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Building A Gaming Computer, Advice Needed


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#1 nicksabeast

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Posted 30 June 2012 - 10:36 PM

Hello, I am building my first gaming PC and I wanted to put my list of parts out there for anyone willing to help me/give me advice about them.

1.ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
2.Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
3.4 x 8GB CORSAIR Vengeance 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory (32 GB total)
4.NZXT Phantom PHAN-001RD Red Steel / Plastic Enthusiast ATX Full Tower Computer Case
5.CORSAIR Professional Series Gold AX1200 (CMPSU-1200AX) 1200W
6.LG Electronics Internal SATA 12x Super Multi Blu-ray RW Player with 3D Playback
7.Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
8.SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (OC Edition)
9.CORSAIR H80 (CWCH80) High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
10. Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
11. SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

I would love to hear your feedback about any of these components that I shouldn't buy, components that are cheaper than these that preform the same, or components that I do not have listed that I should.

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#2 killerx525

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 12:07 AM

1. A ATX motherboard is preferable for a gaming system.
2. 8GB of ram is more then enough for gaming.
3. 1200W is a overkill for a single gpu, a 650W is more then enough.
4. I would look at a GTX670 or 7970 rather then the 6950 as that is outdated.

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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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Posted 01 July 2012 - 10:17 PM

I think I am going to Crossfire two 6950s

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:15 AM

Your better off with a single card as not all games support Crossfire.

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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 02 July 2012 - 02:32 PM

It's not exactly support per se, but scaling. Few games scale 100% with multiple cards. If you already have a single 6950 and want to Crossfire another, that does make more sense, otherwise it would be best to get a Radeon 7970 or a GTX 680.

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