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#1 thirdeye00

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:55 PM

Budget Range: under 2,000 [1500ish]

System Usage: Gaming. Mostly playing SWTOR...highest setting possiable

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, havent really used this option. any ideas?

Monitor Resolution: Will be using two19in monitors at the moment. Might upgrade one to like a 22in and still use the other 19in if possible

Additional Comments: Like to this built to be upgradeable and be able to last

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 $29

MoBo: Not for sure about motherboards..Need help here.. $129
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
or?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269

PSU: CORSAIR 850W Should be enough with OCing? $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

Harddrive: Seagate 2TB $119 Might downgrade to 1TB or 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681

SSD: Crucial 128gb big enough? $164
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148448

Ram: 8gb $50 any tips
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

GPU: Im still up in the air for GPU...GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130768

Case:Rosewill $90 open for ideas... like cable management, fans
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147107

This system is basically for playing SWTOR for now. But want to leave my opinions open for other uses i might need for it. Also would like to make this a system to last and able to upgrade. Thanks ahead for any feedback

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

Can't really pick apart you build. If pushed, I would go a 256gig M4. They were on sale for $269 a couple weeks ago. The $129 mobo will work fine, the PCIE spacing works well with SLI should you go that way.

Cases, look at the Corsair Carbide Series 400R. I picked up one of these a couple months ago for $69, it was a bargain. Haven't used it yet, but I can't resist deals.

Those GTX 680s are looking mighty attractive...............assuming you find one in stock.

Absolute rock solid power supply. Almost gold efficiency. I read one test and they pulled over 1000 watts out of it, and it was still in the 80plus bronze range.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 06:50 PM

You should change the cooler to something else if you want to do some high overclocking.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:07 PM

Maybe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

The 212 and 212 EVO are pretty close to the top of the heap for air coolers. You either have to go liquid cooling or step up to some monster size air coolers to better the temps.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 10:31 AM

If you want a performance cooler then this would do the job, i have used it on a 2600K and it performs neck and neck with the Corsair H100.

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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 24 March 2012 - 11:38 AM

Thanks. I talked to a couple people and they have tried to steer me away for the ASRock motherboards, since they are still alittle new. And maybe lead towards GIGABYTE or ASUS. Any thoughts?

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 12:58 PM

What other games are you going to be playing with this system? I ask because the GTX 680 is very much overkill for SWTOR and most other games. I use an older Radeon 5850 with SWTOR, Mass Effect 3, and The Witcher 2 with max settings. That PSU is very good, but the capacity is meant more for people using Crossfire or SLI. With single GPU systems, even overclocked, a 600W unit would be more than enough. I would also strongly suggest changing cases if you are going to be doing SLI or Crossfire, or using a high-end GPU like the Radeon 7900's or GTX 680. This is due to thermal and spacing issues, go for a Full ATX if possible. I've always been a fan of Lian LI cases, but really liked the Cooler Master Cosmos line. I use a very similar cooler on my PC, a variant of the XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283, and do like it quite a bit. Make sure with HDT coolers you use the "Double Line" method of putting thermal paste on as the "Dot in the Middle" method isn't very effective with these designs. If you want to save a little cash, you could go AMD with the AMD FX-8120 paired with the ASUS Sabertooth 990FX. I use a similar system but with an FX-8150, which is really just a higher clocked version of the 8120, and get excellent results. ASRock is Asus' budget brand with fewer features, if you have the money, get Asus. You also need a copy of Windows.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

Thanks. I talked to a couple people and they have tried to steer me away for the ASRock motherboards, since they are still alittle new. And maybe lead towards GIGABYTE or ASUS. Any thoughts?


Like http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781 ?

I have no problem with motherboard manufacturers although I tend to avoid the "3 letter" OEMs (MSI and ECS) due to problems many years ago. I have 3 builds with ASRock boards, all AMD, and no customer complaints yet. Both my personal rigs use Gigabyte Intel boards and are solid, long in the tooth, but solid. The only real problem children now are Gigabyte 2011 boards,but as far as I know, their 1155/Z68 offerings are fine.

All of that being said, I would likely use an Asus as my next board, all else being equal.

this A little steep. Personally, for that price, I would go liquid. I have a Mugen II on my i7 920, and I can't use all of my mem slots.

Edited by dpunisher, 24 March 2012 - 03:27 PM.

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:14 PM

Not much of a fan of the CPU cooler and the case could be better. I have the coolmaster V6 GT (MAKE SURE IT FITS IF YOUR GONNA BUY THIS ONE. ITS BIG). Idling is like runs form 1-3C. browser goes form 1 to 33 C (usually stays in single digits). Gaming runs form 18-44C (usually around 20ish). I do have a cheap thin case so this could be the reason why my computer is so cool. You case looks pretty good, kinda like mine.

As for the rest I donno anything about that.

Edited by CalusBlade, 24 March 2012 - 11:14 PM.


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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:29 AM

Not much of a fan of the CPU cooler and the case could be better. I have the coolmaster V6 GT (MAKE SURE IT FITS IF YOUR GONNA BUY THIS ONE. ITS BIG). Idling is like runs form 1-3C. browser goes form 1 to 33 C (usually stays in single digits). Gaming runs form 18-44C (usually around 20ish). I do have a cheap thin case so this could be the reason why my computer is so cool. You case looks pretty good, kinda like mine.

As for the rest I donno anything about that.

What software are you using to check your temperatures? 1-3C is not possible with a CM V6 GT, a really good custom watercooling setup is required to achieve those temperatures. You should check the BIOS which usually gives a accurate temperature unless your temperature sensor is broken.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:53 AM

I use like coretemp, hwmonitor.

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:16 AM

Have you checked your BIOS for the temperature?

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 10:07 AM

yea it says 27C

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:05 AM

So your idle is 27C as 1-3C is not possible.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:17 PM

I have also had a good experience with ASRock, especially their Fatal1ty gaming boards.

Might want to try their Fatal1ty Performance for $129

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157253

Also, you might want to pay a little more for a i7 2600K CPU.




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