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Windows 7: Some advice needed for my gaming rig.


28 Feb 2010   #1

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Some advice needed for my gaming rig.

Hi all i am about to order my new PC.
it will be 90% for gaming maybe little music and movies, but gaming is only thing realy its being built for.
The site i am buying it from is iBUILD™ Intel i7 Extreme Gaming Custom PC | Power Computing | Custom PCs, Gaming PCs, Laptops, Motherboards, Workstations i am needing some advice as what parts i should add to it. I know im going to be told to build it myself, but there is 2 problems with that.
1= i have never built one before tho im pretty sure i could. 2= but main problem is that i live in the UK and prices here with tax is like 40% higher then USA. i priced the items up and all i would save is 100£.
So if you could look at this site and check that i have picked the right parts please guys it would be greatly appreciated.
The specs i have picked so far are as follows. Also guys money isnt realy an option as i plan on this pc lasting me for a few years. tho would like to keep it around the £2k mark. and remember parts here are way above what you guys pay for them in America.

1. CoolerMaster HAF932 (i like the look of the case.)

2. ASUS P6X58D Premium ( i was told that it will support the new processor chips coming out in few years.)

3. Intel® Core™ i7 920 2.66GHz (the said they will overclock it to 3.8 for me should i take them up on this? )

4. CoolerMaster 1000W Silent Pro M1000 Modular (want it to be future proof)

5. Noctua NH-U12P i7 Fan & Heatsink & CPU Overcloc ( tho they said that they can put in the domino water cooler if i wish for extra 20£ )

6. Corsair XMS3 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600MHz (or is 12gb better choice? maybe over kill tho)

7. OCZ Vertex Turbo Solid State Flash Drive 120gb ( for OS and games.)

8. 1TB 7200RPM SATA II

9. GTX 295 ( or wait couple of weeks for gtx480? i like the look of the hd5870 tho last ati card i had the drivers put me away in the head, also am getting a 120htz monitor for 3d, i dont think ati support that do they?)

10. Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit ( or pay extra for professional ? )

11. 2 Year Return to Base Warranty with Free Collect & Return which also covers parts.

Any advice will be great.

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28 Feb 2010   #2
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

That would be an awesome gaming rig mate!
Now for the suggestions -
If they are going to overclock your i7, make sure you keep those temps low by paying £20 for the domino water cooling.
ATi drivers are getting better, and if you are going to keep this rig for a little while, the drivers will mature. So for the GPU go for 2x 5850. Stick with the GTX 295 if you aren''t going over 1920*1080 on screen resolution.
Have you got a monitor, keyboard and mouse to go with all of this?
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28 Feb 2010   #3

windows7
 
 

yes i have top end mouse keyboard and stuff and yes i am buying a 24" 1920*1080 120hz refresh rate monitor
was thinking maybe the nvidia 3d bundle with glasses as my kid would love that?
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28 Feb 2010   #4
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Oh yeah, was only looking at the new specs in the original post
Yeah, 3d is a pretty cool thing. Stick with your nVidia GPU card
(Me being an ATi fan myself )
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28 Feb 2010   #5

Win7
 
 

Do you know how many PS3's you could buy for the cost of that? You could get several PS3's, or XBOX360's;, or a laptop and a netbook; or a desktop, netbook and one PS3. A gaming rig will never be state of the art for a couple of years. A PS3 however, is "state of the art" for more than 3 years already and still counting.
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28 Feb 2010   #6

windows7
 
 

i have xbox and ps3 and to tell the truth mate there s**te.
and playing fps games on a ps3 is terrible.
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28 Feb 2010   #7

windows7
 
 

also is the OCZ Vertex Turbo Solid State Flash Drive 120gb easy to look after as i have never used a ssd.
and with the way i always mess up windows i will probably have to reformat once a year,lol
i was told its the same as a HDD only just turn the superfetch or somthing like that off and never use defrag?
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28 Feb 2010   #8

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ukgamer01 View Post
i have xbox and ps3 and to tell the truth mate there s**te.
and playing fps games on a ps3 is terrible.
REALLY???? funny--I play a TON on MW2 online and enjoy the heck out of it! I also did with Resistance2. I'm almost ready to do Prestige #3.

Not sure what your issue is, but I've done the PC gaming thing and am SO GLAD I gave it up.
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01 Mar 2010   #9
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I don't know why, but I hate people with XBOX's and PS3's, I just don't know why. They claim they are HD, but computer gaming nowadays is almost better than HD with the newer video cards out there.
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01 Mar 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

First off.. overclocking the i7 920 is very easy to get to 3.8 Ghz -4.2 Ghz.. save the money there and do the Overclock yourself

Loose the expensive SSD, and get a WD Black for ur 1TB. they are speedy.

My other suggestion would be to get a Enermax, or a Corsair PSU if they have them offered over the Cooler Master one.. Other than that it looks solid
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