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  1. you all speak of newegg but seriously - judging from Andres wonderful english (no offense Andres ) I am pretty sure he isn't from Amurica
  2. I think the 6850 is the medium-high border card and from what i've read it runs games great at 1080p.
  3. Your link is broken. Also tell us a price range for the video card.
  4. AndresP please tell us where you are from and link some stores from which you want to buy your hardware. I will poke around there and try to get you the best card for 120$ (prices in USA are different from other countries) And welcome to OCC
  5. Yes, but there is a great sale on the Inno3D 560 Ti where he's from. I think he should get the Inno3D since it's like at 80% of any other 560 Ti out there. Make up your mind quick cc4Spawn, since that deal might not last forever
  6. You can keep your ram if you can find a 4th exact same type of Ram stick to go for quad channel. Edit: i accidentally a word.
  7. The difference between 2 brands is the cooling solution mostly and Inno3D has great cooling capabilities. I say go for it.
  8. Before you purchase it let us know; prices will change on video cards and you might be able to get a better one then
  9. Can that Noctua passively cool the CPU better than the stock can with fan? The only reason to get an aftermarket CPU cooler for this build is if you can get a silent heatsink since the SB i3 won't get that hot even with HT on.
  10. I like your build Waco but if you could squeeze an SSD somewhere in there that'd be great.
  11. If you want the best water cooling check out www.Dangerden.com you'll need a pump, a radiator,a reservoir, fittings, the waterblocks for the CPU and the GPU and the pipes.( I might be forgetting something) This will cost hundreds of extra dollars(you will also need a special watercooling case) but you seem to be going all out with your build and was thinking you should have this option as well. A closed watercooling loop is dead silent and yields the best cooling and overclocking potential that you can get with your money. The rest of your picks - well you've chosen the best out of the best so not much room for improvement here
  12. i said 4 threads not 4 cores.
  13. The build Fogel suggests will tear through games like knife through butter. I strongly recommend you get it.
  14. +1 i5 - has 4 cores and runs 4 threads and has turbo boost i3 - has 2 cores but also runs 4 threads ; doesn't have turbo -boost but you don't need it for games really. I also recommend the i3. Games don't use more than 4 gigs of ram even with mods. With the money you save off cpu ram and PSU you can get her this 560 Ti: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121570 Or this 6870: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161389 The most important thing in games is the video card. edit: i accidentally said i3 has 4 cores
  15. That mobo you chose doesn't have enough ports for an extra video card so considering you won't SLI I think you can safely get a TX 650 ( even a 500 watt PSU will be fine with that graphics card).
  16. The Antec three-hundred was the next choice I was going to suggest you get. Don't forget to install the missing fans - the one(or ones) in the front for intake and the ones in the back/ back-top for out-take. If they install extra fans when you get home make sure that they are installed correctly. The ones in the front need to pull air in the case while the others need to rush it out. If you have all the fans pushing in air and none pushing out air the hot air will just keep spiraling in the case and your hardware will overheat for apparently no reason. About the SSD: you can get one when you are most comfortable. The Crucial ones are very reliable I hear and they will last quite a while if you intend on getting one later. If you can spare the coin I suggest you get the 850 TX PSU. That mobo supports an extra card and in 3-4 years time you can add and extra 560 Ti in SLI and still have a great rig for playing the latest games on highest details.The Corsair TX series has japanese long lasting capacitors so it will run at the same efficiency for probably about a decade or more so you can hold on to this PSU for a long time. Other than that I think you are ready to procure your PC. If you buy it before Easter, then go for it. If you want to wait until after Easter even better because prices on most cards (inculding the 500 series) will drop and you will probably be able to save about 15-20 euros. Edit: I just checked out the Antec 300 and it will fit your coolermaster Hyper 212+. Edit Edit : "35-40ÂșC ambient temperature" -- I hope you have air conditioning in your house ...
