Thread: Building a custom gaming PC
12-12-2012, 04:56 AM #11
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?
1 x Intel i5-3570K 3.4GHz LGA1155 Ivy Bridge Processor BX806237I53570K
1 x Asus P8Z77-V LX LGA1155 DDR3 Motherboard ATX
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
1 x AMD Radeon HD 7950 800MHZ 3GB 5GHZ GDDR5 PCI-E DVI HDMI 2 X Mini Display Port
1 x Integrated 7.1 Sound Card
1 x Asus DRW-24B1ST 24x SATA Optical Drive DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B
1 x Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H60 High Performance CPU Cooler System
1 x Corsair Professional HX750W 750W ATX 12V 62A 24PIN ATX Modular Power Supply
1 x Cooler Master CM 690 II Advanced ATX Mid Tower Case BlackDa name's Paul. Not Dave. ROFL
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12-16-2012, 04:49 PM #12
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.
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01-03-2013, 10:31 PM #13
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.25 Gal - Tropical
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