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Old August 28, 2011, 01:22 AM
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Hi Canucks,

I want to buy a new dektop configuration based on a i7 2600K and aimed for gaming.

1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
Gaming and some programming/computing

2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
1600 EUR ~ 2300 USD

3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
France

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.
No preferences at all. Quality is all that matter(s?)

5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
Razer Naga mouse and a 27" iiiyama screen

6. IF YOU have
searched and/or read similar threads.

Yes, but still have some interrogation points

7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
Default speed at first, then probably OC the CPU/GC after a couple of years

8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
September 2011

9. What resolution do you use?
1900x1080

- CPU : i7 2600k even though an i5 is sufficient for gaming.
- Graphics : GTX 580 Asus matrix
- CPU Cooler: Antec kuhler 920.
- Case : Cooler Master ACTS 840.
- Power : 850W 80+Glod (Corsair AX850 or Antec HCP)
- Drives : 1Tb black Caviar and 128 Gb SSD Crudial M4
- RAM : 2x4 Gb @1600mhz Cas8 (Corsair Vengeance or G-Skill RipJaws X)
- Mobo : TBD (Z68)


Could you please give me your advices / feedback on this config, and help me pick the last components ? The cost is not an issue, as long as i get high end stuff.

Thx in advance guys.
Edit : formatting

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Old August 28, 2011, 01:26 AM
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if you want a real upgrade you need an ssd
and gskills ram is better
if you get revision 8 of corsair its garbage
cas6 stuff is expensive n rare get the cas7
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Old August 28, 2011, 04:26 AM
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If i decide to pick an SSD, should I install on it the OS only or also the games I'm playing ? In other terms, should I go for a 64 Gb SSD or 120+ ?
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Old August 28, 2011, 04:55 AM
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Go at least a for 120 gig SSD, the first SSD I bought was a 60 gig and it's bit tight after OS is installed, not much space left but it's OK for the OS and few application. As far as games go, it's doesn't do much when gaming but loading times is quick.

For power supply, I'd go with something like Corsair, Seasonic, Silverstone. CoolerMaster are not specifically known for the quality of their power supply. Also, CPU wise, a 2500K would be plenty enough, the 100$ or so difference with the 2600k is not really worth it. Save that 100$ and put it on a larger capacity SSD.
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Old August 28, 2011, 07:33 AM
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GO SSD!!

If you are spending that kind of cash on the system do it. At the very least, get the i5 for savings if you need to. Or drop one of the other hard drives.

Other option: Get one graphics card now and an SSD, get the other later, in a year or so. The one card will run most things on max anyway.
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Old August 28, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Thx guys, so SSD is a must have apparently ^^ . Is the Vertex 3 good or there is a better quality/price brand ?
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check out ak's reviews of the ssd,latest one, and look at the charts. then look in your pocket. then decide :)

and welcome aboard

and get the 2500k cpu ,though if you will fold than thank you in advance!
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Thx guys, so SSD is a must have apparently ^^ . Is the Vertex 3 good or there is a better quality/price brand ?

i wouldnt even touch an ocz drive unless it was dirt cheap
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Old August 29, 2011, 05:26 AM
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Crucial M4 is a good choice IMO, isn't it ?

Is there any way to estimate the power consumption of this build ? I think 850W would be enough, but I want to be sure ^^
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Old August 29, 2011, 06:28 AM
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You can look online for a psu calculator, but they aren't 100%. It will give you a good guideline however, just make sure you add an extra 150w-200w for headroom. A good 850W should be fine...Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, Antec are among the more popular brands on these forums.
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