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i5 Gaming + FRAPs Recording ~$1100

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Have a buddy looking to build a new computer. I haven't kept up on current tech for a year so we're looking for advice.

Tasks
  • Play Left 4 Dead (really hoping he gets into other games with this computer)
  • FRAPs record games live
  • current monitor is 1280x960
  • might upgrade monitor, but I have no idea what he will get (1080p, 1440p, etc)


I've heard gtx 600 series are setback on 1440p resolutions. Wish I could get more out of him to design what he'll need. I think we're shooting for an avg. across the board build here.


Parts List

Edited by LifeIsGood169 - 8/22/13 at 7:37pm
NINJA GAMING
(25 items)
 
DRAGON SERVER
(12 items)
 
BROTHER'S RIG
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-3820 P9X79 PRO SAPPHIRE HD 7950 G.SKILL 4X 8GB 1866MHZ 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL 4X 8GB 1866MHZ CRUCIAL M4 128GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 XIGMATEK CCA-EMFCB-U01 ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner (DRW-24B1ST) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM HYPER 212 EVO WIN 7 PRO Acer H243H (24'' @ 1920x1080) SAMSUNG SYNC MASTER 971P 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG SYNC MASTER 971P DELL Corsair TX-950 HAF 932 AMD 
MouseAudioOtherOther
G5 ROCCAT KAVE Prolimatech PRO-PK3-5G OKGEAR 24" SATA 6 
Other
Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 
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NINJA GAMING
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DRAGON SERVER
(12 items)
 
BROTHER'S RIG
(13 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7-3820 P9X79 PRO SAPPHIRE HD 7950 G.SKILL 4X 8GB 1866MHZ 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
G.SKILL 4X 8GB 1866MHZ CRUCIAL M4 128GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveOptical Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 XIGMATEK CCA-EMFCB-U01 ASUS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner (DRW-24B1ST) 
CoolingOSMonitorMonitor
CM HYPER 212 EVO WIN 7 PRO Acer H243H (24'' @ 1920x1080) SAMSUNG SYNC MASTER 971P 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
SAMSUNG SYNC MASTER 971P DELL Corsair TX-950 HAF 932 AMD 
MouseAudioOtherOther
G5 ROCCAT KAVE Prolimatech PRO-PK3-5G OKGEAR 24" SATA 6 
Other
Cougar Turbine CFT12SB4 
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Spend about 15 dollars more and get the gtx 760. Also, I would get rid of that ram and go for a better set and 8GB worth, I think you are a bit overkill on the ram size (newegg has a deal on 2400mhz tridents , which would give you room to adjust clocks down or up a bit depending on what you want). Everything else looks good. My personal preference is for samsung or crucial ssds, but again that is just my personal preference.

For the love of all that is good, have him get a decent 1080p monitor, at minimum. Either a nice 23" 1080p IPS or a 120+hz 1080p TN panel. Obviously the 1200p and 1440p would be the next steps up.
Gnomeon
(16 items)
 
GnomeBook Pro
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 ASUS P8Z77-V SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB  Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer 
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Gnomeon
(16 items)
 
GnomeBook Pro
(13 items)
 
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1245 V2 ASUS P8Z77-V SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC Radeon R9 290X 4GB  Crucial Ballistix Tactical 16GB DDR3 1866 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M550 256GB HGST Travelstar 7K1000 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200 RPM Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
BenQ XL2730Z Cooler Master Quickfire Pro Unbranded (Tenkeyless) SeaSonic SG12 550W Fractal Design Define S 
MouseAudioAudioOther
Mionix Avior Swan M10 Philips Fidelio X1 Audio-Technica ATR2500-USB 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7-2720QM Logic Board Intel HD Graphics 3000 and AMD 6750M 1gb Crucial 16GB 1333MHZ 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
750gb Hitachi 5400rpm 8x double-layer SuperDrive OS x 10.7.4 15.4" LED-backlit glossy widescreen display 144... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Apple Keyboard Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 2011 Unibody Magic Trackpad 
Audio
Built-in Stereo Speakers with Subwoofer 
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post #3 of 4
Once you finish your build, instead of recording using fraps, you can try using MSI afterburner it is free and your FPS will take less of a performance hit.
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Originally Posted by Gnomepatrol View Post

Spend about 15 dollars more and get the gtx 760. Also, I would get rid of that ram and go for a better set and 8GB worth, I think you are a bit overkill on the ram size (newegg has a deal on 2400mhz tridents , which would give you room to adjust clocks down or up a bit depending on what you want). Everything else looks good. My personal preference is for samsung or crucial ssds, but again that is just my personal preference.

For the love of all that is good, have him get a decent 1080p monitor, at minimum. Either a nice 23" 1080p IPS or a 120+hz 1080p TN panel. Obviously the 1200p and 1440p would be the next steps up.

Go for the 120Hz, he won't regret it. It's sooo much smoother and better for gaming. I have a BenQ XL2420T on the way and I've used my friend's. It's easily worth it. I'm not trying to boast, but I'm pretty dang good at the games I play at 60Hz, and even much more so at 120Hz. biggrin.gif
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