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Hi everyone,
I'm in the process of building a new gaming system for myself and I have come up with some ideas for the parts in general. What I'm hoping for, is some advice or critique to what I've picked along with suggestions smile.gif

This is the first time I'm assembling a system.

A thought of mine though, would it be wiser to wait for Ivy Bridge and the 600 series from Nvidia?

What I have come up with so far:

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Including Win7HomePremium, the total is 8951DKK which is $1553.
Edited by Agoriaz - 1/21/12 at 5:55am
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post #2 of 15
All of this for $1700? You could get better for the same price.

Tell me where you plan to buy from/where you live and I will put together a BETTER one thumb.gif

Also why Windows 7 Ultimate?
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The hardware listed costs $1512, and I'm located in Denmark which explains the slight overpricing wink.gif

I'm buying from Itonline.dk and Fcomputer.dk mainly, but I used a price comparison site to find the cheapest pieces.

And in regards to the Win7 Ultimate, I'm not really sure.. the price difference from premium to ultimate wasn't big, so I went for the shiny package smile.gif
To be honest, I haven't looked much into it.

Thanks for posting!

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sorry for the late reply, I was left in a Submitting Content loop...
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Get Windows 7 Professional if you can, Ultimate is fairly useless, just a few language packs.
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Originally Posted by Agoriaz View Post

The hardware listed costs $1512, and I'm located in Denmark which explains the slight overpricing wink.gif
I'm buying from Itonline.dk and Fcomputer.dk mainly, but I used a price comparison site to find the cheapest pieces.
And in regards to the Win7 Ultimate, I'm not really sure.. the price difference from premium to ultimate wasn't big, so I went for the shiny package smile.gif
To be honest, I haven't looked much into it.
Thanks for posting!
EDIT:
sorry for the late reply, I was left in a Submitting Content loop...

I would advise for you to get Windows 7 Home Premium OEM. It is the cheapest and can be found for under $100 (got mine for $96).

I would also say get an AMD 6970 and a 650W PSU should be plenty if you don't plan on going CrossFire.

The SSD you picked is good but if its just for your operating syestem (Windows) I would recommend just getting a 60GB SSD (heck, you could get away with a 30-32GB SSD).

HDD, I would recommend a WD Caviar Black or Samsung SpinPoint because of there good speeds and reliability.

Good luck and keep us updated thumb.gif
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I'm running Vista Home Premium at the moment, and I find that there are too many limitations when optimizing the OS. So I'm probably going to try and find a Professional version if possible, even though it's twice the price.

On the gfx card, I guess I'm a little bigoted, but I prefer Nvidia. Overall my experience has been that the driver support for AMD is kind of poor compared to Nvidia. I have never had a driver issue with Nvidia, while I've read nasty threads on how Catalyst drivers fail to perform. But the 6970 looks like a really nice card!

Im going to use the 120gb SSD for a couple of my favourite games as well (BF3, I'm looking at you) which I'm not able to play at all on my current system sadsmiley.gif

The Caviar Black looks really good!

I'm still in the Go/No-Go phase of deciding on getting the system. So don't keep too high expectations on seeing a build log wink.gif

Your replies are much appreciated thumb.gif

EDIT:
I just realized HDD's aren't my strong point. What S-ATA version is better ? I, II or III
Edited by Agoriaz - 1/18/12 at 9:15am
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post #7 of 15
Why get a GTX560 with a 1700$ budget, try and get a 580 at least imo
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sata 3 is the fastest (on paper)
Edited by swarm87 - 1/18/12 at 3:23pm
 
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post #9 of 15

Ditch the 560 2GB. You're going to run out of power way before you'll run out of VRAM.

7970 fits into this budget nicely.

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You should try to get a Better GPU(s), a single GTX 560 just isnt going to run BF3 amazing. It will be nice but nothing extraordinary. Try to get a 560Ti or a 570 atleast. I understand you are in Denmark so things are priced differently. You can also look into getting a GTX 470 or 480, both very nice cards.
Also, putting BF3 on a SSD is pointless. It will only help you with local loading times, it will not make you respawn faster or load multiplayer faster.
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