new build gaming pc
1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Pretty much all gaming, I want to run sc2 on ultra with 60 fps @ 1080p
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada. seems like ncix has a nice sale right now so probably order from them.
4. IF YOU have a brand preference. That means, are you an Intel-Fanboy, AMD-Fanboy, ATI-Fanboy, nVidia-Fanboy, Seagate-Fanboy, WD-Fanboy, etc, etc, etc, you get the picture.
Doesn't matter too much to me, bang for buck I guess. ( may want to sli nvidia cards)
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Brand new build no parts. This means i need a mouse and keyboard too and monitor.
(I have a 40lcd that i may want to project onto, but ill be playing off the monitor)
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
If needed and someone can tell me how :biggrin:
8. WHEN do you plan to build it? This week
9. What resolution do you use?
Ps. Ive never built my own pc before so this is new to me, all input is appreciated, tell me a build! :thumb:
I bought this for a friend 2-3 days ago.
This should suit your needs:
Welcome to HWC :biggrin:
Cooler Master CM690II Advanced
Asus P7P55D-E Pro
Intel Core i5 750
Cooler Master Hyper 212+
Mushkin, Corsair, G Skill DDR3-1600 4GB - 2x2GB
WD Caviar Black, Seagate Barracuda 7200.12, Samsung SpinPoint F3 - 500GB to 1TB
EVGA GeForce GTX460 1GB or XFX Radeon HD6850 1GB - Get 2nd later on
LG, Samsung, Plextor DVD Drive
MS Win 7 Home Premium
Logitech G15 USB Keyboard
Logitech M500 USB Mouse
Samsung BX2240X 21.5in 1920x1080 5ms LED LCD
Good luck with your build and enjoy the new machine :thumb:
NCIX Gaming Bundle Deal Intel Core I5 760 Quad Core & MSI P55A-G55 Crossfire DDR3 USB3 Motherboard
Corsair Professional HX650W 650W ATX 12V 52A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus Direct Touch 4 Heatpipe Heatsink AM2 AM3 LGA1366 LGA775 LGA1156 120MM
ASUS MS238H 23IN Widescreen Ultra Slim LED LCD Monitor 1920X1080 2MS 10000000:1 HDMI DVI VGA
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64BIT DVD OEM
EVGA GeForce GTX 460 Fermi EE 675MHZ 1024MB 3.6GHZ GDDR5 Dual DVI Mini-HDMI PCI-E DX11 Video Card
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline Stiletto 6GB 3X2GB PC3-12800 DDR3-1600 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory
Western Digital WD1001FALS Caviar Black 1TB SATA2 7200RPM 4.2MS 32MB 3.5IN Dual Proc Hard Drive OEM
Logitech G15 2ND Gen Gaming Keyboard USB Black Silver Amber LCD Panel Programmable Backlit Keys
Logitech G500 Laser Gaming Mouse 5700DPI USB2.0 Weight Adjustable BLACK/GREY
Coolermaster CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black 4X5.25 1X3.5EXT 6X3.5INT *No PSU*
Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Black OEM
I used your build and changed a few things, the total comes to 1486+tax (with assembly) so like 1680. A little over budget but if i pick it up there is no shipping, and im not too far from markham. there is $50 assembly fee, wondering if i should pay it or learn to build myself. Anyway thanks for the help :) and let me know if theres anything i should change.
edit: changed power supply to hx:thumb:
You're welcome mate, it's a pleasure to help :biggrin:
I suggested the HX over the TX line due to it been a modular unit vs the non-modular TX. It makes cable management a breeze (especially if your doing it yourself) and allows for better airflow due to less cable clutter. Generally speaking, you could do a good cable management job with a non-modular unit, it just takes some extra time & effort though.
Another thing to get would be a 2nd fan for the CM Hyper 212+ for more heatsink cooling and you could also pick up some extra fans for the case too.
As for getting ncix to build it, that's up to you, but you'd get more geek points for doing it yourself :thumb: If you do build it yourself, there is a worklog section here on the forums so you take pics and show us the progress and completed build :biggrin:
Otherwise everything else looks great :thumb:
could you recommend me some fans please? and how many would i need about? i just changed psu and pricematched everything its now at 1470.59 + tax
I'm no expert in fans but here some suggestions...
For some blue fans...
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER R4-L2S-122B-GP 120mm 4 BLUE LED LED Case Fan
If you don't mind swapping out the blue one's currently in the CM690II Advanced for red ones or adding in red with the blue for a mixed lighting job then these have better rated airflow...
Newegg.ca - COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20CR-GP 120mm Red LED Case Fan
These or These kick ass too.
There are a no. of great recommendations! My suggestions are as follows.
Psu: Corsair HX 750.
Memory: Mushkin RidgeBack 998826 6-8-6-24. If that's too pricey, try 998659B.
CPU: Intel core i7 950
mobo: Aus P6X58D-E
GPU: EVGA 460 GTX. Get the EE version. If you're not familiar with this, it means External Exhaust.
If you decide to go sli in the future, the psu has been selected with that in mind. After all, 2 of those in sli outperforms a 480.
If you use a SSD for your os, the Vertex II shines above the others.
HDD: Samsung F3 1tb or WD Black 1tb. not sure of the performance specs on the newer 2tb drives yet.
Case: Subjective choice. Lian Li is a premium selction. CoolerMaster has a no.of cases, depending on your tastes.
I'm using the HAF X. Great case with a pr of usb 3 hot swappable drive bays, sata 3 ports as well. My case is not that visible so I opted for performance over looks, though it kinda grows on you after a while. That's a full size, so it may be too big 4 u.
The cpu cooler I left out. There are so many good coolers out there. I would suggest looking in the reviews thread for an idea there.
Welcome to HWC and enjoy the build with your new system!!!
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