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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by helpme, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. helpme

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    I'm looking at putting together a gaming PC which can handle end games at good graphics
    My budget is 2000 dollars but I do not require a monitor / keyboard / mouse / speakers / os

    I need help because it is my first time doing this and I do not have a clue as to what is compatible with what.

    Is 8 gb ram enough ? And will a nvidia gtx 660ti 2gb graphics card be enough to get me through high end gaming for the next few years.

    Any suggestions would be much appreciated
     
  2. Novulux

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    I'll assume you are from the United States.
    What resolution is the monitor you plan on gaming on?
    Yes, 8 GB of ram is enough for purely gaming.
    While the GTX 660Ti is a good card, your budget looks like it'll provide for so much more, and I don't even know how to suggest a single card build that will make use of all of that.
    Are you opposed to getting an GTX 690 or crossfire (2x) HD 7970s?
     
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  3. silapakorn

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    Frankly 660 will not be suffice for the next few years.
    I use two 670s in SLI and some games start to demand more than these cards can handle, e.g. AC3 and Hitman. I'm talking about max setting at full HD and 60+ fps, no compromise though.

    RAM should not be a problem, because they are cheap like hell. Last week I just put in another 8GB of RAM at a cost cheaper than my internet monthly fee.
     
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    with a 2000 budget you could get a GTX680 or HD7970.

    Heres a good build:

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turb...
    GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UP4 TH LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SA...
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR...
    GTX680: EVGA SuperClocked+ 02G-P4-2684-KR GeForce GTX 680 ...
    or
    HD7970: SAPPHIRE 100351SR Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5...
    CORSAIR HX Series HX750 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2...
    For OS: SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD128BW 2.5" 128GB SATA...
    For Games: Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB...
    CPU Cooler: CORSAIR Hydro Series H80i Water Cooler

    Ill let you chose a case. Any mid tower or full tower will do. Comes down to personal preference on the looks.
     
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  5. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    For $2000 you can have one heck of a PC.

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932
    Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H100i
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 128GB 2 of these
    Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB
    AMD FX-8350 Vishera 4.0GHz
    Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) (2 of these)
    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
    EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 4GB

    Comes out to $1855 total. I could probably play around with the case and SSD's to squeeze in a second GTX680 if you really wanted one.

    Here you go comes out to $2075.89, but has $65 in rebates so almost $2000 on the nose!

    COUGAR Evolution Black
    Rosewill LIGHTNING-1300
    CORSAIR Hydro Series H55
    ADATA Premier Pro SP900 128GB
    Seagate Barracuda STBD2000101 2TB
    AMD FX-8320 Vishera 3.5GHz (4.0GHz Turbo)
    Wintec One 8GB (2 x 4GB) (2 of these)
    ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0
    EVGA 04G-P4-2686-KR GeForce GTX 680 4GB (2 of these)

    Had to drop down a model on the CPU, but considering both clock about the same not really any loss in that one. The ram chosen is Samsung HYK0 based which clocks quite well (2400+) and the Powersupply is recommended by JohnnyGuru as its a great unit built by SuperFlower.
     
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  6. Caspase

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    I wouldn't go AMD with a 2000 budget... For gaming at least. Why did you go with Vishera way?
     
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    I agree he should get atleast a 3570k for that budget.
     
  8. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    The newer games are multithreaded a lot better than before bf3 in its own shows zero performance difference and from the looks of it crysis 3 will be the same. With the less expensive fx 8320 there is wiggle room to run a second GTX 680 which will make more of a realistic difference in games than a single GTX 680 and 3770k. I am sure you could play with an Intel build to get it to work but it's really simple with AMD.

    I also would never recommend a 3570k over an fx 8320/50. Any game it shows a performance gain in shows he same gain with a highly clocked I3. Now I don't see any recommendation for an I3 in here so why recommend a cheapy quad core that isn't going to last with the new games coming out that are more and more multithreaded. Remember the new PlayStation is based off of a piledriver chip...don't think that won't influence game design...
     
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    I am from australia.
    My current screen resolution is 1920 - 1080
    What do you mean by pure gaming?
    No, not opposed, I am open to all suggestions !
     
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    I would recommend you go with pccasegear.com
    By pure gaming, he means it is enough if gaming is the thing you mainly want to focus on. If you are doing CAD, or rendering, you would want more.
     
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    Ive heard that two graphics cards can burden eachother. Any knowledge on this?
     
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    I strongly disagree,goings from a phenom 2 to an ivy bridge sky rocketed my FPS in BF3 even when the 3570k was clocked at stock speeds which puts it at the same clock speeds as the phenom.(saw no fps gain from overlocking since i only have one 7950)
     
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    Some games can have issues with dual Graphics cards, though not that many nowadays, they are ironing out most driver issues.
     
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    Would an Ivy Bridge Intel core i7 3770K3.5GHz Overclocked to 4.2-4.4 GHz be a good cpu and within my budget with some of the builds posted.
     
  15. cdawall where the hell are my stars

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    Nope. If a game lacks an sli profile you can force sli or disable it. They will never cause worse performance.

    Well considering actual websites agree with me and have benchmarks showing the fx8350 outperforming the 3770k as well as 3570k I fail to see your point in plugging know the 100% different phenom II architecture.
     
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    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pLoU

    2 graphic cards will make each other hotter as they throw hot air into the case, but that won't be a problem as long as you have decent cooling and air circulation.
     
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    Anything is within your budget just depends what you do or don't want. I can tell you it will be next to impossible to pull off a rig with dual GTX 680's and one.I can also tell you the games that show a single GTX 680 and 3770k beating an fx 8320 and pair of GTX 680's are beyond few and far between.
     
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    Pc case gear does an awesome build. Just the parts list as an idea. http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1411_1446&products_id=21422
    CPU: Intel Core i7 3770K
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 Motherboard
    Graphics: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Overclocked 1137MHz
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
    Solid State Drive: SanDisk Extreme Solid State Drive 120GB
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB ST2000DM001
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB SATA DVDRW
    Case: Corsair Graphite 600T Special Edition White Case
    Power supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W ST75F-P
     
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    I made you a list with a i7-3770k and 2 gtx 670. The gtx 680 is a waste of money IMO, the gtx 670 is so close and the price difference is 100, 200 with SLI, so I'd go dual gtx 670 and i7-3770k.
     
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    I didn't see that lol, I thought it was a reference site to your info about dual graphics cards. Thanks, great build.

    Alot of different power wattages have been suggested (by everyone). What is a base power wattage I should look at?
     
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    What would you recommend for me then?
     
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    Minimum 550. I'd recommend around 700 so you have room to upgrade.
     
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    If you go with SLI I would say at least 800w. Crossfire 900W. But is is always best to have headroom because PSU start to be less efficient at their maximum capacity. With your budget you could get a modular one, from a respected brand, with 1000w, leaving room to upgrade easily.
     
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    If I Go with AMD CPU is it recommended to use amd Graphics or it doesnt make a difference?
     
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    No difference that I know of.
     

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