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Old May 5, 2012, 12:58 PM
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Here are my specs for a new computer I am hoping to get in the next couple of months. Please give me feedback on this.

This computer is meant for gaming, cpu will be going toward folding at night.

Processor: Intel Core i5 2500K 3.3GHz (Overclocking to 4.2GHz)
CPU Cooling: Noctua NH-D14
Motherboard: MSI Z68A-GD55
RAM: Corsair 16GB (4x 4GB Ram Chips)
GPU: MSI R6870 Twin Frozr II (MSI version of the AMD Radeon HD 6870)
Harddrive: Seagate 1TB Barracuda
CD Drive: SONY AD-7280S Black 24x DVDR/RW Dual-Layer Burner
Network Adapter: D-LINK DWA-556 Xtreme N Adapter
Case: CORSAIR Graphite CC600TWM
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750HX HX
Monitor: ACER S201HLbd Black LCD Monitor

Price Tag: $1600
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:22 PM
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where are u getting this...its not a bad build but $1600 is way too much for this.

Also a D14(my fav air cooler) is overkill for 4.2 on sandy! you'd get about the same thing out of a cheapo cooler and a silent noctua fan or similar...
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Old May 5, 2012, 01:28 PM
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Having AVADirect build it for me. Also, the monitor is included in the price.
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I don't think the price tag is all that bad for those specific components, personally if I was building a gaming machine I would be spending more on the GPU. Should be almost the most expensive part of the build. I like the processor pick but as was already said the cooler is overkill unless you are doing some very heavy overclocks. Also only a 20" monitor for gaming? 23-24" I would recommend. You could save some cash by picking a less expensive case, although I love looks of the 600T. All around pretty good build though.
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Old May 5, 2012, 03:03 PM
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I'd second the GPU bump.
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Old May 5, 2012, 03:03 PM
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I don't think the price tag is all that bad for those specific components, personally if I was building a gaming machine I would be spending more on the GPU. Should be almost the most expensive part of the build. I like the processor pick but as was already said the cooler is overkill unless you are doing some very heavy overclocks. Also only a 20" monitor for gaming? 23-24" I would recommend. You could save some cash by picking a less expensive case, although I love looks of the 600T. All around pretty good build though.
I am moving to this computer from a 2009 Mac Mini with a really crappy LCD 17 inch monitor with a horrendous Nvidia GeForce 9400 Motherboard Graphics card...

What GPU do you guys recommend? I might have to bump down the case to keep the price around the same if I bump it up.
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Old May 5, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Gotta say, love the case.. my current mid tower fave.. :)


you don't need 16 GB ram... so you can cut that to 2x4GB for a start to free up a lil budget..
The cooler too.. Get a CM 212 for a fraction of the price..
The PSU, 750 watt isn't quite enough for dual cards but too much for single.. Go 850 watt if you plan on going sli/x-fire and 650 if you will never do it..
Do you really need the wireless? $60 seems a bit much..

Hate to see the case go.. but there are cheaper alternatives that are very good if not as pretty..
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Old May 5, 2012, 03:59 PM
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The Noctua is pretty much set in my mind, I can push the overclock up, I was a bit naive thinking that 4.2GHz was pushing to its limits.
I am upgrading from 2GB of Ram so 8GB should be good enough for Minecraft and other games?
Wireless is a must as my dad does not want to wire up the entire house and doesn't want to spend the money on Powerline.
I wasn't really planning on going SLI anytime soon.

Kicking the RAM down to 8GB takes the price down to $1581 from $1633.
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Old May 5, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler Review

There isn't very much in it with dual fans..
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Old May 5, 2012, 04:16 PM
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Thermalright silver arrow is cheaper, and cools better, plus the fans included are better/quieter then the noctua fans. Bump the GPU up for sure if you want to play on high settings now, and want it to last awhile, I would recommend a GTX 560Ti 448 core, or an AMD 7950.
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