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 Post subject: My computer build, advice please (:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:12 am 

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any advice would be awesome, such as suggestions for possible changes and cheapest places to buy etc :)
and dont worry about SMALL extras like cooling because ill pick those up along the way :)
im building this to be a hardcore gaming computer :)
with priorities on performance (mainly speed) and quiet running (or efficiency)
im not sure if i have made some under cuts in critical areas or spent too much in others and this is my first build, so any help would be much appreciated :D
although id like to keep the price under 3k hahaha
and to be honest im not sure if it all will be compatible :/
thanks!! :)

case: NZXT Phantom USB 3.0 Case White
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=15090

motherboard: Intel DX79SI LGA2011 Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=19939

CPU: Intel Core i7 3930K
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=18759

GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti WF2 2GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=21274

ram: Corsair Vengeance Red CMZ16GX3M4A2133C9R 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=20836

sound card: Asrock Game Blaster Sound & Ethernet Card
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=20455

optical drive: ASUS BW-12B1ST High Speed Bluray Burner
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=20738

power supply: Corsair TX-850 V2 Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?mai ... s_id=17210

 Post subject: Re: My computer build, advice please (:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:01 pm 

Joined: Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm
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If this is primarily a gaming computer, then most of the budget should go to a GPU, as the rest of the components don't really affect performance as much.

For instance, if you go to a Z77 platform with a Core i5-3570K, you pretty much shave off up to $500 for what amounts to a loss of single digit percentages, if anything. RAM you can shrink down to 8GB, you won't need a sound card, because on-board does a good job these days, and you can throw the rest of the money on a beefier graphics card like a GTX 670 or 680.

 Post subject: Re: My computer build, advice please (:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:38 pm 

Joined: Sat Jan 19, 2008 6:24 pm
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Here are the esssentials of an all-around mid-high end, contemporary gaming build so you can get an idea of parts and costs:


The GPU is probably the biggest variable and is best determined by what monitor it will push and what you want in terms of gaming resolution/settings. And of course, you can swap specific parts like your Gigabyte Windforce version of the GTX 660 Ti for the EVGA I selected, whatever makes sense based on personal preference and budget and etc. It's not perfect, but it's a good starting point imho.

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