Building a Micro Gaming rig??

cyprusx

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heay guys my budget is around $1000 what do u guys think, should i change something, is the Mobo okay? Should i keep waiting for the new Intels, Gpu's to come out?

Gigabyte GA-H67MA-USB3B3 H67 4DDR3 RAID GLAN PCIE16 SATA3 USB3 mATX L1155
Internet Price: $99.00

Antec 620W ATX NEO ECO PSU (No Power cable), 6 2pin 6pin PCI-E, 6*SATA, 6*Molex, Black
Internet Price: $87.00

SilverStone Temjin series TJ08E Black mATX Cas USB3
Internet Price: $100.00

Intel Core i5 2500K Processor LGA1155 3.3GHz CPU
Internet Price: $220.00

LG H24NS70 SATA 24X+- Super Multi DVDR Black
Internet Price: $19.50

Seagate SATA3 1TB 7200RPM 32mb Cache
Internet Price: $109.00

G Skill 8G(2x4G) DDR3 1600MHZ PC3-12800 CL9(8GBXL)
Internet Price: $56.00

Gainward GTX570 1280M DDR5 2DVI HDMI
Internet Price: $321.00

im From Australia
 

DaveSimmons

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H67 doesn't offer overclocking, so the 2500-K wastes money. You need H67 + 2500 (non-K) or a Z68 motherboard.

GTX570 might not be a good idea unless you wait to see what the nvidia 680 announcement does to the prices of it and the Radeon 7xxx cards.
 

lehtv

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Should get 7950 2GB instead of GTX 570, or wait for GTX 670. Unless that GTX 570 is particularly good value in terms of Australian price levels. Ivy Bridge isn't as important, will be fine with Sandy. If you want to overclock, get 2500K and a Z68 mATX motherboard like Asrock Z68 Pro3-M or Asus P8Z68-M Pro. If you don't want to overclock, the H67 board you chose is probably good, but the CPU should be i5-2400 or i5-2500.
 

cyprusx

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the gtx 570 is the best card right now in its price range by far, but u guys think i should wait for a price drop, how much longer should i wait
 

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H67 doesn't offer overclocking, so the 2500-K wastes money. You need H67 + 2500 (non-K) or a Z68 motherboard.

GTX570 might not be a good idea unless you wait to see what the nvidia 680 announcement does to the prices of it and the Radeon 7xxx cards.
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DaveSimmons

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the gtx 570 is the best card right now in its price range by far, but u guys think i should wait for a price drop, how much longer should i wait

I'd wait for the GTX680 announcement and price-performance reviews. The card will be out of your price range, but it could push down prices of other cards.
 

Smartazz

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You should go with a 28nm GPU to keep heat down in a small case. You don't need to, but it'll probably help. The HD 7870 is a possible candidate as it is faster than the GTX 570 and uses significantly less power. However, it is pretty expensive.
 

Zap

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You should go with a 28nm GPU to keep heat down in a small case. You don't need to, but it'll probably help.

I'd go with 28nm just because it's the latest, though not because of less heat because that hasn't been an issue in mini towers for a while now.
 

VirtualLarry

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I'd go with 28nm just because it's the latest, though not because of less heat because that hasn't been an issue in mini towers for a while now.

You kidding?

My two GTX460 1GB OC Gigabyte Windforce cards put out a ton a heat when they are both under full load doing DC.

Heat from GPUs is still definitely an issue these days. 28nm goes a long way towards fixing that issue.
 

Smartazz

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You kidding?

My two GTX460 1GB OC Gigabyte Windforce cards put out a ton a heat when they are both under full load doing DC.

Heat from GPUs is still definitely an issue these days. 28nm goes a long way towards fixing that issue.

Even in gaming I'd imagine that high end GPUs probably get fairly loud in a minitower. Even in my full sized Antec 1200, the GPUs get pretty loud.
 

mfenn

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Completely depends on the minitower in question. The Temjin that the OP is considering has pretty good cooling.

Anyway OP, I would see if I could swing a 7870 if I were you. It shouldn't be that much more than the GTX 570. It is faster than the 570 at stock and can even beat a 580 if you OC.
 

cyprusx

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heay guys so im down to 2 mobo, which one is better?


Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL RAID USB3.0 SATA3
Internet Price: $129.00


Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA1155 Z68 DDR3/1333 PCI-Ex16 SATA3 SATA2 USB3
Internet Price: $134.00


hmm so it seems the 7870 has bout a 5% performance increase in most games over the 570 but its $70 more
how much longer till they announce new cards
 
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lehtv

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Z68M Pro. Cheaper, it's Asus, and better connectivity. Easy choice.

hmm so it seems the 7870 has bout a 5% performance increase in most games over the 570 but its $70 more

In terms of pure performance, you're right, 570 is better value at the moment. But 7870 has more VRAM and uses much less power, and supports DX11.1. None of these may be a big deal to you though.
 
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Zap

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My two GTX460 1GB OC Gigabyte Windforce cards put out a ton a heat when they are both under full load doing DC.

I'd say that your usage patterns are a bit different from the usual "one card, playing games."

Do I need to add disclaimers to everything I write? :p
 

mfenn

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heay guys so im down to 2 mobo, which one is better?


Asus P8Z68-M PRO Z68 4xDDR3 2xPCI-E16 GBL RAID USB3.0 SATA3
Internet Price: $129.00


Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA1155 Z68 DDR3/1333 PCI-Ex16 SATA3 SATA2 USB3
Internet Price: $134.00

The ASUS, it costs less.

hmm so it seems the 7870 has bout a 5% performance increase in most games over the 570 but its $70 more
how much longer till they announce new cards

Interesting, from where I'm sitting, it looks like the 7870's that you can actually buy (no reference ones in the wild), are in a dead heat with the GTX 580 in most games. The price increase is substantial though.