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  1. Default Building a custom gaming PC


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    hi folks! if anyone here has experience building a custom desktop, you are welcome to comment and/or suggest anything.

    what you guys think of this specs: (technical stuffs)

    CPU
    1 x Intel i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Ivy Bridge Processor BX806237I53570K
    Motherboard
    1 x Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 DDR3 Motherboard ATX
    Memory
    1 x Corsair ValueSelect 16GB DDR3 1333MHz Desktop Memory CMV16GX3M2A1333C9
    Primary Hard Disk
    1 x WD Caviar Blue 1TB SATA 6.0 HDD WD10EZEX
    Video Card
    1 x XFX HD7950 3GB DDR5 Video Card FX-795A-TDFC
    Audio Card
    1 x Asus XONAR_DG 3D Audio Gaming Sound Card
    Optical Drive
    1 x Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B
    Cooling
    1 x Cooler Master V6 GT LGA1366/1156/775 AM3 CPU Cooler RR-V6GT-22PK-R1
    Power Supply
    1 x OCZ Z FATAL1TY SERIES 750W OCZ750FTY ATX Power Supply
    Case
    1 x Cooler Master Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Mid Tower

    Total Price of $1326 with shipping.

    I want to get this over with before Friday so I can have it before Christmas.
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    Looks like a good setup, I like Asus motherboards, always solid performers. I'm also a big WD fan. If you want to bump your load times you might want to think about trading your TB drive for a couple of 500s in RAID, also go with WD caviar black, they chew a little more juice but you can handle it unless you're prepping for crossfire down the road.

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    i am actually okay with the 1tb, but might consider the RAID option. though, what is the difference between caviar black and blue? I heard there's also greens...
    Da name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL

    Learn to give and take. That's how things should always work.

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    I put together a system not too long ago. I did take around 3 months to get all the parts together. Was patient and looked for deals. A few good deal sites like fatwallet.com and slickdeals.net Was able to able to find deals on most of the things I needed that way. Bought many of the parts from newegg with their various sales. Only bought locally from microcenter, just the motherboard/cpu combo. This site http://pcpartpicker.com/ is nice too, let's you pick the parts you want and it lists stores that carry the part and price.

    If it's going to be a gaming computer may want to consider a ssd to install games on for speed.
    Last edited by korith; 12-11-2012 at 06:41 AM.

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    Don't know what your budget is but instead of a Dvd drive I would look into a Blu-ray burner drive and don't forgot about the cost of software, you'll need the higher versions of windows if you want to play older games.
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    I haven't kept up with gaming rigs. However few general remarks.

    1. Get an SSD. Even a small one for just windows plus 1 or 2 games will already improve startup times tremendously
    2. Raid set only improves speed if you stripe across two disks. However, lose 1 disk, lose everything.
    3. 16gb ram necessitates a 64bit windows
    4. Get your protection sorted out. Even this lovely selection of hardware can be brought to it's knees by virusses and malware.
    5. consider if you really need that soundcard. onboard sound is pretty good nowadays and you can always add later
    6. for gaming a stable network connection is important. If you can use a cable, if you do wireless go for a channel that nobody else uses in the area.
    7. do consider backup. Even with a gaming rig there will still be docs and pictures on it. Buy an external disk or spring for an online service.

    Hope this helps.

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    I am actually not going for an SSD as it is a bit expensive for me. I'm also sticking with the DVD drive and no BD drive.

    What do you guys think now?

    CPU
    1 x Intel i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Ivy Bridge Processor BX806237I53570K
    Motherboard
    1 x Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 DDR3 Motherboard ATX
    Memory
    1 x Corsair Vengeance CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 12GB 3X4GB DDR3-1600 CL9 Triple Channel
    Primary Hard Disk
    1 x Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA3 6GB/S 7200RPM 64MB Cache
    Video Card
    1 x AMD Radeon HD 7950 800MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI HDMI 2 X Mini Display Port
    Audio Card
    1 x Integrated 7.1 Sound Card
    Optical Drive
    1 x Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B
    Cooling
    1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler System
    Power Supply
    1 x Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply
    Case
    1 x Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case Black
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    Hi there

    I built a rig for photo editing and games a year ago and I did a ton of research, so here are my three cents.

    I would drop the liquid cooler for a decent air cooler. The cooler master 212 plus or Evo is very inexpensive. You can add a second Push/pull fan for a bit of added cooling if you are going to overclock a lot. My research led me to realize that all in one liquid cooling does not do much better than air cooling.

    If you go air watch the heat sink height on your ram as it may. Interfere with some fans.

    That should save you enough money to get an ssd on sale for the os and main programs. It makes the computer seem snappier in my opinion!

    There you have it! My 3 cents.

    Cheers
    I think I want a bigger tank!!

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    pjaldave, if you already got your system then just ignore this thread.

    +1 to 250Gimp regarding liquid cooled system, drop it. Use the money for SSD. It will be well worth it.
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