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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by Avelict, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. Avelict

    Avelict

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    So putting together a new build in preperation mainly for Guild Wars 2 and overall my current rig just blows... So any advice or gotcha's anyone can point out would be much appreciative.

    Case - Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case Antec Three Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Comp...

    HDD - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cac...

    GPU - HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB
    HIS IceQ Turbo H697QT2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-b...

    RAM - G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 S...

    MOBO - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA...

    CPU - Intel Core i7-2600K
    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Tu...

    Heatsink - Noctua NH-D14
    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

    PS - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2....

    Media - ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...

    Total Cost: $1,385.91

    If I missed anything, lemme know.
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Change that video card to a 7950
    Crunching for Team TPU
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    Per recommendation above, swapped the GPU to a GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB.

    Total: 1,515.91
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    CPU - Intel Core i5-2500K, the 2600k hold no advantage for gaming over the 2500k.
    CASE - go for one of the Cooler Master HAF series. Whichever one you fancy.
    PSU - Change the PSU to a seasonic.
    GL HF with ur build, hope you enjoy it.
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Change your case over to a NZXT Source 210 (available in black or white)

    Still budget but very nice :toast:
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    If you have a Microcenter nearby, you can pick up an i5 2550k for $160.

    Slickdeals
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    Nice.;) Might I suggest you add an SSD? Or perhaps a copy of windows? Can add both, even, and be under $1500, but maybe not with taxes and shipping...
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    Norton WCG-TPU Team Captain

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    Nice build- check the clearance on the D-14 vs your board as you may have an issue with the 8 pin board connector (top and left on the board)
    Crunching for Team TPU More than 25k PPD
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    From what Ive read the D-14 isnt an issue in full size towers, so I have that going for me! Just trying to decide if I need/want additional fans...
    Added Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - Oper... to the build and total came up to $1,432.95, perfectly withing my budget.
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    Is 16GB of RAM just overkill for gaming?
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    Yes but if you did video encoding or conversion or a lot of multitasking it may not be overkill.
    $47.99 is cheap too.
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    For less than 50 bucks I'll probably get another 8gb, I do some rendering with zbrush/maya.
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    Final Build! I decided to go with no SSD atm due to maximizing what is absolutely necessary to the system for now with my current budget, probly in a month or so I'll pick up a 120gb SSD

    Case - Newegg COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Blac...
    HDD - Newegg Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 R...
    GPU - Newegg GIGABYTE GV-R795WF3-3GD Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit...
    RAM - Newegg 2x SAMSUNG 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600MHz
    MOBO - MicroCenter P8Z68-V LX LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
    CPU - MicroCenter Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155
    Heatsink - Newegg Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    PS - Newegg CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2....
    Media - Newegg ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...
    OS - Newegg Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit

    Total Cost: $1,461.89
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    While you are at MicroCenter, get the RAM, it is cheaper there than at NewEgg.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0380720

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