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#1 IVIadness

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 07:11 AM

Hello Bleeping computer. Im wondering if this setup of components will work and be able to run games like battlefield 3 and skyrim at max or near max settings. Also if i will be able to upgrade my ram later on however first a bit of intro this will be my first ever self made pc we have normally bought from people who have well made it for us i have 2 very capable people to help me however first i would like to find out what stuff to buy so without further ado here is the list

Motherboard:ASUS LGA 1155 SATA 6Gbps USB 3.0 Supported Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2400 Motherboards P8Z68-V PRO

Processor:Intel Core i7-2600K Processor 3.4GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1155

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB ( 2 x 4 GB ) DDR3 1600 MHz

Graphics card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 1280MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 2.0 Graphics Card

Case:Fractal design R3/NZXT Technologies H2 Classic Silent Midtower Chassis CS-NT-H2-B

Power supply: Corsair CMPSU-850HX 850-Watt HX Professional Series

Hard drive: Western Digital WD2002FAEX Caviar Black 2 TB Desktop Hard Drive

Optical drive:Samsung 22X DVD/RW SATA Drive SH-S223C/BEBE

OS:windows 7 ultimate or homepremium 64bit

So will this all work together? Is it a good gaming rig is there enough ram? thanks for the help PS. my resolution is 1080x1920 (or the other way around)

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:43 AM

Yep, that looks all fine and compatible. You should get Home Premium because the features in Ultimate are not gonna be used for gaming. 8GB is plenty of ram for gaming. The 570 should do fine for that resolution :)

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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 05 August 2011 - 04:32 PM

Sweet will i need a fan for the processor? and thats really it.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:03 PM

A fan should come in the CPU's retail packaging. That should be more than enough RAM for gaming since most games don't have 64-bit executables.

There are a few things you may want to think about before clicking "buy" on this system. First, for about the same price, you can get a Radeon 6970 which should outperform the GTX 570. The MSI R6970-2PM2D2GD5 Radeon HD 6970 2GB or the Diamond 6970PE52G Radeon HD 6970 would do well. Next, to keep future upgrade paths open, I would choose a larger full ATX case as the longer, high performance cards will probably be too big to fit or cause overheating issues in Crossfire. A NZXT Phantom PHAN-001WT case would do well. Finally, keep in mind that AMD's new AM3+ Bulldozer CPU's should be out towards the end of September. Their flagship CPU, the FX-8150P should perform similarly to the one you selected and be cheaper, hopefully, causing Intel to drop their prices. You should either wait to upgrade or go for an AM3+ system now, then upgrade the CPU at release. By the way, have you considered a solid state disk?

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

Th advantage of using AMD processors is that if you get a really good motherboard, chances are that you can upgrade to new processor in the future.

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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 05 August 2011 - 08:23 PM

Im planning to order all of this and hopefully have it in the post by october the chassis looks good + since im hoping this computer will last awhile it should hopefully have room for the as you say bigger cards. Since im planning to order all of this after september it wouldnt be too bad to wait for the bulldozer cpus to either get one or a cheaper (hopefully) intel. I am a bit of a Nevidia fanboy however if a cheaper card produces better results and will work longer or at the same price im happy to get it. I dont have much epxerience with pcs so what is a solid state disk.I guess thats it thanks and yeah hopefully ill be able to get a Better setup than i had :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 10:36 PM

Are you in the US? If not, the links above will not be very useful since Newegg only ships to US customers. A solid state disk (SSD) is a hard drive with no moving parts which uses NAND memory chips. This has the benefits of being more durable and much faster than traditional platter-based hard drives. However, the cost is far higher. I use a 120GB Intel SSD, which is around $200 or so. Windows starts up really fast as does anything on that drive. I'm also lowering the amount of electricity my PC uses by having Windows shut down the other tradditional hard drives when not in use, relying on the SSD for Windows and my most frequently used applications. SSD's are also very power efficient, making them perfect for laptops too.

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Posted 05 August 2011 - 11:30 PM

A 512GB SSD costs around $900 which is really expensive <_<

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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 06 August 2011 - 12:29 AM

...and which is why no one gets an SSD of that size. SSD's, for those of us who don't have buckets of cash, are often used to store the OS and a few highly used applications. The remaining content, music, pictures, games, and other applications, get stored on a traditional drive.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 12:35 AM

Well i would love to store all my 100GB of installed games on a SSD :wink:

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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 06 August 2011 - 02:05 AM

Im in Australia but fear not i found the chassis on amazon out of interest killer do you know of MSY computers? in ascot vale or something
so thankyou all

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:00 AM

Yes, i know MSY. I would assume you are located in NSW since you mentioned the ascot vale branch. I buy all of my parts there and last friday i was there to buy the parts for my new computer which i built. I'm pretty sure they have those parts but MSY sometimes don't have the parts you want. My tip to you is always reserve the parts after you are happy with the chosen parts or risk wasting your time going there and not getting all the parts. Also if you use credit card to pay, you will be charged 2% surcharge or you can pay cash which i usually do. Depending on the branch, you might be lucky that they pick up the phone so you can reserve the parts but if they don't pick up then they are probably really busy at the time of calling. Send them a email to reserve those parts and that always work.

>Michael 
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 06 August 2011 - 04:12 PM

Im actually in melbourne but on a different note would the Nevidia GTX 580 1.5 gig be better?

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 05:59 PM

A GTX 580 1.5GB would be more expensive and offer better slightly framerates. However, I don't think the cost difference between a 6970 and a 580 is worth it. Both will offer great performance regardless. The Radeon HD 7000 series (A.k.a. Southern Islands) should be out in the next few months. First samples have already been shown at AMD's Fusion Summit and some are speculating a September release with AMD still giving a 2011 release date.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 07:03 PM

I just compared the price between the 2 cards at MSY and it is roughly $100 the difference, so the GTX580 is more expensive.

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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
Games: APB: Reloaded, Hours played: 3100+  System2: Late 2011 Macbook Pro 15inch   OFw63FY.png





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