Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

New Build Help Futureproofing

Last response: in Systems
Share
February 23, 2013 2:19:10 AM

Hello, Hope this is the right place,Need some help with some options for a new build. Sry for the length

First so you understand my circumstances I'm on a disability pension for my back so upgrades are far between (Last was early 2009) so longevity is most important.

I resently got a small inheratence and have set aside some for a upgrade.

Curent system specs athlon x2 250 / nvidia gtx 260 / 4g ddr2 / Generic mb / 250gb sata os drive, 500gb sata games/storage drive ,Various 80/120g sata drives for storage

Yes I know that anything will be a huge up but 5+ years future proof is needed

Games played or wanted to play( maxed for once would be nice lol)
-WOW, L4D2, Saints Row 3, Gta iV, Natural selection, AVP, metro 2033, BF3, Crysis 3, etc you get the idea

Amount set aside is around $2500 Aud

As i live in Australia prices llisted ar based on Queesnland lowest available

$324 Intel Core i7 3770K

$32 COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO

$158 Asrock Z77-EXTREME6 Z77/4 x DDR3/2 x PCI-E3.0/4 x SATA3/6 x USB3.0/HD

$62 G SKill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1866Mhz

$165 Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black

$35 Asus Xonar DGX Soundcard

$138 SilverStone ST75F-P 750W

Owned Cool Master 690 special edition nvidia

Owned 2x samsung 23in 2ms led monitors


QUESTION 1: HDD options After much research im still lost on the realworld usfulness of ssds for gaming.

option 1 --No SSD
$78 WESTERN DIGITAL HDD 2.5" SATA3 500GB Black -as boot/os drive with games and other on the 2tb (spending money saved on somethin else third monitor or new desk etc)

option 2 --Boot/OS ssd
$98 Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB (Boot/os + limited game space)
or
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (More game space)

Option 3 - 2 SSD 1 boot/os, 1 Games (Worth it? or eep points only)
$98 Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB (Boot/os)
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (games)
Total =$287
OR
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (boot/os)
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (games)
Total =378

Extra?? samsung SSD 840 Series 500GB (for games instead of 250g)

QUESTION 2: Given that i want to OC alittle the prices are so close its better cooler vs beter Card

In SLI

3 Fan Gigabyte Cooler
$489 Gigabyte GF GTX 670 OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 980 Boost 1058 6008 MHz
$489 Gigabyte GF GTX 670 OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 980 Boost 1058 6008 MHz
OR
Stock Nvidia Cooler
$490 Leadtek GTX 680 PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 1006 Boost 1058 6008 MHz
$490 Leadtek GTX 680 PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 1006 Boost 1058 6008 MHz

Thanks for any help please if u make a sugestion please explain why so I can justify to wife.
and yes I prefer Nvidia over AMD mainly for driver issuses Ive had with my wifes AMD vid.

More about : build futureproofing

February 23, 2013 4:17:39 AM

Great System. Wouldn't change anything.
As far as the HDD and SSD. Keep the 2 TB drive and put your games on it, and get a 128 or 256 SSD for that matter to install your OS and programs you use onto it, while keeping your games on the HDD. You wont really notice any difference in performance, maybe a tad slower load time for games, but its minuscule.

As far as video card,i personally have one of the gigabyte 670, not that exact version, but one of the other 670 models they make, as far as best performance goes. I know you said you don't like AMD, but as of now with the new drivers from AMD the 7970 GHz Ed. beats the 680. If you want though, go with the 680 if its in your budget.
m
0
l
February 23, 2013 4:36:47 AM

Quote:

$324 Intel Core i7 3770K

$32 COOLER MASTER HYPER 212 EVO

$158 Asrock Z77-EXTREME6 Z77/4 x DDR3/2 x PCI-E3.0/4 x SATA3/6 x USB3.0/HD

$62 G SKill 8G(2x4G)DDR3 1866Mhz

$165 Western Digital 2TB SATA3 64M Black

$35 Asus Xonar DGX Soundcard

$138 SilverStone ST75F-P 750W

Owned Cool Master 690 special edition nvidia

Owned 2x samsung 23in 2ms led monitors


You don't need the sound card - that's a waste of money. You also don't need RAM that fast. You also don't need the 3770K - get the 3570K and invest that money elsewhere.

Quote:


option 1 --No SSD
$78 WESTERN DIGITAL HDD 2.5" SATA3 500GB Black -as boot/os drive with games and other on the 2tb (spending money saved on somethin else third monitor or new desk etc)

option 2 --Boot/OS ssd
$98 Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB (Boot/os + limited game space)
or
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (More game space)

Option 3 - 2 SSD 1 boot/os, 1 Games (Worth it? or eep points only)
$98 Samsung SSD 840 Series 120GB (Boot/os)
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (games)
Total =$287
OR
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (boot/os)
$189 samsung SSD 840 Series 250GB (games)
Total =378


Go for an OCZ Vector over the Samsung 840 and then get a 1TB Caviar Blue. It's much less than $378.

Quote:

3 Fan Gigabyte Cooler
$489 Gigabyte GF GTX 670 OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 980 Boost 1058 6008 MHz
$489 Gigabyte GF GTX 670 OC EDITION PCI-E 3.0 4GB 256-bit DDR5 Base 980 Boost 1058 6008 MHz
OR


*DEFINITELY* get this.

Try this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($235.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.00 @ Scorptec)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($165.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.00 @ Foxcomp)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($75.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.00 @ Scorptec)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($439.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Case: Antec Eleven Hundred ATX Full Tower Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($29.00 @ Scorptec)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 3-Pack (OEM) (32-bit) ($109.00 @ Scorptec)
Total: $1602.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-23 17:38 EST+1100)
m
0
l
Related resources
February 23, 2013 8:02:13 AM

Thanks for the responses.

I was looking at a i5 3570k at first then then thought the i7 3770k's 6 cores might usefull to help the system last the 5 to7+ years ( as mutlicore use in games may be more prevalent in that time)
m
0
l
February 23, 2013 8:12:19 AM

lol so it does my bad thanks
m
0
l
February 23, 2013 8:35:04 AM

Waylander001 said:
lol so it does my bad thanks

Also some games already go way over 2gb VRAM. Crysis 3, Max Payne 3, Skyim with mods so keep that in mind
m
0
l
February 23, 2013 8:49:20 AM

Quote:
Rufio1983



Also some games already go way over 2gb VRAM. Crysis 3, Max Payne 3, Skyim with mods so keep that in mind


yea thats why I was lookin at sli of the 4g versions , and with only $1 or so seperating the GB 670 and leadtek 680 my concern is more about the stock cooler on the leadtek vs the custom gigbyte one for OCing
m
0
l
February 25, 2013 1:03:30 PM

Was also wondering if getting a 3d mon or surround 3d is worth it for nvidia 3d vision maybe someone who uses it.
m
0
l
February 25, 2013 6:36:23 PM

Waylander001 said:
Was also wondering if getting a 3d mon or surround 3d is worth it for nvidia 3d vision maybe someone who uses it.


I think the 3D monitor will be a waste of money. Unless the Occulus Rift ( http://www.oculusvr.com/ ) really is going to change things the way it's claiming it will, then true 3-D gaming will probably go the way of the dodo. If you want something more than a 1080p monitor get yourself a 1440p IPS display. Head over to eBay and check out the Yamakasi Catleap and the Crossover 27Q which is going for less than $300 right now.
m
0
l
!