Go Back   Hardware Canucks > PC BUILDERS & TWEAKERS CORNER > New Builds

    
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 09:54 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Default Thoughts on this rig?

Hey guys/gals I'm going to be buying a new pc through ncix with their build a pc option and was looking for your opinions on some stuff.

Do you see anywhere I could save cash for minimal performance loss or even gain?

Should I get Win8 64bit or have them install Win7 64 bit

I did a bit of research about the differences between i7 and i5 but for future upgrades should I just throw the extra cash at an i7?

If I went i7 would I have to change anything about this build?

Is this going to be easily upgradeable in say 4-5 years?

Keep in mind I will be using it primarily for online gaming, I play wow mainly but I can't raid with my current rig due to not being able to handle 10 mans spell effects let alone 25 people + mob spell effects. I know this is way overkill for wow but I want to raid on ultra settings for a change. I'm also looking forward to trying EQnext, Elder scrolls online, and maybe getting back into shooters i.e. battlefield and maybe try planetside. Thanks in advance for the feedback.

ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX806237I53570K


CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2X1600C8B


EVGA 02G-P4-3664-KR GeForce GTX 660 Ti FTW Signature2 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) 650W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

ASUS Xonar Phoebus 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Soundcard Set

Antec Eleven Hundred Black Super Mid Tower Computer Case

Built it on GooeyPC to check compatibility and it gets the green light.
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 10:06 PM
Adzsask's Avatar
Allstar
F@H
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: SK
Posts: 831

My System Specs

Default

Looks like a very decent build, I would personally grab a nicer case, had one of those antecs in the past and it gets extremely dusty very quickly, and was also pretty noisy. I would look for something with dust filters such as this Newegg.ca - LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 10:22 PM
great_big_abyss's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
F@H
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Winnipeg
Posts: 2,210

My System Specs

Default

Scale it back to an i5. You won't need the extra threads with the i7. Also, unless you're a serious overclocker you probably don't need the Sabertooth. Dial the motherboard back to something like the MSI Z77A-G45. These boards are half the price of the Sabertooth with 95% of the overclocking ability. Everything else looks good. You should be able to run WOW for years to come at max settings.
__________________



HTPC: Z77A-G45; 3770K; Coolermaster GeminII; 2x4GB Kingston HyperX 1600Mhz; MSI R7-260X; 2x 128GB Crucial M4 SSD; 1TB WD Green, 2x 2TB WD Green; PC P&C 750W PS; Fractal Design Node 605;
Son's Rig: M5A97; 1055T; CNPS20LQ; 2x4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600Mhz; ASUS GTX650Ti Boost; 80GB Intel 520 SSD; 320GB WD Black HDD; SPI 700W; Bitfenix Shinobi;
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 11:17 PM
clg clg is online now
Top Prospect
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 74
Default

Don't forget an SSD either. A must have for any decent modern gaming rig.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 11:37 PM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 8
Default

Hey guys thanks for the feedback, @ Adzsask the antec case I picked has 2 dust filters on it where as the one you linked doesn't seem to have any, maybe you linked the wrong one? @great_big_abyss yeah cool I'll stick to i5 but ncix doesn't list that msi mobo as an option in their pc builder, I'll shoot them an e-mail and see if they could throw one in instead of a sabretooth as that msi is a fair shot cheaper. @clg I'm really interested in ssd's but how long will one last? I don't want it to fail as I read they do and lose all my crap ya know? I'd be willing to deal with a slower regular drive for the lifespan but the speedy ssd's are tempting. Thanks keep the ideas coming, it's appreciated.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old March 17, 2013, 11:51 PM
MVP
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North East Alberta
Posts: 447

My System Specs

Default

Why get 1T when 2T HD's are not that much more. I thought I had lots and lots of space when I went with a 2T HD in the fall, that's on top of the SSD for the OS and select programs. I have 900 GB free on my 2T already and that is since Oct. It is only a few bucks more. And yes get an SSD at least for your OS.
__________________
________________________________

FKD
Fort Kent, Alberta

2012 - A10 Rig
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old March 18, 2013, 03:06 AM
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Ontario
Posts: 1,386

My System Specs

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by fortkentdad View Post
Why get 1T when 2T HD's are not that much more. I thought I had lots and lots of space when I went with a 2T HD in the fall, that's on top of the SSD for the OS and select programs. I have 900 GB free on my 2T already and that is since Oct. It is only a few bucks more. And yes get an SSD at least for your OS.
Funny I thought I would be slapping new HDD's in all the time to keep my stuff stored but I have 790mb of my 1tb drive left lol
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old March 18, 2013, 03:14 AM
Bond007's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Nova Scotia
Posts: 3,145

My System Specs

Default

i5, cheaper motherboard (something around $150 is a good balance unless you need the features on a higher end board), use the saved money to get a 120gb ssd. Otherwise your pretty good IMO. The power supply you picked is great, but if you want to bring costs down you could swap it to a cheaper seasonic model(still great).
__________________
Desktop: Antec Three Hundred, Z77-D3H, 3570K undervolt @4.1ghz with Zalman Optima Cooler, Corsair Vengeance 2x4gb@1866mhz, HD 6950(unlocked shaders and OC'd), Bitfenix Fury 750w, WD Black 1TB, Intel 530 120GB
Away from home light Gamer: Acer Aspire 15.6", A8-3500m undervolt and OC to 2Ghz, 2x4gb Corsair Vengeance, Crucial M500 240gb
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old March 18, 2013, 11:10 AM
Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 30

My System Specs

Default

try to find a motherboard with a top pci-e x1 slot. it helps for if you ever decide to crossfire or sli. you dont have that expansion slot problem to deal with
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old March 19, 2013, 07:47 AM
Dzzope's Avatar
Hall Of Fame
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Irishman in Kiev, wOOoo, I'm an alien...
Posts: 2,909

My System Specs

Default

If sticking to the same budget and shuffling it around, save on the mobo and chip as suggested above and drop in an ssd and possibly a gpu upgrade.
Should get better price to performance with an amd and two free games to boot.

Also I would go for win7 over 8. Generally steer clear of new win for at least a year after release. Drivers and program compatibility can be buggy..
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Having second thoughts about GTX 680 melonpaste Video Cards 8 August 12, 2012 03:02 AM
Thoughts on the circus cmac79 Off Topic 8 June 13, 2010 04:00 PM
Thoughts on Flash Digikid Mac 25 May 16, 2010 05:55 AM
Thoughts on these? Kurgan RAM 3 July 6, 2007 07:55 AM
well any thoughts? belgolas RAM 3 July 5, 2007 06:29 PM