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[First time] Finalizing computer setup

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#1 gipoy


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 04:10 PM

Hello, please let me know about my computer setup listed below and let me know what you think, also, if you would like to suggest a new part, read the NOTE below.

NOTE: Should you want to suggest a new part, please refer to the website listed below; I live in a 3rd world country, which means that I have a poor selection available as well as overpriced components.


Purpose: Gaming
Planning on ordering as soon as possible.
Would like to run games such as Battlefield 3, SWTOR, Sc2, Diablo at ULTRA, will this build make it possible?

Budget: $1600; all of the parts below sum up to 1368$

CPU: 3.4 GHz - i7-2600K 8M/LGA1155 (2500k not available, only 2500)

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V PRO ATX (DDR3)

VGA: Asus ENGTX570/2DI/1280MD5 GeForce GTX 570 1.28GB DDR5 (Supports SLI)

RAM: 2X Kingston 4GB DDR3-1333 PC3-10600 ( 8GB )

Case: http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1325&ID=1968 (Need your input on this one, enough space for SLI in the future? Enough cooling?)


PSU: Thermaltake W0356RE Litepower 700W (Enough?; suggest one from here http://pcandparts.com/must.htm if not)

CPU Cooler(For overclocking): ThermalTake CLP0564 Frio for LGA1366, LGA1156/5& LGA775 CPU Cooler

I also need a UPS due to the power outages in this country(Lebanon), I wouldn't want my computer getting fried on the first day; not sure how much VA I need or what a good brand is, if anyone could suggest one from here http://pcandparts.com/drives.htm , I'd appreciate it.

Thank you for your time & please let me know what you think.

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#2 DJBPace07


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Posted 24 November 2011 - 06:12 PM

CPU: Good choice, but the only difference between the "K" versions and the non-"K" ones is the processor being unlocked. If you don't believe you will be overclocking, spending the money on a 2600K seems like a waste. Normally, I would have suggested an AMD system to save money, but looking at that website, you wouldn't save much at all.

GPU: That works. If you can get a Radeon 6950 for a lower price, that is similar to the GTX 570 in terms of performance.

Case: I don't suggest Mid-ATX cases with high performance graphics cards, especially if believe you will be using multiple GPU's. I didn't see any full ATX cases there, the Cooler Master RC-500-KKN1-GP Sileo 500 Full ATX, I believe was a typo as the link goes to a mid-ATX version. Whichever case you choose, make sure it can hold a large graphics card and can use many fans.

You will also need a copy of Windows 7. As for a UPS, I haven't a clue where to begin. For home use, most UPS systems provide just enough power to gracefully shut down your PC and offer cleaner power to your computer. Tripp-Lite has a great page to help you get started.



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