gaming build help
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January 19, 2012, 11:01 AM
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Brockville, ON
My System Specs
I would go with 8gb of Gskill DDR 3 GBRL or GBXL 1600 speed kit, 4gb is enough, but 8gb can make a huge noticeable difference in gaming, ask a couple freinds of mine whom were having issues with BF3 untill they went to 8gb kits.
955BE is a very solid choice, I have mine paired up with a Coolermaster Hyper 212+ in push/pull with 2 of the stock fan, keeps the cpu very cool, and it overclocks very very well.
Motherboard. ASUS M5A99X EVO or ASUS M5A97 EVO, I would pay the extra for the A99X though, excellent motherboards, decently priced, and probably the best BIOS that you can get right now, among everything else.
Power, there is alot to choose from really, myself I have a Corsair HX750 and love it, another decent choice would be Corsair TXv2 750, NZXT HALE 85, XFX, or even Silverstone Strider.
GPU, I myself am not an Nvidia user, hate them with a passion, however, Radeon 6950 2gb sucxh as XFX dual fan overclocked(830 core) GTX 560Ti 448 core, Radeon 7900 series such as 7970 or 7950(due out by feburary)
I myself as a user only ever use a single gpu, so if it were me building it, I would pop a 7950 in there, or a good 6950, with the other parts, you`ll love it, it will be plenty fast.
Also what resolution monitor are you going to be using, 1680x1050, 1920x1080 60Hz or 120Hz?
My System Specs
ASUS M5A99X EVO
PII 955BE C3 max 4.34 Ghz 1.435v HT 2.182 CPU-NB 2867 MX4 CM Hyper 212+ push/pull stock fan
G Skill 2x4 8gb RipjawX 1866 9,10,9,27,42 1.5v at 1787 9,9,9,25,34 1.51v
MSI TFIII 7870 OC running 825/1005 .881V 58% fan 56c, 983/1375 core/mem 1.150V 74% fan 64c, 1267/1535 1.232V 87% fan 74c gaming stable one of lowest volt/high clock 7870 I have seen.
Crucial MX100 256gb Caviar black 640(game) Caviar blue 1tb(junk/storage external)
Antec GX700 yuck :(
ASUS Xonar DX
Samsung 2570HD(typical responce time 7+ms :( and Acer P223W(<1ms typical)
Windows 7 64 home premium
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