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Old 15-09-2011, 12:52 AM   #46
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for gaming, not so hardcore gamer. maybe HON, DOTA, dragon nest.

Just system with casing include Win 7.

thank you.
I assume you're not gonna to OC.

CPU+MOBO: Intel Core i5-2400 + Biostar TP67B+ ~ $350 (Tradepac)
RAM: Kingston ValueRam DDR3-1333 4GB x2 ~ $52
GPU: Leadtek GTX 560 Ti 1GB OC ~ $308
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SATA 2 ~ $197
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB ~ $64
PSU: FSP Aurum 500W [80 Plus Gold] ~ $115
ODD: Sony 24x DVD-RW ~ $29
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit ~ $112
CASE: Fractal Design Core 3000 ~ $99

Total: $1326. (PC Themes)
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Old 15-09-2011, 03:48 AM   #47
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PU: i7 2600k + G1.Sniper2
RAM: 3x4gb Dominator GT with DHX Pro Connector and Airflow ll Fan 12GB Triple Channel DDR3 memory kit
ODD: HP dvd1270i SATA 24X DVD Rewriter
HDD: WD Caviar Black 1 TB - WD1002FAEXx2
SSD: OCZ Vertex 3 SATA III 2.5" SSD 60gb
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified Hydro Copper
CASE: Coolermaster HAF X
PSU: NZXT Hale90 850w
OS: Windows 7 64bit $112
HSF: Corsair Hydro H100
KB: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition
M: Razer Imperator
MON: Dell UltraSharp U2410
WIFI: DWA-556 Xtreme N PCI Express Desktop Adapter

Is this good to go? Thks
Not good to go. You don't even have a watercooling system to cool that GPU.

You chose a triple channel set ram to use on a dual channel mobo. And the mobo, why do you even need that?

I suggest you do more research and read up on some recommendations already made on this thread or at part 1.
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Old 15-09-2011, 01:27 PM   #48
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Intel Core i5 2300 & BIOSTAR H61MH ~ $314
or AMD Phenom II X4 955 & Biostar A880G+ ~ $265
Kingston DDR3-1333MHz 8GB (2X4GB) ~ $56
EVGA GTX 560 1GB ~ $255 or Sapphire HD 6870 ~ $246 or Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme ~ $218
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB ~ $52
Samsung SATA 22X DVD Rewriter ~ $24
FSP Aurum AU-500W ~ $115
Ikonik EN2 ~ $55
Total ~ $8XX

I have not been reading up and computers for awhile since the 8800GT days and i'll leave the tough job for people who know more to select the right configuration so...

Is this setup better/much better than my current computer? (Comp spec at the right)

My current comp about 4-5 years old can play starcraft 2 with almost no lag so i suppose that the computer these days should give me even better performance at a much cheaper price?

I suppose the cpu speed will certainly be better than my current one but i'm more interested in

EVGA GTX 560 1GB ~ $255 or Sapphire HD 6870 ~ $246 or Sapphire HD

Is it better / a lot better than 8800GT?

Overall what i'm going to use for this computer is probably D3/BF3 at preferably max out/near max settings


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Intel Core i5 2300 & BIOSTAR H61MH ~ $314
or AMD Phenom II X4 955 & Biostar A880G+ ~ $265
Kingston DDR3-1333MHz 8GB (2X4GB) ~ $56
EVGA GTX 560 1GB ~ $255 or Sapphire HD 6870 ~ $246 or Sapphire HD 5850 Xtreme ~ $218
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB ~ $52
Samsung SATA 22X DVD Rewriter ~ $24
FSP Aurum AU-500W ~ $115
Ikonik EN2 ~ $55
Total ~ $8XX

I have not been reading up and computers for awhile since the 8800GT days and i'll leave the tough job for people who know more to select the right configuration so...

Is this setup better/much better than my current computer? (Comp spec at the right)

My current comp about 4-5 years old can play starcraft 2 with almost no lag so i suppose that the computer these days should give me even better performance at a much cheaper price?

I suppose the cpu speed will certainly be better than my current one but i'm more interested in

EVGA GTX 560 1GB ~ $255 or Sapphire HD 6870 ~ $246 or Sapphire HD

Is it better / a lot better than 8800GT?

Overall what i'm going to use for this computer is probably D3/BF3 at preferably max out/near max settings


The 2 cards are both a lot better than your existing card and will be sufficient to produce good minimum FPS for most games.

