Games
AU Xapphire
Member
71 Posts
#1
2.6 years ago
Why not wait a month and get the brand new ivy bridge chips and the boards coming out with them that will be out this quarter? And i would not suggest a gamer PSU. Have you considered crucial m4 64gb ssd its slightly more than the patriot but it has frequent firmware upgrades rather than releasing a new series. And yeah as the other guys have put it bluntly you don't need an i7 hyperthreading and the use of multiple cores are only just coming into game design although it sounds nice you could go for a cheaper processor such as the i5 range and spend more on that GPU the new nvidia gtx 680's are now in stores and in the next coming months they are guaranteed price drops to occur.
AU l_w_88
Member
6,536 Posts
#2
2.6 years ago
Quote from :VeNom: on the 3rd of April 2012:
is this a good pc build for a small price. this is my first build and want to know what people think

CPU- intel core i7-2600k 3,4 GHz= $309
i5 will suffice for gaming, save a hundred bucks
CPU COOLER- THERMALTAKE CONTAC29 CPU FAN= $39
don't need to overclock anyway
MOBO- Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-DH2-B3 DDR3 INTEL 1155PIN= $126
doesn't seem to be chosen for a reason other than price, suggest full atx for room
RAM- G.skill ripjaws 2133 DDR3 8G (4GX2)= $75
2133 is overkill, save 50% and get 1600mhz ares
SSD-patriot 64g= $75
shit drives - don't bother
HDD- WD 3,5 SATA3 1TB= $95
fine
GPU- Nvidia GeForce 560 1G X2= $350
dead end upgrade, waste of money, either get a gtx 570 or wait for the nvidia 6 series at the end of the month
CASE-Coolermaster RC-912A-KWN1 HAF912 ADVANCED NO PSU= $105
shit case, but if you don't mind looking at it I guess that's okay, though I did lol slightly at the product page on pccg
PSU-antec HCG- 900W HIGH CURRENT GAMER PSU= $155
overkill, shit psus anyway

essentials


MOUSE- RAZER NAGA MMO MOUSE= $94
worst mouse you could choose - innumerable problems and over priced junk
KEYBOARD- thermaltake Tte sports challerger gamer keyboard= $75
crap. most of the cost goes into LEDs. buy a mechanical or stick to a microsoft x4
SPEAKERS- Logitech Z323 SPEAKERS 2.1= $62
shit speakers - don't bother
HEADPHONES- Plantronics 777 gamecom 7.1= $68
crap sound, flimsy, overpriced
MONITER- ACER 23 INCH V233HL 5ms LED BACKLIT LCD MONITER= $136
acer monitors are grey piles of shit, go 120hz you have the money
MOUSE PAD- RAZER SCARAB EXPERT HARD GAMING MOUSE PAD= $39
crap small mouse pad, steelseries 9HD is a better go if you want a hard pad


TOTAL---- $1822 ALL TOGETHER

Bitfenix shinobi
silverstone 750w
gigabyte ga-z68x-ud3h
i5 2500
8gb gskill 1600 ares
gtx 570 (wait for nvidia 6 series)
120gb intel 520 ssd
1tb seagate/wd/hitachi/samsung f3
asus xonar D1/DX
pioneer DVDRW

audio technica ath-ad700
logitech g400
steelseries 9hd
leopold fc700r
benq xl2410T

Edited twice, last edited 4/4/12 - 3:02am.
"theirs smart people and dumb ass" - iMonsteR
AU Curley
Member
2,232 Posts
#3
2.6 years ago
One thing VeNom.

When will you be building this?


I see you're going for a 1155 build and around the end of April Ivy Bridge will be released.

It has a bunch of things that you don't need, but there's not much point in building something with a 2500/2600(k) when this CPU is said to be around the same cost. If you can wait it out, then do so.



The IVB CPU's main talked about upgrades are;

-Lower Die Size - Which will run at a cooler temp, cost less on electricity and have the ability to get more performance.

Also it has native support for USB 3.0 and PCIe 3.0

Higher clock settings and la la la



z77 is the performance motherboard for the 1155 series at the current time.

Filco and Leopold are the keyboards you should be looking at. If you MUST have LED's get the Ducky.

Stick to the Intel 520 SSD (60/120GB)

Silverstone Strider Plus 750w will be more then enough and it's a quality product.

As for the GPU either get a 570 or wait a little bit for the 6xx series to take off. Current 6xx's are only reference cards.

If you're gaming, don't get speakers. Use headphones such as the ATH-AD 700's and pick up a sound card like the ASUS Essence ST/STX. I'd say go for the ST as the 16x slots are becoming more common on motherboards.


Quote from ApexjE on the 3rd of April 2012:
challanger seems a bit gimmicky with the fan, that doesn't even really do a thing
I had a mate who had the Challenger until he broke the fan when going to a LAN. He loved it, made his fingers/palm not sweat.

