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building a new computer need some advice


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Grambo86

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Hello guys im new here and in search of a decent forums for advice im just about to purchase a new system but would like some advice on the build it is strictly a gamming system and i do not have a budget so what ever it costs ill throw money at it althought i am still in search for best bang for buck thanks for your help in advance


CPU:Intel Core i5 2500K
MB:Gigabyte G1-Sniper2 Motherboard
RAM:Corsair Vengeance 8G
HDD1:OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB SSD
HDD2:Seagate Barracuda 1TB
PSU:Antec TruePower Quattro 850W
GPU:Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570
CASE:BitFenix Colossus Gaming Case Venom Edition
DVD: ASUS D/RW 24x

so this is what i have so far is it over kill? thanks again



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Edited by Grambo86, 18 October 2011 - 08:25 AM.

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Hi Grambo, Posted Image

The Sniper is a very new board and although there are plenty of reviews on it, I would wait for a couple of weks and look for reviews that make a direct comparison to other top end boards.


My take so far.
Unless you have a top end sound system, you will not be able to tell the difference between Creative CA20K2 chip and Realtek ALC889.
The On-board Bigfoot Networks Killer E2100, will make no difference to on line gaming. Google it.
Info. If you over clock the CPU Or use an after market cooler, you void the manufacturers warranty, so is done at your own risk.
I would buy a Asus R.O.G. or Asrock Extreme and put the saved money into a SB 2600K.









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Overkill all depends on what you are using it for. If you were only planning on surfing the web then yes it is overkill, but since you are gaming you are fine, you will be able to play just about any game at high quality for a while. Also, if I were you I would go with a more reputable PSU brand such as Corsair. Antec is good and all but a while back some of their psu's were questionable.

Also, does he need the 850W psu? Couldn't he go down a bit?
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hey guys how new is the Asrock Fatality motherboard? im rather interested in it i also have one of the extreme boards in my listing as well also which PSU would you recomend out of corsair? i know nothing about them ive always used Antec as my preference as ive never had a problem with them also hows the Kingston HyperX Ram? i was looking at that in replacement to the corsair vengence ram




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Most of the Z68 Motherboards 5 or six months old. You need to ask yourself a few questions before choosing a Mobo. Do I need 4 PCI -e 16 slots. Am I every going to use 2 GPUs when a top end card will play almost any game on maxed out setting? How many SATA connections will I need?

Start by looking at this board and then move up to what you really want. http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157271

When you have decided on a board then all the other components can be selected.
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How is your project going? selected you components yet?
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Yeah whole thing is ready still looking into motherboards heres what i have so far


CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K $339.00
MB:
RAM: Kingston HyperX 8G $69.00
HDD1: OCZ Vertex Plus 60GB SSD $75.00
HDD2: Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST31000524AS $59.00
GPU: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB Overclocked V2 $389.00
PSU: Antec TruePower 650w $125.00
Case: Antec Dark Fleet DF-10 Case $95.00


these prices may no longer be valid also they could posibly be cheaper or more expansive at where i purchase my computers

Edited by Grambo86, 09 November 2011 - 04:08 AM.

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Hi. You will need to select a different PSU.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 570 1280MB required 38amps on the 12v rail. http://cipc.com/gefo...i-dual-dvi.html
The Antec TruePower 650w has 25amps on a 12v rail. http://www.kitguru.n...-650w-review/2/

Mobo. Without going over the top. Consider one of these boards. I would go for the Asrock.

http://www.newegg.co...5E13-131-729-TS

Edited by iammykyl, 09 November 2011 - 03:22 PM.

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dont know if i can get some of those boards in australia =\
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813157250
http://www.staticice...P8Z68-V &spos=3

http://www.staticice... Gene-Z &spos=1

Google is my friend.
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