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#1 lilbod

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:22 PM

I'm currently preparing a new gaming rig build but I have been out the game for a few years and would like some opinions on my selections.

Items I'm considering buying:

Intel CPU Core i7 3820 Quad Core Socket 2011
http://www.scan.co.u...che-130w-retail
MSI GeForce GTX 670 Power Edition OC
http://www.scan.co.u...nm-pcie-30-(x16)-6008mhz-gddr5-gpu-1019mhz-boost-1079mhz-plusfree
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D) Intel X79Socket 2011
http://www.scan.co.u...i-x79a-gd45-(8d)-intel-x79-s2011-ddr3-miliary-class-iii-oc-genie-usb30-plus-sata6g-5x-pci-e-x16-sl
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.scan.co.u...psu-new-version

I still haven't chose a PSU or RAM yet so any recommendations would be great, 8gb of ram should be enough for now.

Other items that will be going in but already have are 2 x 120gb SSD, 2 x 1TB Sata, Asus Xonar D2x, Asus EN210 PCI-E (as PhysX card) and an optical drive.

Thoughts? Ideas and recommendations are welcome, especially on the PSU but keep in mind I'm running low on money for that and the RAM :)

Edited by lilbod, 15 November 2012 - 12:31 PM.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3570k @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 8gb G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2X
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Mouse: CM Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Microsoft X6
Hard Drive: OS: 240gb Corsair Neutron SSD
Spare Drives: 2 x 1TB Samsung


#2 Stonerboy779

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:57 PM

Go with 1155 not 2011 you'll get more performance for less money

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Go with 1155 not 2011 you'll get more performance for less money

Really? Do you have a CPU and mainboard in mind?

Would the 2011 not be more future proof?

Edited by lilbod, 15 November 2012 - 01:05 PM.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3570k @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 8gb G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2X
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Mouse: CM Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Microsoft X6
Hard Drive: OS: 240gb Corsair Neutron SSD
Spare Drives: 2 x 1TB Samsung


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:51 PM

I agree with Stoner on a 1155 board. What is this machine for anyway? If it is just for gaming you are spending way too much.

If you are worried about the future I would wait a few months and get Haswell and its 1150 socket. If you can't wait, I would save more than just a few bucks and go 1155/3570K.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:26 PM

Yeah mainly a gaming rig, just read about Haswell and S1150 sound interesting!

My current rig is starting to show its age on certain games now so I wanted to build a new one asap, if I could upgrade my current one then it wouldn't be a problem.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3570k @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 8gb G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2X
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Mouse: CM Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Microsoft X6
Hard Drive: OS: 240gb Corsair Neutron SSD
Spare Drives: 2 x 1TB Samsung


#6 Fogel

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Well buying right now I would go these then:


The board I am suggesting is an extremely solid (and popular) board and one of the few boards I see on that site actually selling cheaper than you can buy it for in the States making it an even better deal. Selling for $200 currently here.

The 3570K is like your current chip - the best bang for your buck CPU out right now. Or buy the non-K edition if you don't plan on overclocking.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Probably get a 660Ti or 7950 (whichever cheapest) instead of the 670. Anything higher than the 660Ti/7950 is an overkill at 1080p IMO (at least for now).

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 03:27 PM

Probably get a 660Ti or 7950 (whichever cheapest) instead of the 670. Anything higher than the 660Ti/7950 is an overkill at 1080p IMO (at least for now).


That "at least for now" part is the only reason I think the 670 would be a better choice. Otherwise I agree.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

Just upgrade your graphics card for now? If your not happy with the performance go the whole hog?

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

Just upgrade your graphics card for now? If your not happy with the performance go the whole hog?

Right now that's what I'm thinking too, I'm just unsure how my dated cpu will manage!

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 3570k @ 3.40GHz
Memory: 8gb G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600Mhz RipjawsX
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670
Sound Card: ASUS Xonar D2X
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Mouse: CM Storm Sentinel
Keyboard: Microsoft X6
Hard Drive: OS: 240gb Corsair Neutron SSD
Spare Drives: 2 x 1TB Samsung


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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:01 AM

I don't know the make of your laptop, but with Dells XP reinstalls go without needing to enter a key. Give it a go, the number may be a non issue.


Will the E8400 clock a little higher?

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

Will the E8400 clock a little higher?


Wrong thread dude :biggrin: