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New Power Gaming Build
04-05-2012, 01:54 PM,
#1
New Power Gaming Build
First off, thanks for this great site.

I am doing a refresh of my current gaming system. This time around I am thinking about going a little crazy. I realize this.

Please look at the attached and make any recommendations. Some items I am not sure of. Do I need the sound card? Are the fan controllers useful or gimmicky? What about backup of the SSD? Should I add an HDD, even though I am getting the larger SSD? Is the case appropriate, could I go smaller?

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Thanks in advance.
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04-05-2012, 02:46 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012, 02:49 PM by Larriman.)
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RE: New Power Gaming Build
Nice. wish i had the money money for that.....

back to the topic build looks like everything should work, but considering how much your spending already are you sure you wouldn't rather get a 7970 or 680? perhaps even 2? as for needing an HDD, 512gb is enough for me it would really be a matter of how much storage you want/need for example you could use a hard drive for storing media and data while keeping the SSD for games and other programs. or you could use it as a backup for the SSD. as far as the fan controllers go it really depends on whether or not you would like to control your fans or just let the system do its thing.
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04-05-2012, 03:18 PM, (This post was last modified: 04-05-2012, 04:00 PM by trippster19.)
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RE: New Power Gaming Build
Thanks!

Believe it or not I am being a little frugal...I know it doesn't appear that way. But yeah, it is pricey and I had to save and sell some things to get in to position for this. Thank goodness for resale. Smile

The 680s are out of stock everywhere. That said I was going to take the money that would offer only a slight improvement in graphic quality and put that towards a monitor or two. Any top end monitor suggestions? I think I will add the HDD for media and backup. I assume a 1TB SATA-II would be good enough?

I like the idea of controlling the fans. I just hadn't seen that before.
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04-05-2012, 04:07 PM,
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RE: New Power Gaming Build
I'll have "The Best Monitors For Your Money" published later tonight, you can read that article to find your monitor(s) Wink

If you're trying to be frugal, why not downgrade to a Core i7-2600K or even a Core i5-2500K, with 8 or 16GB of RAM? From a gaming performance point of view, you'll lose perhaps 5% in performance, in games that are CPU bound. Even then, you can overclock the CPU or upgrade to Ivy Bridge when it comes out at the end of the month.

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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04-05-2012, 04:22 PM,
#5
RE: New Power Gaming Build
Great suggestions!

I will look forward to your "The Best Monitors For Your Money" article to see how frugal I need to be. Smile
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04-05-2012, 05:53 PM,
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RE: New Power Gaming Build
There you go: http://www.hardware-revolution.com/best-...ring-2012/
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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