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 Post subject: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:57 am 
8086
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Looking at a new Build...using the Dec 2012 Performance Build as a guide for a $2,000 Budget.

I replaced the GTX 670 with a GTX 660 because I already have a 670 I am going to use in a current machine and I will use the 670 in the new computer and put the 660 in the old one.

Thanks for any comments or suggestions.

NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT White Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case

ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Intel Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73820

GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC ...

SAMSUNG 840 Series MZ-7TD250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10

Seagate SV35 Series ST3000VX000 3TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM

CORSAIR Hydro Series H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler

Windows 8 OS

Thanks Again!

Randy


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:19 am 
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Couple of problems

  • No CPU listed.
  • Not enough RAM to populate the minimum required for the board (you need 4 sticks)

A few questions
  • What's the purpose of this build?
  • Are you going to overclock?
    • If not, don't get the Hydrocooler. Get a Cooler Master 212.


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:59 am 
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None of these pieces are really optimized for the adjacent parts. Why dump $2 large on an X79 system, when you can land a $1200 3770k rig that with push and pass 2011 in almost everything. What do you need this new machine to do?


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:23 pm 
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Ooops...sorry about the CPU.

Got it in there now.

I will be using this computer mainly for Flight Simulator (FSX) Wide Screen....and iRacing. That is mainly what I do. Some First Person Shooter games.

Thanks for the Memory info...I changed that.

Yes I am going to overclock.

Where do I find a decent parts list for this $1200 3770 machine......you definitely have my interest???

And what do you mean the parts are not optimized for the adjacent parts? How do you optimize parts for adjacent parts?

Randy


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 12:31 pm 
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Okay, that's better. Now I can critique

  • The X79 platform is overkill for a gaming computer, which is what I see this as. Get a ~$150 Z77 board and a Core i5-3570K.
  • You won't need 16GB of RAM. 8GB is fine.
  • I'd still opt for a Cooler Master Hyper 212, but go look around. I'm not a fan only because reviews seem to show they don't offer that much more cooling for the cost.

If I were to make an ass pull list on the $1200 price range:
  • Core i5-3570K - $200
  • Z77 board - $150
  • 8GB of RAM - $50
  • GeForce GTX 660 Ti - $330
  • HDD - $80
  • SSD - $100
  • Case - $150
  • PSU - $100
  • OS - $100

That's about $1260 for parts. But go shop around, it's not that hard.


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:30 pm 
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Thanks a bunch....I appreciate the help.


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:00 pm 
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LatiosXT got you right square in the ballpark. If I had to pull the trigger today, I'd squeeze off...

$170 =3570k
$130 = UD5H with $50 bundle discount
$35 = 8GB Ares 1600
$300 = MSI GTX 660Ti
$120 = 3TB HDD
$130 = 256GB SSD
$70 = Fractal Arc Midi
$100 = Seasonic X750
$40 = meh...Win8ate :roll:

$1095
A guaranteed 90th percentile rig!


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 5:02 am 
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Great Stuff...Guys.

With links to the parts also "kleinkinstein"....fantastic.

Thanks again for your time and ideas.


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 Post subject: Re: Build using Dec, 2012 Performance Build $2,000 Budget
PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2012 9:50 am 
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Since you're so appreciative, I'm compelled to share that you could...
1. Shave another $70 off with the AsRock Pro4 if you can live with only 8 sata's, 2 usb 3.0's and 1 PCIE 3.0.
2. You don't need 750w, pick up the X650 for $90 instead
3. The MSI is a supersonic GPU, yet the Gigabyte OC is quieter and will put $10 back into your pocket

At $1005, it's a tough rig to beat!


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