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  • Started 1 year ago by eorgeburns8
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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

this is my first build i have about two grand that i have saved up but if i can cut some of the cost i will and i need some expert opinions on the rig i came up with. i am looking to use this rig for gaming and i want to know how well it will do when playing games like the witcher2 and such and i am open to any suggestions. (sorry if link doesn't work)

mother board http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....=A455-3158
cpu http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=I69-3930
heatsink http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C13-2180
power supply http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C13-2516
case http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C13-2516
hard drives http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....D-1000EALX
and http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C19-7509
video card http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....=M452-0670
display http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....=A466-2005
ram http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C13-5720
optical drive http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=L49-8004
and im going to use windows 7

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warlock
warlock
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Not only doesn't it work it doesn't show up. But for 2 g's you should get a nice build. Link came up now.

Edit: might have to wait a few hours. I think the best on site builder went to bed about an hour ago. Check back though you'll get answers.

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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

ok i think i fixed the links

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warlock
warlock
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See edit above. Nice job of posting the links to components.

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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

thanks

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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

I could still use some help

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WyrmHero
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I'm still a newbie at this but I love making suggestions. Since you're going for very high budget you could upgrade some of the parts. First I think the motherboard you choose is way too expensive. I saw some on the site that cost around $300 and had the LGA2011 socket, which in my opinion is the most important thing about choosing a motherboard (and maybe the MHz thing). The processor is awesome but I'm still figuring out if the games of today really need that much power. But since you're going high budget then it's cool to choose the most powerful processor (this and the video card are the most important things to consider when trying to build a gaming PC, I read). For the power supply I'm aiming to choose the most energy efficient one.

The video card is nice but maybe try one that it's PCI Express 3.0? Since your motherboard allows it, I really don't know if that's important at all. Since you're on a high budget maybe get a 3 GB video card? Hard drive I would go SSD only because it's the new technology and it'smore energy efficient it seems. For RAM go 16 GB I read it's very good for starting up games fast, high budget go 32 GB? Choose by number of motherboard RAM slots (although I don't know if 4x4GB is better than 2x8GB or viceversa). For the monitor definitely go 1080p (1900x1080). Some games run at that resolution (Assassin's Creed, Call of Duty). I hope I could be of help and sorry for not being precise as I'm also trying to learn.

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LadyFitzgerald
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The board you selected still uses the older Sandy Bridge CPU instead of the newer Ivy Bridge. You have four SATA III ports (faster than SATA II) so, if you have your heart set on this board or switch to another one that also supports SATA III, you should consider upgrading your SSD from a SATA II (3.0 Gb/s) to a SATA III (Gb/s). 64 GB for an SSD is pretty much the bare minimum for a boot drive so you might want to upgrade to a 120 GB or bigger or get two and run them in RAID 0 (more speed).

While the amount of RAM you selected is more than enough for everyday use, for serious gaming, it seems it might be a bit low so you might consider going for more RAM (most boards support up to 32 GB although the board you selected supports up to a whopping 64 GB!). Keep in mind your OS determines how much RAM you can use. Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit allows up to 16 GB while Pro 64 bit allows up to 192 GB (essentially, unlimited). 32 bit is limited to 4 GB.

Like Wyrmhero, I'm also new at this so I would wait for someone more knowledgeable to chime in, like Rick P., and say probably something different (and be right).

The PSU you listed is a good one but your board has sockets for both a four pin and an eight pin power connector. The HX650 has only one eight pin power connector that can be split to two four pin connectors. I don't know if the board needs both power connectors connected or not so you would have to wait until someone comes along to clarify that. If only one needs to be connected, then I would suggest upgrading to a Corsair HX750. It's only $20 more at Tiger, has more capacity, and gets better reviews at NewEgg.

Btw, you have your PSU listed again under case.

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Builders who build using Intel X79 Chipset (2011 LGA) quad channel MBs have no worries about pricing or costs.

Their main concern is getting full Extreme Performance out of their Builds.

If WyrmHero returns, we will address those issues at that time.

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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

oops here is the case http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=C13-2514

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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Need to start with this processor.
Intel Core i7-3960X BX80619i73960X Extreme Edition Processor - Six Core, 15MB L3 Cache, 1.5MB L2 Cache, 3.30 GHz (3.90 GHz Max Turbo), Socket R (LGA2011), 130W, No Fan, Unlocked
http://www.tigerdirect.com/app.....u=I69-3960

Then need to configure rig for liquid cooling.

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eorgeburns8
Posts: 9

what would you suggest for the cooling?

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