• Need a gaming build, $800 USD
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I already have a monitor, OS, mouse, keyboard, and two external hard drives that I am going to take out and use (I guess I would need to buy some sata cables? or would those come with the motherboard?). I would like a small faster drive to boot off though, but I can always get that later. I'll be playing at a resolution of 1920x1080, the most demanding game I'll play is probably going to be BF3. I also edit a lot of videos with sony vegas and plan on getting into using Maya 3d. Could I get some help please? I'd like to receive everything by the weekend if possible.
Well i Remember when i got my Mobo it came with sata cables What all are you hoping to do on it?
Battlefield 3, source games, and video editing.
Okay, so I'm going above my budget a bit, but how does this look? [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/mug.PNG[/img] Watching youtube videos, seems like it should run bf3 pretty well on ultra at 1080p. Will add an SSD and a second GPU down the road.
if you already have two hard drives, there's no reason to spend extra money on a third one that you don't need also if you want a i5 2500k, get an aftermarket heatsink so you can overclock it to a good speed without your CPU shooting itself
I just went ahead and added one since I wanted a 7200 rpm drive. And I suppose I'll go with this [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=rgkho6ewiczf[/url] unless someone can recommend something better?
[QUOTE=Priori;34958784]I just went ahead and added one since I wanted a 7200 rpm drive. And I suppose I'll go with this [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=rgkho6ewiczf[/url] unless someone can recommend something better?[/QUOTE] The 212 evo is better but the 212+ will do you just fine, I've seen some people get to 4.3 ghz on a 212 and about 49c at full load.
A ssd would nice since you have 2 hard drives.
[QUOTE=Priori;34958784]I just went ahead and added one since I wanted a 7200 rpm drive. And I suppose I'll go with this [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=rgkho6ewiczf[/url] unless someone can recommend something better?[/QUOTE] 212+ is fine 8GB RAM is fine, but don't waste your money on anything more than DDR3-1333 or RAM with heat spreaders. For one, they are pointless and even ddr3-2133 shows minimal performance boosts over 1333. Heatspreaders will also interfere with your H212+.
[QUOTE=Zerokateo;34963391]The 212 evo is better but the 212+ will do you just fine, I've seen some people get to 4.3 ghz on a 212 and about 49c at full load.[/QUOTE] Switched to the evo since its only a bit more. [QUOTE=Domokun;34964326]A ssd would nice since you have 2 hard drives.[/QUOTE] I'll get one next month probably. [QUOTE=AugustBurnsRed;34970011]212+ is fine 8GB RAM is fine, but don't waste your money on anything more than DDR3-1333 or RAM with heat spreaders. For one, they are pointless and even ddr3-2133 shows minimal performance boosts over 1333. Heatspreaders will also interfere with your H212+.[/QUOTE] changed ram for something a bit cheaper. Current build after changing some stuff around [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/rerrrrr.PNG[/img] Dropped the extra harddrive since I'll be putting two in already. And thinking about a Rosewell power supply to save some cash. Is Rosewell a good brand? And I'm guessing 600w would be adequate for my setup?
[QUOTE=Priori;34970370]Switched to the evo since its only a bit more. I'll get one next month probably. changed ram for something a bit cheaper. Current build after changing some stuff around [IMG]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/rerrrrr.PNG[/IMG] Dropped the extra harddrive since I'll be putting two in already. And thinking about a Rosewell power supply to save some cash. Is Rosewell a good brand? And I'm guessing 600w would be adequate for my setup?[/QUOTE] If you want to save money on the PSU just get a lower wattage good brand, don't get a lower quality one like Rosewill. You'd be good on anything above 500w, I'd probably do one labeled 550-600 or one with around 450+W on the 12v rail.
[img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/hehhh.PNG[/img] Went with a 650w, saved myself $20. Any recommendations for a case in the $50 to $75 range? I know nothing about cases, so I just picked a random cheap one with decent ratings. Other than that, I think this will be the build I'll buy, thanks for the help. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Think I'll go ahead with this case. [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067[/url] Seems roomy, youtube reviews say the fan controls are great.
[QUOTE=Priori;34970638] Went with a 650w, saved myself $20. Any recommendations for a case in the $50 to $75 range? I know nothing about cases, so I just picked a random cheap one with decent ratings. Other than that, I think this will be the build I'll buy, thanks for the help. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Think I'll go ahead with this case. [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067[/url] Seems roomy, youtube reviews say the fan controls are great.[/QUOTE] HAF 912 (922 if you can spend 100, it's like $10 off right now too) NZXT Source 210 Elite And others, but for the hardware you're getting you don't really need a massive case
Wouldn't a bigger case be worth it for better airflow? I'll be loading tons of hard drives into it at a later point, along with a second GPU. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] and I saw this combo [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.770956[/url] Same CPU, same gpu but with another GB of video memory. But does cooler master make reliable PSUs? [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Do I even need an aftermarket heatsink at the moment? I don't plan on overclocking right away, I'm just getting the k edition so I have that option in the future.
