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New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:43 pm

After some time gaming through Laptop i finaly had it. So i have desided to build myself a gamer desktop. This will be my first "build on my own" computer, so i realy hope this forum can get me on the right track, concerning setups, fits, models and chip sets and so on. My main concerns building a computer is that i wanna be able to upgrade it (SLI, Memory, SSD, and so on) rather than replace the entire computer in 2 years and it should be able to play BF3 and Diablo 3 in almost maximum resolution.

Here is what i found myself:

Case: Fractal Design Define R3
Link: http://www.fractal-design.com/?view=product&prod=48

Motherboard: ASUS P8Z68-V PRO
Link: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_ ... 8Z68V_PRO/

Processor: Core i5 I5-2500K 6 MB
Link: http://ark.intel.com/products/52210

Harddrive: Seagate Barracuda 7200 70
Link: http://www.seagate.com/www/en-us/produc ... rd_drives/

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6817139020

Ram: Kingston HyperX 2 x 4Gb
Link: http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/products/khx_ddr3.asp

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC
Link: http://www.msi.com/product/vga/N560GTX- ... II-OC.html

Any ideas and suggestions are welcome, thank you in advance.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2011 3:59 pm

Moved to System Builders Anonymous.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:00 pm

Welcome to the Tech Report!

Have you looked at the System Guide? The Sweeter Spot could give you some more ideas.

I would choose the Samsung HD103SJ or Western Digital WD2002FAEX over a Seagate hard-drive. Have you considered an SSD?

You'll want a Blu-ray drive and you'll need Windows 7 64-bit.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:50 pm

Can u explain why i should pick Samsung HD103SJ or Western Digital WD2002FAEX over a Seagate hard-drive?

And why would i need a Blu-ray drive? for games ?
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Sat Oct 15, 2011 4:55 pm

PuLLe wrote:Can u explain why i should pick Samsung HD103SJ or Western Digital WD2002FAEX over a Seagate hard-drive?
And why would i need a Blu-ray drive? for games ?
The Samsung hard-drive is cheaper, quieter, cooler and more energy-efficient than the Seagate hard-drive. The Western Digital hard-drive is faster.

Your component list did not include any optical drive. When you buy games on disc, you'll need an optical drive to run them from the DVD-ROMs. If you're going to buy an optical drive, you should buy one that will read all currently-available discs. Since 2006, that has included Blu-ray. This Samsung SH-B123L can read Blu-rays, DVDs or CDs and it can write DVDs or CDs. It includes Cyberlink's PowerDVD software so that you can watch Blu-ray movies.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Mon Oct 17, 2011 12:20 pm

good case choice

You might also consider an aftermarket CPU cooler to crank up the speed on that 2500k while lowering temps and noise levels. Newegg has the Corsair CAFA70 on daily deals for $19 shipped after rebate right now, the Xigmatek Gaia is an attractive product as well.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:43 pm

First and foremost, thanks for all the replys.

My setup i almost complet, now only one question remains, which of these GPU:

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC (1 GB)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127565

MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC (2 GB)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127578

MSI N560GTX-Ti Hawk (1 GB)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6814127608
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:11 pm

I just built my first system a few days ago, very similarly spec'd to yours. Good choice with the 560 Ti, you wont be disappointed. I went with the ASUS DCII which is 1gb, Link: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/NVIDIA_Series/ENGTX560_Ti_DCII2DI1GD5/#specifications and ran Shogun2 Total war. It ran a huge battle at ultra settings w/ AA, and tessellation enabled, it didn't even flinch.
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Re: New Gamer Setup ! Help !

Postposted on Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:56 pm

If you can get to a microcenter, they have a special where if you pick up a 2600k for 279, its 80 dollars off any z68 motherboard in the store. Considering that a mid range z68 board can go for $110, its something you should consider as it may abe the same price overall as the 2500K and your current board as listed on newegg.
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