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#1 vanvan329

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 03:08 PM

This comp will be used for gaming and I like my settings high. I plan on purchasing today or tomorrow so a fast response would be helpful! Prices are from newegg

* PC Case – COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case – 59.99

* Hard Drive - SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5 – 59.99

* CD-ROM Drive - ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R
- 23.99

* Processor – intel i5 760 – 209

* Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-P55-USB3 LGA 1156 Intel P55 USB 3.0 ATX Intel - 119.99

* Memory Modules – G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ – 91.99

* Power Supply - Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.3 – 59.99

* Video Card – nvidia GeForce GTX 460 – 239.99

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#2 dpunisher

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:12 PM

I can't fault that build.

I am a retired Ford tech. Next to Fords, any computer is a piece of cake. (The cake, its not a lie)

3770K @4.5, Corsair H100, GTX780, 16gig Samsung, Obsidian 700 (yes there is a 700)


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Posted 12 August 2010 - 04:53 PM

Looks good but I would suggest that you look into the Antec Three Hundred case instead: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16811129042

Here's a great video review of it:

For $59 it's probably the best case ever made at that price. FYI that the case has been updated since that video review. It now has a 2.5-inch drive mount at the bottom of the case (for a SSD install) and also on the motherboard tray it has a huge cutout if you want to switch out CPU heatsink backplates without removing the motherboard.

Edited by JonM33, 12 August 2010 - 04:57 PM.


#4 vanvan329

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 07:33 PM

Thanks for the recommendation. Someone else on a different forum also said that case would be better so ill do that. Thanks for the help! Also, this could be a complete noob question but what about connection cables for all the stuff? Does it come with it or do I need to buy stuff?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:01 PM

You need a better power supply for a GTX 460. 520 watts will not be good enough.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

You need a better power supply for a GTX 460. 520 watts will not be good enough.


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#7 vanvan329

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:00 PM

You need a better power supply for a GTX 460. 520 watts will not be good enough.


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ya everyone ive asked doesnt say that wont be enough. now if it were two cards then id understand but it runs at about 250w when its workin pretty good. Id imagine that the other components dont draw too much power

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:19 PM

You need a better power supply for a GTX 460. 520 watts will not be good enough.


It only needs a pair of 6-pin PCIe connectors and the Antec NEO ECO 520C 520W has that.

Also, at 330W max load under Furmark, a 520W PSU is more than enough.

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:33 PM

ok cool thanks for clearing that up. and could someone answer the noob cables question?

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:47 PM

All necessary cables come with the motherboard and PSU.
Though if you plan to add another hard drive or CD/DVD reader/writer, you will have to buy a SATA cable for each one.

EDIT:
That motherboard supports crossfire but SLI. As you like your settings high, I would recommend either getting an ATI card or changing the motherboard to a SLI-supported one so that graphical upgrades can be easier.

Edited by RainbowSix, 12 August 2010 - 09:56 PM.

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#11 vanvan329

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:53 PM

ok great. Thanks for all of the quick responses guys! I plan on putting in my order to newegg tomorrow morning. If I have any other problems ill definitely ask you guys

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 09:55 PM

That motherboard does not support SLI. As you like your settings high, I would recommend either getting an ATI card or changing the motherboard to a SLI-supported one so that graphical upgrades can be easier.


Well for right now, I cant afford SLI. But thats why I chose the gtx 460 because everyone has been raving about how good it is

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Posted 12 August 2010 - 10:12 PM

That motherboard supports crossfire but SLI. As you like your settings high, I would recommend either getting an ATI card or changing the motherboard to a SLI-supported one so that graphical upgrades can be easier.


By the time he has to upgrade that graphics card, DX11 will be a thing of the past. I have never been a supporter of SLI/Crossfire for "preparing for the future". It's great to make a really nice current high end rig but it will be useless for the future.

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Posted 13 August 2010 - 11:50 AM

Ya for right now I dont think Im going to do SLI or Xfire and once I get the money/need to upgrade then maybe ill just spring up and buy a compatible motherboard but that wont be for a while




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