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 Post subject: First gaming rig
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:51 am 
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I'm currently building my first gaming rig. I would like to have other opinions on what I'm buying and if there is anything better for me. So far I bought

MB ASUS|P8Z77-V PRO Z77 LGA1155

PSU ROSEWILL|RX850-S-B 850W

Ram 8Gx2|GSKILL F3-1600C9D-16GSR

CASE ANTEC|THREE HUNDRED ILLUSION

I also would like to have an idea of what CPU would be better for me. i5 ivy 3570k or i7 ivy 3770k this rig will mostly be used to play swtor and rift on the highest setting without getting 1 fps. And I will be running windows 7

Other things I was planing to buy later are

OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

EVGA 02G-P4-3660-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive


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 Post subject: Re: First gaming rig
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:44 pm 
Smithfield
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Hello!

Some things we can tweak here:
  • Stick with the Core i5-3570K. The Core i7-3770K doesn't get you much a whole lot more performance for the extra price you pay
  • Drop the RAM to 8GB. You won't gain anything going beyond this.
  • You can drop the PSU down to 600W-650W. Also get something from Seasonic, Corsair, or Antec (or someone else can suggest something). Rosewill's kind of a off-brand thing.


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 Post subject: Re: First gaming rig
PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 2:42 pm 
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Further tweaking....
- not sure of your data requirements but or as little as $90 you can snag a 3TB Barracuda
- don't overlook the 7950 and 7970 GPUs, they performance screams with the new AMD/ATI drivers
- that mobo is sata neutered. You can get more I/O ports for less money with Gigabyte and Asrock
- I'd steer clear of the Vertex 4. Look into a Plextor M5Pro, OCZ Vector or Samsung 840 Pro

Go have fun and benchmark all the parts you thought you wanted with the ones we are saying you need instead.

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