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New rig please help!

post #1 of 4
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Hey yol, I am returning to the game scene and need a new rig. The purpose of this build will be gaming, playing around with virtualization and general use. This is what i have come up with so far:

CPU: I5 2500k
CPU Cooling: CM Hyper 212
MOBO: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3
GPU: Radeon HD7970 3GB
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz
PSU: Antec High Current Gamer 750W
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM
SSD: Corsair Force GT 60GB
Monitor: ASUS VE247H LED
Case: CM HAF 932 Advanced


Any thoughts on any changes/improvements please!
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Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
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Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
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Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
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post #2 of 4
Seems pretty good, I'd probably swap the PSU to a Corsair or Seasonic of either wattage. And do u need such a big case?
Especially as ure only using one using 2 HDD slots, with some mid towers u can remove a HDD rack so u can have large GPU's
EDIT, might want to have a look at upgrading the CPU to an i7 2600/2700k if ull be doing alot of virtualization as hyperthreading will help
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Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
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Intel i7 920 d0 Gigabyte EX-58 UD4P Gainward GTX 570 GS Gskill nq 6gb @ 1600mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500gb Seagate Barracuda 12, 1.5TB Samsung Silent LG Super Multi Water Cooling Windows 7 64bit Home Premium 
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Samsung BX2240 Steelseries 7G Thermaltake EVO Blue 750w Corsair 700d 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Thanx heaps for that mate

i swapped the case for a CM 690 II Advanced and the PSU for a 750w Corsair thumb.gif

Yea only playing around with Vmware for educational purposes, the threads would make it a lot smoother but i can't pull up da $$

I also swapped motherboard for Asus P8Z68, had a few more features that i liked compared to the Gigabyte.

Does anyone think i will be wasting money if i bump the ram up to 12gb? or even a quad kit to 16gb?

thanx for suggestions!
expensive
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
OtherOther
CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Red NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel 6700K MSI Z170A-Gaming M7 Motherboard MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning 6GB Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Corsair Vengeance LPX CMK8GX4M2B3600C18 8GB (2x... Samsung 950 Pro Series 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Samsung SM951 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD Noctua NH-D15 CPU Cooler 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 ASUS PG348Q ROG Swift 34in 100Hz G-Sync IPS Gam... Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth 2014 Mech Gam... EVGA SuperNOVA G2 Gold 750W Power Supply 
CaseMouseAudioOther
CoolerMaster MasterCase 5 Modular Mid Tower Case Razer Mamba 4G Dual Laser Gaming Mouse Swan M50W Powered 2.1 System Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC 140mm 2000RPM IP67... 
OtherOther
CableMod E-Series G2 & P2 Cable Kit Black/Red NZXT Hue+ RGB Lighting Kit 
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post #4 of 4
where'd my post go? hmm..i might would change that ssd for a crucial m4..budget allowing..nothing wrong with that psu...
 
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Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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Thuban Powah!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Xeon X5650 Asus P6X58D-E Sapphire HD 7950 G.Skill Trident-X 2600 CL10 
Hard DriveCoolingPowerCase
Samsung 840 pro Bong cooler / RASA waterblock Rosewill Capstone Gold 750 None 
MouseMouse PadAudio
cheap! Newegg box panel ibeats with onboard. 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X6 1075T w/2 cores locked @ 4.2+ M4a89GTD-Pro XFX Radeon HD 5870 8gb Samsung ddr3 1600 11-11-11-28@ 8-8-8-24 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
OCZ Agility2 40gb WD Blue 500GB Lite-On RASA waterblock 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows & Linux Samsung 1080p 2 ms Dell Thermaltake TR2-800 
CaseMouse
Cooler Master Elite 330 (was) cheap 
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