Originally Posted by jfish26101
Hello everyone. It was recommended to me that I give this site a look so decided to post my latest thoughts on my upcoming build then spend some time this weekend reading some discussions. I've heard from a few people that this is a great site so hoping for some good feedback.
Looking to build a new gaming machine. I bought a Dell XPS in Jan '05 but it is starting to get outdated. Even with the low min recs for SWTOR, it can't run it. Here is the build with a few thoughts:
(OC'd to 4.5-4.8+ GHz)
GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti
(eventually add 2nd card)
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB DDR3 1600
(eventually double to 16)
SSD: Crucial C300 64GB SATA III
HD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB
CD Drive: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
MB: Z68 but which? Prefer to stick with ASUS based on reviews.
PSU: Is 750w enough after OC and upgrades? 850w?
Cooling: Suggestions? Is this
enough? Does the case make much difference?
The SSD will most likely just have our OS and a couple of programs we use on a daily basis. I would like to get a 120-128GB SSD so I can put whatever my current game is on the SSD but can't justify the cost giving what small increase in load times it might have (most people seem to think it wont affect it much at all). If the prices fall, I would probably look at a larger SSD but I'm afraid of the cheaper brands right now.
Thoughts? Thanks in advance for any advice and feedback you can give.
I'm giving you a better & more powerful gaming build.
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- asus p8p67 pro rev3.1
ram- 8gb corsair vengeance/gskill ripjawsX
psu- corsair tx750 v2/tx750 m
pc case- cooler master 690II advanced
cooler- corsair H60/cooler master hyper 212+
hdd- 1tb western digital cavair black
ssd- ocz vertex3 60gb
optical drive- asus 24x dvd rw
Hope you like this setup.