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Windows 7: Lets build a powerful gaming pc

05 Mar 2012   #11
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Let's try this for the GPU Saviour, sorry.
Graphics Cards :: NVIDIA GeForce :: ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 - Graphics adapter - GF GTX 560 - PCI Express 2.0 x16 - 1 GB GDDR5 - DVI, HDMI ( HDCP ) - Singular eshop cyprus
forgot to "copy".
how about a monitor?
Unless you're looking for really super audio and use several speakers, I suspect the on-board audio will be good.


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05 Mar 2012   #12
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you aren't going to overclock, the stock Intel coolers are fine. If you are going to overclock, the best bang for the buck is often the Hyper 212+ cooler. If you want spend more money and ensure you have more headroom for overclocking in the future, look to the Corsair H series of coolers.

As far as cases go, the person has to have a say on that. For me, I don't like huge towers. I much prefer a quiet case, without case windows, that it's a bit smaller in stature so that it can easily fit in more areas and not look obnoxious. I would insist upon a case with dust filters...even simple cases like the Antec 300 have them and they really help keep the dust and dirt out of the PC.

I'm running an EVGA GTX 570 with 1280MB RAM with the reference design and I love my card. It's quiet and powerful. It's a bit on the large side, so it was a tighter fit in my case then I expected, but it went right in.
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05 Mar 2012   #13
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Power supply, same as in my specs. Corsair AX-850-GOLD Pro series. Every review I have ever read says it's great. I can verify that.
Tower also the same as my specs. Corsair 600T Black. I did add the extra side cover in order to install fans blowing over the video card and mother board. It's a mid tower that is bigger than many full size. Very easy to work with and the wiring management is great. You can move two drive bays around or remove them for better air flow control. One thing to mention, the fan control is useless. Take a serious look at this puppy.
Cpu cooling, Corsair H80, push/pull cools great, easy to install and takes very little space on the motherboard.
Fans, Nactua period.
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05 Mar 2012   #14
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

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05 Mar 2012   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Good choice.
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05 Mar 2012   #16
IIllytch321

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

When I picked my motherboard, I made sure there wasn't any onboard graphics, due to me using a discrete GPU instead. I felt that I could cram more function in for the price if I made sure I didn't get one with onboard graphics.

I agree with the dual GPU option being open for the future, and using a higher wattage PSU for that purpose, especially if you have a bigger monitor and the individual is into high quality graphics when it comes to gaming. NewEgg has a "PSU calculator" that can give you a rough estimate of the power you'd want in that case; just make sure you put in two GPUs to make room for the wattage.

If video rendering and graphic design is intensive, I'd say get a 2GB card rather than a 1GB. Helps with large amounts of textures being in memory, so I've read, also can't hurt for gaming.

I'd say a yes on the water cooling, as I have the H100 and it's pretty quiet and keeps things nice for even an overclocked AMD FX-8150 4.3GHz (yes, I'm going to o.c. further, just give me some time, heh) And I'm a fellow gamer so no matter if you're playing Crysis 2 or Battlefield 3 for eight hours straight, you're smooth. I mean, if you do go with a large fan-only option, just make sure you have room, because I hear some of those things are gargantuan.
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06 Mar 2012   #17
Dave76

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

All good suggestions given here already,panais.

Go with the 850 watt PSU.
The 2500K, you can put the savings into GPU(s).
The Intel 520, Samsung 830, are good SSDs, as is the Intel 320.

Let us know what you decide.
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06 Mar 2012   #18
Darkelk

Windows 7 64 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Power supply, same as in my specs. Corsair AX-850-GOLD Pro series. Every review I have ever read says it's great. I can verify that.
Tower also the same as my specs. Corsair 600T Black. I did add the extra side cover in order to install fans blowing over the video card and mother board. It's a mid tower that is bigger than many full size. Very easy to work with and the wiring management is great. You can move two drive bays around or remove them for better air flow control. One thing to mention, the fan control is useless. Take a serious look at this puppy.
Cpu cooling, Corsair H80, push/pull cools great, easy to install and takes very little space on the motherboard.
Fans, Nactua period.
I can second that case choice. i have the 600t special white edition, has a mesh window with mounts for four 120mm tunnels. It's great cooling and cable management and will fit pretty much everything
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06 Mar 2012   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Friend of mine built his latest rig in a Corsair 600t and he has been very pleased with that case. Aside from the fan controller, which is apparently broken and doesn't work. He doesn't care enough about the problem to Corsair to get it replaced, as he assumes he will get sent a new case and would have to transplant his whole machine which he would rather not do.
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06 Mar 2012   #20
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Darkelk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Power supply, same as in my specs. Corsair AX-850-GOLD Pro series. Every review I have ever read says it's great. I can verify that.
Tower also the same as my specs. Corsair 600T Black. I did add the extra side cover in order to install fans blowing over the video card and mother board. It's a mid tower that is bigger than many full size. Very easy to work with and the wiring management is great. You can move two drive bays around or remove them for better air flow control. One thing to mention, the fan control is useless. Take a serious look at this puppy.
Cpu cooling, Corsair H80, push/pull cools great, easy to install and takes very little space on the motherboard.
Fans, Nactua period.
I can second that case choice. i have the 600t special white edition, has a mesh window with mounts for four 120mm tunnels. It's great cooling and cable management and will fit pretty much everything
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Friend of mine built his latest rig in a Corsair 600t and he has been very pleased with that case. Aside from the fan controller, which is apparently broken and doesn't work. He doesn't care enough about the problem to Corsair to get it replaced, as he assumes he will get sent a new case and would have to transplant his whole machine which he would rather not do.
This one? Computer Cases :: MIDI Tower :: Corsair Graphite Series 600T - Mid tower - ATX - Singular eshop cyprus
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