Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $1600 on a gaming computer budget, judge my product choices
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

$1600 on a gaming computer budget, judge my product choices - Page 2

post #11 of 34
asrock extreme 3 gen 3 z68 120
2500k 230
samsung memory, overclocks like a beast 48
lg dvd burner 16
same monitor 145 after mir
m4 64gb 80
nzxt source 210 50
sapphire 7950 450
corsair tx 650 90
wd caviar green 1tb storage 110
noctua nh-d14 best air cooler 90

there is still 71 dollars floating under your 1600 budget, i personally would use that 71 to get a 128gb m4 this would put you slightly over budget but well worth it
Edited by Vortaku - 2/17/12 at 9:11pm
underachiever
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k asus maximus 4 extreme z68 msi twin frozr ii 6950 corsair vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
western digital black caviar 1.5terrabyte sony optiarc slot load dvd burner windows 7 ultimate 64 corsair pro gold 850 
CaseMouseOther
corsair 800d logitech g5 gaming razer black widow utlimate 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k asus p8z68-v lx his icq 4670 corsair vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
western digital raptor windows 7 ultimate 64 logitech g15 antec neopower 550 
CaseMouse
coolermaster 690II advanced razer mamba 2012 
  hide details  
Reply
underachiever
(11 items)
 
   
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2600k asus maximus 4 extreme z68 msi twin frozr ii 6950 corsair vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSPower
western digital black caviar 1.5terrabyte sony optiarc slot load dvd burner windows 7 ultimate 64 corsair pro gold 850 
CaseMouseOther
corsair 800d logitech g5 gaming razer black widow utlimate 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
intel i5 2500k asus p8z68-v lx his icq 4670 corsair vengeance low profile 
Hard DriveOSKeyboardPower
western digital raptor windows 7 ultimate 64 logitech g15 antec neopower 550 
CaseMouse
coolermaster 690II advanced razer mamba 2012 
  hide details  
Reply
post #12 of 34
Where do you live, because you can get cheaper prices for all of these hardware. Newegg is very expensive with some hardware.
Generic Gaming PC
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Crosshair V Formula Radeon HD 6970 Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black Corsair Force GT  LG Black 12x Blu-ray Writer Corsair Cooling H100  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus 27" LED WSM Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W Corsair Obsidian 650D 
  hide details  
Reply
Generic Gaming PC
(12 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Crosshair V Formula Radeon HD 6970 Corsair Vengance 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
WD Caviar Black Corsair Force GT  LG Black 12x Blu-ray Writer Corsair Cooling H100  
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 7 Ultimate Asus 27" LED WSM Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W Corsair Obsidian 650D 
  hide details  
Reply
post #13 of 34
The Corsair 600T is technically a mid-tower but in reality it's between a mid-tower and full-tower. I have a GTX 570 and it fits nicely in that case with plenty of space to spare for longer video cards. It's a pretty awesome case with the exception that you have to route the front USB3 cable to the back of the case (I think they changed that though in their new releases of the case and it now uses the correct USB3 header instead of a pass-through cable).
post #14 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rolly103090 View Post

Yeah, i would go with a 7200 rpm drive. To be honest, with ivy bridge only a few weeks away, unless something has changed recently, i would just wait for that.

I completely agree with this. The prices on sandy bridge stuff will drop and hopefully soon the 6xx gpu's will come out and help drop the prices on gpu's. I would strongly recommend waiting for the new stuff to come out to get this build because the prices will drop. smile.gif
 
Project Sophos
(23 items)
 
Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 3930k Asus P9X79 Deluxe  EVGA GTX 670 2GB 2670-KR EVGA GTX 670 2GB 2670-KR 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.Skill Sniper 16GB  Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb EK Supreme LTX CPU Plexi/Nickel waterblock EK GTX 670 Plexi/Copper waterblock  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK GTX 670 Plexi/Copper waterblock  Dual Swiftech 655-B Pumps with Bitspower Top Two XSPC RX480 Radiators Windows 7-64 bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
3 Dell S2340L 23" Cooler Master 1000w Silent Pro Custom Oak Desk Logitech G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 1100T 3.3Ghz @ 4.012Ghz Asus Sabertooth 990FX Sparkle GTX 560TI EVGA Geforce GTX 460 Fermi 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot G2 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Blue none - their ancient 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Supreme LTX CPU Water Block - Acetal EK-VGA Supreme HF High Performance GPU Water Bl... Tejava glass bottle Swiftech MCP-655B 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Masterkleer 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Windows 7 64-bit I-inc 22" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
I-inc 22" Logitech k-300 Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake Toughpower 775 Watt Power Supply Corsair 800D 
MouseMouse PadOther
Logitech G700 Eh they're useless Scythe Kaze Master Pro 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2670  Intel Xeon E5-2670  Intel S2600CP2 Headless 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung ECC 2Rx4 PC3 10600R E1-P1 Western Digital Black Western Digital Blue Western Digital Blue 
OSPowerCase
Centos 7x64 EVGA 750w Bronze Fractal Design Core 3500 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Project Sophos
(23 items)
 
