- Jul 6, 2011
its quiet in here
6. IF YOU have searched and/or read similar threads.
8. What resolution YOU plan on gaming with.
9. WHEN do you plan to build it?
10. Don't ask for a build configuration critique or rating if you are thin skinned.
Welcome to the forums.Hey everyone, i hope this is the right place to ask for help. Im building my first gaming pc, and as much research as ive done i just want to run my list past you guys to make sure it makes sense and is a good build. Im looking for a great gaming computer that i can run current games on max settings. I play alot of mmo's such as WOW, Tera, and Guild Wars. Here's my part list so far...
Graphics card- XFX ATI Radeon HD6950 2 GB DDR5 2DVI/HDMI/2x Mini-Displaypor​t PCI-Express Video Card HD695XCDFC
Power supply-Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold (SPG) 1000 Watts Modular Power Supply
by Cooler Master
Hard Drive-OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SATA 6Gb/s 2.5-Inch Midrange Performance Solid State Drive (SSD) with Max 525MB/s Read and Max 4KB Write 85K IOPS- AGT3-25SAT3-120​G
Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX
CPU- Intel Core i7-2700K Quad-Core Processor 3.5 GHz 8 MB Cache LGA 11
MOBO- ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME LGA 1155
Cooler- Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
Case- Corsair Obsidian 650D Aluminum Mid
Ram- Corsair Vengeance Blue 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
My budget is about 1300-1600 but obviously if im overspending anywhere i would love to know. Also having a tough time choosing a graphics card. Which do you all prefer, preferably one that is crossfire compatible if i want to do it in the future. Thanks for any help guys
Guys- please make your own thread about your own build. You'll get more views and replies that way, and your build discussion won't interfere with other discussions ongoing in this thread.
I am looking forward to building this computer. As this is all new to me, if someone could review my choices or offer suggestions to improve performance or prevent conflict's , I would be grateful ! I got the idea to build from ketchup79 (thank you) and only made a few changes to his recommended system.
This system will be used for gaming at 2560x1600 in ultra settings. It will also be used for stock trading using esignal advanced GET software.
I'm buying in the US
if over clocking could help, then i'd do it as long as it's stable
Hoping to get the system finalized so that can be ordered next week, Dec 21-25
Hope this is enough to get started, Thank you
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G - OEM 9.99
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply 74.99
Intel Core i5-3570k Ivy Bridge
GIGABYTE GV-N660OC-2GD GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card
BELKIN BE112230-08 8 Feet 12 Outlets 3780 Joules Surge Protector 19.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 Motherboard 136.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler 30.99
TP-LINK TL-WN722N USB 2.0 High Gain Wireless Adapter 17.99
Kingston HyperX Blu 16GB
SAMSUNG DVD Burner SATA Model SH-224BB - OEM 17.99
Western Digital WD Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive 109.99
COOLER MASTER CM Storm Stryker Computer Case
HP ZR2740W Monitor