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    Hello there hardware gurus,

    It is time to retire my old machine and build a new one. After some reading, this is what I am planning to get. Please advice if you have a few minutes.

    Thanks.

    ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (B3)
    Intel i5 2500K
    CORSAIR 8GB (2X4GB) VENGEANCE DDR3 1600MHZ CL9 DUAL KIT RAM
    ASUS GTX560 Ti DirectCU II TOP GDDR5 1GB 256Bit
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 PLUS GX 80PLUS 750W MIDT ATX

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    Re: New Build / Suggestions?

    If you have the space get a larger case!

    GPU's are getting longer and a mid tower case will not help your airflow. A larger case, the HAF 932 for example (I have one) will allow better airflow and increase your future upgrade options.

    Rest looks good.


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    • #3
      Re: New Build / Suggestions?

      I *JUST* rebuilt my gaming rig. This is what I ended up with;
      • Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
      • Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G310 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
      • SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready
      • EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
      • Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
      • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
      • ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


      My OS (Windows 7 x64) is by itself on the 80GB SSD and then I use the 120GB faster SSD for my game installs and some space for a scratch disk for other projects that benefit from the increased IO.

      I'm really happy with the i5 2500k and I'm sure it will serve you well. My final config runs BF3 beautifully with all the settings cranked up. The additional memory is nice because I can pretty much leave whatever I want running in the background while I play and never have to worry about making sure things are shut down before I play a game.
      Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.

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      • #4
        Re: New Build / Suggestions?

        Originally posted by Apophis View Post
        I *JUST* rebuilt my gaming rig. This is what I ended up with;
        • Intel 510 Series (Elm Crest) SSDSC2MH120A2K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
        • Intel 320 Series SSDSA2CW080G310 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive
        • SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready
        • EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready
        • Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core
        • G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
        • ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS


        My OS (Windows 7 x64) is by itself on the 80GB SSD and then I use the 120GB faster SSD for my game installs and some space for a scratch disk for other projects that benefit from the increased IO.

        I'm really happy with the i5 2500k and I'm sure it will serve you well. My final config runs BF3 beautifully with all the settings cranked up. The additional memory is nice because I can pretty much leave whatever I want running in the background while I play and never have to worry about making sure things are shut down before I play a game.
        If you dont mind me asking, how much was this build?

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        • #5
          Re: New Build / Suggestions?

          $1,725

          It was more than I wanted to spend, but I really did have a lot of stuff that I needed to replace to get to a point where I can do ad-hoc upgrades for a while.
          Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.

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          • #6
            Re: New Build / Suggestions?

            What are you doing for your hard drives, John? Keeping the ones you have?

            Others have said this already; but going from spinny-discs to SSD has made provided ENORMOUS speed increases overall. Certainly something to consider if you're not thinking about it already!
            Diplomacy is the art of saying "good doggie" while looking for a bigger stick.

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            • #7
              Re: New Build / Suggestions?

              I got this about a month ago

              -ASUS P8P67 PRO (havnt had any issues as of yet)
              -Intel core i5-2500K(still stock at 3.3 Ghz. Great CPU and easily overclockable. some overclock up to 5 Ghz)
              -Radeon HD6950 2GB(no issues with this either. runs everything smoothly)
              -2X4 mushkin ram
              -Cooler Master HAF 932( Great case, LOTS of room and not dramatically expensive)
              -Samsung 1TB HD @ 7200 RPM
              -External HD 1TB

              In the future I will get an ssd, but for me, if your not having an issue with loading stuff then I wouldnt get it. Or if you have enough money go for it, as it will boost your load times. I currently don't want to waste money on something that would be a nice addition versus something I actually need. But if you got the money, I certainly advice you to get one!

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              • #8
                Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                PSU review:

                http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...tory5&reid=188

                *not so great*

                everything else looks good
                |TG-12th| Namebot

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                • #9
                  Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                  Don't forget about a CPU heatsink/cooler. The stock intel heatsink is basic, but in the long run with high prformance CPU's it's wise to have one that is high quality.

                  For air cooling, check out these from Cooler Master. The height of the 212 series is 159mm, so be sure the case is wide enough for clearence (CPU socket to case side panel). The GeminiII is a great low profile cooler for slimmer cases. I've used both with good results.

                  For liquid cooling, any of the self-contained Corsair Hxx series coolers are rated good (H60, H70, H80). Newegg doesn't have a good selection for those, so compare prices on other online stores. For example, Circuitcity.com has some good deals on them. I've used the H50 (previous model) on a AMD X6 1090T and it cools very well.

                  Have fun, -Zip
                  Last edited by Zippy; 10-19-2011, 04:26 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                    Yea I agree with Zip and Namebot, I would invest in a better power supply and a decent aftermarket CPU cooler. Even if you're not overclocking, a better CPU cooler will provide better cooling and generally lower noise.

                    Everything else looks great.
                    "Looking for brahs to come fight crime with me" - Unload



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                    • #11
                      Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                      Thanks for the feedback guys... Making necessary changes.

                      Hey Apo, you have a nice machine there. Looks like I will finally get an SSD but not now to keep the price within the budget limit I set.

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                      • #12
                        Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                        Definitely consider adding an SSD in the future. I has been a HUGE revelation to my machine, I load in first for maps, boot up in seconds, and have zero load issues in ArmA any more.

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                        • #13
                          Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                          -I have read good things about Corsair PSUs and would recommend them. I have heard good things about SeaSonic PSUs too.
                          -Corsair RAM tends to be a little more expensive than other brands. I would look into Mushkin or G. Skill. You should save a few bucks while maintaining the same quality.
                          -Case is a personal choice but you will want to make sure things fit (mainly the gfx card).
                          Viking

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                          • #14
                            Re: New Build / Suggestions?

                            My current system is in my Sig. I love it so far, except that AMD GFX drivers seem to be more glitchy that nVidia for newer games at least. But hey, I got them for about $320 a piece, so no complaints. :)
                            -Glycerin256 <-- add me in Battlelog, Steam, Origin. Sig rig MIGHT BE FOR SALE: i5 2500k @ 4.5Ghz; AsRock Z68 Extreme4; 16GB DDR3 1866; Asus GTX 970; 500GB 840 EVO SSD; Xonar DX 7.1; Win7x64, 25.5" T260HD, etc

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