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Windows 7: New Gaming Project

14 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)
New Gaming Project

Hi Guys,

I'm soon (hopefully) going to be getting a decent paid job and am hoping to do one final PC build before puting money together to save for a house of my own lol. i have been browsing the web for a few days and have come up with the following spec. im aiming to spend no more than 2000, im currently coming in under that, but just wondering what your opinions on the build will be and if you have any improvements i could make to it.

CPU - i5 3570
Motherboard - Asrock Z77 Extreme6
RAM - Corsair 16Gb 1866 Vengeance
Primary Drive - Samsung 256Gb 840 Pro Series
GPU - 2 EVGA GTX 660ti Superclocked+ 3GB (SLI)
PSU - OCZ ZX Series 1250 Fully Modular

I'm Stuck on 3 Cases:
NZXT Phantom (White)
Coolermaster Cosmos 2
CM Storm Stryker

For CPU Cooling with the NZXT and the Stryker i'd be looking at a BEQuiet Dark PRO 2, and with the Cosmos i'd look at the H100.

Any response will be greatly appreciated :)

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14 Mar 2013   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64

Why get 2 660's when you can get a 680 or a 7970?
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14 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

I'd kinda like a dual card setup
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14 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

You could save a bit on the psu, 1250watt is overkill. A high quality Corsair or Antec 850watt will be plenty.
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14 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

Always up for saving money :) any particular one you would suggest. I'm looking for a fully modular one
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14 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 8 64 bit PRO

As someone else mention I would consider a single powerful card over two running in sli/crossfire configuration. I personally haven't seen or ran into this issue but I visit other forums people with duo cards do run into more problems or issues. point being single = works better and is less headaches.

Another thing are you sure 256GB will be enough storage for you especially with music, games, videos, documents ? Some modern games today are easily 10 - 20 GB's.
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15 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

Thanks for the reply chris, regarding the hard drive i will be using some from my current machine (apologies forgot to put it in OP)

And for the GPU what card would you suggest ?
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15 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit (Service Pack 1)

Slight Alteration to the original spec, no difference in price but with a few different things

CPU - i7 3820
MOBO - Asus P9X79 Deluxe
CPU Cooler - Corsair H100
RAM - 16Gb Corsair Vengeanced 1866Mhz
Boot Drive - OCZ Vector 256Gb
PSU - Corsair Professional AX860
CASE - NZXT Phantom

Any thoughts?
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15 Mar 2013   #9

Win 10 Pro 64

Looks good, I prefer HAF cases by Coolermaster though
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15 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 8.1 Professional x64

I have the same mobo and a Corsair AX series PSU (AX850) - Built this spec back in May '12 and went with the i7-3930K and the GTX580 - been very happy with the set up so far... running Skyrim on ultra and creating Blu Ray disks from a 1080p video cam.

I don't know much about the sandy's, but I keep hearing good things about the 3770K
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