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Old 05-07-2012, 06:57 AM   #1
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Smile 2nd PC build - HELP! :D (gaming)

Hi, just signed up here looking for some help pretty please

THE FACTS!!!
I am very outdated now with my pc - almost 2/3years old and starting to lag on me.
I am looking to build my second pc.
I am completely useless when it comes to picking the components

Here is what i have so far, if someone could take a look at it for me and let me know if its any good and if i could make any improvements or lessen the price without compromising on speed/graphics.
Also whether or not its TOO much! For gaming!

I use my pc for mainly gaming. Movies.

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Asus Maximus IV Extreme R3.0 P67 Socket 1155 8 Channel Audio EATX Motherboard - http://www.ebuyer.com/261056-asus-ma...v-extreme-r3-0

Intel Core i7 2600k 3.4GHz Socket 1155 8MB Cache Retail Boxed Processor - http://www.ebuyer.com/252535-intel-c...bx80623i72600k

Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 1.5V Non-ECC Unbuffered - http://www.ebuyer.com/248759-corsair...16gx3m4a1600c9

NZXT Hale82 850W Modular PSU - http://www.ebuyer.com/341949-nzxt-ha...u-hale82-850-m

NZXT Switch 810 White Case - http://www.ebuyer.com/328701-nzxt-sw...ll-ca-sw810-w1

Nvidia GTX 690 - http://www.ebuyer.com/368517-gainwar...-4260183362661

Sony 24x DVD+RW SATA Optical Drive - http://www.ebuyer.com/278104-dvd-r-r...ta-ad-7283s-0b

WD 500GB SATA 7200rpm 16MB cache (buying the SATA cable seperate i WILL NOT forget it) - http://www.ebuyer.com/124228-western...lue-wd5000aaks

TOTAL PRICE - 1686.87

I know the case is a bit expensive but it's pretttttty

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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If you have the money, I'd suggest to get a more updated motherboard based on the Intel Z77 chipset and probably an Ivy Bridge CPU.
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Old 05-07-2012, 12:18 PM   #3
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The 690 for all intents and purposes doesn't exist. The 680 barely exists. And neither really need to be used on a single monitor setup (outside of 1600p).

Like Gabriel said, switch to a Z77 motherboard (anything that can support 8x/8x SLI/Xfire) and a Core i5 3570K. Add an AMD 7950 or 7970 (which are actually fairly easy to get). Drop 8gb of RAM cause you'll barely get close enough to 4gb (outside of a memory leak).

Spend extra money on a better monitor/keyboard/mouse/audio since you're gaming. No point in having a fast computer if you can't enjoy the view/sound and you're using a keyboard that's seen better days.
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The 690 for all intents and purposes doesn't exist. The 680 barely exists. And neither really need to be used on a single monitor setup (outside of 1600p).

Like Gabriel said, switch to a Z77 motherboard (anything that can support 8x/8x SLI/Xfire) and a Core i5 3570K. Add an AMD 7950 or 7970 (which are actually fairly easy to get). Drop 8gb of RAM cause you'll barely get close enough to 4gb (outside of a memory leak).

Spend extra money on a better monitor/keyboard/mouse/audio since you're gaming. No point in having a fast computer if you can't enjoy the view/sound and you're using a keyboard that's seen better days.
I didnt put much detail in before... sorry - first post on a tech forum
I use two monitors at present. Also have alienware gaming keyboard and my WoW mouse hehe also have surround sound but need an upgarde on sound card or something as it doesnt work properly with this pc :/
After some thought yes i should really drop 8GB - i just recently bought an external HDD for backing up my movies/photos/music and i think i got overly carried away with the joy of picking new components :P
Found ----- http://www.ebuyer.com/363227-asus-p8...p8z77-v-deluxe would that do ok?

Really appreciate the feedback so ty ty ty ty i don;t really know anyone technical enough to ask these things.. thanks again

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Old 05-07-2012, 10:31 PM   #5
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The NVIDIA GTX 690 simply doesn't exist in large quantities (as there aren't enough chips for even the 680 to remain in stock). Value increases with limited quantities, thus their price/performance is terrible.

Stick with AMD right now for high end GPUs as they're actually in stock and while NVIDIA wins in metrics, metrics don't mean much if you're stuck waiting for the card.
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You didn't say if you are going to wait for the 690. If so wait for the new Maximus board coming out this month with an i7-3770K.

Very nice choice of case. Why worry about spending 150 pounds on a case when spending 850 pounds for a video card??? Seems to me they match. Buy a LC too to go with the case's potential.

I like to spend other people's money.

Very, very long video review:
http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...h_810_review/1
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thanks for the help. I'm still wondering about the 690 - if i decided not to get it what would be another good option? I've always had Nvidia and feel sort of loyal haha
whats an LC?
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LC stands for Liquid Cooling. It's either a closed loop self-contained system (i.e. Corsair H100 or Antec Kuhler 920) or a kit you assemble. LC, in theory, tends to be more efficient for heat dispersion as the water transfers the heat from the CPU to the radiator (which has more surface area and access to more cooling). It's ideal for overclockers.

The 690 is nice, but it's extremely limited and expensive- think of it as a limited run of a super-car. It's the sort of thing someone to whom money isn't an issue would purchase for their $10K custom system. For the rest of us, it's not practical.

The 680 is also very good, but again is fairly limited. If you'd like a NVIDIA GPU that's very close to a 680, but costs $100 less, I'd highly recommend the GTX 670. If you're interested in performance near the 690, then buy two 670s and then OC them. Overall performance is virtually the same and costs significantly less.
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Read for yourself:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/5805/n...are-ultra-fast

From your choices it seems you are not worried about money. If so read the review, look at the videos and decide for yourself how much quality you want to purchase.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxPEI...1&feature=plcp


http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cases_cooling/nzxt_switch_810_review/1

This is the board I'm thinking of getting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOq2j...ature=youtu.be

http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...rd-review.html

Corsair has many videos for cases and LC.

Seasonic PSU.

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LC stands for Liquid Cooling. It's either a closed loop self-contained system (i.e. Corsair H100 or Antec Kuhler 920) or a kit you assemble. LC, in theory, tends to be more efficient for heat dispersion as the water transfers the heat from the CPU to the radiator (which has more surface area and access to more cooling). It's ideal for overclockers.

The 690 is nice, but it's extremely limited and expensive- think of it as a limited run of a super-car. It's the sort of thing someone to whom money isn't an issue would purchase for their $10K custom system. For the rest of us, it's not practical.

The 680 is also very good, but again is fairly limited. If you'd like a NVIDIA GPU that's very close to a 680, but costs $100 less, I'd highly recommend the GTX 670. If you're interested in performance near the 690, then buy two 670s and then OC them. Overall performance is virtually the same and costs significantly less.
Ah i thought about Liquid Cooling but then the thought of spending so much money and then to end up doing it wrong and spring a leak scares me :P
I think i will buy two of the GTX 670s. If the 690s are limited then buying another one in the future would probably be impossible..

I really liked the review of the case.. i'd already read a few reviews and watched a few different videos for it.. it just looks like a case that i would forever keep, where as the one i have now is too small for adding more and more into.
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