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Old October 4, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Hello Linus, Or others, I have been observing all of your tips and stuff. (Thank you for teaching me alot)

With the knowledge my one friend is asking if I help build him a machine. He wants to have a computer that lasts a REALLY LONG TIME.

I am wondering if this build will work


Motherboard Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Socket
Central Processing Unit Intel Core i7-2600K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5
Computer Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1333MHz
Power Supply Unit IN WIN Commander II 750W PSU
Hard Drive Disc Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA3
Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series 3, 60GB SSD
Case/Chasis Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
DVD Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer

Or would this rig do better?

Motherboard Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Socket
Central Processing Unit Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
Computer Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB*
Power Supply Unit OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze
Hard Drive Disc Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA3
Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series 3, 60GB SSD
Case/Chasis Unchoosen
DVD Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer


Also he wanted a 1500 top budget, and a case with a window. ( hopefully budget case)

Thank you. Have a magnificent day
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Old October 4, 2011, 11:39 PM
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the 2nd

the cpu difference is very very minor
but the video card is more powerful in the 2nd build

really either will do well for a long time

might have to upgrade the video card in 2 or 3 years rest would be fine
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2nd choice.
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Second.


CPU is slightly less powerful, BUT it's a very small difference. The graphics card is the best single card on the market right now, so that system will last you quite a while.
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Old October 5, 2011, 07:25 AM
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I would consider switching brands on the psu you have chosen. Corsair, Silverstone & XFX are manufacturers I personally would look at.
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2nd build, and what Stoanee said, OCZ's are terrible.
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2nd build, and another vote to stoanee & lamb
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The second one. Gaming wise: 2500K. 3D rendering: 2600K. If you want it to last a while then try to squish in the 3gb version of the 580. It is a bit more, but games are using more and more VRAM, with some reaching the 1.5gb limit. Textures are getting more detailed and require more space especially with tessellation.
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Motherboard Asus Maximus IV GENE-Z Socket
Central Processing Unit Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 580 1536MB
Computer Memory Kingston HyperX Blu 8GB*
Power Supply Unit OCZ ZS Series 750 Watt 80PLUS Bronze
Hard Drive Disc Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA3
Solid State Drive Corsair Force Series 3, 60GB SSD
Case/Chasis Unchoosen
DVD Drive ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer
I'm also for the second build.

The OCZ ZS series seems to do well in reviews, but again you won't see much from these forums in terms of recommendations.
OCZ ZS Series 650 W Power Supply Review | Hardware Secrets
OCZ ZS 550W Review

Swap the hard drive for something that spins at 7200RPM, because a green drive boosted by SSD will give not-so-good loading times if you're trying to access something that isn't on the SSD. (I assume you're using the Z68 IRT feature?)

As for the case, you'll want at least an 120+ mm intake and 120+mm exhaust if you want to cool a 580 without making the computer the loudest thing in the room. The Cooler Master Elite 430 is one of the better bang / buck cases in the low end, although it lacks USB3, cable management holes, and you'll need to add fans to it. If you're willing to spend more on the case, look for some of the steel Lian-Li (Lancool) cases which come with ball bearing fans.
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That you very much for your input, it is helpful :D
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