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Thinking about buying this rig, what ya think?


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#1 dragonjk

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:59 AM

I am about to buy a new comp, lookin to spend about £1.3k its for some serious gaming

Here are the parts, anyone see any problems here?

Centurion 5 II Black (case)

Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650-Watt TX Series 80 Plus Certified Power Supply

Intel Core i7 950 3.06GHz 8M L3 Cache LGA1366 Desktop Processor

ASUS P6X58D-E - Intel X58 - Socket 1366 - PCI-E 2.0 (x16) - DDR3 2000 (OC) - 3 x PCIe 2.0 - 3-Way SLI - SATA 6Gb/s - SATA RAID - ATX (mother board)

Noctua NH-D14 Dual Radiator and Fan Quiet CPU Cooler (heat sink)

Corsair DDR3, XMS-1333, 2x256Mx64non-EC​C 2x240 DIMM, unbuffered, 9-9-9-24, 64Mx8 DRAMs, matched pair, with DHX Heat Spreader (memory)

Western Digital WD1002FAEX Caviar Black 1 TB 7200 RPM Internal Hard Disk Drive

OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTX60G​ 60 GB Vertex Series SATA II 2.5-Inch SSD Drive (SSD droooooolll)

LiteOn IHAS224-19 Lite-On 24x DVD-RW LightScribe SATA (dvd)

XFX RADEON HD 6870 900M 1GB DDR5 DUAL DP HDMI DUAL DVI PCI-E


Does anyone see any compatibility problems here? I am pretty sure this is all correct, but I thought it might be better to ask the experts before I buy somthing I cant use.

Edited by hamluis, 15 February 2011 - 05:47 PM.
Moved from Internal Hardware to System Building/Upgrading.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:20 AM

It's all compatible. If you are in serious in gaming then you should get the 6970 and changing the ram to a DDR3 2000.

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:28 AM

Thanks killer, and ill look into it :)

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 07:59 PM

Just a footnote, yes the motherboard says it supports 2000 mhz ram, but it requires an overclock to do so, and isn't 100% garenteed to run stable.

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:13 PM

Well, I am not gonne buy 2000mhz ram, I am gonne buy this instead

Corsair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 3 x 2GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory


http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-CMX6GX3M3A1600C9-DDR3-SDRAM-Memory/dp/B002LZ1FPG/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1297818742&sr=8-8

How about that? would I need to overclock or?

I changed the memory cause it looked better since it was higher mhz and just plain more of it.

Edited by dragonjk, 15 February 2011 - 08:17 PM.


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Posted 15 February 2011 - 08:44 PM

Ya, it supports 1600 mhz RAM natively. 2000 mhz wouldnt be a bad option either, ASUS and gigabyte boards are both good overclockers-I just wanted to give you a heads up so you didnt order 2000 mhz ram and say huh, why isnt it running at 2000 mhz lol

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Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 06:39 AM

Ya, it supports 1600 mhz RAM natively. 2000 mhz wouldnt be a bad option either, ASUS and gigabyte boards are both good overclockers-I just wanted to give you a heads up so you didnt order 2000 mhz ram and say huh, why isnt it running at 2000 mhz lol



Very nice of you sir :D thanks for the advice

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:30 AM

I see that you have edited the list now to the western digital hard drive. Have you consider changing the graphics card to a 6970, if that fits the budget?

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:33 AM

na, with a monitor and windows 7, this is gonne cost me 1,225 I dont want to spend anymore

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Posted 16 February 2011 - 07:40 AM

What monitor did you choose and what version of windows 7?

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System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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Posted 16 February 2011 - 12:27 PM

this monitor

BenQ G2222HDL 21.5-inch Widescreen LED Back-Light Monitor (Full-HD, DVI-D, Glossy Black, 2ms, Vista Premium)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/BenQ-G2222HDL-21-5-inch-Widescreen-Back-Light/dp/B002UJ31A0/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=ISHWJMPPAXG2P&colid=3LYE4CMI3V5EZ

and home premium full (I dnt have my vista or xp anymore, I cant buy upgrade)

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Posted 17 February 2011 - 06:35 AM

The screen is really nice with the 2ms response time.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:37 PM

its been orderd today! I cant wait. My old man is an electronics engineer so hes gonne build it for me, should be here next wednesday.

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 06:50 PM

I have a quick question tho, how do I get my programs to use more then 2 cores? can anyone point me in the right direction please :) or do they use 4 cores anyway?

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Posted 18 February 2011 - 07:37 PM

If the program is designed to use 4 cores it will, if it is not designed to use all 4, then it won't.

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