Help me with my PC

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Posted by Time_Lord (793 posts) -
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#1 Posted by Time_Lord (793 posts) -
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#2 Posted by jdh5153 (1097 posts) -

Save money, get an Xbox 360.

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#3 Edited by tunaburn (2021 posts) -

that will be a very good computer. will run everything on high settings as of now. But lord thats expensive.

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#4 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

@jdh5153 said:

Save money, get an Xbox 360.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

Looks all right, but I'd get a cheaper power supply and an Intel processor.

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#5 Edited by Time_Lord (793 posts) -

@tunaburn: Being in NZ everything is expensive for gaming

@believer258: I might SLI my card in the future so good to have the option

@jdh5153: I have a 360 but most new games in NZ are $100 which is 90 usd or so and for call of duty and the major reals es its 120 steam is just to dam cheap at the most 60 usd for a new realse the you get the sales.

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#6 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

If you are into overclocking, and running games at extreme settings with dual monitrs and such that would be a great PC. However, if you just want games playing at 1080P on a 27-32 inch monitor you need to go back to the drawing board and save yourself about $2,000.

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#7 Posted by Time_Lord (793 posts) -

@me3639: Thats what I intend to do with this machine plus I want to be setup for the next generation of consoles

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#8 Posted by jdh5153 (1097 posts) -

@Time_Lord said:

@tunaburn: Being in NZ everything is expensive for gaming

@believer258: I might SLI my card in the future so good to have the option

@jdh5153: I have a 360 but most new games in NZ are $100 which is 90 usd or so and for call of duty and the major reals es its 120 steam is just to dam cheap at the most 60 usd for a new realse the you get the sales.

The obvious solution is move out of New Zealand.

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#9 Edited by WasabiCurry (440 posts) -

1200w power supply is a bit on the overkill side, do you not agree? Unless you're planning to crossfire in the future, I would recommend something lower.

You should probably invest that money into better memory. I know it is not needed as much in gaming, but it would be better to have a higher Mhz speed and more of it. Overclock your memory to the max! (Do not do that, I am merely jesting)

Unless you need a 256 GB SSD, I believe 120 GB SSD will be more than enough to store your OS on it. Primarily, you want to use that 2 Terabyte HDD for your storage and your OS on the SSD. I would also recommend that you go Intel rather than AMD. Just get an Intel i5 3750k and I am whoring out this MOBA but... If you can find it in your country.

Additionally, if you can find this tower I would also suggest that as well.

Overall, you have a pretty nice build. However, I still suggest that a lower power supply and better ram would definitely be needed.

Edited: Welp, if you are planning to crossfire. No point in reducing the power supply. :/

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#10 Edited by Toxeia (790 posts) -

I wouldn't go near AMD. The Bulldozer line has been a total let down, and everyone I know that has recently built an AMD computer ended up forking out the cash anyway for an Intel chip and supporting board. Also, Believer's right. 1200W is way too much. That's if you're planning on running a series of hard drives in RAID and going with a 4-way SLI/Crossfire setup. As proof, here's my PC:

  • Corsair HX750 (750 Watt) power supply
  • Intel Core i7-3770 (3.4GHz, Overclocked @ 4.2GHz)
  • MSI Nvidia 670PE (Primary), MSI Nvidia GTX 670 (Secondary) in SLI
  • 2x OCZ Agility III 240GB SSDs, in RAID 0
  • Seagate 2TB 7200RPM Hard drive
  • Corsair Vengeance LP 8GBx2 memory, 1333MHz (Overclocked @ 1600MHz), 9-9-9-27 Timings
  • Some generic-ass DVD burner
  • Cooler Master Stryker case
  • X-in-1 Card reader with 4 USB 3.0 ports

Everything is powered fine, I've got plenty of overhead if I wanted to add more hardware. And I just noticed you went with "value ram?" That's a terrible, terrible idea. DDR3 at 1333MHz is cheap and plentiful, and most of it has overclock profiles that put it at 1600MHz or higher simply by telling the BIOS to use that profile.

Oh, and Cooler Master makes WONDERFUL cases. You'll love that thing.

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#11 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

@Time_Lord said:

@tunaburn: Being in NZ everything is expensive for gaming

@believer258: I might SLI my card in the future so good to have the option

@jdh5153: I have a 360 but most new games in NZ are $100 which is 90 usd or so and for call of duty and the major reals es its 120 steam is just to dam cheap at the most 60 usd for a new realse the you get the sales.

1200W is still too much. If you're going to go crossfire, I'd say go around 800W.

But more importantly, Intel processor. AMD cards are fine but AMD processors are not so great compared to the Intel ones that run circles around them. C'mon, for this budget you could get a pretty good i7.

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#12 Posted by AlexW00d (7479 posts) -

Why are you spending $250 on slow memory? Also don't buy a green drive unless you're just using it for storage. And that case is not something I would buy, but cases are whatever.

