Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Gaming rig build..iput please?
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Gaming rig build..iput please? - Page 2

post #11 of 32
Jeees!!! so what if it's a 1000w it will suffice for extra future upgrades and never need replacing, If he can afford it get it no questions asked, It's a better psu.
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Jeees!!! so what if it's a 1000w it will suffice for extra future upgrades and never need replacing, If he can afford it get it no questions asked, It's a better psu.
my point exactly.
Obsidian lol
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core I7 950 MSI X58 Big Bang 2 x 6950's 12gb's Corsair Dominater 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
crucial C300 ssd dvd/cd RW Win 7 Pro 3 x LCD LED Samsung 23 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech backlit 1050 ABS Corsair obsidian 700D R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian lol
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core I7 950 MSI X58 Big Bang 2 x 6950's 12gb's Corsair Dominater 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
crucial C300 ssd dvd/cd RW Win 7 Pro 3 x LCD LED Samsung 23 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech backlit 1050 ABS Corsair obsidian 700D R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by OverCaffeinated View Post
To be honest, I'm kind of on a budget. I have to build everything from scratch, with no pre-existing parts, so I can't afford to dump a ton of money into a single part. I want it to be nice, but it doesn't need to be a powerhouse.

Basically, I'm looking for a durable rig that will meet my standard gaming needs....nice graphics and smooth gameplay at higher settings. My current laptop runs all of my games at recommended settings & can do just about whatever else I need it for, but I'm looking for something with more functionality and power that I can upgrade when I get more money later on.

With all the extra peripherals factored in (I think..) the price is roughly 1.7k. Is this a good setup? Is there anything I should consider changing? It's hard for me to not want to spend a little extra to get a better part, but money is sort of an issue, so I had to cut where I could. Also, I am looking into running dual GPUs with the SLI feature, but I've no idea if my PSU will be enough or if my CPU will bottleneck. I can't find much info at all on that.

CASE: Lian-Li PC-A71F
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k 3.3GHz
MOBO: ASUS P8P67 Pro
GPU: Asus GTX 560 Ti (I have heard many bad things about the Gigabye OC version of this card)
SOUNDCARD: ASUS Xonar DS 7.1
RAM: Patriot G Series 4GB DDR3
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB
COOLING: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus
OPTICAL DRIVES: Samsung SH-223 DVD R/W & Nippon Labs Delux 3.5" Internal All In One Card Reader/Writer
PSU: Corsair CMPSU-850TX 850W
MONITOR: ViewSonic VX2250WM-LED 22-Inch
Other things I won't bother listing: keyboard, mouse, speakers Win7

Will probably need to get a wireless adapter of some sort as well...

Any input is welcome.
Nice build!, Just swap out the hdd for a samsung spinpoint f3 1tb
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
Chewy's Chomper
(14 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel I7 6700k Asis Z170 Deluxe MSI GTX 1080 Gaming x 16GB Corsair vengence DDR4 3200 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung M2 256gb nvme Custom loop, 360+120 rads Windows 10 64bit Asus 28" MG28UQ 4K 
PowerCase
Seasonic X series 750w gold Corsair 400c 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chewy View Post
Jeees!!! so what if it's a 1000w it will suffice for extra future upgrades and never need replacing, If he can afford it get it no questions asked, It's a better psu.
We can follow that road all day long, in the end he'd be running a $10,000 rig. I prefer to recommend the best option that suits the posters needs. If he had stated future upgrade to SLI I would recommend a larger PSU. In any case, there are barely any rigs that pull 1000w. You're talking 980x tri/quad sli to get those numbers.
post #15 of 32
A 1000 watt PSU is a waste. You wont need more than ~700 in the next 2 years, by then the warranty will expire and the PSU will go caput.