But if you want to max out all settings, might have to consider getting higher end models. For your reference: http://gamegpu.ru/Action-/-FPS-/-TPS...-test-GPU.html
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Old 15-09-2011, 03:22 PM   #50
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LOL my friend sent me the specs so i decided to buy it after exams.. but i'm not sure if the build is okay
Then i wonder is ur fren going to help u build it???? But the prices...abit too much!!! as the pricing seems to reach ard 15XX ~ 17XX i think...

And of cuz if u dun have any budget....the prices should be alrite
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Old 15-09-2011, 07:19 PM   #51
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just wanna ask GTX 480 is inferior to GTX 560 Ti?
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I assume you're not gonna to OC.

CPU+MOBO: Intel Core i5-2400 + Biostar TP67B+ ~ $350 (Tradepac)
RAM: Kingston ValueRam DDR3-1333 4GB x2 ~ $52
GPU: Leadtek GTX 560 Ti 1GB OC ~ $308
SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 80GB SATA 2 ~ $197
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB ~ $64
PSU: FSP Aurum 500W [80 Plus Gold] ~ $115
ODD: Sony 24x DVD-RW ~ $29
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit ~ $112
CASE: Fractal Design Core 3000 ~ $99

Total: $1326. (PC Themes)
yes, not intend to OC as my friend does not know anything about com spec. he just wants a com to play his game, youtube, blast songs.

does it really a need for SSD for a smooth play of HON, Dragon nest?
it getting a WD black 1TB should be enough?

what my friend need is just a com for him to play those game, i dont think he will notice any different with all these good stuff, it will a waste on it. i think so? haha!

it would be the best if we could lower the price just nice for his need?

any recommendation?
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yes, not intend to OC as my friend does not know anything about com spec. he just wants a com to play his game, youtube, blast songs.

does it really a need for SSD for a smooth play of HON, Dragon nest?
it getting a WD black 1TB should be enough?

what my friend need is just a com for him to play those game, i dont think he will notice any different with all these good stuff, it will a waste on it. i think so? haha!

it would be the best if we could lower the price just nice for his need?

any recommendation?
SSD doesn't really help for gaming only load map faster.

No, Hitachi would be better.

If is just purely gaming and want lower down budget can just take out the SSD.

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just wanna ask GTX 480 is inferior to GTX 560 Ti?
nope the other way round in terms of perf. 560ti is about 5-10% lower than 480.

but then 480gtx generally runs hotter and therefore a lot more noisy(cos fan spins up to lower the temp) and probably needs more power. it's previous gen technology.
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Hi Guys,

Would like to get your recommendation for a completely new rig. To be used purely for gaming purposes. Budget is 2K. But would like to buy the NZXT phantom casing which must be included in budget. I already have Win7 install CD.

Thanks!
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Old 17-09-2011, 12:05 AM   #56
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SSD doesn't really help for gaming only load map faster.

No, Hitachi would be better.

If is just purely gaming and want lower down budget can just take out the SSD.
in what way hitachi is better than WD black? kindly advise. i tot WD black is the best perfomance among the same range of hard disk?
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Hi Guys,

Would like to get your recommendation for a completely new rig. To be used purely for gaming purposes. Budget is 2K. But would like to buy the NZXT phantom casing which must be included in budget. I already have Win7 install CD.

Thanks!
Does budget includes for monitor, speaker and peripherals?

Intend to OC?
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in what way hitachi is better than WD black? kindly advise. i tot WD black is the best perfomance among the same range of hard disk?
Western Digital's price is alone a huge turnoff.
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Then i wonder is ur fren going to help u build it???? But the prices...abit too much!!! as the pricing seems to reach ard 15XX ~ 17XX i think...

And of cuz if u dun have any budget....the prices should be alrite
yeah his gonna help me out...
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Hi guys,

I need a recommendation for the below system

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD7-B3
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6870
RAM: Corsair Vengence Blu 1600Mhz DDR3 (16GB)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 370
Power Supply: OCZ 600watt ModXStream Pro
Optical Drive: Sony Optiarc
Hard Drive: Seagate 1 TB 7200RPM

Basically the above is kinda..of a custom mac. But I would want more performance out of it, especially graphics wise for gaming.

I would prefer a graphics card with bare minimum being a GTX 580, and.. would be even better if I can maximize the performance out of my budget of 2.75k

Not to worry about the OS, Keyboard and Mouse. 2.75k would be wholy for the CPU itself only.. Hope to see you guys recommendations and helping me place the price tag on the above items 1 by 1.
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