[QUOTE=Priori;34982236]Wouldn't a bigger case be worth it for better airflow? I'll be loading tons of hard drives into it at a later point, along with a second GPU. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] and I saw this combo [url]http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.770956[/url] Same CPU, same gpu but with another GB of video memory. But does cooler master make reliable [B]CPUs[/B]? [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Do I even need an aftermarket heatsink at the moment? I don't plan on overclocking right away, I'm just getting the k edition so I have that option in the future.[/QUOTE] I'm going to assume you mean cases, they make excellent cases, but some would say that the Storm Enforcer is lacking at its price point and I've heard the airflow isn't amazing on it. Overall it seems like a solid combo apart from the graphics card. It's not that there is anything wrong with the card itself, it's just that 2GB versions of the 560 Ti are pointless as the card isn't even powerful enough to handle something that would take more than the standard 1GB. On the topic of heatsinks, sticking with the stock one isn't something to worry about, but it probably would make the chip last longer with a proper one on it. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] I kinda derped and now realize that by CPU you meant PSU, it really depends on the model. The one in the combo however doesn't really put out 600w, more around 450w, but if you don't stress it out too much you could get away with it. If I were you I would say better safe then sorry and get a new PSU on top of the build and keep that one as a backup or something.
So it's not worth an extra $30 to get the 2 gb version of the card?
For the price, you would be better off going for a [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738]GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores[/url]. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Take the build you posted before, replace the Rosewill Challenger with a [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233&Tpk=haf%20912]HAF 912[/url], replace the ASUS p67 with the [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271]ASRock Z68 Extreme3[/url], and if you want to save just a little bit more then switch the Corsair TX650 with an [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371031]Antec NEO ECO[/url]. Then the card if you want, it's better than a regular 560 Ti because it is built on what the 570 and 580 are built on, just with some processing cores locked or taken off or some shit.
[QUOTE=HolyCrapAWalrus;34983307]For the price, you would be better off going for a [url=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130738]GTX 560 Ti 448 Cores[/url].[/QUOTE] I'll take your advice and get that. Current Set up [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/pc.PNG[/img] Comes to $908, I'll keep the CPU at stock rates until I get a cooler. Think this is what I'll get, thanks for the help everybody.
Without a Hyper 212 EVO and with everything I mentioned, it comes out to $870, subtract $23 in promo codes brings it to $847, then subtract $30 in mail in rebates for a total of $817. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Oh, alright then, glad I was of some help
[QUOTE=HolyCrapAWalrus;34983492]Without a Hyper 212 EVO and with everything I mentioned, it comes out to $870, subtract $23 in promo codes brings it to $847, then subtract $30 in mail in rebates for a total of $817. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] Oh, alright then, glad I was of some help[/QUOTE] I didn't see your edit. :v: The more I save the better, so I'll go with those. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] I actually save more than what you said I would, after I subtract mail in rebates it is only $790.92. [img]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/63663010/dfgsdfh.PNG[/img] Thanks
Ahh you switched the optical drive, didn't notice that. That's why my math was off :v:
Your motherboard doesn't support the RAM you got. [url]http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.us.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3[/url] Make sure you don't cash in your mail-in rebates until [b]AFTER[/b] you know your computer works. Once you cash them in, you can no longer send your items back to Newegg, but only the manufacturer of them. Also, be sure to save your package and other boxes and rip none of the stickers off.
I've seen people use the G.SKILL value RAM with the Extreme3. Those lists are just ones that they've gone and approved themselves.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34996159]I've seen people use the G.SKILL value RAM with the Extreme3. Those lists are just ones that they've gone and approved themselves.[/QUOTE] I put some non-supported RAM in my mobo and my computer didn't work, so these lists aren't bullshit. Don't think it was me doing something stupid like putting DDR2 in a DDR3 slot either.
[QUOTE=K3inMitl3id;34996188]I put some non-supported RAM in my mobo and my computer didn't work, so these lists aren't bullshit.[/QUOTE] So the ram not working in your computer means that every motherboard is only compatible with the ones on the manufacturer lists? That's ridiculous. I never said the lists were bullshit, I said that they don't encompass all RAM kits on the market, and there are ones not on the list that will work.
[QUOTE=garrynohome;34996213]So the ram not working in your computer means that every motherboard is only compatible with the ones on the manufacturer lists? That's ridiculous. I never said the lists were bullshit, I said that they don't encompass all RAM kits on the market, and there are ones not on the list that will work.[/QUOTE] It might save you some trouble though, trouble I wish I could have avoided.
Could someone recommend me some cheap ram that would undoubtedly work then? I just want to be sure.
[QUOTE=K3inMitl3id;34996099]Your motherboard doesn't support the RAM you got. [url]http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.us.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3[/url] Make sure you don't cash in your mail-in rebates until [b]AFTER[/b] you know your computer works. Once you cash them in, you can no longer send your items back to Newegg, but only the manufacturer of them. Also, be sure to save your package and other boxes and rip none of the stickers off.[/QUOTE] As far as I remember, having RAM with high voltages could be potentially be bad for you CPU, but this is only 1.5v, and as such not unusually high in any way (I think Intel lists a specification of 1.65v). I have [I]never[/I] in the the two years I've made builds for people on here, heard of people having problems with their RAM because of some kind of incompability. Faulty RAM, yes, incompability, no. I honestly haven't really seen you posting good advice yet, and maybe you should look around in the section a bit longer before posting advice.
That RAM is fine, as is the motherboard.
[QUOTE=K3inMitl3id;34996099]Your motherboard doesn't support the RAM you got. [url]http://www.asrock.com/mb/memory.us.asp?Model=Z68%20Extreme3%20Gen3[/url] Make sure you don't cash in your mail-in rebates until [b]AFTER[/b] you know your computer works. Once you cash them in, you can no longer send your items back to Newegg, but only the manufacturer of them. Also, be sure to save your package and other boxes and rip none of the stickers off.[/QUOTE] RAM isn't something that changes much between devices. They are all made to conform to standards, so as long as you've got the right DDR'x' and the right RAM clock speed, there will be no issues.
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