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New PC build (gaming)

By ramonsterns
Nov 27, 2010
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  1. After much herpin' and derpin' on my part, I'm going to do what I should have done from the get go.

    • What are you going to use the PC for?
      Gaming
    • How much is your budget?
      ~$1200
    • Are you willing to buy online?
      Only from Newegg
    • Have you already bought any parts?
      Yes, but will cancel order due to mistake.
    • Do you have an Operating System (OS)?
      No.
    • Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?
      No, maybe a CPU heatsink if budget allows and is necessary.

    I'd also like it if it was Intel/Nvidia based.


    ORIGINAL POST:
     
  2. Evabraun2000

    Evabraun2000 TS Rookie Posts: 42

    dang only 1230 bucks...not bad

    ps...im not a pc guru lol
     
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

  4. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    What won't work?
     
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    The computer of course.
    i7's do NOT fit into H55's.
     
  6. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    It says on the website that it supports it.
     
  7. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Lol on the newegg page?
    They lied.
     
  8. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Ya you really should have posted your build before you went ahead an bought the parts as they are not compatible. Your motherboard selection is a Micro ATX socket type LGA 1156 and your CPU is socket type LGA 1366. Even though your motherboard supports i7, you needed something like the i7 860 and SLIing on that board is pushing it imo also that RAM is pointless.

    We should be able to salvage something and getting you a good build, but it might cost you more depending on if you can return some hardware. This is what I think would be the best option for you. If you want to keep that i7 you'll be needing a new motherboard, the GA-X58A-UD3R would be the best fit imo especially since you want to SLI GTX 460's & that RAM should be fine.

    If you got all these parts from Newegg you shouldn't have much trouble returning them, but you'll likely have to pay the restocking fee.

    Also that PSU is quite the overkill for that system, if you are interested in something modular I'd say this XFX BE 750W would serve you just fine. You could even go lower if you wanted too but at $110 after MIR I'd say it's a decent deal.
     
  9. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    They didn't lie, he just got the wrong i7.
     
  10. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    I just noticed the MOBO is Micro ATX, not ATX.

    Godamit, cancelling like the Fist of the North Star.

    Thanks man.
     
  11. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    It doesn't matter that it's microATX or ATX, i7-950 just won't fit in a 1156.
     
     
  12. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    I meant the Case doesn't support it.

    And I simply thought the MOBO was ATX.
     
  13. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Actually I believe the Antec 300 illusion version supports microATX even if it doesn't say so.
     
  14. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    No matter what you decide on the case, you will need a new motherboard if you plan on keeping that i7. I would recommend getting a new case though if you plan on SLIing as that mid tower might be a tight fit.

    And just wondering, what resolution do you plan on gaming with especially since you want to SLI?
     
  15. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    To be honest with you, this is something I put together on Friday, double checked to make sure everything was compatible (Mental Note To Self: LOL, YEAH GOOD JOB, DIPSHIT) and apparently bought it on impulse.

    Cold shower time
     
  16. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    We can still salvage the build as I said above but it will probably cost ya some. If you have the ability to return everything with no hassle & you go ahead and do that we could create you a whole new build that is actually compatible and maybe even save you money.
     
  17. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    Well, if you want to build something similar, don't let me stop you, I'd greatly appreciate it, but it has to be under $1200.

    I was actually going to buy this initially, but it was out of stock yesterday.

    I'll probably return the whole thing when I call them monday and order the above unless you make something better so knock yourself out.
     
  18. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    Sorry for the double post, simply updating on the fact I've cancelled my order (Newegg forces me to cancel the whole order) and I've edited the original post.
     
  19. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Try this build:
    Grand Total = ~$1100, not counting rebates, but counting shipping. Leaves you enough for a decent CPU cooler of your choice; I recommend the Corsair H50\H70 (for a novel watercooling solution), the Zerotherm ZT-10D or the Tuniq Tower 120 Extreme. Paired with some great fans like the Scythe Kaze Jyuni or the Yate Loon D12SL-12, you should get some superb cooling for your CPU.

    You could also get an SSD if you drop down to a cheaper case like the AZZA Solano, and go for a cheaper 1TB HDD. It's entirely upto you if you want one though; I didn't recommend one since you didn't choose it earlier, but if you are looking for one (and I highly recommend it), get this.

    The system should be able to rip through almost anything, without a lot of effort, especially if you're playing any resolution upto 1920x1080.
     
  20. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Aren't spinpoint F4's only 5400 RPM?
     
  21. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    Yes, but performance is well above-par for a 5400RPM drive.
     
  22. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    Hey guys,

    After talking to Relic and reviewing your suggestions and builds I went back and put something together. After having cancelled the last order, I'm in no hurry to buy a new computer, so feel free to let me know if you could improve on it or if I got it completely wrong.

    New Build:

    DVD Burner
    Video Card
    PSU
    RAM
    OS + Case
    HDD + Card Reader
    CPU + MOBO

    $989~
    $1074~ w/tax & shipping


    Revised Build:

    DVD Burner
    Video Card
    PSU
    RAM
    OS + Case
    HDD + Card Reader
    CPU
    MOBO

    $1034~
    $1123~ w/tax & shipping
     
  23. Modena

    Modena TS Enthusiast Posts: 182

    I'd recommend this set-up:

    i5 750-$185 free shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215&cm_re=i5_750-_-19-115-215-_-Product

    GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD3- $139.99+$2.99 shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128412

    CORSAIR XMS3 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3- $54.99 free shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260

    OCZ ModXStream Pro 700w- $79.99 free shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341018&cm_re=ocz_modular-_-17-341-018-_-Product

    XFX 6850 -$199.99+$4.99 Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150505&cm_re=xfx_6850-_-14-150-505-_-Product

    Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB - $89.99 Free Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533&cm_re=wd_black-_-22-136-533-_-Product

    Sony Optiarc Black 24X DVD+R - $19.99 Free Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118039

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 - $89.98+$9.99 Shipping

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197&cm_re=haf_922-_-11-119-197-_-Product

    Total- $877.89
    And if you crossfire which would be beast - $1082.87

    This also leaves you room to buy a cpu cooler of you're choice, and or w/e else you may also want, gaming mouse/keyboard. If I added wrong I'm sorry I'm half asleep.
     
  24. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,286   +24

    I'd advise getting a Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HDD and a 550W+ 80 Plus Silver or Gold certified PSU (the Kingwin LZG-700 is a great one), as well as a cheaper card reader (like this one) and this burner. Also, why spend more for that MSI GTX 460 (over cheaper GTX 460s)? Is it because you're concerned about the card overheating?

    Everything else looks alright to me.
     
  25. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 752   +12

    A bit iffy about that Radeon, I've always heard they have driver problems and that the price isn't worth the headache.

    I'm still wondering if the MOBO is a good idea to save money or if I should shell out for it now and have a space open in case I can do Sli.


    A few things:

    1) What's wrong with the HDD?
    2) The card reader ends up being cheap when in combo with the HDD.
    3) What's wrong with the Burner?
    4) I trust MSi and this 460 touted better specs.
     


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