Server
(11 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel 3930k Asus P9X79 Deluxe  EVGA GTX 670 2GB 2670-KR EVGA GTX 670 2GB 2670-KR 
RAMHard DriveCoolingCooling
G.Skill Sniper 16GB  Western Digital Caviar Black 1Tb EK Supreme LTX CPU Plexi/Nickel waterblock EK GTX 670 Plexi/Copper waterblock  
CoolingCoolingCoolingOS
EK GTX 670 Plexi/Copper waterblock  Dual Swiftech 655-B Pumps with Bitspower Top Two XSPC RX480 Radiators Windows 7-64 bit 
MonitorPowerCaseMouse
3 Dell S2340L 23" Cooler Master 1000w Silent Pro Custom Oak Desk Logitech G700 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
AMD 1100T 3.3Ghz @ 4.012Ghz Asus Sabertooth 990FX Sparkle GTX 560TI EVGA Geforce GTX 460 Fermi 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Patriot G2 Western Digital Caviar Blue Western Digital Caviar Blue none - their ancient 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
EK-Supreme LTX CPU Water Block - Acetal EK-VGA Supreme HF High Performance GPU Water Bl... Tejava glass bottle Swiftech MCP-655B 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
Masterkleer 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit Windows 7 64-bit I-inc 22" 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
I-inc 22" Logitech k-300 Gaming Keyboard Thermaltake Toughpower 775 Watt Power Supply Corsair 800D 
MouseMouse PadOther
Logitech G700 Eh they're useless Scythe Kaze Master Pro 
CPUCPUMotherboardGraphics
Intel Xeon E5-2670  Intel Xeon E5-2670  Intel S2600CP2 Headless 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung ECC 2Rx4 PC3 10600R E1-P1 Western Digital Black Western Digital Blue Western Digital Blue 
OSPowerCase
Centos 7x64 EVGA 750w Bronze Fractal Design Core 3500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #15 of 34
The only thing I would do outside of find a better HDD is get a cheaper/lower wattage PSU and buy a good CPU cooler (NH-D14) with the extra money.

$90 620W SeaSonic PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151095
$90 Noctua NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
post #16 of 34
Case - There are better cases, both in looks and features, for the price of the Antec one you currently have posted. I would go with a cheaper case if you still want a case in that style though, because they offer pretty much the same stuff for 20-30 dollars less.

HDD - At least a 7200 RPM drive - the "green" drives are not that much more eco-friendly and are poor performers for a main drive.

Monitor - The feedback says good things about it for the price point. I guess it depends how picky you are with picture quality. It will be ok for gaming for sure.

Graphics - Not the latest generation, solid card choice though. Depends if you have a certain need for an nVidia card - I personally use them because they work better with Linux. If you want the highest performing card, the 7950/70 is for you (you may have to make some adjustments to fit it into budget though)

Power Supply - Good choice. Has room for growth, and SLI possibly down the road.

RAM - Good choice. Make sure to test that they work with memtest etc right when you get them. I have heard a couple of stories of them coming DOA.

Mobo - Good.

CPU - Good.


