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#1 brian1963

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 01:36 PM

My “FIRST” build??!!?? :scratchhead: I am looking for opinions and thoughts on my choices. It started with me wanting to upgrade my current HP Pavilion m9250t to 3D.Not worth it. So after months of research (note: very bad on reading reviews 10 bad out of 1000 I think what if that happens to me :( ) I would like an all around computer and be able to upgrade. I like to play games watch movies listen to music (over 300 hundred movies on hard drive and 15000 songs) I plan on hooking up to my Yamaha AV receiver and to my Samsung 3D TV. I picked 1st CPU 2ND Motherboard with thought of video card 3RD video card 4th case 5TH sound card (not sure if I even need, kind of afterthought) 6th RAM. Have not picked hard drive, thinking 1TB and using one or both 500GB drives from old computer, (HELP)??Would like to have blue ray, 3D DVD would like it to write both not sure yet on kind (HELP)??Power HOW MUCH?? Sorry if too much info.
Here are my picks: :thumbsup: or :thumbdown: Have not bought anything yet!!!

CPU: Intel i7-2700 sandy bridge
Motherboard: Gigabyte G1.Sniper
Video Card: Gigabyte GV-N660C-2G GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (mid tower)
Sound card: OMEGA Claro Halo 24-bit 192 KHz PCI Interface (not even sure if needed)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB)
Hard Drive or drives:???
Power:???
I Have learned a lot (or maybe not☺) may be in over my head.
Thanks in advance for any help. b.blacka60@gmail.com

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:56 PM

What is your budget? Also, what level of quality, in terms of visuals, are you wanting with games?

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 04:01 PM

I'd probably get a quality 550w psu unless you plan to go SLI in the future. Then maybe consider an 850 or higher depending on the video card requirements.

HDD comes down to personal preference. You could save money by using your old drives but you'd get better performance out of a Sata 3. Especially if you can afford a SSD for your boot drive and a standard drive for storage.

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Posted 01 October 2012 - 09:22 PM

16GB of ram is a overkill especially if it's for gaming, 8GB should be more then enough.

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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 October 2012 - 01:21 PM

I would probably go for a 2500 or 2500k instead of a 2700. I don't think the clock difference is worth the price difference IMHO. Tell us about your budget and we can make more specific recommendations.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

16GB of ram is a overkill especially if it's for gaming, 8GB should be more then enough.


Really? I'm using up all of my 8gb frequently, windows keeps telling me to close programs. I have 2 browsers open with a ton of windows and Battlefield Play 4 free open plus Windows fences on desktop. I need a minimum of 12-16gb
OP should check windows task manager and see how much ram is being used under heavy conditions and make a decision from there. I'd suggest a minimum of 16gb preferrably 2x8gb sticks

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 07:28 PM

Browsers shouldn't take to much up of the memory even with a game on.

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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 02 October 2012 - 08:49 PM

Browsers shouldn't take to much up of the memory even with a game on.


It is what it is. I do have a lot of shortcuts on my desktop plus fences. 8gb is not neccessarily overkill, at least not for me, don't assume just b'cos you don't need more than 8gb everbody else falls into the same parameters. Your experience will differ from his and mine no?

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

8GB of Fast DDR3 memory is all you need. Especially for a gaming build. There are very few games that consume over 1-1.5GB of RAM.

You only need more than 8GB of RAM (when it actually is useful)when you're running a number of resource-heavy applications simultaneously. Server grade/workstation stuff requires 16GB+

Edited by ReviverSoft, 02 October 2012 - 09:34 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 11:19 PM

8GB of Fast DDR3 memory is all you need. Especially for a gaming build. There are very few games that consume over 1-1.5GB of RAM.

You only need more than 8GB of RAM (when it actually is useful)when you're running a number of resource-heavy applications simultaneously. Server grade/workstation stuff requires 16GB+


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 12:04 AM

I've got to agree. Earlier today, I was running Photoshop, Premiere, Dreamweaver, and a browser window with ~10 tabs and still had memory to spare. Premiere and Photoshop can hog some memory, but to really create issues with 8GB you have to be running something serious. Autodesk Maya, bio/chem/physics modelling, that sort of stuff.
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Posted 03 October 2012 - 01:57 AM

Not really, I might take a screenshot and post it up here. I have 2 browsers open, each with 10+ tabs. Opera alone is eating up 1.5 gig, BfP4F 550Mb, IE9 1.83gig=3.88 gig which is the majority of the 5.69 gig i'm currently using. I used to have 12gb installed and have used 11+ gigs on several occasions, so 16gigs is definitely not overkill, it just depends on your usage patterns.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:12 PM

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:28 PM

Budget is i want to stay under $1,400.as is with anyone i like to get the most for my money but am willing to push my budget :wacko:!! I have a nice HD monitor but am going to hook up to my 55" 3D TV. want to watch 3D movies through my system. Thats how this all started.So every thing that needs to be has to be able to run or support 3D.as for the sound card it was kind of an after thought most likely will wait and see. I will be running my sound through my Yamaha AV receiver. About the ram 8 should be enough for me i only do 1 or 2 things at a time on my computer. but i thought you could never have to much RAM?? it doesn't cost that much.
Have changed to the Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K
Thanks for all your input

Edited by brian1963, 05 October 2012 - 04:32 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 04:02 PM

these are my picks coast $1,178.92 less OS
NZXT Crafted Series Phantom Black / Green Trim Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Model #PHAN-002GR

GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Model #:G1.Sniper 3

GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 660 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Model #:GV-N660OC-2GD

Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K
Model #:BX80623i52550K

Intel 520 Series Cherryville SSDSC2CW120A3K5 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Model #:SSDSC2CW120A3K5

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
Model #:F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Model #:WD5000AAKX




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