New Gaming/Everything setup
I was referred to this site by a friend of mine who is a user of this site, Blaze_125.
I was asking him what should I buy for my new system but asked me to fill in the questionnaire, so here goes:
1. What YOUR PC will be used for. That means what types of tasks you'll be performing.
-This question should not only be what you're using, but the performance you want in these tasks. i.e. you want everything to load fast, or apply filters/encoding real fast or you just need it to work, even if it takes a bit longer. Do you want to multi-task and run lots of things at once? What will you usually run at the same time?
I am thinking gaming,mostly flight sims (x-plane), word processing and Internet browsing. May run everything at the same time
2. What YOUR budget is. A price range is acceptable as long as it's not more than a 20% spread
-Does this include taxes, shipping, extended warranty coverage, etc. What isn't included in your budget and you have a separate budget for?
I was thinking about 1K
3. What country YOU will be buying YOUR parts from.
Canada or USA
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.
Intel all the way (Motherboard and Processor)and no preference for the rest
5. If YOU intend on using any of YOUR current parts, and if so, what those parts are.
-This includes re-using peripherals such as a monitor, keyboard+mouse, speakers, your copy of an OS (i.e. windows retail version).
I have a dvd burner I would like to reuse plus samsung monitor, keyboard and mouse
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
-If you have, what conclusions have you drawn so far. If you haven't, why not (maybe just intimidating)?
7. IF YOU plan on overclocking or run the system at default speeds.
-If you plan to over-clock, what are your expectations and current experience level? What do you want your experience level to be after you finish your over-clock?
No experience in overclocking but open to it
8. WHEN do you plan to build it?
-Have you bought any parts yet, when are you starting to buy parts and when do you want to physically be putting it together?
Sometimes within the next 3 months
9. What resolution and settings do you use?
-If this is for gaming, tell us what resolution and the settings you wish to have in games (max everything, high, medium, or low). Do you turn AA on and do you care about gaming technology with PhysX, CUDA, eyfinity, 3D, etc?
All maxed out, possibly up to 3 screens
10. Are there any specific technologies you want?
-Is there something you don't want to go without? USB 3.0 support, wifi n, SSD (solid state drives), blu-ray support, SATA3 6.0Gb/s, Super quiet case (low noise system), all-in-one memory card reader, specific front panel support? Those are just a few examples. If you aren't sure, but know you want to have 'the latest and greatest support' then just say so.
latest and greatest for the money
Thank you all
CPU - i5 3570k is really good bang for the buck (if you have the extra money go i7 3770k)
Mobo - Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H (or UD3H if you want to save a bit) most z77 mobos will suite your needs just fine
Video card - Radeon HD 7950 or 7970 whichever you feel like buying 7950 is more value oriented 7970 performs a bit better but costs more (might be able to fit two 7950s in your budget)
power supply - any decent 650w+ power suply (higher if you go with 2x 7950 route)
case - really up to you
Assuming you have the peripherals cost ends up being
i5 3570k (220~) + UD5H (200~) + 7950 or 7970 (300-400) + power suply (100) + case (100~) = 1000 give or take
The above is pretty good, but forgot ram and hard drive. I would say i5 3570k, ud3h or something similar in cost, 2x4gb ram of your choice 1600mhz, case of your choice, wd black 1tb hard drive, 650w antec/xfx/seasonic/corsair power supply, and an hd7950 graphics card
Welcome to the board Gate!
Aside from the graphic cards, I feel my current build is very solid and relatively cheap so I'll suggest my core components and will let others chip in for graphics and power.
MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155 DDR3 2PCI-E16 3PCI-E 2PCI CrossFireX SATA3 USB3 Motherboard @ 123.98
Intel Core i5 2500K Quad Core Unlocked Processor LGA1155 3.3GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB @ 239.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 2X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9-9-9-24 Memory @ 36.99
400$ gets the basics out the way, and that leaves us 600$ for the remaining.
Since there are many components you will be re-using, there are only a few more components we need to gather.
You are unsure about the number of monitors and that's alright. That's often the biggest decision to make. Knowing you and considering a bunch of non-related factors, let's assume you'll be going with a triple monitor setup, running at the very least 1080 on each regardless of the screen size and in Surround. Or let's put it this way... I know you'll be going triple monitor so let's quote and suggest according to that.
the 2500k actually might clock better than the 3570k depending on batch but the 3570k is a better chip
and yeah sorry bout the ram / hdd i always have spares lying around and often keep them from build to build @_@ so doesnt really come to mind when thinking components ._.
Personally, I'd recommend a GTX 670 or a 680. 670s are much better for the money though as they overclock very well :)
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