If you're spending 1.7k on a build, why are you putting only 4GB of ram into it? Same thing about HD. Go for a solid performer like F3. You can get them for about ~$50-60 shipped. You can also consider getting a little bigger SSD. 30 GB would be enough to put Win7 on it, but not much else once you include the install files and the swap file. If you have a bunch of things you use all the time, you may consider installing them on the SSD. Try looking for a good 64GB SSD.

Something you may actually want to consider is if you want a 120 Hz monitor such as 2233RZ or VX2265wm. People have different opinions about them but I like mine.
Edited by j0zef - 5/17/11 at 11:17am
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.5 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 EVGA 980 Ti 16GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Evo 250 500GB, 2x 1TB F3 + 3TB Seagate GoFlex +... Optical Drive? You mean 5.25 Floppy drive? I go... Nh-D14 Win7 64. Diewin10die. 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse Pad
Cheap Sharkk gaming mouse. Last Mx518 died yea... Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
4690k @ 4.5 MSI Z97 Gaming 5 EVGA 980 Ti 16GB GSkill 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Evo 250 500GB, 2x 1TB F3 + 3TB Seagate GoFlex +... Optical Drive? You mean 5.25 Floppy drive? I go... Nh-D14 Win7 64. Diewin10die. 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardCase
XB270HU My girlfriend stole my other monitor. Damn women! Celeritas Phanteks Enthoo Pro 
MouseMouse Pad
Cheap Sharkk gaming mouse. Last Mx518 died yea... Puretrak Talent 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 32
Thread Starter 
1.7k as a "budget" considering my hardcore gamer friends will easily spend 3k on a new rig. It's not necessarily a tight budget, but it's one nontheless. And it's not just the tower components I'm alottig for -- I have to get everything from scratch for this one (keyboard and other peripherals included).

850W PSU because I plan on using SLI with my video card, and the newegg calculator said that's what I'd need to do that, also supported by a previous poster. I have no intentions of getting a 1000W, because honestly, that would be overkill. I don't want to have it for the sake of bragging rights, and I'm pretty sure I'll need a new PSU before I would need 1000W.

Quote:
If you're spending 1.7k on a build, why are you putting only 4GB of ram into it?
Another user pointed this out already. I'll go ahead and go for the 8gb, but I was under the impression that 4 would be enough to do what I wanted to do.

My headset is pretty basic...even with the slightly pricier ones I've owned, I'm not sure they would have required an amp..although if you had a better recommendation for a somewhat cheap, yet nice soundcard, I'd like to know what you think.

I've already looked into a cheaper case, less than $100...and so I would def. go with the larger and better HDD and upgraded RAM. Other than that..I'm still up in the air about the monitor. I imagine that I wouldn't be able to go to 25in until I can SLI the video cards.
post #17 of 32
Quick question, why not onboard sound?
post #18 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
Quick question, why not onboard sound?
I would ask the opposite, why onboard sound?
post #19 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
I would ask the opposite, why onboard sound?
Clearance issues with PCI cards when running SLI...

I've never had an issue with onboard sound, I could be missing out I suppose, but I've run 5.1 off of the 3 jacks with jack sensing before, and it sounded great...

I've always put it down to your speaker/headset quality.
post #20 of 32
its free, built into the mobo. no need to install any extra hardware. todays onboard sound cards arnt bad at all. but that said if you a real sound person you would be able to hear the diff. to me it sounds very similar
Obsidian lol
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core I7 950 MSI X58 Big Bang 2 x 6950's 12gb's Corsair Dominater 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
crucial C300 ssd dvd/cd RW Win 7 Pro 3 x LCD LED Samsung 23 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech backlit 1050 ABS Corsair obsidian 700D R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
Obsidian lol
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
core I7 950 MSI X58 Big Bang 2 x 6950's 12gb's Corsair Dominater 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
crucial C300 ssd dvd/cd RW Win 7 Pro 3 x LCD LED Samsung 23 inch 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech backlit 1050 ABS Corsair obsidian 700D R.A.T 7 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › Gaming rig build..iput please?