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I apologize in advance, I have no idea where to post this.

I've spent a lot of time researching, reading reviews, looking at benchmarks, to come up with a really kick-ass gaming pc for a good value.

Since you all are experts at this stuff, I'm hoping you'll be able to point out better parts on a part-for-part basis, or possibly comment on why (if so) my set-up on a whole doesn't work or could be better.

Here's what I have.

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K ($224.99)
-Best bang for the buck it seems. + overclocking at some point. From gaming benchmarks, it seems the i7-2600k isn't really worth the price difference. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

GPU
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 ($169.99)
-Again, good value/performance. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
-frame rates/ quality is what matters, if you all think a certain card would definitely be better and worth the extra 50 or 100, suggest so.
-is NVIDIA actually better at AA than AMD cards? or is that just brand hype? I'm inclined towards nvidia, like the 570 ($330) but unless that's going to be an extremely noticeable improvement over the 6850, i'll stick with the better value.

Motherboard
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($119.99)
-Besides amount of certain ports, I'm sort of clueless on good motherboards
-Obviously this doesn't allow for SLI/Crossfire... I don't think I'll need that though. When my GPU starts sucking in a few years, I can just buy a better one, no?

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($89.99)

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($64.99)
-Not sure about the bare drive part. I guess I have to buy a cord to hook it to the mobo?

Optical Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ($20.99)

PSU
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply ($79.99)
-It's $50 off on newegg, good deal it seems. Other than wattage and modular-ness, not keen on PSU specifics.

Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case ($79.99)
-looks cool to me.
-I have no idea if the fan set up will cool my parts down enough though. probably though, has good ratings. I'm only using one GPU...
-good price for me

Monitor
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ($179.99)
-I like LED. 23" is a good size.
-I'll probably use good headphones rather than the speakers, which I assume won't be that great.


So yeah, will this set-up work? Do any of the parts conflict/ not work with each other? I intend to play modern FPS games at highest settings with decent frame rates (40/50+). I'll also play other types of games (starcraft II, rift, wow (maybe), etc.), but FPS's like crysis tend to be the most graphic intensive.

Also if there are any objectively better parts to be had, suggest away. I just want to play games at highest settings with good frame rates. This is the first time I'll be building a computer, so I really don't want it to be a $1200 brick. probably going to follow some online guide to building a desktop. It can't be too hard... anyway, suggest away!
    
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5-2500K GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Twin Frozr II/OC 560 Ti G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW Win7 Pro 64 bit ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED/LCD 
PowerCase
Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W CM690 II Advanced 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Spinpoint F3 1TB ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW Win7 Pro 64 bit ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED/LCD 
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Thermaltake TPX-775M Toughpower XT 775W CM690 II Advanced 
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post #2 of 26
I think everythings good. Try looking into MSI motherboards or Gigabyte. They have good P67 motherboards. If your into gaming and play for countless hours, you should at least invest in a good cpu cooler like the Corsair H70 or some Air cooling solution like CM V6GT or the likes to keep the temperature of your cpu down while gaming.

EDIT: I would prefer to use a different HDD because like Seagate or Western Digital. I use WD myself and it works great.
Edited by Yunarce - 6/3/11 at 2:08am
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Intel Core i7-860 MSI P55 GD-80 Sapphire HD5850 G.Skill Sniper 8gb (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR2) 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
WD CB 650GB Windows 7-64bit Chimei 23LH Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 
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Corsair 650w CM Storm Sniper 
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WD CB 650GB Windows 7-64bit Chimei 23LH Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 
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post #3 of 26
Yeah it seems pretty solid to me and i agree you should get a good cpu cooler. All you really need is a Hyper 212 plus. Its only $30 and it cools great.
post #4 of 26
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Originally Posted by keellota View Post
I apologize in advance, I have no idea where to post this.

I've spent a lot of time researching, reading reviews, looking at benchmarks, to come up with a really kick-ass gaming pc for a good value.

Since you all are experts at this stuff, I'm hoping you'll be able to point out better parts on a part-for-part basis, or possibly comment on why (if so) my set-up on a whole doesn't work or could be better.

Here's what I have.

CPU
Intel Core i5-2500K ($224.99)
-Best bang for the buck it seems. + overclocking at some point. From gaming benchmarks, it seems the i7-2600k isn't really worth the price difference. http://www.cpubenchmark.net/high_end_cpus.html

GPU
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6850 ($169.99)
-Again, good value/performance. http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html
-frame rates/ quality is what matters, if you all think a certain card would definitely be better and worth the extra 50 or 100, suggest so.
-is NVIDIA actually better at AA than AMD cards? or is that just brand hype? I'm inclined towards nvidia, like the 570 ($330) but unless that's going to be an extremely noticeable improvement over the 6850, i'll stick with the better value.

Motherboard
ASRock P67 PRO3 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($119.99)
-Besides amount of certain ports, I'm sort of clueless on good motherboards
-Obviously this doesn't allow for SLI/Crossfire... I don't think I'll need that though. When my GPU starts sucking in a few years, I can just buy a better one, no?

Memory
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 ($89.99)

Hard Drive
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive ($64.99)
-Not sure about the bare drive part. I guess I have to buy a cord to hook it to the mobo?

Optical Drive
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM ($20.99)

PSU
OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply ($79.99)
-It's $50 off on newegg, good deal it seems. Other than wattage and modular-ness, not keen on PSU specifics.

