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BradleyKZN

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This is the system I want

Core i5 760
MSI P55 GD85
2x2gb Kingston 1600
Corsair TX750
Zotac GTX 295
1TB HDD
22x DVD RW
Razer lycosa/Microsoft X6
Coolermaster HAF922 Windowed
Corsair H50-1
Samsung P2350


Suggestions? Changes? (Graphics card cant change as im paying less for it then a 5830 or GTX 460 and budget is pretty much used up)

Now for my questions.

If I overclock my CPU to 4ghz and overclock the card nicely, will the PSU be ok?

Is the Corsair H50-1 ok to overclock the CPU to 4ghz, if not, how high can I clock the CPU.

Until what point will the GTX295 be bottlenecked by the CPU?

I also need help choosing a new keyboard. This will be my first ever gaming keyboard.

Either the Razer Lycosa or the Microsoft sidewinder X6. Logitech G110 is far too expensive.

Thanks guys
 
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If I overclock my CPU to 4ghz and overclock the card nicely, will the PSU be ok? yes (i ran an i7 920 @4ghz and 2 gtx-295 on that psu)

Is the Corsair H50-1 ok to overclock the CPU to 4ghz, if not, how high can I clock the CPU. H50 is overrated, take a NH-D14, Mega, Silver Arrow or similar, often they perforam better in a good case with good airflow

Until what point will the GTX295 be bottlenecked by the CPU? none

I also need help choosing a new keyboard. This will be my first ever gaming keyboard.

Either the Razer Lycosa or the Microsoft sidewinder X6. Logitech G110 is far too expensive. i would take the x6, it looks nice, almost bought it myself
 

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If I overclock my CPU to 4ghz and overclock the card nicely, will the PSU be ok? yes (i ran an i7 920 @4ghz and 2 gtx-295 on that psu)
Guess thats that then :cool:
Is the Corsair H50-1 ok to overclock the CPU to 4ghz, if not, how high can I clock the CPU. H50 is overrated, take a NH-D14, Mega, Silver Arrow or similar, often they perforam better in a good case with good airflow Problem with that is, the corsair is much cheaper then alot of coolers, except maybe the Coolermaster 212+ would that be ok?

Until what point will the GTX295 be bottlenecked by the CPU? none Even at 2.66GHZ?

I also need help choosing a new keyboard. This will be my first ever gaming keyboard.

Either the Razer Lycosa or the Microsoft sidewinder X6. Logitech G110 is far too expensive. i would take the x6, it looks nice, almost bought it myself

Maybe if I take the cooler out, I can get a new mouse?

Then its a question of, Microsoft X8 wired version or Logitech G500
 
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I have the g500, all around a great mouse. These stuff all go down to personal taste imho. Although there are some better than others. Perfect mice don't exist though, each one has it faults, and I'll give you the g500 ones, the only things i can fault it for is its wobbly middle button, you'll find that when you disengage the lock to make it scroll like mad (that scroll, people may find it gimmicky, but for me, its absolutely perfect, especially if you scroll long pages). And the mouse out of the box seems already abused color-wise (it is its style though). All in all, the mouse for the price, is pretty good, you're sure it will have excellent support if somethings goes awry and has a good lil program, minus a lot of gimmicky stuff a lot of mouse manufacturers give you, just to make your jaw drop! ;)
 

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Thanks for the info!

Ok so if I change the cooler to a coolermaster hyper 212+ I can squeeze either the logitech G500 or the X8 wired!
 
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Thanks for the info!

Ok so if I change the cooler to a coolermaster hyper 212+ I can squeeze either the logitech G500 or the X8 wired!

Yes you can, price/perf, its the king of the hill right now. For the price, there's nothing that beats it. It loses only to sometimes 2-3 degrees to the air kings, which almost cost sometimes 2/3 times more than it. Highly recommended. Plus it already gives you provisions for a push pull config. What else more can you ask? Dunno if it will hold well to 4 ghz though.
 

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Well as long as there is no bottlenecking on the card its all good
 
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are you adamant about not changing the gpu? im certainly not bashing on the speed - its a FAST card, but it is not Dx11 compliant, and more and more games will be using Dx11...


as for a gaming keyboard and mouse, i use a SteelSeries Merc Stealth paired with a Razer Deathadder and i LOVE them both. but they both fit my play style and "hand stance"(?).
when it comes to gaming mice there are 3 diferent ways people hold their mice, and you have to find a mouse that fits the way you hold it - anything else is uncoomfortable, its like writing with your opposite hand.
 

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So what games are you planning to play with this system?
 

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Im dead adamant on not changing it :p
If I change it, I have to get an HD5770 or GTX450, thanks to the budget

Gaming Keyboard and Mouse will be the Microsoft X6 and X8 wired, will go nicely with the HAF922 colour scheme.

Games played will be the latest that get released.

Nailezs, what are the three different ways, I know about claw and palm, whats number 3???
 
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Im dead adamant on not changing it :p
If I change it, I have to get an HD5770 or GTX450, thanks to the budget

Games played will be the latest that get released.
i would suggest a GTX460 - overclocked they can equal a GTX480. If you're building a computer to play the lastest games you might as well use a Dx11 card.

Nailezs, what are the three different ways, I know about claw and palm, whats number 3???
according to razer its palm, claw, and fingertip.
http://www2.razerzone.com/MouseGuide/configurator/
 

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Ok well, decided to go with colour scheme things so im sitting with questions.

Blue colour Scheme is
Antec 902
Razer lycosa
Razer Lechasis

Red is
HAF 922
Microsoft X6
Microsoft X8

Now my question is, Is the Antec 902 big enough for the GTX295?

And which colour scheme do you guys prefer?
 
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I'd take red over blue. Blue has been so abused down the years! ;) Anyways, I know for sure a 922 would take in a 295 no problems at all.

On a sidenote, are you sure you're set for that 295? I mean, you could hold on for the mouse right off the bat, if you're tight on budget. My 2 cents though.
 

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Red of course. I wouldn't bother about the colour scheme if it means that I will have to settle for an inferior product though.
 

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Red of course. I wouldn't bother about the colour scheme if it means that I will have to settle for an inferior product though.

I thought all of those are decent :confused:

And yes, GFX is staying
 

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I thought all of those are decent :confused:

And yes, GFX is staying

I would pick the red kb and mouse over the blue ones, but I will take the Logitech G500 mouse over the X8
 

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Seems im a palm gamer, gonna have to go with the G500
 
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