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Old 04-26-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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Default New gaming build

Ok so i'm looking into making a new gaming build which i want to be able to run wow, rift and crysis 2 all on max settings and having 60+ fps in most areas. I've came up with most of it but i'm not sure if it's worth while getting a SSD as well and im not sure if i should go with liquid cooling or air as i am planning on overclocking.
This is what i have so far

GPU: ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB ASUS GeForce GTX 570 DirectCU II 1280MB [ENGTX570-DCII-1280D5] - $399.00 : PC Case Gear

MOBO: ASUS P8P67 EVO Motherboard B3 ASUS P8P67 EVO Motherboard B3 [P8P67-EVOV3] - $269.00 : PC Case Gear

CPU: Intel Core i5 2500K Intel Core i5 2500K [BX80623I52500K] - $249.00 : PC Case Gear

PSU: Corsair TX-750 Power Supply Corsair TX-750 Power Supply [CMPSU-750TXAU] - $149.00 : PC Case Gear

RAM: Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 Corsair CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 [CMX8GX3M2A1333C9] - $119.00 : PC Case Gear

Optical Drive: ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe ASUS DRW-24B3LT 24X DVDRW LightScribe [DRW-24B3LT] - $55.00 : PC Case Gear

HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ [HD103SJ] - $75.00 : PC Case Gear

Case: CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced CoolerMaster HAF 912 Advanced [RC-912A-KWN1] - $119.00 : PC Case Gear

Also is there anyway i can cut costs?
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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Well, on the subject of cooling, i know that the 3XS team overclock the 2500k to 4.7Ghz using air coolers, and the temps are always fine. The Corsair H70 (i think thats what it's called?) is a good choice for a cooling solition.

Your build looks good to me, and on the subject of SSDs, you wouldn't notice any difference in most games since you would only use an SSD for the Os, and for most people, 7200 RPM magnetic drives with Sata/Sata II is perfectly fine.

a beast of a build there, imo.
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Old 04-26-2011, 09:39 AM   #3
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^^ Agree with the above.

R.E. Cutting costs, as mentioned, dont worry with Liquid cooling, its too expensive if you are looking to save a bit of money, and air cooling will be fine.

Similarly, have you tried other websites to buy your components off? I have a quick look on newegg, and the Processor alone was $20-30 cheaper straight away. Shop around, although, it is best to buy everything from one place to save P&P...
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Generally speaking, the majority of the americans on CF get their stuff from Newegg it seems. I think it's their equivalent of SCAN or Ebuyer.

Pretty fair pricing, fair P&P charges and good service.
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Old 04-26-2011, 05:15 PM   #5
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well im not american im australian and this site is the cheapest for me :P
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fair doo's then xD

it's just confusing talkin' in dollars, i have a habit of assuming dollar = yank, but ya'know us brits.

anyhow like i say, that build look beast.
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haha well at least the aussie dollar is stronger then the yanks at the moment
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