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#13 Posted by coilcloudvaper (117 posts) -

I was going to do this. but i'll probably save money if im a day 1 adopter and buy all the launch games

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#14 Posted by JackG100 (428 posts) -

Id go for Nvidia and Intel instead of ATI and AMD, but I suppose that is a personal preference. I just never hear anyone complaining about nVidia, and intel is imo better than AMD.

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#15 Posted by Time_Lord (793 posts) -

@JackG100:

the only problem with i have with nvida is the price if i want say a 680thats 1200 for the gpu alone and i7 is about the same

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#16 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2834 posts) -

Whatever you do do not get AMD over Intel.

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#17 Posted by Mirado (2464 posts) -

@Time_Lord: I'm just going to reiterate the points I agree with: switch to Intel CPUs, drop down to a 128GB SSD, cut your PSU to 800 or so (I run crossfire 6950s and they barely pull 600 from the wall with an i7, SSD + HDD, and a ton of fans), and buy something other than value RAM.

As for AMD vs nVidia GPUs, I can't speak for SLI but Crossfire support has always been very flaky, with slow driver updates and stability issues. My advice is to slap a 670 in there, get a i5 (you don't really need an i7 for gaming), and then drop in another 670 if the performance isn't there/you have the cash.

You didn't post your monitor's resolution (or your budget), so I'm not sure how much graphical oomph you are going to need (and if you have the cash to do it).

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#18 Edited by Devildoll (1011 posts) -

@Time_Lord said:

@JackG100:

the only problem with i have with nvida is the price if i want say a 680thats 1200 for the gpu alone and i7 is about the same

i found a 680 for 800 bucks there, and 500 bucks for a 3770K.

is this store the place to go when shopping for computer parts though? seems to be kind of crappy honestly, i mean, usability and design etc.

COOR3928
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case [change]
$289.00
OCZ0362
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 5 Years Warranty [change]
$349.99
HDD492
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive OEM (2 Years RTB Warranty) [change]
$139.99
CORR5714
CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200i 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Fully-Modular Power Supply [change]
$579.00
SABERTOOTH Z77
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [change]
$330.23
INTL1434
Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Gen3 Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Hyperthreading Processor [change]
$465.00
CORR2904
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 [change]
$219.00
HIS6902
HIS IceQ 795Q3G2M Radeon HD 7950 384-bit 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP [change]
$529.00

$2,901.21

check that out, pretty much the same build, but a way better mechanical harddrive, (for cheaper) and a powersupply on the same level of stupid as before, ( even 100 bucks more expensive ) and i still kept it just 200 bucks over the other build.

just switch the power supply out for something adequate and it'll be almost at the price level of the amd build.

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#19 Posted by Chop (2013 posts) -

Good lord.

A five hundred dollar power supply? I think mine was like 45 bucks...

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#20 Posted by JackG100 (428 posts) -

Yeah, you dont need 1200W...

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#21 Posted by Jrinswand (1745 posts) -

Reiterating: PSU is way too much and Bulldozer is no good. Did you pick these parts yourself or did you have somebody else help you?

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#22 Posted by Bollard (7558 posts) -

@Devildoll said:

@Time_Lord said:

@JackG100:

the only problem with i have with nvida is the price if i want say a 680thats 1200 for the gpu alone and i7 is about the same

i found a 680 for 800 bucks there, and 500 bucks for a 3770K.

is this store the place to go when shopping for computer parts though? seems to be kind of crappy honestly, i mean, usability and design etc.

COOR3928
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Series Trooper Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case [change]
$289.00
OCZ0362
OCZ Vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-256G 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 5 Years Warranty [change]
$349.99
HDD492
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive OEM (2 Years RTB Warranty) [change]
$139.99
CORR5714
CORSAIR Professional Series AX1200i 1200W 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified Fully-Modular Power Supply [change]
$579.00
SABERTOOTH Z77
ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard [change]
$330.23
INTL1434
Intel Core i7 3770K Unlocked Gen3 Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz 8MB Cache LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Hyperthreading Processor [change]
$465.00
CORR2904
CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10 [change]
$219.00
HIS6902
HIS IceQ 795Q3G2M Radeon HD 7950 384-bit 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP [change]
$529.00

$2,901.21

check that out, pretty much the same build, but a way better mechanical harddrive, (for cheaper) and a powersupply on the same level of stupid as before, ( even 100 bucks more expensive ) and i still kept it just 200 bucks over the other build.

just switch the power supply out for something adequate and it'll be almost at the price level of the amd build.

This. And dude, you don't need a 1200W PSU. You don't. Also stick with the Sabertooth, it's sweet.

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#24 Posted by Devildoll (1011 posts) -

you could do with a 650 watter if you are only going to use one gtx 680, and around 850 if you want to get another one in the future.

as long as you keep stuff at stock, a rig with a 680 will not use more than 400 watts, and just under 600 if you have two of em.

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#25 Posted by chrjz (430 posts) -

Why do you want a 1200w power supply? Unless you've got 4 GPUs with multiple raid arrays I don't see the point.

Also, You can order from NCIX.com and pay realistic prices, as they ship worldwide. I'm not sure how much shipping to NZ would be (don't order a case from there).

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