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post #1 of 12
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Just wondering what you guys think of my current gaming pc.


Case: Antec DF-85 Full size tower
PSU: CoolerMaster 700W Silent Pro
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-P55-USB3 ATX (Rev 1.0)
CPU: Intel i7 870 quad core @ 2.93Ghz (Turbo takes it to 3.4) With a CoolerMaster V6GT cooler.
RAM: 4GB Kingston DDR3 1600hz
Graphics Card: ASUS Radeon HD 6950 1GB DDR5
Monitor: 24" BenQ LCD
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Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
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Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
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post #2 of 12
Coolermaster PSU's are good all rounders I believe

How much are the prices you are paying for each of those parts?

i5 2500k is the biggest bang for buck cpu at the moment, and seriously gives the extreme cpu's a run for their money at a fraction of the cost. Can you go that far? Don't know your budget :/

Graphics card is good too, but if you can push it, I'd would try and grab a reference design 2Gb version, because you can flash the BIOS to effectively make it a 6970

I would choose a different cooler too

Edit: In regards to the post below, I didn't realise OP said i7, but yes LGA1155 would be a good choice at the moment, and the 2500k will see you through your requirements for many years yet
Edited by SgtMunky - 7/20/11 at 2:32am
post #3 of 12
For Intel, I'd recommend a 1155 socket at this moment.
    
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Samsung F1 250GB Samsung F4 1.5TB HF-512 Windows 7 SP1 x64 
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post #4 of 12
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Lol, I probably should have said in my original post, this iis what I have at the moment, not what Im buying.

I was just curious to how it stacked up.
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Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
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ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by SKULLTRA1L View Post
For Intel, I'd recommend a 1155 socket at this moment.
Nice name

OP: Get a 2500k. Better than the 870 (overclocks better too) and cheaper. Will require an 1155 mobo though.
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post #6 of 12
I'd say that you could probably use a quality 600W psu. From what I hear CM PSUs are overpriced for what they do (wish I knew that before). An LGA1155 build would probably be more worth it right now.
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post #7 of 12
It seems fine for a mid-range gaming build. Here's the more important question: how well does it run the games that you play?
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD Samsung 840 Pro SATA SSD WD Black 4TB HDD ASUS CD/DVD-RW 
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Samsung 950 Pro M.2 SSD Samsung 840 Pro SATA SSD WD Black 4TB HDD ASUS CD/DVD-RW 
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Corsair H115 Windows 10 Home x64 LG 34UC97 Dell U2713HM 
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post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quite well. Runs Battlefield Bad Company 2 at a solid 60fps. Which I wasnt getting until I got my current GPU. The main game I have troubles with is Grand Theft Auto IV. But really, who doesnt have issues with that?

The only thing I really can see myself upgrading is my RAM, to 8 GB. I'd upgrade my CPU, but I'd also have to do my mobo, and that'd be a bit costly, specially when it seems to be working quite well right now.

Mostly I just wanted to know what sort of tier mine stands at, like low or mid or high end. I have no idea, lol.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
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My Pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
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post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
What sort of motherboard do you guys recommend?

Cos I wouldnt mind getting the i7 2600, and as such need a new motherboard.

I have no idea what makes a good mobo, to be honest. And I cant really spend a whole lot on one. Say around the $200 mark?
My Pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
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My Pc
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 2600K GA-Z68XP-UD5 Gigabyte GTX980 Ti G.Skill Sniper 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Western Digital WD Green 2TB WD20EARX LG Dual Layer DVD Writer CoolerMaster V6GT CPU cooler Windows 7 64-Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
ASUS 27" LED Asus 24" LCD Razer Black Widow EVGA SuperNova 850W G2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Cooler Master HAF XB Logitech G502s Razer Goliathus Logitech Z06 5.1 Surround  
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post #10 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ragnarok05 View Post
What sort of motherboard do you guys recommend?

Cos I wouldnt mind getting the i7 2600, and as such need a new motherboard.

I have no idea what makes a good mobo, to be honest. And I cant really spend a whole lot on one. Say around the $200 mark?
First off the 2600k is a waste for gaming. 2500k all the way. The best motherboard for you would be the Asus p8p67 pro.

Cooler Master PSUs are garbage for the most part. Check out Tator Tots recommended PSU guide. I'm really surprised to see people on OCN not bashing your choice.. Maybe it's the time of night or something?
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