Gaming PC build

Discussion in 'Staging Area' started by Rekomaged1, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. Radar159

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  2. VTMZ

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    AsRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX Motherboard. Nuff Said
     
  3. Munishin

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    He doesn't need a high end motherboard like that off the bat but I agree about upgrading to a better video card.
     
  4. Radar159

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    Oh yea, Get a 750 watt or higher power supply.
     
  5. rich635

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    It's a decent build, but I agree with everyone else. A better PSU is extremely helpful for later upgrades, at least a 700w would do, maybe up to 800w. Apparently the 560 SE is just a worse edition of the 560, maybe get an AMD 6790 or 7770 for that money. If you can go higher, then definitely do it. Possibly get a larger hard drive, though you should be fine. I have 2TB and only used 200GB, and I have about a dozen games, then again no video files. Still, you could get an external drive later, just a little inconvenient, your choice.
     
  6. Rekomaged1

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    Forgot to add I am trying to keep this $650 or below. Exclude shipping because I will just drive to the New Egg warehouse. I also don't see why I should spend $250 on a motherboard. That money can be spent on much better things. Also is a different power supply really needed? And Robin said for the price and its group, that graphics card is one of the best. I had $50 extra and he told me to get the i5 2500k instead of the 2400 I was going to get
     
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  7. rich635

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    The 560 SE is meh, it's a little worse than the old 460. However, you could get a normal 560 or an AMD 6850 for just a bit more ($20 or so). That motherboard is overkill though, and the 550 Ti is worse than the 560 SE. The PSU being higher is just so later, you won't have to buy a new one for a better card. If you happen on a great deal for a high-end card later, you wouldn't need to buy a new PSU with it. The 2500K is a great processor though, I can understand why the money is going there. What I just said was: 560 or 6850 for just $20 more, PSU for later, 2500K worth it however. See if you can get a little bit more money, it'll be worth it later.
     
  8. Rekomaged1

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    So the PSU is the motherboard? And I still need a better one on top of another graphics card?
     
  9. VTMZ

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    The PSU is the Power Supply Unit. Get a AsRock Z77 Extreme4 mobo and a Sapphire Radeon 6850 GPU
     
  10. rich635

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    No, the PSU is the power supply unit. When I said motherboard I meant you don't need the $250 one Radar posted. The PSU is the Coolmax you have linked, it's a 600w which is alright but for later, you're going to want at least a 700w for better cards, if you upgrade. And if you get another graphics card, you definitely need a better one, two 560s would require maybe a 700w or 800w power supply I think.

    EDIT: Damnit Paducah, stupid snipers. And as for the GPU, the 6850 cost the same as the 560, so I'd say get that. Unless of course there is a deal on the 6850, it's still a decent card.
     
  11. Rekomaged1

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    What's the difference between the 560 and the 560 se?
     
  12. rich635

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    The 560 SE is worse. I don't know why, there are mixed answers, like it's either a rebrand or a bad batch where some things needed to be deactivated so it'd work. But the 560 is better, no question.
     
  13. Rekomaged1

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    Would a 560 go better with my current setup or the AMD you talked about earlier?
     
  14. rich635

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    The 560 should be better than the 6850.
     
  15. VTMZ

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    Yep, 560 is indeed better. It's up to par with the 6870 though but the 6870 is more expensive
     
  16. DesertEagleLover

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    Get a 560 Ti. Those perform just as good as a 570.
     
  17. Rekomaged1

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    The 560 TI is not the same as the 550 ti, correct? Because they told me to avoid that card (550 ti).
     
  18. VTMZ

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    Correct. Avoid 550 Ti at all costs
     
  19. rich635

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    The 560 Ti is very good, but it costs quite a bit more. The 560 should be fine.