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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Gu574v, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. Gu574v

    Gu574v New Member

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    Hello! :)

    So in about 2 weeks from now I will buy a new gaming rig and I only mean to use it for gaming... (I also have a laptop that I use and will use for surfing the webs and music), I am not thinking of or having a wish to buy/build a nuclear power plant gaming rig so to speak :)
    I have already found the parts that I want to and will buy I just need your expertise/thoughts on how much or how great of a PSU do I need for my list...

    and here is the list:

    MOBO ---> ASROCK Fatal1ty P67 Professional
    CPU ---> INTEL Core i7 2600K
    RAM ---> CORSAIR Vengeance, 12GB DDR3 1600MHz, 3x4
    GPU ---> Gainward GeForce GTX 580, 1536MB GDDR5
    HDD ---> 1000.0 GB WESTERN DIGITAL Caviar Black, SATA3, 64MB cache, 7200 RPM
    COOLER ---> ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme
    CASE ---> NZXT Phantom, Big/Full Tower
    OPTICAL DRIVE ---> BD-ROM LG SuperMulti BLUE CH10LS20
    MONITOR ---> 22'' LCD SAMSUNG SM B2230HD

    PSU ---> CORSAIR TX V2 series, 850W, ATX2 v2.31, 140mm vent.
    so will this PSU of 850W be enough for powering/pumping juice into all of those things on the list?

    thank you for reading and I am looking forward to your answers/suggestions! :)
  2. MRCL

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    850W will be plenty, no worries. Look at my system specs, my PSu is bored lol.

    If you want a computer purely for gaming, it might be wise to invest in a SSD. A Terabyte just for games seems a bit much; A 180gb or more SSD, which isn't that expensive nowadays, is good for more than a handful of games. Its up to you in the end but I recommend it.
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    if you install a lot of games for steam like i do, you only need a 500 to 600 gb hdd. get a fast one and make sure to get an ssd, they can make a world of difference in the speed of your computer.
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    I think you definitelly like the fatal1ity Professional p67 board. I have the cheaper fatal1ity performance version of that board and its awesome. Rock solid and overclocks great. Looks sick too
  5. crazyeyesreaper

    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    uh and why is no one correctly the guys ram fuck up

    1155 is DUAL CHANNEL not TRIPLE CHANNEL

    12gb = 3sticks of 4gb which is an i7 triple channel kit

    dosent matter what kit you get but

    4x2gb for 8gb will overclock better

    2x4gb get the speeds you want overclocking isnt always gonna be pretty.

    4x4gb wont overclock well so get the speeds you want from day 1, as overclocking will be a bitch.
    TheLaughingMan says thanks.
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    If
    Gaming only = yes
    then

    Reduce 2600K to 2500K, Heatsink from CNPS11x to Coolermaster Hyper 212+ or equivalent, get the right ram as per crazyeyes

    else

    Get ram as per crazyeyes

    endif
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    Go with an i5 2500K, get a 2x4GB DDR3-1600 Dual-channel kit instead, get the Z68 version of that board, get a Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB instead of the overpriced Caviar Black, get a mid-tower case, look around for some reliable, 750W PSUs at a good price/discounted (or the 750W version of that PSU), then you can afford to get an SSD (120-128GB) as a boot drive. Also perhaps other brands would be a bit cheaper than that Gainward.
  8. Gu574v

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    so after some extending searching and reading of all kinds of reviews...
    here is the new and I hope it will be the final setup:

    MOBO ---> ASUS Sabertooth P67
    CPU ---> INTEL Core i5 2500K
    RAM ---> Corsair Vengeance, 8GB DDR3 1866MHz, kit 2x4GB
    GPU ---> Gainward GeForce GTX 580, 1536MB GDDR5
    HDD ---> 1000.0 GB SAMSUNG SpinPoint F3, SATA, 32MB cache, 7200RPM
    COOLER ---> ZALMAN CNPS11X Extreme
    CASE ---> SHARKOON Scorpio 2000
    OPTICAL DRIVE ---> BD-ROM LG SuperMulti BLUE CH10LS20
    MONITOR ---> 22'' LCD SAMSUNG SM B2230HD
    PSU ---> CORSAIR TX V2 Series 750W, CMPSU-750TXV2EU, ATX2 v2.2, 140mm vent.

    and in the end THANK YOU guys for helping me out!throwing in a little more info and suggestions and for your kind words!thanks! :)
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    Looks good. There was no need to change your cases unless you just liked the Sharkoon Scorpio better. And if you are looking to save a few bucks, you do not need a BD-ROM which is around $55. You can get a standard DVD-RW for around $20. By the time PC games need Blu-ray discs, the drives will be $25.

    Everything else looks great to me.
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    crazyeyesreaper Chief Broken Rig

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    yeah thats going to be a great build (see my specs, pretty much similar)... I personally love the Asus P8P67 pro motherboard, it should be around the aame price if not lower than the sabertooth and overclocks well.

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