Edited once, 4/4/12 - 3:34am.
AU GeoffBRO
Member
3,144 Posts
#4
2.6 years ago
i tested my friends and couldn't even feel a slight breeze from it lol.
AU dardar
Member
6,185 Posts
#5
2.6 years ago
Quote from l_w_88 on the 4th of April 2012:
Quote from :VeNom: on the 3rd of April 2012:
is this a good pc build for a small price. this is my first build and want to know what people think

CPU- intel core i7-2600k 3,4 GHz= $309
i5 will suffice for gaming, save a hundred bucks
CPU COOLER- THERMALTAKE CONTAC29 CPU FAN= $39
don't need to overclock anyway
MOBO- Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-DH2-B3 DDR3 INTEL 1155PIN= $126
doesn't seem to be chosen for a reason other than price, suggest full atx for room
RAM- G.skill ripjaws 2133 DDR3 8G (4GX2)= $75
2133 is overkill, save 50% and get 1600mhz ares
SSD-patriot 64g= $75
shit drives - don't bother
HDD- WD 3,5 SATA3 1TB= $95
fine
GPU- Nvidia GeForce 560 1G X2= $350
dead end upgrade, waste of money, either get a gtx 570 or wait for the nvidia 6 series at the end of the month
CASE-Coolermaster RC-912A-KWN1 HAF912 ADVANCED NO PSU= $105
shit case, but if you don't mind looking at it I guess that's okay, though I did lol slightly at the product page on pccg
PSU-antec HCG- 900W HIGH CURRENT GAMER PSU= $155
overkill, shit psus anyway

essentials


MOUSE- RAZER NAGA MMO MOUSE= $94
worst mouse you could choose - innumerable problems and over priced junk
KEYBOARD- thermaltake Tte sports challerger gamer keyboard= $75
crap. most of the cost goes into LEDs. buy a mechanical or stick to a microsoft x4
SPEAKERS- Logitech Z323 SPEAKERS 2.1= $62
shit speakers - don't bother
HEADPHONES- Plantronics 777 gamecom 7.1= $68
crap sound, flimsy, overpriced
MONITER- ACER 23 INCH V233HL 5ms LED BACKLIT LCD MONITER= $136
acer monitors are grey piles of shit, go 120hz you have the money
MOUSE PAD- RAZER SCARAB EXPERT HARD GAMING MOUSE PAD= $39
crap small mouse pad, steelseries 9HD is a better go if you want a hard pad


TOTAL---- $1822 ALL TOGETHER

Bitfenix shinobi
silverstone 750w
gigabyte ga-z68x-ud3h
i5 2500
8gb gskill 1600 ares
gtx 570 (wait for nvidia 6 series)
120gb intel 520 ssd
1tb seagate/wd/hitachi/samsung f3
asus xonar D1/DX
pioneer DVDRW

audio technica ath-ad700
logitech g400
steelseries 9hd
leopold fc700r
benq xl2410T
^^^^^^^
My new apartment should be arriving soon (c) iMeZz, -=EMK=-, www.twitch.tv/dardar_au
AU BanZai
Member
658 Posts
#6
2.6 years ago
what for ivy bridge then get z77 and get a new pcie 3 kepler card
AU GeoffBRO
Member
3,144 Posts
#7
2.6 years ago
any prices for ivy bridge? getting new comp in about 2 months so not sure if i should wait for ivy bridge or go 2500k
AU hyu
Member
661 Posts
#8
2.6 years ago
Ivy Bridge will be replacing Sandy Bridge so expect similar if not the same prices.

Quote from Forever_Curley on the 4th of April 2012:
pick up a sound card like the ASUS Essence ST/STX. I'd say go for the ST as the 16x slots are becoming more common on motherboards.
Other way around. STX = PCI-Express whereas ST = PCI
It's pronounced hi-you
AU GeoffBRO
Member
3,144 Posts
#9
2.6 years ago
Quote from hyu on the 4th of April 2012:
Ivy Bridge will be replacing Sandy Bridge so expect similar if not the same prices.

hope so.
AU Karma IT
PREMIUM USER
Moderator
3,961 Posts
#10
2.6 years ago
can tell you now, ivy prices will be very similar.

i have a bunch of z77 boards already and again the prices are the same
AU Gunmuppet
Member
209 Posts
#11
2.6 years ago
Hey dude,

Don't need the 2600 (k), K means unlocked so can OC higher. Save some money and grab a 2400 or 2500. Also get some slower speed ram. Stick to around 1600 mhz. Chances are you won't have your ram running at 2133 anyway. PSU is way over rated for your current setup. Unless you end up going TRI-SLI id keep it. Just get a good 650-700w PSU. Also what games do you play? You'll need to work out if SLI is going to be a benefit or not? Maybe look at some newer technology like a HD7870 or something? Maybe an additional smaller HDD for backups or something? Can never be too careful these days. Motherboard seems fine for your needs.

Don't go Acer for the LCD, stick to Samsung. Hard gaming surfaces get scratched easily and harder to transport. Hate the mouse but I don't mind Razer or Steelseries. Keyboard is ok but there are many better ones out there. If your anal about sound then I'd go with a better headset.

Hope this helps
AU Curley
Member
2,232 Posts
#12
2.6 years ago
Quote from hyu on the 4th of April 2012:
Quote from Forever_Curley on the 4th of April 2012:
pick up a sound card like the ASUS Essence ST/STX. I'd say go for the ST as the 16x slots are becoming more common on motherboards.
Other way around. STX = PCI-Express whereas ST = PCI
Oh really?

I would have thought that the longer PCI slot of the ST would make it the 16x slot?

ST
www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=13280

STX
www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=10940
AU hyu
Member
661 Posts
#13
2.6 years ago


PCI cards won't work in a PCI-Express slot, they're not compatible. Different voltages, etc. etc.
It's pronounced hi-you
AU uSquat ?
Member
4,459 Posts
#14
2.6 years ago
Quote from Forever_Curley on the 4th of April 2012:
pick up a sound card like the ASUS Essence ST/STX

Its a beast soundcard, I use AKG headphones and I play with the settings never over 15%.
AU Curley
Member
2,232 Posts
#15
2.6 years ago
I see, well that changes everything.

Lucky I didn't purchase my computer now haha glad I'm waiting for IVB to be released.

STX it is.

Back to Top