  17. As it is yes. You even have room to overclock.
  18. Here are the things you want in a case: 1. Good airflow - this means that the case helps vent the hot air that the GPU and CPU generate out of the case and the "cold" air outside into the case. There should be a big intake fan in the front(the one that pumps cold air in the case) of the case and smaller out take fans on the back of the case (the ones that pump the hot air out of the case). Any other fans are for show. 2. The PSU needs to be situated down in the case and not up like in those old cases -- this requirement is usually met for 30$+ cases. Find the specification of the case you want to buy and look at pictures of the inside of the case to figure this one out. Newer PSUs ( and by new I mean PSUs made in the last 5-6 years) have their cooling fan on the bottom and are also fairly heavy. If the PSU were situated in the top area of the case (i.e above the CPU) it would blow hot air on the CPU and you don't want that. 3. It needs to be spacious -- if you're going to put an aftermarket cooler on your CPU you will need the case to be as wide as possible. My NZXT Hades just barely managed to fit my Titan Fenrir cooler. These 3 are crucial when looking for a case and most 30$+ cases have these features Now the "deluxe" features: 4. You want it to have a special area for holding your cables (if you buy a HX PSU you will have a LOT of cables that you'd rather not have near your hardware -- mainly because it just looks ugly and disorganized and also raises slightly the temps of the whole system --3-4 degrees,not much--). That area is usually on the other side of the main opening. 5.you want it to look nice 6.you want it to be silent -- this will be influenced by the stock fans that are supplied by the case. 7.you want tool-less design -- this means that it has special fittings for your hard disks, SSDs and optical drives -- kind of like built in lego so you just click those things in without the use of screws. Special- if you want water cooling for your rig you need to get a special water-cooling-approved case so that it fits all that water-cooling equipment. The thermaltake you chose doesn't have that big intake fan in the front but you can tell the store to add one for you (you can do that in most stores anyway) which will cost you like an extra 8-10 euro; one of my friends just bought himself a case for a build i made him. He chose this one and I wasn't pleased. It's small, lacks fans, the tool -less design is choppy and weak, it doesn't have space for extra cables so those HX 850 cables will be everywhere and i'm not sure the Hyper 212 evo will fit in that case. I strongly recommend you look over another case. This one is more expensive but you are getting quite a rig there and this case will fit your CPU cooler easily as well it also has all the above 7 things you want in a case- http://www.pccomponentes.com/cooler_master_haf_912.html If you want to remain on the thermaltake then google to see if your coolermaster 212+ will fit in it (i've no idea how big that heatsink is so I can't really tell you) There might be spelling mistakes in this last reply but I don't care ... I'm hyped up on coffee, it's 3 am and I have a midterm tomorrow
  19. I guess "Consigue el juego BattleField 3 GRATIS*" means you get BF3 for free with this purchase which is quite a lie --- anyway the difference between the 560 Ti 448 and the 570 aren't that amazing and that Twin Frozr cooler is amazingly quiet and efficient ( or so I hear) Coolmod link doesn't work so yeah, your best bet is to stick with the 560 Ti 448 twin frozr gpu as you initially intended. If you plan on buying withing a week or two though, watch out for prices on the 500 series cards. They will go down since the 600 series will set in stores. As for the mobo, I'm not much of an expert but I can tell you this: pick the one with the features you like and stick with that one regardless of manufacturer; AsRock supplies good value hardware and I encourage you to get it. I suggest you go with the extreme3 to save yourself some money since the only differences i saw were that the extreme4 had a lot more sata 3 ports and usb 3 ports; the extreme3 still has plenty in my opinion. 600$=450 euro (I'm from Europe as well) Total now is 123 euro + 200 euro = 323 euro for mobo+Tarjetas Graficas You have an extra 177 euros which you can spend on your rig. Considering you are buying that mobo you may want to SLI in the future since it has the expansion slots. With another 560 Ti 448 you will have some amazing performances, so i suggest you go for the corsair 850 HX or 850 TX - with 850 w PSU you can add another card later if you want without changing the PSU. You can buy this corsair TX 850 "Fuente": http://www.pccomponentes.com/corsair_tx850_v2_850w.html for 31 extra euro and 323 + 31 = 354 euro which still saves you 100 euro on your mobo TarjetasGraficas budget. The HX seems a bit too expensive. OR stay with the 650 TX and use that remaining 131 euro to buy yourself an SSD. Your computer will be lightning fast with one of those. I'm not much of an expert in SSDs so go ahead and ask around OCC for the best SSDs in that price range. So yeah I think you made some great choices. That video card is indeed a best buy and the I've just looked over reviews again and actually the differences between the 570 and the 560 Ti 448 are minor. tl;dr - go for the AsRock extreme3 gen 3 mobo, the 560 Ti 448 with the BF3 bundle and I suggest you get the TX 850 PSU. OR - go for the AsRock extreme3 gen 3 mobo, the 560 Ti 448 with the BF3 bundle and an SSD. Hope this helped; too bad that other pcparts site didn't load
