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 Post subject: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 8:49 pm 
8086
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This is going to be my first build and I want to know what do you think, if you have improvements please share. I want to build a gaming beast to play BF3 and everything else smoothly and I want to have it ready for crysis 3. If you have any more improvements or advice on things I should add to make this into a gaming monster.

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811119160

Power supply: CORSAIR Professional Series HX750
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139010

Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131801

Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 32GB (8 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231500

Hard Drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822152185

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600 Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819115071

CPU Cooler: EVGA M020-00-000234 Superclock CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835288001

Graphics Card: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video (most likely to change because still need to save up for all this.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814102981

Is all this compatible with each other and do you have any improvements. All for a gaming beast.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:11 am 
Smithfield
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I'm going to list some problems.

  • The motherboard does not work with the processor. It's the wrong socket. If you want to keep the processor, you need an LGA1155 board. If you want to keep the motherboard, you need an LGA2011 processor
  • The power supply is overkill, unless you plan on doing a multi GPU setup in the near future. And that is, you're set on it, not "two years down the road", because a better GPU will be out by then. You can lower it down the power requirement to about 500W-600W (I don't have my power supply calculator handy, so I'm doing a rough estimate)
  • You do not need 32GB of RAM. 8GB is fine. The reason is games almost always never run 64-bit mode, and the most memory a game will ever use, thanks to how 64-bit Windows works, is 2GB. Only a handful (literally) will either use the full 4GB in 32-bit mode, or are actually 64-bit.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 11:35 am 
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Alright, thank you very much, good Advice. Is the graphics card alright or what is there a better option?


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 2:00 pm 
Smithfield
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Babyface14 wrote:
Is the graphics card alright or what is there a better option?

The money may have left over you can get a GTX 670/680.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 8:00 pm 
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Alright I think this one works, but do you think it would be alright for gaming?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813157306


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 9:36 pm 
Smithfield
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Wow I really butchered the English language back there...

That's a MicroATX board, you sure?


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:04 am 
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Yeah I realized it was a micro after I posted it, I'm pretty set on this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... ooth%20z77


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:25 am 
Smithfield
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Babyface14 wrote:
Yeah I realized it was a micro after I posted it, I'm pretty set on this one

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... ooth%20z77

You can get something as good for less. The main gimmick of that board is "better airflow"... which you could get a decent case that does the same thing so to speak.

For instance, I have a Silverstone FT02. The case was designed to be a giant wind tunnel.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 8:37 am 
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Oh alright sweet. Yeah that would be good, I'm trying to save as much money as possible, I'll keep looking at boards. What's the main thing I should be looking for when it comes to motherboards?


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:50 am 
Smithfield
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I/O. Here's some questions you can answer and use to narrow down results on Newegg.

  • Are you using an SSD that gets more than 300MBps throughput? If so, you'll want a SATA 6GBps port. If not, this is just a nice to have. Hard drives won't top out 300Mbps, so any SATA port will do for them.
  • Are you really are going to do a dual-GPU setup? If so you'll want something with at least 2 PCI-Express x16 slots.
  • Are you going to use anything that takes a regular PCI slot?
  • Are you going to overclock? There's no "feature" list, but if you do find a motherboard, see if anyone has attempted to overclock a processor on it. Some motherboards are friendlier to overclocking than others. But I'm tempted to say, as long as you spent at least $120 or so, the motherboard is tolerant to it.
  • How many USB devices will be "permanently" plugged in?
  • Do you need USB3.0?
  • Do you have an external hard drive with eSATA that you want to use?
  • Do you care about using PS/2 ports? (they still include these sometimes...)
  • Do you care about "nice to have" features, like readable POST codes, one-touch overclocking, CMOS reset button, etc.?
  • If you said yes to the last question, are you going to find yourself using them? A lot of the "nice to have" features are kind of useless if you only use them maybe a handful of times in the life of the computer


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:26 pm 
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I'd like to say again, thank you for your help, you have been very helpful with everything I ask. I found this motherboard, I'm not looking to over clock anything or put two graphics cards in. And the only special feature I'm looking for is optical out to be able to plug in my turtle beaches. And this fits what Im looking for and is pretty cheap.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813130645
I also found a case that's cheaper and looks nice to me, what do you think?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811147153

Thank you again for your help, your helping me understand this computer stuff a lot easier.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:19 pm 
Smithfield
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I like that motherboard. It's clean. Look for some reviews on it though.

As for the case, it looks fairly standard. I'm a little concerned about the holey front though. One of the little demons about computer maintenance is dust management. You'll want to consider a case that's also easy to dust (mostly the fans, filters, and little holes).


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 4:29 pm 
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Yeah I was looking at the silver stone cases you were talking about. I really want one but then the price kills me. Im going to be thinking about saving up for one for sure.


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 9:54 am 
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what's your budget?


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 Post subject: Re: First Build, What do you think? Share Improvements
PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:09 am 
Smithfield
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Babyface14 wrote:
Yeah I was looking at the silver stone cases you were talking about. I really want one but then the price kills me. Im going to be thinking about saving up for one for sure.

You could consider an Antec P180 or something like that. Antec's pretty good on airflow. Cooler Master might be another one to look at too.


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