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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by OnesQuared, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. OnesQuared New Member

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    So, I've been out of computer and parts for some time now, and I am totally lost on what is good and what is bad. I am quite the hardcore gamer, and as I was looking at some reviews some of them were not recommended. So I went in to the date base and look up what seems to be the decent ones. But as I said, I have no idea really, and my choices might make me seems a real stupid. I'm not even sure if my choices are compatible together in honesty

    At the moment I am thinking of getting an Intel I-5 quad core processor.

    http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/707/Intel_Core_i5-760.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/649/Intel_Core_i5-750.html

    http://www.techpowerup.com/cpudb/661/Intel_Core_i5-750S.html

    if these aren't suited, suggestion on decent I-5 quad core for gaming computer would be appreciated

    For graphics card, I am thinking

    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_560_Ti/

    For Mother board

    http://usa.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7H55M/#specifications

    http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1156/P7H55M_LX/#specifications

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/desktop-board-dq57tm.html

    and other than that rams would probably be

    http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=24_311_312_612&item_id=035851

    I have no idea about cooling and power, power I don't think it needs to be over 750w, correct me if I am wrong. And probably dvd/cd-r fused one just in case, I got a ps3 for blu-ray so I don't need to spend a fortune on that. And for the case, my assumption is a case with extra cooling fan would be more ideal for gaming desktop. Please correct me if I am wrong, and I'm looking for some serious opinion. As well as a working computer, my choices might not work together, I'm not too sure, but I am here to get advice so please guide me. Also if anyone is residing in Canada and could possibly get me and estimate for around 1k CND. It would be greatly appreciated
  2. bbmarley

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    should go with i5 2500k and p67 /z68 board
    the 750/ 760 are dated now

    560ti is a good card

    you could try something like this , should not have a problem playing any game
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    ugh forgo to add cd/dvd drive in pic but just add this
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238

    comes in around 1k after tax i think
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  3. OnesQuared New Member

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    Thanks for the help, Hoping to see if anyone else has suggestions here
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    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 - $110
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136238 - $20

    subtotal: $130

    Here's a build where you don't have much to worry about overclocking the CPU, but your video card would be more than enough:
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074 - $200
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 - $150
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811156241 - $60
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104206 - $26.50
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138308 - $80
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151096 - $80
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125384 - $345

    plus shipping: $1032
    plus $130 = $1162


    It did get a bit more expensive (especially the hard drive, oh well) but you got a better video card, you just sacrificed the possibility of overclocking the CPU.
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  5. OnesQuared New Member

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    Thanks for the advice, already have a copy of window 7 though, and the crappy vista if I was desperate
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    i agree on i5 2500k 560Ti combo, but i would also make sure that case has easy to remove filters on intake fans, its good in the long run. like this one
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Hi guys, i'll just post my inquiry here since me and the TS have the same purpose.
    im planning on getting a new htpc. probably, mitx board + i7 cpu + ati 6990 card.
    --Anybody can recommend a specific make and model of mitx, chassis, psu.
    --the smaller the chassis the better :) i wont need any ODD.
    --budget is out of topic ^^
    thanks.
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    that would be one hell of an htpc... :)
  11. John Doe Guest

    I wouldn't buy dual-GPU card of this gen. You're better off with a 3 GB 580 for it's temps/lower profile and reliability, also given it's an HTPC so you can use CUDA to decode videos with Badaboom etc.

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  12. vladmire New Member

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    thanks for the input.

    video card : 580gtx 3gb
    chassis : SG08
    hdd : 2.5in momentus hdd or any recommendations?
    no odd.
    my problem is my motherboad :( i don't know what board to use on that chassis and im not too sure if 600w psu would be enough for the 580gtx.

    Asus P8H67-I DELUXE -- is this ok?
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