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post #11 of 21
It's a nice rig especially if you got the parts for those prices.

If going by online "retail" price, you could have swapped some parts around into a better gaming machine.

Computer's aren't consoles so when/if you feel you need to upgrade, you can. Heck, at that price maybe try to grab another 660ti.
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post #12 of 21
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4/10 it's not a "gaming" rig because the GPU/CPU balance is wrong.

Better motherboards for that price

Too much on CPU not enough on GPU. Telling people you have an i7 loses its gaming e-peen when someone with an i5 used the cash saved on a GTX680 and gets better FPS than you do.

Need half that RAM could have put the £ on something more useful

Nicely said.
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Where was the gpu on sale ?

I got it on sale at a local computer store in my town called "micro center" idk if many states have this store around them. I got it on sale there and with a discount because one of my buddies works there. thumb.gif

still with that discount you could have built an incredibly stronger gaming rig. thumb.gif just saying. you built a great computer but its not really a gaming computer wink.gif
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What PSU do you have?
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post #15 of 21
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still with that discount you could have built an incredibly stronger gaming rig. thumb.gif just saying. you built a great computer but its not really a gaming computer wink.gif


how is it not a gaming computer? i can run all my games on max settings with no problem. iv been playing arma 3 with pretty much max settings as well.
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still with that discount you could have built an incredibly stronger gaming rig. thumb.gif just saying. you built a great computer but its not really a gaming computer wink.gif


how is it not a gaming computer? i can run all my games on max settings with no problem. iv been playing arma 3 with pretty much max settings as well.

I just recently had the exact same specs. You cant play every game totally maxed out lol. You can play any game out there of course. Just saying with that cpu and amount of ram its more of a media processing machine than gaming. You only need 8GB tops of ram to game lol. Unless youre editing medium format photography you dont need i7 and 16GB haha tongue.gif
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post #17 of 21
I know the store, too bad we have none here. All I have is tigerdirect and bestbuy. I know none of the employees frown.gif

You could still sell that 660 almost like new and get a better card. wink.gif
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post #18 of 21
Mouse and keyboard could be better.....

Best Razor mouse is the Death adder (normal version)

I would have gone for a Steel series or Logitech G600..

I would have gone for the Corsair K90 Mechanical or the Logitech G710+ for a keyboard that expensive also..

i7 is a nice choice, but does not aid in any way to gaming performance, but will come handy if you render alot of video's for YT etc.

660Ti is an ok choice, a 7950 would have been a better bet imo.
Edited by amd655 - 5/14/13 at 6:03pm
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post #19 of 21
Everything is great, not going to bash at all. Money could have been shifted around to get a more balanced machine. Dipping down to an i5/8Gb could have freed up enough cash for a 670/680 (even 660 Ti SLI if it suited your fancy).

All-in-all, not bad. Tough to determine what's a "gaming" rig. Mine isn't used just for gaming, it's running F@H, BOINC and a Minecraft server 24/7. The rest that's at idle is used for gaming. So really, I have more of an i3 with games tongue.gif

Great deals though, I don't blame you for snagging them up!
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post #20 of 21
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Everything is great, not going to bash at all. Money could have been shifted around to get a more balanced machine. Dipping down to an i5/8Gb could have freed up enough cash for a 670/680 (even 660 Ti SLI if it suited your fancy).

All-in-all, not bad. Tough to determine what's a "gaming" rig. Mine isn't used just for gaming, it's running F@H, BOINC and a Minecraft server 24/7. The rest that's at idle is used for gaming. So really, I have more of an i3 with games tongue.gif

Great deals though, I don't blame you for snagging them up!

This.

Money constraints and other things led me towards the 2500k back when i was only rocking an AM3 Phenom II, i really would have benefitted more from the 2600k i7 due to the work loads i put my PC through almost daily.

I encode video's alot, i also do a lot of video editing and Cinema 4D work.

Although the i5 is plenty for my tasks (it is a very fast CPU especially at the clock i have it at) it would be beaten by the i7 counterpart.

The only part i kept from my AM3 Phenom II rig is the GPU, as it is more than enough for gaming still.


The price deals that you got your parts for is great, and one can see why you went for them.
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