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hey, im building a new computer and the specs are as follows:-

card reader - All-in-1 Internal 3.5 inch USB2.0 and Card Reader - 10.90
Case moding - NZXT Sleeved LED Cable 2m Red -25.00
case - CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - 125.00
Xbox 360 wireless remote for windows with receiver - 59.00
cpu cooling - Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - 108.00
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K socket 1155 - 299.00
fans - 3 x Lian Li 140mm Blue LED Fan CF-1412A - 51.60
4 x CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow Fan 2000rpm Blue LED - 60.00
1 x Zalman ZM-F1BL 80mm Silent LED Fan Blue - 14.00
GPU - 2 x VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB - 630.00
HDD - Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB 7200RPM - 59.00
Key/Mouse - Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 - 32.00
Ram - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13931
MOBO - Asrock P67-EXTREME4 Motherboard - 189.00
Optical Drive - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - 79.00
PSU - XFX Core Edition Pro 850W - 169.00
Webcam - Logitech C510 HD Webcam - 52.00

Will this build be a good gamers PC and will there be any compatibility issues..
any more improvements will be appreciated!!!
the system will be mainly be used for gaming like gta iv/eflc, crysis, left 4 dead, CoD series, etc
Edited by kpreet1996 - 3/2/11 at 12:12am
post #2 of 29
I have 3 notices,

Why so many fans?
Why 8GB of value ram whene you can take a 4gb for the same price from G.SKILL or Corsair.
Why blu-ray? Are you gonna buy bluray movies? else I dont see the point of paying so much for a disk drive.

Anyway looks like a great build.
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I went ahead and crossed out stuff you shouldn't buy.

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Originally Posted by kpreet1996 View Post
hey, im building a new computer and the specs are as follows:-

card reader - All-in-1 Internal 3.5 inch USB2.0 and Card Reader - 10.90

Case moding - NZXT Sleeved LED Cable 2m Red -25.00
case - CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - 125.00
Xbox 360 wireless remote for windows with receiver - 59.00
cpu cooling - Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - 108.00
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K socket 1155 - 299.00
fans - 3 x Lian Li 140mm Blue LED Fan CF-1412A - 51.60
4 x CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow Fan 2000rpm Blue LED - 60.00
1 x Zalman ZM-F1BL 80mm Silent LED Fan Blue - 14.00
GPU - 2 x VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB - 630.00
HDD - Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB 7200RPM - 59.00
Key/Mouse - Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 - 32.00
RAM - Kingston ValueRAM KVR1333D3N9K2/8G 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 - 99.00 (will it be good enough)
MOBO - Asrock P67-EXTREME4 Motherboard - 189.00
Optical Drive - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - 79.00
PSU - XFX Core Edition Pro 850W - 169.00
Webcam - Logitech C510 HD Webcam - 52.00

Will this build be a good gamers PC
In conclusion: hell no.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 12:08am
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post #4 of 29
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I will be watching blue ray movies and the fans are just to keep the Pc as cool as possible.....


And I do not care about the money till it's under 2000 bucks...

N instead of value ram, I'll be using http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13931 this ram....
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@caud Wt do you want me to have then??
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@caud Wt do you want me to have then??
I'm glad you asked.

