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 Post subject: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 7:50 am 
Little Foot
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg)
Thermal Compound: Antec Formula 6 Nano Diamond 4g Thermal Paste ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1295.86
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-05 11:47 EDT-0400)

Will the GTX 660 do the trick? I a likely going for a 24-26 inch, 1900x1080 or 1900x1200 screeen. I play Elderscrolls type games, plus use heavy stat programs.
I am not sure how HT friendly most of my stuff is...so, why not go i5-3570K?
Whatcha think?


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:35 pm 
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CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($209.99 @ Newegg) good choice
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($36.99 @ Newegg) good choice, might hit the RAM in a push pull config, just turn 90 degrees
Thermal Compound: Antec Formula 6 Nano Diamond 4g Thermal Paste ($6.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($62.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ Newegg) doesn't have to be so big for O/S, try a OC vertex 4 120 GB
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg) go with a black series
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 660 2GB Video Card ($189.99 @ Newegg) download "precision" from evga to OC the card, works like a champ if you increase in 25mhz intervals
Case: Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair CX 500W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1295.86

looks pretty cool, have fun


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:44 pm 
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It all looks good to me. HyperThreading is only useful for heavily threaded tasks, and even then it doesn't really help that much.


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:06 pm 
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Stick with the 256GB SSD - you'll want to put all of your apps and games on the SSD and 120 is just not enough space.

Also, do you really need 16GB of RAM? Unless your stat program requires a lot of RAM, 8GB should be enough. If nothing else, you can put that money towards a more powerful GPU.

Hope this helps.


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:02 pm 
Little Foot
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Thanks all. I had been going with i7 procs in the builds, but I am not sure that my stat progs would make use of HT... and I have read many places that the performance gain isn't really that substantial.

8 vs. 16 RAM... well, I think 8 would actually do the trick. min in Win7 is 1GB with more boosting performance. I have 8 on my lenovo 400t that seems to do the trick.


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 9:18 pm 
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So this'll save about $60? You should get a better video card!


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:07 am 
Little Foot
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So, I was thinking of this

EVGA 04G-P4-3673-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW+ 4GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 38566&SID=
Which is actually like $265 more.

Tony


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:19 pm 
Clawhammer
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Get the 2GB version. 4GB for these things don't add much benefit.


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 Post subject: Re: New build...mid price. Comments/Suggestions?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:45 pm 
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I wondered about the GDDR... 2GB, 4GB, etc...
Thanks


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