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#1 bezekielg

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 07:26 PM

Hi all :)
I'm wondering if you fine folks who have far superior knowledge of computer building than myself could give me some input on my first build. I've been jumping around to different forums and building sites trying to figure out what's best, and this is what I've come up with. I want a PC that can play Rift, other mmos out right now, Crysis-like games, as well as play some older games such as Morrowind. I also want it to be quite future-proof and not have to wonder if it can play most games (I'm assuming it should be able to handle 99% of what's out there). So, here's the build with links, and I'll explain some of my choices at the bottom of the list:


Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: ASUS SABERTOOTH P67 (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131702

Graphics card: GIGABYTE GV-N580UD-15I GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125364

PSU: KINGWIN LZP-550 550W ATX 12V v2.2 / EPS 12V v2.91 / SSI EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS PLATINUM Certified ...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121080

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9S-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313

HDD (x2): HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000.C HDS721010CLA332 (0F10383) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822145304

DVD Burner:
LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

I chose that motherboard for its two x8 PCIe slots so that if I decide to add another graphics card, then I can do that and get a good deal of upgraded performance (instead of going with a mobo with a x16 first PCIe slot and the other one x4 or something) out of it. The power supply is chosen for the same reason, as I won't have to upgrade it either if I decide to get another graphics card.
The RAM is just the 4gb because I believe that's all I'll need for running games, web browsing, and maybe some movie watching. If I need more, feel free to tell me so.
The CPU is what it is. I don't think an i7 is really necessary for what I'm trying to do, and the performance would only marginally be upgraded.
The graphics card was chosen because I have been told it's one of the best on the market and it should be able to handle nearly anything (if not being overkill).
And the two HDDs were chosen from a simple recommendation of them being reliable and quick.

So please, tell me what you think, if this completely sucks or is kickass. I really appreciate any comments or help you can lend. I plan on ordering tomorrow so this is just a quick checkup. Thanks so much!

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:40 PM

You should get this hard drive. This power supply is much better then the one chosen.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:47 PM

You should get this hard drive. This power supply is much better then the one chosen.


Why that hard drive? And just one is fine?
Also, the PSU you chose is much cheaper than the one I had picked. I'm wondering why this is...

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:51 PM

Hitachi has been having some problems with the Deckstar or the Deathstar. Your choice if you want to buy 1 or 2 of the hard drive. Corsair is one of the top brands out there and they are quality made power supply which i have used before.

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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 13 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

efficiency, the kingwin is rated at 92% efficiency while the corsair is only at 80% efficiency. Kingwins arnt bad, my brother uses them with no problems, but I to would also go with the corsair-it has a higher wattage and a higher amp rating on the +12v rail (corsair is 52 amps, kingwin 45) which will give you more power for future expansion, even if its not quite as efficient.

As far as Hitachis, the older IDE drives, particularly the large ones, received the deathstar nickname because of high failure rates. Their SATA drives are much more reliable, I have 2 of them myself that run just fine no problems. That being said, I still prefer western digital.

Edited by the_patriot11, 13 March 2011 - 08:56 PM.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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 13 March 2011 - 08:55 PM

I'm a total idiot haha. I posted the wrong hard drive!
I meant two of these
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

I'd jump over to your suggestion instead for the HDD, but is there anything wrong with these?

As for the PSU, I can dig your suggestion and will go with it. It seems to be almost exactly the same product, and if you recommend the brand and it's cheaper, then it's all good.

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 08:59 PM

Western Digital makes pretty damn good hard drives in my opinion compared to Samsung. Nearly all my hard drives are Western Digital and i've got one that i bought 6 years ago and it is still working :)

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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 13 March 2011 - 09:01 PM

I would trust a samsung hard drive to, use them on occasion for customer builds.

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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 13 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

I'll keep the samsungs then if the community is divided on the issue haha.

Is there anything else I might want to alter?

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

The way i choose my hard drives is if they are available so first choice would be Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung.

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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 13 March 2011 - 09:04 PM

I'll keep the samsungs then if the community is divided on the issue haha.

Is there anything else I might want to alter?

That should be it!

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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 13 March 2011 - 09:05 PM

The way i choose my hard drives is if they are available so first choice would be Western Digital, Seagate, Samsung.


It really is coming down to price for me. I don't want to skimp on the graphics card or processor, so if I have to take a small hit on the HDD, so be it. I will remember Western Digital as the preferred, however :)

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:06 PM

lol not really divided. My first hard drive of choice is always WD like killer-never had a WD drive fail on me. That being said, I do use samsungs here and there and have yet to have one of theirs fail eitehr, with hard drives these days a lot is personal preference. These days, about the only ones that I see fail regularly are seagates. . .and even then, not that high. Over all looks like a good build, but out of curiousity, have you considered a blu ray drive?

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Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

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 13 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

Over all looks like a good build, but out of curiousity, have you considered a blu ray drive?


I've considered it, but I'm quite all right with just DVD quality for now. I figure the expense wouldn't be worth it. Are there advantages to a blu ray drive besides being able to...play blue rays? haha. I'm quite a noob with blu ray related things...

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:13 PM

There is a BluRay combo drive which can also play DVD's.

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