Here's your proposed rig
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card reader - All-in-1 Internal 3.5 inch USB2.0 and Card Reader - 10.90
Case moding - NZXT Sleeved LED Cable 2m Red -25.00
case - CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - 125.00
Xbox 360 wireless remote for windows with receiver - 59.00
cpu cooling - Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - 108.00
CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K socket 1155 - 299.00
fans - 3 x Lian Li 140mm Blue LED Fan CF-1412A - 51.60
4 x CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow Fan 2000rpm Blue LED - 60.00
1 x Zalman ZM-F1BL 80mm Silent LED Fan Blue - 14.00
GPU - 2 x VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB - 630.00
HDD - Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1TB 7200RPM - 59.00
Key/Mouse - Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 - 32.00
Ram - http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=13931
MOBO - Asrock P67-EXTREME4 Motherboard - 189.00
Optical Drive - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - 79.00
PSU - XFX Core Edition Pro 850W - 169.00
Webcam - Logitech C510 HD Webcam - 52.00
Now here are my responses to each:
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card reader - All-in-1 Internal 3.5 inch USB2.0 and Card Reader - 10.90
To be honest, you can go ahead and buy this, but in the interest of our budget, I want you to hold off this purchase until a later date.
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Case moding - NZXT Sleeved LED Cable 2m Red -25.00
You don't need this now, in fact you probably won't need it at all. Wait til later to buy it.
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case - CoolerMaster CM 690 II Advanced with Window - 125.00
Too small; too expensive. Getting a bigger case for the same price is a better option for extra cooling and better cable management than a billion power-hungry ( and not to mention loud) fans and cable sleeves. In fact, a good case will come with all the fans you need.
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Xbox 360 wireless remote for windows with receiver - 59.00
I don't know what this is tbh, but it says xbox360 so I know it has no place in a gaming rig.
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cpu cooling - Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler - 108.00
You DO need cooling, but at this price? Hell no. Find something better. I have a $60 Thermaltake Frio and a CPU at 4.20GHz. My temps are just fine. Yours will be too.
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CPU - Intel Core i5 2500K socket 1155 - 299.00
Now this, I do want you to get, but not at this price. shopping.google.com shows that it's being sold at your local microcenter for 199.99, and at both Amazon and Newegg for less than $240.
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fans - 3 x Lian Li 140mm Blue LED Fan CF-1412A - 51.60
4 x CoolerMaster 120mm SickleFlow Fan 2000rpm Blue LED - 60.00
1 x Zalman ZM-F1BL 80mm Silent LED Fan Blue - 14.00
A bigger case will save you all this money.
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GPU - 2 x VTX3D Radeon HD6950 2GB - 630.00
Overkill. Just get s 5870 or a 560Ti and be done with it.
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Key/Mouse - Logitech Wireless Desktop MK250 - 32.00
This is a gaming rig man! Don't go wireless! Plus, for a gaming rig YOU HAVE to put more thought into your mouse choice. Keyboard too, but not as much.
I don't know what this is, but your last choice of RAM was both too expensive and too slow. You want to get 1600MHz RAM. Look up "corsair xms3 1600 4gb" on shopping.google.com. This is what you want. If you can find better, go for it.
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MOBO - Asrock P67-EXTREME4 Motherboard - 189.00
Eh for this price I'd give my money to a manufacturer that I have more confidence in, GIGABYTE p67a-ud4 or ASUS P8P67 Pro.
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Optical Drive - Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive - 79.00
Ok ok, since you will watch blurays I guess you can buy a bluray drive, BUT promise me that this isn't an overpriced selection.
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PSU - XFX Core Edition Pro 850W - 169.00
Too expensive; overkill. Find another 850W
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Webcam - Logitech C510 HD Webcam - 52.00
save this for later.

Also why no audio set up? Also I do like your hard drive selection. Feels like you picked it up out of the bargain bin, but to be honest, IT'S ALL YOU NEED. I have a random eBay Western Digital 7200RPM and it serves me just fine.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 12:48am
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post #7 of 29
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I'm gettin xbox controller cause it comes with the receiver to use as a pc joystick...

Any recommended case... I'm in Australia...

And for the mobo.. I found it good so yeah... I'll check the other ones too

And I chose that CPU cooler cause it's the best in the market.. And IF I want to OC in future this will help me alot...

Gettin a webcam for video chattin n I'll be getting a mic too..,

For the gpus I wont be upgrading for a long time....

Card reader cause I don't wanna hook up tons of usbs for my cameras....

N thanks for shopping google com... I didn't know dat n am checking the prices now!!!!

And thanks for all that
post #8 of 29
oooh Australia. That explains the prices, lol.

Like I said before, I'm using a $60 air cooler and my i7 930 is overclocked comfortably at 4.20GHz. You will be able to get the i5 2500k at those frequencies and beyond with a cooler that costs much less than $110.

I still say find a different GPU solution. A single 580 will work. Crossfire uses too much power, creates too much heat and takes up too much space.

For Cases I say look for Full Towers. You may not be able to buy from Newegg.com, but you can still read the reviews and they have a great review sections on each product's page.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 1:07am
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post #9 of 29
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Yeah but still get more power and more memory with just 70 extra bucks...
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Yeah but still get more power and more memory with just 70 extra bucks...
Maybe your right. I haven't been keeping up with graphics cards lately. I game on all low all the time, so the 5770 has been all I needed. Ignore my GPU advice, lol.

Still, I'd get myself a 5870, and use the remaining $350 for an audio setup... The Xonar Essence STX (best sound card) and the Audio Technica ATH-AD700s (excellent headphones!). That's just me tho. I totally understand the urge to be able to max out crysis, because that's what got me into building my own computer way back when.
Edited by cuad - 3/2/11 at 1:14am
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