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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #1 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:06:16 PM »
I'd switch memory, get something a bit better than 1600MHz. The Intel chip can handle it and will benefit from it. This is $5 cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455

Also, that PSU isn't that great, especially for the price. It's Corsair's low end and you'll regret getting it down the road. Check this guy out for the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005
5 year warranty, better efficiency and it will probably hold it's output power longer than the CX series.

I'd like to suggest a better hard drive but there's not much wrong with the Blue if it's the best you can afford. Of course, a Black or SSD would be better but again, it's about cost and demand for capacity which are things only you know.
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #2 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:17:54 PM »
Bump down the i7 and get a better GPU. Games are way more dependent on the GPU and the i5 3570K easily maxes any game on the market. It'd be stupid to buy a 3770K while settling for a measly GTX 660. Go for at least a 660Ti, or 7950 (which is the better performing card).
Not to mention Nvidia is currently releasing their 7xx GPUs so I'd hold off for a bit to see how it will change prices.
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #3 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:24:28 PM »
noted killa. The only reason im going i7 is because microcenter has a good deal on it. Its pretty much the same price as most of the 3.6 ghz i5's. 660 Ti is alot more expensive. Thats the only reason i didint go Ti there. But I see what your saying.

I was gunna grab a small SSD too for the OS and some high end games. There so expensive. but i can squeeze a 100gig one in probably. I have steady income these days so no big deal really.

Any suggestions in that department? i feel like there mostly the same
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:27:50 PM »
The Crucial M4 is suggested a lot. I think it's $130 for a 128gb one. Intel makes some good SSDs as well. But the GPU should come first, it's the most important component when it comes to gaming so if an SSD is going to keep you at a GTX 660, you should go without it and get a better GPU.

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #5 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:35:44 PM »
Honestly... i might just go balls deep and get both the Ti and the solid state. Yolo
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #6 on: Saturday, May 25, 2013, 22:43:03 PM »
Honestly... i might just go balls deep and get both the Ti and the solid state. Yolo
I'd definitely suggest a 7950 over a 660Ti. It's the same price, has a bigger memory bandwidth, more memory, and outperforms the 660Ti in most game benchmarks.

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #7 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 00:04:37 AM »
Save the $$ on the SSD unless you go Intel or Samsung 840 PRO. The Crucial M4's are getting pretty old now and have easily 1/4 the write speed of the Samsungs.

I have no comments on Intel CPU's and modern GPU's.
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #8 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 00:23:56 AM »
Save the $$ on the SSD unless you go Intel or Samsung 840 PRO. The Crucial M4's are getting pretty old now and have easily 1/4 the write speed of the Samsungs.

I have no comments on Intel CPU's and modern GPU's.
Looking further into it, you're right. I was just recalling stuff from the last time I was looking into getting one. I don't stay up to date on SSDs like I do on CPUs and GPUs.

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #9 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 00:36:06 AM »
I don't stay up to date on SSDs like I do on CPUs and GPUs.

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #11 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 07:33:26 AM »
take the Samsung ssd. best price/power and .....lifetime!

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #12 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 13:23:29 PM »
Don't get the regular 840 series Samsung SSD. It's slower speed and lower quality memory chips. You only want the PRO version. Low-end SSD's aren't worth the bother IMO, you're better off getting a platter drive with better reliability and more storage.
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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #13 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 15:02:04 PM »
scratch everything.

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 3.3GHz:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116491

Intel DX79TO Desktop Motherboard - Intel X79 Express Chipset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121708

HP 2250W DC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817292077

SilverStone Temjin Series TJ11B-W Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811163178

OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series 960GB SSD (Get like 7 of these)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227742

COOLER MASTER Eisberg 240L Prestige CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103184

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 7990 6GB 768-bit GPU (might as well get 2...no 3, just incase)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125458

And just to make sure you see everything
Sharp PN-L802B 80" LED LCD Touchscreen Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA25V0PM7733

that should fit your budget easily

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Re: Building new computer v2
« Reply #14 on: Sunday, May 26, 2013, 15:56:11 PM »
Low-end SSD's aren't worth the bother IMO

Believe they do, ask anyone who have one or check online tests.
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