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Crabbok

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Putting together my new rig
« on: Dec 14, 2011, 12:33 PM »
Ok so still trying to stay under 1K, here goes my attempt.   I decided instead of trying to get one of those combo deals I'll just get the pieces I want specifically, this way I don't end up getting unwanted pieces in a combo.  Any thoughts or criticisms will be welcomed.

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131711

Processor: (Is on sale - sale ends today)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115071

RAM (4x): (Is DDR3 1600 THAT much better than DDR3 1333?) 
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145322

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121067

Solid State Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227737

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130660





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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #1 on: Dec 14, 2011, 01:45 PM »
for the processor, save yourself the 80 bucks and get:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

The difference, even a stock speeds are next to nothing for such a cost difference. AND you have the option to overclock, where as you are significantly limited to do so with the 2600

and put the extra money into a better graphics card, such as:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500231

That one even comes with a free copy of BF3, and it's actually based off of the gtx 570 architecture and will blow the vanilla 560 out of the water.

I own the EVO version (a small step up) from that exact motherboard. No problems so far. 

Trust me on this one, if gaming performance is what you are looking to maximize, this is the way to go.

More money in your graphics card will get you more bang for you buck every single time.

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #2 on: Dec 14, 2011, 01:48 PM »
oh and the memory question:

You won't see any real world performance difference at all between 1333 and 1600. Zip, zero, nada.

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #3 on: Dec 14, 2011, 01:53 PM »
Do you plan to do anything else besides gaming because if not you really don't need the i7, I would go with the 2500k because the performance is nearly identical for gaming, also $10 for 1600 9-9-9-24 is worth it.

2500k

RAM
PSU <-- use this to see what you would ideally need (do you think modular is worth the extra cost if you're trying to have a smaller budget?)

Also these cases are considered to be the most functional low cost cases:

HAF 912
NZXT Gamma

Edit: upgrade the card to a 570 or 6950 with the saved money!
« Last Edit: Dec 14, 2011, 01:58 PM by Relent »

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #4 on: Dec 14, 2011, 02:05 PM »
... also $10 for 1600 9-9-9-24 is worth it.

I just don't see this being true. Even though it is only 10 bucks, I haven't seen any tests done that shows a gaming performance improvement of more than 1-2 frames, if that.

Edit: upgrade the card to a 570 or 6950 with the saved money!

This I can wholeheartedly agree with  ;D

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #5 on: Dec 14, 2011, 02:18 PM »
This is the specs of the new computer I ordered on the 12th.  I will have it the week after christmas.

1 x Processor   AMD FX-8150 CPU (8x 3.60GHz/8MB L2 Cache)
1 x Processor Cooling   Liquid CPU Cooling System [AMD] - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
1 x Memory   8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair Vengeance
1 x Video Card   AMD Radeon HD 6850 - 1GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards)
1 x Video Card Brand   === High Performance === XFX Brand Video Cards [SLI or CrossFire enabled]
1 x Motherboard   Gigabyte GA-970A-D3 -- AMD 970
1 x Motherboard USB / SATA Interface   Motherboard default USB / SATA Interface
1 x Power Supply   800 Watt -- Standard
1 x Primary Hard Drive   500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive
0 x Data Hard Drive   None
1 x Optical Drive   24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black
0 x 2nd Optical Drive   None
1 x Flash Media Reader / Writer   12-In-1 Internal Flash Media Card Reader/Writer - Black
1 x Meter Display   NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum Fan Control, Clock, and Temperature Display
0 x USB Expansion   None
1 x Sound Card   3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
1 x Network Card   Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
1 x Operating System   Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit
0 x Monitor   None
0 x 2nd Monitor   None
1 x Speaker System   iBUYPOWER 2.1 Channel Stereo Super Bass Subwoofer Speaker System


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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #6 on: Dec 14, 2011, 02:32 PM »
I'm not an AMD fan so, I'll shut up about that. I would highly recommend Corsair for your PSU. I use the AX850 for my system and it's one of the best power supplies you can get. They have another series called HX I believe that is a bit cheaper if you want to save a bit.

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #7 on: Dec 14, 2011, 03:06 PM »
... also $10 for 1600 9-9-9-24 is worth it.

I just don't see this being true. Even though it is only 10 bucks, I haven't seen any tests done that shows a gaming performance improvement of more than 1-2 frames, if that.

No it's worth the $10 just to hide the PCB

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #8 on: Dec 14, 2011, 03:34 PM »
Cancel that AMD system - and build it yourself - its really not hard.

Both build off the i5-2500k chip. 

Crab - don't use a micro board, use a bigger ssd, get a better graphics card, cant go wrong with corsair for mem and power supply, and those budget cases that were recommended, and dont use stock cooling
(I just reinstalled my system from scratch - windows 7, eq2, swtor =is 72 gigs right there)

It's worth waiting an extra 2 pay periods and $200 bucks in the budget for a vastly superior build.

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Re: Putting together my new rig
« Reply #9 on: Jan 28, 2012, 08:29 AM »
Also, that ram you listed isn't on the asus QVL list for that mobo

I'd look through asus's QVL list for that mobo, and pick off of it so you are much less likely to experience any issues related to RAM

 

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