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

New Gaming rig - Page 2

post #11 of 23
I'd say 2500k, completely unnecessary to shell out another 100$ for the 2600k unless you want to extreme overclock, unnecessary for gaming.
Crucial 128 GB of SSD
8gb of 1600mhz memory(Corsair Vengence or G Skill Sniper/Ripjaws). Complete waste for 16 gb, you won't use all of it.
Z68, its pretty good and Ivy bridge ready mostly
Also, the 580 seems a bit overkill, but it's fine if you can afford it.
For cooling, I would go for a Hyper 212 plus or a XSPC Rasa kit. Maybe Corsair H60/70.
post #12 of 23
Thread Starter 
Okay so I will go with the 2500K & the Corsair PSU.

I really like WD HD's so I'll go with the 2TB Caviar Black.

Still leaves suggestions for MB (I like the looks of the ASRock, but have never used that brand, prefer ASUS, & or Gigabyte but you guys know more than me on the Sandy Bridge stuff), RAM (8GB of 1600 sounds good), CPU cooler, & Monitor.
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtfc3po View Post
I like the price & efficiency of the OCZ PSU vs the Corsair but I will give it another look.

Why 2500K vs 2600K? $100 is not that big a deal... If the 2500K actually overclocks higher than I'm all for it!

I like the idea of getting Z68 just because it is newer, Need MB suggestions...

Not that much more money for 16GB vs 8GB, you can never have too much RAM....

I will probably get the M4 128. Better to have it & not need it than need it & not have it... plus I have seen some arguments that SSD's degrade performance when they near their capacity....

Keep the advice coming in guys! That's why I posted!
2500k is all you need for gaming because the only thing the 2600k has over it is hyperthreading, which games don't utilize. If you were doing video editing then you would want 2600k.

As far as P67 vs Z68, the additional features that Z68 offers are kind of pointless unless you ever need to use the onboard video. However the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 is a nice little Z68 for $125. Also if you don't have a spare GPU it might be a good idea to be able to use the onboard video the Z68 has.
game rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro MSI 7970 2x2GB G Skill Ripjaw X 1600 CL6 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
samsung 830 XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm EK 7970 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG W2240 Ducky Corsair AX 850 
CaseMouse
Switch 810 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
game rig
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 2600k Asus P8P67 Pro MSI 7970 2x2GB G Skill Ripjaw X 1600 CL6 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
samsung 830 XSPC RX360 XSPC Raystorm EK 7970 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG W2240 Ducky Corsair AX 850 
CaseMouse
Switch 810 Razer Naga 
  hide details  
Reply
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
So this monitor for 1080p: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0

I'm not sure if I want to spend $300 for a 23" when I currently have a 22"? I would consider going to a higher resolution for a larger monitor but I don't want to spend $800+ for 580's in SLI....
Edited by rtfc3po - 10/4/11 at 7:51pm
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 23
asrock is made by asus i believe.


as far as monitors go, why lock in on 1920 x 1080? why not go for 1920 x 1200 or better? 27" is awesome size but gotta have higher resolution and therefore greater GPU. seriously, check out IPS monitors. Dell, HP makes nice ones which are affordable. Hint, dont buy this on newegg cuz you can find it cheaper elsewhere.
760T
(13 items)
 
LGA 775
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 EVGA GTX 1070 FTW G.Skill (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO Crucial C300 WD Caviar Black Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 HP Tt esports Poseidon Cherry MX Brown XFX XTR 550W Corsair 760T 
Mouse
Deathadder Chroma 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 ASUS P5N-E SLI eVga GTX570 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 128GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB Win 7 Home 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 225BW Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W Cooler Master elite Logitech G5 very large 
  hide details  
Reply
760T
(13 items)
 
LGA 775
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7-4770K Gigabyte GA-Z97X-Gaming G1 EVGA GTX 1070 FTW G.Skill (2x8GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung EVO Crucial C300 WD Caviar Black Corsair H110 
OSKeyboardPowerCase
Windows 7 HP Tt esports Poseidon Cherry MX Brown XFX XTR 550W Corsair 760T 
Mouse
Deathadder Chroma 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
E6850 ASUS P5N-E SLI eVga GTX570 2x2GB Crucial Ballistix 800MHz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
Crucial C300 128GB + WD Caviar Black 1TB Win 7 Home 64-bit Samsung SyncMaster 225BW Logitech 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
PC Power and Cooling Silencer 610W Cooler Master elite Logitech G5 very large 
  hide details  
Reply
post #16 of 23
I would be suspicious of the 8ms response time, you could get ghosting. It was my understanding that IPS monitors are not the best suited for gaming. They're more geared towards graphic designers and the like. I would look for something with a lower response time, around 2-4ms; again just my opinion.
post #17 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by rtfc3po View Post
So this monitor for 1080p: http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...ynote_irrank=0

I'm not sure if I want to spend $300 for a 23" when I currently have a 22"? I would consider going to a higher resolution for a larger monitor but I don't want to spend $800+ for 580's in SLI....

I find 23" more than adequate, but that's just me SLI can be a future upgrade, you definitely won't need it straight up, that card will eat anything alive.

Also, I know that being a member of certain car insurance companies over here gives me a 15% discount on Dell monitors, could be something similar in the US...?
Pseudo Alien
(18 items)
 
Soundwave
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI GTX 570 PE/OC Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Alienware Optx 23" 3D Alienware Optx 23" 3D Ducky Shine White LEDs MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX-650 Lancool PC-K62 Alienware TactX Logitech X-540 
OtherOther
NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Xigmatek White LED Orange Fans 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2537M GT540M G.Skill 1333mhz 2x4gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 
OSMonitorCaseMouse
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 11.6" Alienware M11X Razer Orochi 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Kabuto Alienware TactX Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
Pseudo Alien
(18 items)
 
Soundwave
(10 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2500k Asrock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3 MSI GTX 570 PE/OC Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung Spinpoint F3 Crucial M4 Samsung Blu-Ray Combo Drive Corsair H80 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Alienware Optx 23" 3D Alienware Optx 23" 3D Ducky Shine White LEDs MX Blue 
PowerCaseMouseAudio
Corsair HX-650 Lancool PC-K62 Alienware TactX Logitech X-540 
OtherOther
NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller Xigmatek White LED Orange Fans 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i5-2537M GT540M G.Skill 1333mhz 2x4gb OCZ Vertex 2 SSD 
OSMonitorCaseMouse
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 11.6" Alienware M11X Razer Orochi 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Kabuto Alienware TactX Headset 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 23
Thread Starter 
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
post #19 of 23
My vote is for the Asrock Extreme 4 Gen3
post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
so the 212+ or Corsair H series? which one?
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel® Core™2 Extreme Processor QX9650 (SLAWN) GIGABYTE GA-P35-DS4 Rev. 2.0 EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked 8GB (4 x 2GB) Corsair XMS DDR2 800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
128GB SSD (CT128M4SSD2) Samsung SH-S203N Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung P2770FH 27" Widescreen LCD 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
SteelSeries Merc Stealth PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad Antec Nine Hundred SteelSeries Sensei 
Mouse Pad
SteelSeries 9HD 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › New Gaming rig