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My first build
12-14-2011, 03:34 PM,
#1
My first build
Hi! I am currently planning on getting a new mainstream gaming computer. I would like to have some feedback on which tier in the mainstream gaming I should get. I mainly play world of warcraft, league of legends, planning on getting diablo 3 and I would like to run these games at ultra video settings. I also convert a lot of video files. I do not plan on overclocking because i don't know how Tongue

your feedback would really be appreciated! Thx
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12-14-2011, 09:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 12-14-2011, 09:38 PM by ichigeki.)
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RE: My first build
Tier 3 will be best for your uses and the quad core will help a lot in video conversion. The higher tiers are more for overclocking.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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12-15-2011, 05:31 AM,
#3
RE: My first build
You'll want a more killer video card than needing quite as much power, although the power will be quite helpful too.
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12-15-2011, 08:42 AM,
#4
RE: My first build
I was thinking to buy these components, would these be overkill or they would be fine?
CPU: i5 2500 MOBO: Asrock Extreme4 Gen3 GPU: EVGA Geforce GTX 580 1.5GB SuperClocked RAM: GSkill 1600 2x4gb PSU: Seasonic X-750 750W 80 PLUG Gold Modular SSD: Corsair Force 3 60gb HDD: Samsung F3 1TB

and I just bought an antec twelve hundred V3 gaming case.
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12-15-2011, 08:56 AM,
#5
RE: My first build
The PSU is overkill, 600W would be more than enough. A GTX 580 will have no problem handling pretty much any game maxed out at 1920 x 1080 and the rest of the build looks good to me.

Alternatively a Geforce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores also offers great performance for $200 less than the GTX 580. See the comparison here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/305?vs=499

I'd consider a larger SSD though, 60GB is not a lot and you'll have like 35GB left after installing Windows on it. Get a 90GB or 120GB, which aren't that much more expensive
Laptop: MSI GS30 Shadow-045 Dimensions: 12.6" x 8.9" x 0.8" 2.65lbs CPU: Intel Core i7-4870HQ Quad-Core + Hyper-Threading OC 2.5-3.9GHz RAM: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Video Card: Intel Iris Pro 5200 Storage: 2x128GB SDD RAID0 Audio: ASUS Xonar U3 USB Sound Card + Audio-Technica ATH-M50 headphones Screen: 13.3" - 1920 x 1080 IPS + 27" Dell P2715Q IPS 3840 x 2160 Keyboard: Filco Majestouch MX Cherry Blue Mouse: Logitech MX518
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12-15-2011, 11:03 AM,
#6
RE: My first build
(12-15-2011, 08:56 AM)MathieuB Wrote: The PSU is overkill, 600W would be more than enough. A GTX 580 will have no problem handling pretty much any game maxed out at 1920 x 1080 and the rest of the build looks good to me.

Alternatively a Geforce GTX 560 Ti 448 cores also offers great performance for $200 less than the GTX 580. See the comparison here: http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/305?vs=499

I'd consider a larger SSD though, 60GB is not a lot and you'll have like 35GB left after installing Windows on it. Get a 90GB or 120GB, which aren't that much more expensive

I'd second the SSD capacity. Anything less than around 120GB feels like a tight squeeze. As for the 560 Mathieu recommended, I just picked up one myself, and they've been getting thrown up against 580s and doing as well as them, although for that performance, it does require some overclocking, but it's pretty straightforward overclock work. It all depends on if researching overclocking is worth $200 or so to you, as you can shave off that $200 just by overclocking the 448. If you really want to push up to 580 performance, get the MSI model as you can boost the voltage more on it to get much higher clock rates. Some reported overclocks for that card have been incredible, so definitely check it out.
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12-15-2011, 12:25 PM,
#7
RE: My first build
I probably won't overclock, so would you recommend the 580 or the 560? Also I would like a recommendation on a CPU cooler.
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12-15-2011, 12:49 PM,
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RE: My first build
The 560 Ti will max all your games with the Video Card not being the bottleneck. Unless your looking to play games such as BF3, Crysis 2, etc. You don't need top of the line Video Card. For CPU, if you don't overclock the stock fan is not that great, but will do the job at stock frequencies.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
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12-16-2011, 12:16 AM,
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RE: My first build
(12-15-2011, 12:25 PM)MapleCat Wrote: I probably won't overclock, so would you recommend the 580 or the 560? Also I would like a recommendation on a CPU cooler.

Overclocking the MSI is incredibly easy (even if just mildly overclocking), so I would really look into that, but regardless, even if you don't overclock it, it's a killer card. At stock though, the 2 EVGA cards perform slightly better than the MSI card, although they run hotter, so if you don't want to overclock, they might be a better alternative.
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12-16-2011, 07:11 AM,
#10
RE: My first build
Ok, if I would like to learn how to overclock that card, is there a website or a program that you could refer me to?
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