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Windows 7: Building a gaming rig! Need assistance

15 Apr 2011   #41
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Yes I understand that. I am probably going to stick with the card I chose, I just want to look at the other one suggested too.

I actually have a lot of cable ties already so that's a plus! Hoping for a super clean case


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15 Apr 2011   #42
DarkXeno

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarTmaN View Post
Yes I understand that. I am probably going to stick with the card I chose, I just want to look at the other one suggested too.

I actually have a lot of cable ties already so that's a plus! Hoping for a super clean case
A super clean case takes time and planning. On my new build it took me an hour and half just to install everything because i wanted it clean and neat.
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15 Apr 2011   #43
AstaLaVista

Windows 7 x64 (Ultimate)
 
 

Power Rig for sure, a bit to much for my taste but powerful nonetheless. Enjoy and have lots of fun building it. The most important part here is... Take your time.
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15 Apr 2011   #44
ezeht

 
 

It might be rather silly if looking at nvidia cards not to pick a sparkle or evga card they have lifetime warranties. The vid cards with all the cool looking coolers give lil or no more real world performance and they do add the extra heat back into your case. I think it is not very good sense to buy a brand just for its name and no life time warranty.. Not sure if you are into over clocking- but evga's warranty also covers over clocking. That is both evga mobos and vid cards are covered if over clocking.

When looking at mobos do not over look msi- price and quality and features and bench marks or over clocking msi is one of the best. I am not saying it because I have a msi mobo it is just the facts. Msi can easy edge out gigabyte and nip at the heels of asus if not better asus and cost less and have more features and longer warranty. Research research research.

As for thermal paste- do your research- folks must not read much- but silver 5 can cause you to ruin your rig and or cpu or gpu or something else on your mobo- ac silver 5 conducts electrical currents and has a life of about 2 years and then become brittle and has a 200 hour cure time. AC MX2 or 3 has a 8 year life no cure time and does not conduct electrical current and cools better by up to 6f or so. AC5 can ruin your day if you get sloppy with it- It is just the facts.

Also- this is a better psu and cost way less it has a single +12v rail and 52amps and is hard wired. Do your research- 1 sigle rail and hard wired are better than multi rails and modular wired psu's.. As a fact- many folks buy the modular units thinking they will or can use less wires. They normally do not use less wires and because the units are multi rails they have to use more wires to try and balance out the load over the rails. In a word You are guessing how much load is on each rail. Few if any modular pus's come with a detailed schematic that has wires numbered and which rails they are connected to to help you balance out the load. You do not have this dance with a solid rail psu- and the hard wired are more efficient.

1 more thing I like about the tx 650-750 they only need 10 wall socket amps to run them. Much over a 750 watt psu you need 15 amps or more at the wall socket to run it..

Corsair tx650- I would go tx750 my self and still cost way less than the other you are looking at.. The tx750 is surely a better psu and does cost less.. The tx750 has a nice 140mm fan and 60 amps and 4x 2+6 pin pcie connectors- less noise and stays cool. And both the corsairs have a 5 year warranty.>

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

Do as you like it is your rig- I hope you enjoy it.. Looks like it will be a nice rig.
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15 Apr 2011   #45
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

In regards to Thermal Paste, I like MX-2 the best.

I used to use AS, but had switched to MX-2 a couple years ago and never looked back.

As far as performance, they seem about the same to me. But I honestly didnt test enough to make a accurate call in this regard.
But I find MX-2 is far easier to work with, which is why I prefer it.
Not that theres anything wrong with AS.

This, as with everything, is a matter of personal prefrence.
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15 Apr 2011   #46
BarTmaN

Windows 7 x64 Enterprise
 
 

Okay thank you all! I'm going to order everything tomorrow (actually changed my PSU to the one stated above, my buddy actually recommended that one over the one I picked too).

I want to thank you guys again, for helping me build this rig!

I will update the thread when I get everything
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15 Apr 2011   #47
ezeht

 
 

Congrats and good luck.

The p67's came out like 2 weeks after I built this my new rig. I still done good tho and being the first p67's was messed up- the new mobos are fixed tho or best I understand. Cost is about the same- but the p55 and p67's are great budget gamers- both over clock well but the p67's are real lil monsters. Both the p55 and p67's smoke anything amd- well up to its 6 core blacks any way- Smoke them in everything over clocked or not other than a few programs that can use over 4 cores or the one game dirt2..

Your rig should be smoking- and is no real over kill if you are or have gaming in mind. Over kill is for general office type use and anything much over a 8 year old p3. Most any old system can do office stuff or edit or convert video- might take longer but can be done even on a 400 or 450 mz p3 cpu even a mac. But they are not gaming rigs.. And ya- your version of windows dictates what hardware you might be able to use.

Have fun with your build- gaming and life.. See ya..
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15 Apr 2011   #48
Richardc269

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit
 
 

For NVidia video cards, I'd recommend the GTS250 or higher. It will play almost any game flawlessly (except newer games these days). I don't really play the newer games that come out, just the older games. I'm sure you'll want some better than the GTS250 though.
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15 Apr 2011   #49
ezeht

 
 

On the last page he is thinking nv gtx 570- just id go sparkle or evga- great card tho- I wish I had money to buy one- then my pc would be complete- or after I over clock my cpu to over 4 gigs anyway..

If thinking evga- read well the specs- some evga's do not have life time- all sparkles have life time..
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15 Apr 2011   #50
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarTmaN View Post
Okay thank you all! I'm going to order everything tomorrow (actually changed my PSU to the one stated above, my buddy actually recommended that one over the one I picked too).

I want to thank you guys again, for helping me build this rig!

I will update the thread when I get everything
Good luck and enjoy
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