  20. OR - you can tell your friend "Let me order that alienware for you". He will then proceed to give you the money. You will build his computer with the exact same specs as the alienware one. Slap an alienware sticker on it. $$$ - or if your burdened by your concience (I've no idea how to spell conshienz) place some better hardware in his build and just say -- " they didn't have the part you ordered so they just put in the next best thing"
  21. not really, no - It'll still be dual channel and if your mobo has the slots, then you're fine. The only reason to get 2x8 imo is if you want to place more ram later on since they only take up 2 ram slots instead of 4. regarding your choice of the GTX 680 -- great choice and since it has such low power consumption you can go for the 650 PSU-- it can even handle OC'ing well--(I've the same PSU and my 470 OC and my i7 920 which is also OC'ed are quite the power hogs yet I'm fine and well within that 80% consumption range) . I try to convince people to get the HX modular version of this PSU if they can spare the money. It's just so much easier and more organized to put everything together. If however you plan on getting an extra 680 in the future for SLI then i suggest you get a 850 watt PSU - this will also leave you room for OC'ing both cards and a little extra room for a raid setup. If you are doing professional 3dsMax work then I suggest you go for a work station build , though that's just insanely expensive. The setup is called nVidia Maximus and it's comprised of 1 Tesla Card and a Quadro card. Check it out on their site if you're interested Good luck
  22. Hi there. First off, welcome to OCC. Second- Please tell us your total budget for the build and link us some sites from which you are buying. We will spot the best deals and the best hardware we can find so you get your money's worth. Third: regarding your PSU. I personally have the Corsair 650 TX and am most pleased with it. My specs require more power than what you've picked over there. -I own a i7 920 which has a TDP (total drawn power) of 130 W whilst your i5-2500k draws 95 W at full. My i7 920 is also OC'ed -I own a GTX 470 which will always draw more power than any of the 500 series ('sep maybe for the 590) which is also OC'ed to the maximum allowable voltage/gpufreq/mem freq and i have absolutely 0 issues with power consumption. I am well within that 80% consumption parameter. Bottom line - great PSU you chose there . The only cause for concern is if you want to SLI another card later on. If you do, then i suggest a corsair 850 TX or even better an 850 HX. You might also want to look into the 650 HX which is the modular sister of the 650 TX. Absolutely no performance difference between the 2 but if you're a freak about order and everything to be in it's right place less cables in your system means less hassle and slightly less heat in the overall system. Fourth: regarding your video card VRam. The amount of ram is enough if you are going to play on one monitor. The Vram or video ram is used to store the images, basically. The larger the resolution of the image, the more ram usage. Also it helps to have a lot of VRam for higher rez texture mods (i.e the texture packs from Skyrim which make the game look just amazing -- do not play the game without these texture packs if your PC can handle it --) but 1250 MB GDDR5 is enough for any texture mod you will find on the internet for any game. Bottom line : 1.2 GB of VRam is enough for anything you'll throw at that card on a one monitor setup. If, however, you decide later on that you wish to play on a multi monitor setup, then I suggest you look for a card that has 2 GB Vram; although if you go multi monitor you will also have to get an extra card (again with 2 GB Vram) for SLI to be able to play games at high settings on 3 monitors - this implies that you also have to get a better PSU -- A HX 850 from Corsair will suffice. Bottom line : if you wish to just play on one monitor, a card with 1.25 GB Vram will have the same performance as a 2GB card. Sixth - regarding your choice of video card - please see second -- as vandreadstriker said: If you can spare it - get the 570. But we'll know more once you've linked us some sites. Here are some reviews for different cards : 560: - this is a 560 TI with one of it's SM removed http://www.guru3d.com/article/ecs-geforce-gtx-560-review/1 560 Ti: - roughly the same performance as my 470 and I run everything just fine on my build on a single 1080p monitor http://www.guru3d.com/article/kfa2-geforce-gtx-560-ti-mdt-x5-review/1 560 Ti 448 core: - this is a 570 with one of it's SM removed (not disabled -- meaning you can't unlock it to get a 570 ) http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-review/ 570: -- great value card all I can say http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-570-review/ Seventh: your mobo looks fine by me. Fifth - i forgot fifth but it's ok since it involved me reminding you of second - please link sites from which you are buying and also tell us your budget for the entire system. Hope this helped.
  23. Believe it or not I found out about Titan from Overclocker's Club ADs - never thought I'd actually find one of these internet ads that is actually useful and is also the only regret I have for installing ad-block plus. I should turn it on for OCC
  24. On 1680x1050 you can max out anything on a 560 Ti except for maybe Metro 2033. And about the 4 years from now here's how I see it. Currently most games are made with the intention to be able to run on an XBox 360 (I guess you could call it a console bottleneck )so until the next one comes out if it runs today well, then it will run well for quite a while. I've had my rig for 2 years now and games kind of have the same system requirements. In the next 4 years however a new XBox is sure to popout and newer more demanding games will be made ... but I'm strying from the subject a bit now.
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