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Old June 11, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Hi guys,

I'll listed out my new PC specs. Just looking for advice. (as you may know better options than i've chosen)

I'm building this for maximizing my gaming, but at the least cost without losing any performance.

SSD: OCZ (VTX4-25SAT3-128G) Vertex 4 2.5" 128GB SATA3 6GB/s Solid State Drive, Read: 550MB/s, Write: 420MB/s (169.99)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO (229.99)

Cd Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R/-R 24xDVD+/-R DL 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 48xCD-R OEM (21.99)

Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 2TB 64MB Cache (OEM) (109.99)

PSU: Seasonic 760 Gold (134.99)

Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.4Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm Gen3 (249.99) (OR i7 3770(K) )

Corsair (CWCH100) Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler (119.00)

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5V DIMMs (44.99)

CASE: NZXT SWITCH 810 Full Tower Chassis WHITE (124.99)

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Old June 11, 2012, 01:07 PM
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Internal vidiio ?

Nvidia 670 is good price to preforrmance
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Old June 11, 2012, 01:20 PM
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The list given is good, but missing a GPU.
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Old June 11, 2012, 02:50 PM
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The list is quality though if your on a budget you can get a cheaper SSD.. the vertex 4 is a very good drive but really you'll see very very little difference for the cost over a cheaper (but still pretty quick) SSD.

The H100 is again awesome... but unless your looking to really push the OC you could save and get a H60 which is also really good. (if you were trying to maximize an OC you would go with a 2500k instead anyway)

760 watt PSU is a bit of a no mans land... 650 ish quality one will do a single card set-up saving you a lil more and will probably be best with a slightly bigger (850) if your planning to go for dual cards at some point.
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Old June 13, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Hi guys,

I'll listed out my new PC specs. Just looking for advice. (as you may know better options than i've chosen)

I'm building this for maximizing my gaming, but at the least cost without losing any performance.

SSD: OCZ (VTX4-25SAT3-128G) Vertex 4 2.5" 128GB SATA3 6GB/s Solid State Drive, Read: 550MB/s, Write: 420MB/s (169.99)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO (229.99)
Cd Drive: ASUS DRW-24B1ST Black SATA 24X DVD-Writer 24xDVD+R/-R 24xDVD+/-R DL 8xDVD+RW/6xDVD-RW 48xCD-R OEM (21.99)
Hard drive: Seagate Barracuda (ST2000DM001) SATA3 6.0Gb/s 2TB 64MB Cache (OEM) (109.99)
PSU: Seasonic 760 Gold (134.99)
Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Socket LGA1155, 3.4Ghz, 6MB L3 Cache, 22nm Gen3 (249.99) (OR i7 3770(K) )
Corsair (CWCH100) Hydro Series H100 High-performance CPU Cooler (119.00)
Corsair Vengeance Blue 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CL9 1.5V DIMMs (44.99)
CASE: NZXT SWITCH 810 Full Tower Chassis WHITE (124.99)
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Thanks for the replies guys, much appreciated.

Which cooler would you recommend for a cheaper price? I heard the H100 is Overkill. (I'll be getting the i5 3570k and plan to OC it to whatever ghz i can get it at safest point) (Would the ram i have work ultimately with this cpu?, Would you suggest there's any better ram than the one i have listed)

I'm not getting the 2 tb, going to wait for New years for deals. (No need for this space atm, putting money to better my videocard choice.)

Which videocard would you recommend would work best with my comp. I'm looking for something on the cheaper side, that will play anything out right now in ultra (no choppyness,lag, etc)

Also, which Moniter would you recommend would be the best for gaming. I heard people talking about Asus screens being good.

Thanks again,

Souster

P.S, i know you might've answered some of these already. Just looking for more feedback. (i'll probably be sticking with the h60 cooler, i want the IB processor), and if you know of a good 850w PSU for 2 cards, that'd be awesome to know! thanks!

i've eventually be single 690, or dualing something lower at a good price
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Totally depends on what resolution of a screen you want to play on.. Generally for FPS games a lower res is actually better (everything appears bigger)..
If you want pretty then a 27" or 30" with high res is the ultimate.. Also very good for strategy and rpg games.

If you want a really good screen get an IPS panel, 24" dell is good at 1920x 1200 or the 27" at 2560x1440.. I'd love to get the samsung 27" pls screen myself but out of my budget.
The image quality of these are far far beyond a standard screen.
If your looking at a standard 22-24" cheap screen then just pick-up the cheapest panel you can get.. they are all low quality and you may as well save what you can.

/edit If prices are reasonably close pick one with a good dead pixel policy.. nout worse than getting a screen with a dead pixel or 2 and it not being covered.


If your gaming at 1920x1080 then your REALLY REALLY don't need anything bigger than a single GTX 670 to run everything max and have solid fps.
It would be decent at 2560x1440 but a second one would be worth it at this res.

On the cooler.. a H60 will save you a few bucks and keep the chip nice and cool.. You'll never see the difference of a couple hundred MHZ outside of benchmarks etc so don't try push the limits, just keep the chip comfortable.

the ram looks good.. you won't see any difference in games picking between ram. again it's for benchmarks etc and people who push clocks etc for fun.
A decent brand with decent timing at 1600mhz is the most common and plenty sufficient, which is exactly what you have..

850 watt PSU will be good for dual cards... any Seasonic based unit is always suggested here... so Seasonic, corsair, xfx, antec are all good..
(though some of the ones from the other 3 aren't seasonic based... pick and come back to check)

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Like what others have said, you don't need to get the Vertex 4. You can get the Crucial M4 128gb SSD for close to $100 on sale.

Also, I would recommend the Corsair AX850 PSU if you do intend to change over to a 850W PSU.
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