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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:56 PM
Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:59 PM
Edited by nick779, 24 April 2012 - 08:10 PM.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:49 PM
Overclocking will work, but you will most likely shorten its lifespan. That monitor is also not 1080p. For gaming, I would shift my focus to a higher-end GPU and perhaps scale back the CPU. Here's an idea:
Case: LIAN LI K60B - A standard mid-ATX case that can handle most graphics cards. $59
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth 990FX AM3+ - This is a higher-end motherboard designed for gamers and enthusiasts designed for AM3+ CPU's. This allows for both Crossfire and SLI. $184
CPU: AMD FX-8120 Zambezi 3.1GHz - In most games, this is roughly equal to an Intel 2500k. This is a good CPU, but it uses a fairly radical design blending two independent cores together while having them share certain initial stages and cache. The end result is similar to an AMD version of Intel's HyperThreading that handles highly parallel applications very well. The downside is that although the CPU can overclock quite well, its power consumption goes up by quite a bit. $189
Heatsink and Fan: XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm - Although Intel and AMD include a capable cooler in the box, they aren't that good. This is a quiet and efficient cooler at a good price. Look up how to apply thermal paste to an HDT cooler before you install it as the traditional "Dot-in-the-middle" method isn't quite as effective with HDT. $29
GPU: HIS H785F2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB - This is a solid mid-range GPU that can handle most games very well. The 7850 hovers between a GTX 560 and 570. The ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB is an even higher-end card. $239
PSU: ENERMAX NAXN 82+ ENM750AWT 750W - This should be more than enough for what you're doing. $129
RAM: Patriot Gamer 2 Series 8GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 8GB is more than enough for most gamers. If you're doing some hardcore rendering, you may want more. $69
HDD: Samsung by Seagate Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ/ST500DM005 500GB - This should be enough. If you have another data drive you can use, you can supplement it with an SSD like the Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB. $79
ODD: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - A basic drive is all you need. $18
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM - You need this. $99
Monitor: ASUS VS229H-P Black 21.5" 5ms (GTG) HDMI IPS-Panel LED - This is an IPS monitor at a good refresh rate. I prefer IPS monitors over traditional TN becuase of visual quality. This is a 1080p monitor with HDMI. With all games, your maximum framerate is limited by your monitor's refresh rate, in this case, it is a standard 60 Hz. Your computer may put out more than 60 FPS but with VSync, you won't notice it. That is, unless you specifically turn it off in-game. Once you go past your monitors refresh rate, you risk screen tearing. $164
Grand Total: $1,267 (Before taxes rebates and shipping)
Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:25 PM
Edited by nick779, 24 April 2012 - 10:27 PM.
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:18 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:07 AM
Your Mainboard looks good but I think this is better MSI Z77A-GD55 $150
Another Option is MSI Z77A-G45 $140
Don't forget anti static wrist strap( you can get a pad too) maybe some nitrile gloves while you are at it.
And best practice is to assemble on tile or wood floor as opposed to carpet due to static generation.
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