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 Post subject: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:20 pm 
8086
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My budget is $1000. Here is a tigerdirect wishlist: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/wish ... DE=WEBWISH
What would you guys recommend it to lower the price. I am looking only in Tigerdirect.com due to the fact that Newegg is pricy for my taste and also because I got a tigerdirect 5 blocks from my home and I can exchange quick if something comes back faulty.

I am not sure about motherboard price and choice. The processor is what I want because I really love the speed from it. Tested one in campus vs the i5. I don't want Ivy because I heard of the overheating issues.

The power supply I don't know if I need that much power to run all of this stuff. I want a SD of 120 GB and the 1tb.

The case is perfect to my liking.

The video card I want it to be something powerful that doesn't melt for a long time use.

Let me know what else can be done to get the best deal for the rig.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:00 am 
Little Foot
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Here is what I was able swap out on TigerDirect to get a better GPU:

Gigabyte GV-R685OC-1GD Radeon HD 6850 $152
Cooler Master HAF 922M Mid-Tower $101
XFX P1550SXXB9 Core Edition 550W $70
BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 $135

total is $1026 w/ $10 MIR

The 6850 will give you a much better gaming experience over the 550ti. The 550w PSU will be more than enough:

System Type: 1 physical CPU
Motherboard: Regular - Desktop
CPU Socket: Socket LGA 1155
CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K 3400 MHz Sandy Bridge
CPU Utilization (TDP): 90% TDP
RAM: 2 Sticks DDR3 SDRAM
Video Card 1: AMD Radeon HD 6850
Regular SATA: 1 HDD
Flash SSD: 1 Drive
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive
Fans
Regular: 1 Fan 92mm; 1 Fan 120mm; 2 Fans 140mm;
Keyboard and mouse: Yes
System Load: 90 %

Minimum PSU Wattage: 277 Watts
Recommended Wattage: 327 Watts


Well hope it gives you some ideas, will be a nice build.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 7:31 am 
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I am thinking that I may leave the power supply as the one that it is in my wishlist and the video card because maybe on the future going to SLI it. Thx for taking your time on it. Not a fan of AMD or ATI because they always burn on me in less than a year. That is only me.

The motherboard looks pretty good to me. I will change to that.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 8:57 am 
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I updated it my wishlist: http://www.tigerdirect.com/sectors/wish ... DE=WEBWISH

I decided to change for a little bit expensive power supply cause of the lifetime warranty and I used their power supply for long time and I can said Ultra is a good brand. I like the mark of the model in the steel case.

The processor is not there because I decided to get it here. $10 less and I am sure I shouldn't have any issues with processors usually is RAM, Hard Drives, and video cards that come faulty sometimes.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115070

The motherboard I finally decided to go with that one because the one I choose was for Ivy bridge and had wireless n. Don't need those because I should last my 3 and 4 years with that processor until I decide to upgrade. Also, that motherboard has Bluetooth for my devices which is a plus for me.

What do you guys think? Also, should I use aftermarket cooler or stock cooler for CPU. If aftermarket is needed what u guys recommend from tigerdirect or newegg. I don't mind any from them.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 9:44 pm 
Little Foot
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There are no overheating issues with Ivy Bridge as long as a good cooler is used and voltage is not increased much to overclock. You can still get 4.4GHz easily, and sometimes higher. Most people that know what they are doing get between 4.4 to 4.7GHz with the proper motherboard, cooling, and minimum voltage increase.

It is late and I never read the rest of your post or responses.


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 Post subject: Re: Help with a gaming rig I am building
PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:40 am 
Little Foot
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metalcraft wrote:
What do you guys think? Also, should I use aftermarket cooler or stock cooler for CPU. If aftermarket is needed what u guys recommend from tigerdirect or newegg. I don't mind any from them.

That will work, and this is the best price/performance cooler - very popular

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $20 ($30 w/ free ship & $10 MIR) @ newegg

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus $37.50 ($30 + $7.50 shipping) @ tiger


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