Side note: are you planning on going with the stock CPU cooler? You haven't mentioned any aftermarket coolers or anything. You wont get very far with overclocking on the stock cooler, if you want to overclock it (You're getting a 2500k versus a 2500, so I take it you plan to overclock eventually)
Blackout
(26 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 EVGA 132-BL-E758 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Co-op Edition BFG GeForce GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Super Talent Chrome (Eplida Hypers) WD Caviar Black 1TB Caviar Blue Kingston SSDnow V-Series  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc DVD w/ Lightscribe EK Supreme HF Full Gold CPU Waterblock Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator  Gentle Typhonn AP-15 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing Swiftech MCP35X Pump/HS/Resevoir combo  Swiftech Epsilon Full Cover GTX 295 Block Swiftech Komodo Full Cover GTX 275 Block 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux 64-bit Windows 7 64-bit Professional Dell U2311 A01 Dell 1905FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Corsair TX850 V2 ABS Canyon 595 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Destructor Dell 2.1 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
Blackout
(26 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
Intel Core i7 930 EVGA 132-BL-E758 EVGA GeForce GTX 295 Co-op Edition BFG GeForce GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Super Talent Chrome (Eplida Hypers) WD Caviar Black 1TB Caviar Blue Kingston SSDnow V-Series  
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Sony Optiarc DVD w/ Lightscribe EK Supreme HF Full Gold CPU Waterblock Hardware Labs Black Ice GTX 360 Radiator  Gentle Typhonn AP-15 
CoolingCoolingCoolingCooling
Black Primochill 1/2" ID 3/4" OD tubing Swiftech MCP35X Pump/HS/Resevoir combo  Swiftech Epsilon Full Cover GTX 295 Block Swiftech Komodo Full Cover GTX 275 Block 
OSOSMonitorMonitor
Arch Linux 64-bit Windows 7 64-bit Professional Dell U2311 A01 Dell 1905FP 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
IBM Model M Corsair TX850 V2 ABS Canyon 595 Logitech G500 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer Destructor Dell 2.1 Speakers  
  hide details  
Reply
post #17 of 34
It's all wrong..just ..wrong..

better RAM can be had..like the stuff in my sig rig..http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W
case..that's up to you..
high latency monitor(should be 2ms)
slow hdd ..no ssd..
videocard..i'd go 560Ti 448..or 6970 2-3gb @ that price point
maybe even 7950
mobo is OK
psu is OK. this would be better if you plan on no dual gpu in future http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182071 or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151100 and have the power and save some coin
Seasonic makes Corsair psus
cpu is ok
no cooler for cpu..they run hot devil.gif

tbh..i could do an x79 build with $1600
then again..already have monitor
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/17/12 at 9:20pm
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
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 
  hide details  
Reply
 
Thuban Powah!
(14 items)
 
 
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 
  hide details  
Reply
post #18 of 34
Thread Starter 
I Live in the USA, Specifically? Maryland
post #19 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phailup View Post

Do you think a mid tower would be able to fit everything in with moderate space? I know that the 570 is a pretty beefy card, which was why i selected a full tower in the first place, and i think this HDD would be better? :http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840

Your 570 is a fine card, im not sure why everyone is trying to make you switch. I say, scrape the HDD and everything looks fine. thumb.gif
Phoenix
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme  MSi 970 Gaming MSi 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 (32 Gigs) Crucial M4 SSD (128 GB) WD Black RAID(1TB) WD B... LG Blu-ray WH12LS39  XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 (Push/Pull with Scythe Gent... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 21 Inch ASUS  50 inch LED LCD logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1300w High Current Pro Platuim Xigmatek Elysium Black logitech G9x Razor Sphex 
Audio
Logictech G35's 
  hide details  
Reply
Phoenix
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7-3820 ASUS Rampage IV Extreme  MSi 970 Gaming MSi 970 Gaming 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
G.SKILL Ripjaws 1600 (32 Gigs) Crucial M4 SSD (128 GB) WD Black RAID(1TB) WD B... LG Blu-ray WH12LS39  XSPC Rasa 750 RX360 (Push/Pull with Scythe Gent... 
OSMonitorMonitorKeyboard
Windows 7 Ultimate 21 Inch ASUS  50 inch LED LCD logitech G110 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Antec 1300w High Current Pro Platuim Xigmatek Elysium Black logitech G9x Razor Sphex 
Audio
Logictech G35's 
  hide details  
Reply
post #20 of 34
Heatsink required. Try a Hyper 212
It's a computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
It's a computer
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2500k 4.5ghz @1.35v Asrock Extreme 3 Gen 3 Asus GTX 470 725/1694 @1.025v EVGA GTS 450 900/1804 (PhysX) 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
8gb Gskill 1600mhz 640gb, Seagate 1tb Spinpoint F3, Kingston 60gb SSD LG Combo Thermaltake SpinQ 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Win7 64bit Ultimate Acer X203H 1600x900 CM Storm Quickfire w/ Blues PC Power and Cooling 750watt Silencer MKII 
CaseMouseMouse Pad
Silverstone Raven RV02 Microsoft 1.1A Razer Goliathus 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Intel - General
Overclock.net › Forums › Intel › Intel - General › $1600 on a gaming computer budget, judge my product choices