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A good long lasting gaming and multipurpose rig?

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by dlf, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. dlf New Member

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    I at one time did have a gigabyte selected that was $200 (or so) but it has regular old BIOS (no GUI) - I "threw" that part out and got what you see in the first post. I think I specifically got it because of the UEFI (which I do want) and because of the reviews seemed positive and it was a lot cheaper than $200.
     
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    I see, btw both mobos are below 150$ and have UEFI, imo that Biostar looks very promising for what it offers.

    I know its biostar but apparently they got better..
     
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    That motherboard (biostar) is compatible with the RAM I had and with 16 GB that raises how end cost nearly 35 dollars. O well. I presume 'faster' RAM (a high # 1866 vs 1600 vs 1300) is better . . . .
     
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    For a Intel System Bandwidth is key, but also remember timings still count too.
     
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    I have seen a G.Skill kit that is, I believe, DDR3-1866 (might be 2133) that has a CAS Latency of only 7! I believe that it is a 2x4GB kit for around $70 or so on the egg. Would this be a worthwhile purchase, as my understanding is that by having such a low latency out of the box especially considering the fast speed, it would theoretically be an excellent choice for overclocking? I would love to hit 2400 or more at CAS 10...
     
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    Specifications
    Manufacturer G.Skill
    Model F3-14900CL8D-8GBXM
    Type 240-pin DIMM
    Speed DDR3-1866
    Size 8GB (2 x 4GB)
    CAS 8
    Voltage 1.5V
    Heat Spreader Yes
    ECC No
    Buffered No
    Price/GB $9.37
    Price: 74.99


    8 GB for $75 seems too much compared to what 16GB can cost.
     
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    You can get the OEM Windows 7 64 no need for the 32 bit that comes with the retail version. Scratch the 90 SSD or both SSD and bump up to the 7950 at least or 680. Also get the HD monitor when you order your parts. But looks good
     
  8. dlf New Member

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    I already have Windows Home Premium 32 & 64 Bit discs. For now I think I'm temporarily getting rid of my 240 GB SSD and instead using that to get the 680. SSD will come down in price eventually. I can first see if the games have gigantic loading times on the 2 TB HDD. Radeon H9 7970 or 680? No physics (AMD) or PhysX (Nvidia)


    As of right now this is what my parts I'll buy (eventually):


    Part list permalink: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Krs
    Part price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Krs/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/6Krs/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($22.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-M Pro Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Z Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: OCZ Agility 3 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($119.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($499.99 @ Dell)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG GH22NS90B DVD/CD Writer ($21.98 @ Newegg) (x4)
    Total: $1494.82
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2012-04-11 23:14 EDT-0400)
     
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    Looks good, although that 680gtx is kinda $$$ for what it offers, but yea if you're buying new gpu better buy that then last gen :)
     
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    Means you should go i7, if not wait for the new line to come out. The hyper threading is only really beneficial in the video encoding/modeling etc.. which is what you'll apparently be doing.

    And as is right now, theirs 0 reason to go ATI over NVIDIA. So the 680 is a much better choice then ur original post.
     
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    the video card he selected is fine
     
  12. dlf New Member

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    I don't have any need to do video (or even) picture editing or modeling - no CAD that bit is from a different forum from one of the dozen other threads I've posted on the net about what I should get. I probably will be running folding@home plenty though.
     

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