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 Post subject: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:46 pm 
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Looking to see if anybody has any further advice for the build I've put together then what I know about it so far. I don't really have a price range, but don't want to get ridiculous (note that it is spelled correctly) either. With that being said, I want to make upgrades where I will see a noticeable difference and downgrade to save money where I won't notice the difference.

DVD Burner - Lite-On 24X - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6827106289
Case - Carbide 500R - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6811139009
Hard Drive - Western Digital 1TB - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6822136533
Graphics Card - Radeon 7970 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814202008
Power Supply - Corsair 750W - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139021
Memory - Corsair 16g - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233197
Motherboard - Asus P8Z77 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6813131837
Processor - i5 3570 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6819116504
Fan - Cooler Master - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6835103065
SSD - Kingston 120G - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820239045


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:45 am 
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looks solid. enjoy the build. although I like the ocz vertex 4 120gb better as a ssd. I see they are out of stock at the egg


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:25 am 
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You can lower the PSU to about 550W-600W if you want to shave money somewhere. If it'll suck up juice like my computer (which has similar specs), when running a game it stayed around 230 watts at the plug.

You should also drop to 8GB unless you have some specific application that requires more then this is the most you'll need.

As with saipan's recommendation, pass the Vertex 4 and get either a Samsung 840 or OCZ Vector.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:35 am 
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I don't really have a price range...

You really should. With computers, you can be nickeled & dimed very quickly by stepping up to the "next best thing."

Couple notes:
  • I know 16GB seems to be the new rage, but it seems excessive unless you have a RAM intensive application you're running. For most people 8GB is still adequate. If you do go with 16GB keep in mind that you should lower your page file to about 4GB (especially if you keep the 120GB SSD).
  • For SSDs, 240GB is the new sweet spot - prices have fallen and this allows you to put almost all of your applications on it. Right now Newegg has the Samsung 840 240GB at 15% off through Sunday, so it's about $180.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:48 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
You can lower the PSU to about 550W-600W if you want to shave money somewhere. If it'll suck up juice like my computer (which has similar specs), when running a game it stayed around 230 watts at the plug.

You should also drop to 8GB unless you have some specific application that requires more then this is the most you'll need.

As with saipan's recommendation, pass the Vertex 4 and get either a Samsung 840 or OCZ Vector.


Already switched out to the Samsung 840, think I'm going to bump up to the 240 gb, as far as the PSU and RAM, can you link your recommendations? Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 10:50 am 
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PSU brands I go to are Seasonic, Antec, and Corsair, in that order. RAM I go for Corsair, Patriot, or Crucial. G.Skill is popular as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:21 am 
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LatiosXT wrote:
PSU brands I go to are Seasonic, Antec, and Corsair, in that order. RAM I go for Corsair, Patriot, or Crucial. G.Skill is popular as well.


So how are these for options?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817151095

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820233144


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 Post subject: Re: Gaming Computer Build Advice
PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:32 am 
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Those will work.


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