How to Build the Ultimate Gaming PC, Step by Step

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Eoraptor

I have to agree, the laser-red case is a bit garish. looks like a giant Oragan Donation lunch box or something *lol* just needs a biohazard sticker.

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stimsong

Hello,

Do the CAS latency timings for the memory matter for this build? There's quite a difference in price between 8-8-8-24 and 9-9-9-24 memory.

Also, does it have to be 1333MHz? I've found the same Corsair memory at 1600MHz on sale so it's cheaper than the slower memory.

Thanks.

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Danthrax66

Why get a 750 watt psu? You only need a 550 for that build MAX could have saved money there. Also you mounted the cpu fan so it is going against the airflow of the case. Seriously why would you show people the wrong way to do something?

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jordinyc

Posting this pic below as well. http://i51.tinypic.com/20606mc.jpg

However I totally understand about getting one good PSU now rather than a new, higher watt one when upgrading video.

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Omegasupreme80

The point of a 750 watt psu is to add a second graphics card in the future (which they state in the article btw).

 

The airflow question is valid though.

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pseudonary

It looks like the fan might block the DIMM slot closest to the heatsink. And the fan might be mounted to pull air towards the back... although I think they just picked the wrong person to assemble the build.

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nadako

So im going to be an idiot person that knows nothing about building computers OK.

My idiot self.

So i have been fallowing your instructions up to step 8 and i cant seem to get the living up your SSD to work. My computer wont turn on...lol

I really think the living up the ssd should be at the end not with the ssd but it is a good side note. Also i think the reason why the OS will load the boot on one drive and the OS on another is because it could be an effenciy thing. Spin one hard drive to load and run the boot while the other is spinning loading up the OS. Yall should really do a comparision test about this i am very interested in it.

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Jay_Slim

Is ther enough room for a second fan on the heatsink and DDR3 RAM in the A2 slot for this build?

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FredJPerry

If you're giving up the high-end, why don't you just go with AMD parts?   

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R01010100

probably because the i5-760 at $200 still beats the living shit out of anthing AMD has to offer.

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iDaeth

You obviously don't pay much attention to CPU benchies.

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R01010100

and you obviously can't fucking read. the $200 price point was a big giveaway. however, since you want to bring up "benchies"(since i guess we're in the second grade), let's talk about it. the last benchmarks i read about, from MaxPC along with various others, pitted AMD's top of the line 6-core CPU, a 1090t, against intel's bottom of the line i7's, an 860 & 870. as was to be expected, the AMD chips with their higher physical core count AND higher clock speed, failed to beat out intel's offerings. dropping down to the $200 price point, the AMD 6-core 1055t vs. the intel i5-760 had the same outcome. how embarrasing for AMD when the very best you can offer is beaten by the competitions bottom line offering(of i7's that is).

so, little boy, throwing the ball back in your VERY uninformed court, perhaps it is you who should take a bit of your own advice and pay some fucking attention to benchmarks!

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R01010100

and you obviously can't fucking read. the $200 price point was a big giveaway. however, since you want to bring up "benchies"(since i guess we're in the second grade), let's talk about it. the last benchmarks i read about, from MaxPC along with various others, pitted AMD's top of the line 6-core CPU, a 1090t, against intel's bottom of the line i7's, an 860 & 870. as was to be expected, the AMD chips with their higher physical core count AND higher clock speed, failed to beat out intel's offerings. dropping down to the $200 price point, the AMD 6-core 1055t vs. the intel i5-760 had the same outcome. how embarrasing for AMD when the very best you can offer is beaten by the competitions bottom line offering(of i7's that is).

so, little boy, throwing the ball back in your VERY uninformed court, perhaps it is you who should take a bit of your own advice and pay some fucking attention to benchmarks!

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themohawkadmin

Because Intel has a per-core performance advantage, which is better for gaming. 

 

Why nVIDIA instead of ATI?  My guess is since nVIDIA's cards perform better at DX11 titles it is some sort of future-proofing?

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US_Ranger

Nvidia performs better at DX11 compared to ATI? Please provide evidence. Thanks.

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DOOMHAMMA

They are better at tesslation, you can give them that.

I own a 5850 for the record :p

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Danthrax66

Because AMD sucks. Intel kills it in every benchmark, they overclock higher and a core i5 750 @ 2.66ghz beats a phenom 2 965 @ 3.4 by about 20% or more and it cost basically the same so why buy AMD?

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Havok

Is that one of your interns? Or is the Ezio cos-player one of the PCG crew?

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lizzunchbox

Ezio is one Mr. Josh Augustine. He's an editor at PC Gamer (http://bit.ly/bbkWrH). I still laugh out loud when I look at this picture.

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Havok

I forgot his name... thanks for the tidbit!

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