for my new rig build? Forum Building a new rig, which Nvidia card to go with?? Forum Windows 8 Upgrade edition- how to clean install on a new rig I am about to build, which has no OS on it currently Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig - which GPU would best complement it? Forum SolvedWhich new gaming rig to choose plz, help. Forum SolvedHelp with new build for gaming rig Forum SolvedI'm building my first rig, I've got it narrwored down to two builds; which is better for gaming? Forum Solved[New Build] Beginner building a school and gaming rig (Please help) Forum SolvedNew Build Vs. Used Budget Rig ($400) Forum SolvedWhich case for new rig?! Forum Solvedwhen should i build a new rig? Forum SolvedCan you help me build my new gaming rig? Forum SolvedBuilding a new rig and looking for advice Forum SolvedWill this setup work for new gaming rig? Which mobo? Forum SolvedNew to PC gaming. Looking to build a rig. Forum SolvedNew Gaming Rig need help with the build. Forum SolvedBuilding new rig With FX8320 Forum SolvedNew Build, Suggestions for Editing/Gaming Rig? Forum SolvedShould I build a new rig? Forum SolvedNew m-atx Build Gaming rig Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !