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February 13, 2013 6:20:56 PM

Hi Guys and Gals,

Is this PC will work and hold many games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim, GTA 4, etc.....
I'm also want to do art in my PC like modding stuff from games, creating Model, etc......

link here: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/B5KD

If you find cheaper stuff for better than what i have, please tell me!

Also, is Windows 7 better or is Windows 8?

I live in Canada if that helps lol :lol: 

Thank you very much!
a c 278 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 6:37:29 PM

That sound card is ridiculously expensive and you don't really need it. Otherwise that all looks good, I say go for it.

Oh you also need a full ATX board in case you do want to add one later on, mATX is very limited in terms of expansion.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 6:40:05 PM

You can save some money by using the sound off the motherboard. It's really come a long way and sound processing doesn't stress the CPU the way it once did 10-15 years ago.

That's a decent setup that will let you play at the highest settings.
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February 13, 2013 11:10:52 PM

g-unit1111 said:
That sound card is ridiculously expensive and you don't really need it. Otherwise that all looks good, I say go for it.

Oh you also need a full ATX board in case you do want to add one later on, mATX is very limited in terms of expansion.

so which best sound card should i take?
is full ATX board fit in NZXT Phantom 410, the small version of full tower of NZXT Phantom?
and is full ATX board are better than micro?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 13, 2013 11:13:55 PM

Every motherboard has a sound card onboard. :) 
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February 14, 2013 1:19:54 AM

cutebeans said:
Every motherboard has a sound card onboard. :) 

Oh, i didn't know that. Thanks!




Nice pic by the way lol
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a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2013 1:27:30 AM

Hey thanks! This is a character I saw when I was young.

AfroKen!
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February 14, 2013 4:19:33 AM

nickshooter25 said:
so which best sound card should i take?
is full ATX board fit in NZXT Phantom 410, the small version of full tower of NZXT Phantom?
and is full ATX board are better than micro?


1. None - you don't need it at all, all motherboards have built in audio and it's getting better with each generation.

2. The Phantom comes in a few different varieties - there's the full tower Phantom original, there's the smaller Phantom 410, and there's the much larger Phantom 820. They all support ATX motherboards. No reason to get a micro with a full or mid tower.

3. Yes - the expansion options on mATX motherboards are limited. Full ATX don't have the expansion limitations that mATX do.
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February 14, 2013 10:49:11 AM

Considering your power supply choice, it seems you may be looking at SLI someday. The motherboard you've chosen is decent and will allow a second video card, but you may want to look for a board that separates two double-slot 670s to control heat a little better. Here's a good mATX option that provides a one-slot space between double-slotted cards:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If you're going to be overclocking, I'd definitely go with a standard ATX board since most have better voltage options and handle the extra heat better. If not, look for an mATX board that will separate the 2 x8s (really x16 or 8/8).
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February 14, 2013 3:15:18 PM

ubercake said:
Considering your power supply choice, it seems you may be looking at SLI someday. The motherboard you've chosen is decent and will allow a second video card, but you may want to look for a board that separates two double-slot 670s to control heat a little better. Here's a good mATX option that provides a one-slot space between double-slotted cards:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If you're going to be overclocking, I'd definitely go with a standard ATX board since most have better voltage options and handle the extra heat better. If not, look for an mATX board that will separate the 2 x8s (really x16 or 8/8).


The only bad thing with that board is the four SATA ports. If you want to add any additional drives beyond optical, SSD, and HD, you're SOL.
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February 14, 2013 6:09:08 PM

That is true, but how many of us require more than a 1TB HDD, a couple of SSDs and a Blu-Ray/DVD on a gaming rig?
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February 14, 2013 6:12:38 PM

ubercake said:
That is true, but how many of us require more than a 1TB HDD, a couple of SSDs and a Blu-Ray/DVD on a gaming rig?


True, I have 2 optical drives, 2 HDs, and 1 SSD on my rig but I guess I'm in the minority. :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
February 14, 2013 6:14:52 PM

I think I am in the minority too with two HDDs, two SSDs, and an optical.
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February 15, 2013 1:40:54 AM

g-unit1111 said:
True, I have 2 optical drives, 2 HDs, and 1 SSD on my rig but I guess I'm in the minority. :lol: 

Should i take that or?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 1:44:34 AM

mATX is fine for normal people.

