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Help selecting parts for a possible gaming PC


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RebelGamer137

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http://pcpartpicker.com/p/YMJ8vK

 

I am looking for a potential gaming PC.I know this build has some issues I am looking for a case that has headphone and USB ports in the front my desk has it so its hard to get to the back of my PC and if I want to switch from headphone to speakers I don't want to have to go behind my PC to make the switch and up front USB ports are just convenient. 

 

Games I plan on playing include

Rome II Total War

 

MechWarrior Online

 

Roller Coaster Tycoon World

 

Cities XXL

 

Any advice is welcome. I want a lot of HD space because I might start doing Lets Play videos and I need HD space.


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iammykyl

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Gday.

FYI. Intel.

Important informations about your Intel CPU warranty.

If you use any cooler other than the one supplied with a boxed retail CPU, you will void the 3 year warranty.

 

"• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing; OR • any Product which has been modified or operated outside of Intel’s publicly available specifications

Full article, > http://download.inte...sor_english.pdf

Example, Intel Support, > https://communities....e/140218#140218

 

I advice using the stock cooler and if not happy with the performance, then consider using an aftermarket one, but you do so at your own risk.

If you do make a claim and with ref to the above info, should they become aware of use outside of the warranty terms, your claim could be denied.

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Details of other usage that may void an Intel CPU warranty;

Important informations about your Intel. CPU warranty.

If you overclock your Intel CPU, you will void the 3 year warranty.

 

"WARNING: Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may ,,, cause the processor and other system components to fail; ,,, Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications"

"• damage to the Product due to external causes, including accident, problems with electrical power, abnormal electrical, mechanical or environmental conditions, usage not in accordance with product instructions, misuse, neglect, alteration, repair, improper installation, or improper testing; OR • any Product which has been modified or operated outside of Intel’s publicly available specifications"

Full article, > http://download.inte...sor_english.pdf

Example, Intel Support, > https://communities....e/282476#282476

 

I advice not to overclock the CPU, but if you do so it is at your own risk.

If you do make a claim and with ref to the above info, should they become aware of use outside of the warranty terms, your claim could be denied.

 

Additional warranty for those who intend overclocking a CPU. 

Performance Tuning Protection Plan, > FAQ'sPurchase >  http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

 

Other observations.

CPU and MB are great.

RAM, overkill for gaming, 8GB is more than enough, No discernible performance in every day use with speeds over 1600MHz.

HDD.   I prefer to have a OS SSD Boot drive + 2 or more 1TB drive, adding more later if required. thus not putting all our eggs in one basket/

PSu was pretty good but had 1 x 6 pin and 1 x 6+2 pin PCI-E, so upgraded.

Selected a better case, and a couple to compare, > http://www.newegg.co...2KG3286:$$$$$$$

As W7 is end of life, have included w8.1.

 

Your build was $1316.40

Revised build$1240.50  > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/cvTTRB

If the BlueRay writer is not to important, go for a DVD writer, then you could upgrade the GPU to a GTX  970.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I selected Windows 7 because I don't like Windows 8. MS wills support Windows 7 until 2020.


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iammykyl

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:thumbsup:

 

Revised, build with W7 Pro 64 bit,  > http://pcpartpicker.com/p/yJxvcf

 

$1286.60


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iammykyl

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How are things progressing?  Purchased parts, or built the computer yet?   An update would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.


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