Case
RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case ($79.99)
-looks cool to me.
-I have no idea if the fan set up will cool my parts down enough though. probably though, has good ratings. I'm only using one GPU...
-good price for me

Monitor
ASUS VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers ($179.99)
-I like LED. 23" is a good size.
-I'll probably use good headphones rather than the speakers, which I assume won't be that great.


So yeah, will this set-up work? Do any of the parts conflict/ not work with each other? I intend to play modern FPS games at highest settings with decent frame rates (40/50+). I'll also play other types of games (starcraft II, rift, wow (maybe), etc.), but FPS's like crysis tend to be the most graphic intensive.

Also if there are any objectively better parts to be had, suggest away. I just want to play games at highest settings with good frame rates. This is the first time I'll be building a computer, so I really don't want it to be a $1200 brick. probably going to follow some online guide to building a desktop. It can't be too hard... anyway, suggest away!
To correct you on your posting. This would most likely go in the Intel Build logs sections under the Intel General section. You can have an admin move it, or you can repost it yourself. No need to be worried, just wanted to correct you on your posting so people can be of the most help to you.

Your build seems solid, although I personally would go with the 6870. Just to give yourself plenty of headroom. Besides if it is one of your first builds you will want to be able to play games for a good while without having to do a mandatory upgrade. Even though the 6850 will get you far, The 6870 will get you even farther. Hope the build goes well, and welcome to OCN. InerTia*
post #5 of 26
This would not go in the Intel Build Logs forum because this is not a build log. The only threads that can go in the Build Logs forums (AMD or Intel) are actual logs, not requests for help.

A build log is when all your parts are purchased and you are ready to start putting it together.

In other words: once you are done receiving help with your build, you can begin logging it.
Edited by TwoCables - 6/3/11 at 5:48am
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
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Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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It's a computer!
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i5-2500K @ 4.5GHz (1.368-1.384V fixed voltage) ASUS P8P67 EVO B3 (UEFI ver. 1850) GTX 780 ASUS DirectCU II (1228 / 6300, 1.180V) G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1866MHz, CL9 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (C:\) 250 GB Samsung 840 EVO (D:\) 150 GB WD VelociRaptor Samsung SH-S243N 24x DVD Burner 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Samsung SH-S203N 20X DVD Burner Thermaltake Frio Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 Retail AOC G2460PG (24" 1920 x 1080 144Hz G-SYNC) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Filco Majestouch 104-key Cherry MX Blues w/NKRO Corsair HX650 (Bronze, ordered on 12-12-2009) CM 690 Intellimouse Optical (1.1A) 1000Hz polling rate 
Mouse PadAudioAudio
Basic, but premium round X-Fi Titanium HD Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 (with 16 AWG Monster Cable... 
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post #6 of 26
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Originally Posted by Yunarce View Post
I think everythings good. Try looking into MSI motherboards or Gigabyte. They have good P67 motherboards. If your into gaming and play for countless hours, you should at least invest in a good cpu cooler like the Corsair H70 or some Air cooling solution like CM V6GT or the likes to keep the temperature of your cpu down while gaming.

EDIT: I would prefer to use a different HDD because like Seagate or Western Digital. I use WD myself and it works great.

I agree - the Gigabyte boards are called "durable" because they are just that, durable! Awesome boards with a lot of cool features, and a great bang for the buck! I also agree with the CPU cooler, however i would recommend an NH D14 over the H70, I recently built a machine with the h70 and also tried a d14 and got lower temps.

I disagree - The Spinpoint F3 is a FANTASTIC hard drive, i have now built over 50 machines using 1 in each, and a server using 3, they are all used in a lan center 24/7 and in 9 months we had 0 failed Hard Drives!!!!!
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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600. Dual 25" HP LCD 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Samsung Spinpoint F3 1 TB Samsung Blu-Ray Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600. Dual 25" HP LCD 
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post #7 of 26
If you are leaning towards an Nvidia card pay the xtra buck and get a 560 Ti. Very solid card and will run most any game on the market flawlessly. Plenty of overclocking headroom and they are made with some very nice custom coolers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814125369

My friend has been running this card for quite some time now and there has yet to be a game to challenge it. The new Mafia game was a blast on this beast.

Also that hard drive is the best choice (in my opinion) out there. It's an amazing drive in a 2 platter setup with 1TB and 32MB Cache why the heck not. Most drives this fast and size are 3 platter and well from what i read less dependable.
Edited by Lindyrig - 6/3/11 at 4:30pm
post #8 of 26
Anyway, welcome to ocn
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welcome to OCN . enjoy your stay here

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Intel Core i7 4770K ASRock Z87M Extreme4 eVGA GTX 680 2GB 12GB G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1x 60GB SSD 1x 500GB, 1x 640GB, 1x 1TB Asus something or other Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Acer H236HLbid (23" 1920x1080) 
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Asus VE198 (19". 1440x900) Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Seasonic X650 Antec P180 Mini White 
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post #10 of 26
Look into this CPU+MOBO combo:
Intel Core i5-2500K + GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3

Case is alright, but I'd rather suggest this case:
COOLER MASTER RC-692-KKN2 CM690 II

Get a Radeon 6870...doesn't cost much more.

Everything else looks fine.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
1TB Samsung F3, 2TB WD Green Asus DRW-1814BLT Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Westinghouse LVM-37W3 
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