People in Toms are mostly enthusiasts that want every hole or slot in their motherboards plugged in.
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February 15, 2013 2:57:48 AM

ubercake said:
Considering your power supply choice, it seems you may be looking at SLI someday. The motherboard you've chosen is decent and will allow a second video card, but you may want to look for a board that separates two double-slot 670s to control heat a little better. Here's a good mATX option that provides a one-slot space between double-slotted cards:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

If you're going to be overclocking, I'd definitely go with a standard ATX board since most have better voltage options and handle the extra heat better. If not, look for an mATX board that will separate the 2 x8s (really x16 or 8/8).

Should i go for overclocking? if not, should i go what you got a link or mATX board that separate the 2 x8s(what which is best for motherboard?).Thanks

Edit:Sorry
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February 15, 2013 3:01:39 AM

cutebeans said:
mATX is fine for normal people.

People in Toms are mostly enthusiasts that want every hole or slot in their motherboards plugged in.

Which is why i came to find you, guys and gals, to help me to find best for my PC. :lol:  :wahoo:  :??: 
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February 15, 2013 3:06:52 AM

You guys and gals, you think Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card is a best choice? I mean, it almost $500 but i am okay with that if it is best choice.
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February 15, 2013 3:17:43 AM

Which is best Storage for my PC:Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk or Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive? or any one that is best.
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a b 4 Gaming
February 15, 2013 3:23:10 AM

Hi, the 670 is one the best.

You can also try the 7950 :) . Comes with 2 free AAA games so what happens is 7950 cost - $120. :) 

The Sapphire 7950 is $295. So when you are practically paying $295 - $120 = $175 for a great video card!!
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February 15, 2013 1:07:05 PM

nickshooter25 said:
You guys and gals, you think Asus GeForce GTX 670 4GB Video Card is a best choice? I mean, it almost $500 but i am okay with that if it is best choice.

You could easily go with a 2GB GTX 570 and save some cash. Unless your gaming across 3 screens, a 4GB video card won't do anything for you.

Also, If you have the cash, I'd get the Samsung SSD and use it as your boot drive and install apps to the 320GB WD Black.

The motherboard I suggested above will keep things cooler if you ever decide to go with another GTX 670 one day.

I would not overclock. I have found no need for it other than to increase my Heaven score. If you buy good equipment, there's not much need for overclocking. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just primarily for people that want to see how far they can push their hardware.
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February 15, 2013 5:13:24 PM

nickshooter25 said:
Which is best Storage for my PC:Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk or Western Digital Scorpio Black 320GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive? or any one that is best.


The Samsung 840 Pro is an excellent choice for SSD. I also highly recommend the OCZ Vector.

However the Scorpio Black is made for laptops, there's no reason to get one on a desktop build. It would be better to get 1 SSD and 1 HD for mass storage. That comes out to the best cost per GB solution you can get.

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You could easily go with a 2GB GTX 570 and save some cash. Unless your gaming across 3 screens, a 4GB video card won't do anything for you.


Why? There's no point in buying a new build and getting three year old hardware.
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February 15, 2013 5:16:49 PM

g-unit1111 said:
The Samsung 840 Pro is an excellent choice for SSD. I also highly recommend the OCZ Vector.

However the Scorpio Black is made for laptops, there's no reason to get one on a desktop build. It would be better to get 1 SSD and 1 HD for mass storage. That comes out to the best cost per GB solution you can get.

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You could easily go with a 2GB GTX 570 and save some cash. Unless your gaming across 3 screens, a 4GB video card won't do anything for you.


Why? There's no point in buying a new build and getting three year old hardware.


I meant a GTX 670.
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February 16, 2013 4:11:31 PM

cutebeans said:
Hi, the 670 is one the best.

You can also try the 7950 :) . Comes with 2 free AAA games so what happens is 7950 cost - $120. :) 

The Sapphire 7950 is $295. So when you are practically paying $295 - $120 = $175 for a great video card!!

Wow, i don't know which is best, but i heard Radeon HD 7950 is best so should i go with that?
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a b 4 Gaming
February 17, 2013 10:30:34 PM

Yes. 7950 is the better one for the value.
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February 19, 2013 8:16:34 PM

Thank you very much, guys and gals!
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February 19, 2013 8:18:05 PM

Best answer selected by nickshooter25.
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