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I'm trying to assemble a gaming pc for the next 4-5 years. Could you give me an advice on what could be changed for better performance/price or I'm missing a piece or two for LCS (without knobs and tubes)? I'm aware that I'd have to upgrade (or add another) video card with time.

CASE____Corsair Obsidian 800D
CPU_____Intel CORE i7-2700k 3.5GHz
GPU_____PowerColor HD 6990 LCS Edition 4GB GDDR5
PSU_____Corsair CMPSU-1050HXEU 1.05KW
RAM_____Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4x4GB 1600MHz
HDD_____WD Caviar Black 3.5" 2TB
BOARD___INTEL X79 LGA2011 DDR3 RAID USB3 ATX
FANS____From be-quiet.net
LCS_____Radiator: Swiftech MCR320-XP eXtreme Performance
________Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir for Laing DDC
________Waterblock: CPU Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Performance
________Pump: Swiftech MCP35X 12V DC Pump

Sums up to about ~$3200 (most of the parts I have to buy localy and they cost a bit more than shipped from the US).


Thanks.
post #2 of 15
It should only take you a few hours to build a PC, not 4 - 5 years biggrin.gif

Either way, you PSU is miles over spec, you should be aiming at a 700w psu at most.

Why are you getting the 6990? If you're planning for two then fine, if not then get 2x 6950. Tbh though, if you're not planning on multi screen gaming then have a look at the new GTX560ti 448. They will probably be more powerful than the 6950.

What is the make and manufacturer of the motherboard?

Don't bother with a 2TB system drive, go with a 60gb M4 with a 1TB storage drive.

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post #3 of 15
Wait..

The board you have listed is a X79 board, they only work with the 2011 chips.

You have a 2700k which is a 1155 board. So that's the first issue. Can't say anything about the watercooling as I have no idea.

The case is great, I would change the power supply to a Seasonic platinum 1000W if you require that much power, which that build really doesn't but it does come with a 7 year warranty so that's something to consider.

Everything else looks fine. Just fix the board tongue.gif
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Skip the 3.5TB HDD. Way too expensive right now.Grab a SSD and a small storage drive if needed. I'd 2nd the new 448 core 560Ti,2 of these in SLi will scream.In fact one will equal a 580 when overclocked.I would also rec. going with a 1155/2600K. As for PSU,if you go with the 560Ti's you would need no more than 750w.
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Skip the 3.5TB HDD. Way too expensive right now.Grab a SSD and a small storage drive if needed. I'd 2nd the new 448 core 560Ti,2 of these in SLi will scream.In fact one will equal a 580 when overclocked.I would also rec. going with a 1155/2600K. As for PSU,if you go with the 560Ti's you would need no more than 750w.

No it won't, it's on par with the GTX570.
post #6 of 15
the board you have isn't compatible with the CPU. if you want 1155 get a 2600k. for x79 a 39xxK version is best. also i wouldn't buy an HDD right now because of supply shortages and high prices.
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I'm trying to assemble a gaming pc for the next 4-5 years. Could you give me an advice on what could be changed for better performance/price or I'm missing a piece or two for LCS (without knobs and tubes)? I'm aware that I'd have to upgrade (or add another) video card with time.
CASE____Corsair Obsidian 800D
CPU_____Intel CORE i7-2700k 3.5GHz
GPU_____PowerColor HD 6990 LCS Edition 4GB GDDR5
PSU_____Corsair CMPSU-1050HXEU 1.05KW
RAM_____Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 4x4GB 1600MHz
HDD_____WD Caviar Black 3.5" 2TB
BOARD___INTEL X79 LGA2011 DDR3 RAID USB3 ATX
FANS____From be-quiet.net
LCS_____Radiator: Swiftech MCR320-XP eXtreme Performance
________Reservoir: XSPC Acrylic Dual 5.25” Reservoir for Laing DDC
________Waterblock: CPU Swiftech Apogee XT Extreme Performance
________Pump: Swiftech MCP35X 12V DC Pump
Sums up to about ~$3200 (most of the parts I have to buy localy and they cost a bit more than shipped from the US).
Thanks.

You need to change your mobo to an 1155 socket maybe an ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe Gen3.

gpu go with dual 580's might cost more but will anilate games.

get a 128gb crucial m4 and a 1tb samsung f3.

I don't water cool so I don't know what you are missing.
post #8 of 15
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Thanks for all the great advices! About hdd - will I feel the difference with SSD after loading the game? Should I keep games in SSD or just the system, apps?
post #9 of 15
I'd go with games and system files, the apps I'd put in a mechanical drive.

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post #10 of 15
You're wanting good gaming pc advice, so here it goes. No matter how much money you spend today, you're never going to have a decent gamer 5 years from now. You're far, far better off cutting your initial investment today and reserving some of your budget to juice your rig back up in two years or so. I could easily build 2 complete gaming rigs for less than what you're spending on one. Don't believe it? Read this thread...
http://www.overclock.net/t/1076558/computer-room-overhaul
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