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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #30 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 16:18:18 PM »
going from 550 to 560 is like 60 bux. Why is the 550 so bad?
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #31 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 16:21:32 PM »
going from 550 to 560 is like 60 bux. Why is the 550 so bad?
Its performance is bad when compared to how much it costs.


Also, the GPU is the most important part when building a gaming PC. The 550Ti will hold you back in a lot of games. It's not right to pair that beast of a CPU with a 550Ti.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #32 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 16:23:27 PM »
going from 550 to 560 is like 60 bux. Why is the 550 so bad?

Cause it's not worthy buying for its price to performance. It also depends on you screen, but if your screen offers a native resolution close or higher than 1680x1050, a 550 wouldn't be enough for some demanding games (if you want to turn the detail and graphic quality up while using antialiasing)

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #33 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 17:11:33 PM »
I want to thank everyone for the input. After alot of work nok and I came up with this setup.
I was diggin your build sergio, It was just a bit over what i am looking to spend.

Antec NEO ECO 520W Power Supply
GIGABYTE LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
EVGA GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
RAIDMAX SMILODON 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case
Intel Core i5-2500 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost)
LG DVD Burner

what do you guys think?

Upgrade the PSU. That is the most important item you don't want to skimp on. Like I said, Get the Corsair TX650V2, it has a 5 year warranty and is made by Seasonic, the leading QUALITY manufacturer of power supplies. 650-watt means you could go SLI or Crossfire down the road without a problem.
The memory is pretty weak too, especially for an Intel platform. 1600MHz would be my personal minimum recommendation. If I were to buy RAM for my computer again, I would go 1866MHz or higher.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 17:59:02 PM »
Im trying really hard to keep it around 800.

Whats most important?

Going from the GeForce gtx 550 to 560 (or maybe there's some middle ground here?)

Or going from the Antec NEO ECO 520W to the CORSAIR TX650?

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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #35 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 18:03:14 PM »
Power supply. Without a reliable quality power supply, the rest of your computer is useless. It's not uncommon for cheap power supplies to destroy other parts of a computer when they malfunction. The Antec NEO isn't bottom of the barrel but I would still call it low end. You don't need a $300 1200-Watt PSU, just a Corsair TX650V2, I think they're around $80-$90. Try and get it on a mail in rebate, I've had 100% success with Corsair's mail in rebates. They come back fast and are in the form of a Visa card that you can use anywhere, even Paypal.

Trust me, when you open the box for that PSU and feel the weight and solid build quality, you will know it was money well spent. You can rest easy knowing that if you have ANY problem with it in the next 5 years (long time for a computer) that you can return it under warranty from a company that's well-known for great customer service and fast RMA processes.

*EDIT*
Right now it's got a $20 mail in rebate. $65 when it's all done. Damn good deal, wish I had a customer lined up that wanted a build now.

Check out this review on JonnyGURU (pretty much THE go-to guy for solid and extensive reviews) for the TX750V2:
http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story5&reid=230
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #36 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 20:14:16 PM »
Then i would recommend:
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB $74.99
RAIDMAX SMILODON ATX-612WB Black/Silver 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower $79.99
LG DVD Burner 24X $16.99
Intel Core i5-3570K $229.99
ASRock Z77 Pro3 $99.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) $46.99
XFX Core Edition PRO550W $74.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1460-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit $189.99

Awesome combo. Price $813,92. I would personally just change the case to something like this -> COOLER MASTER HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower and $20 cheaper... so under your price ;)

Motherboards, Asus are great but as top boards, for lower prices you have MSI or Azrock, the truth is that Asrock are very good atm. But you can pick also something like this:
MSI Z77A-G43 LGA $99.99
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #37 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 20:43:29 PM »
I wouldn't touch an MSI motherboard. Also, I wonder why you wouldn't go AMD for cheaper:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103996
Less than half the price of the Intel, yet it's still a quad that's actually clocked faster than the Intel. It might perform slightly less but you could still get a 6-core for less than that quad Intel:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819106010
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #39 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:06:39 PM »
Is it wrong that i want this case just because it looks cool?

Not at all. As long as it fits your stuff, looks are the only thing that matters.

I still suggest you upgrade your RAM to a faster speed but it's fine as-is. You could always get faster stuff down the road.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #40 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:11:57 PM »
Honestly, awesome power supply but that board ain't that great, at least for that price... CPU could be better, RAM still isn't 1600mhz for what? So you won't spent 3 more dollars? And that graphic card is the weakest link...
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #41 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:16:58 PM »
IMO, if you went with an AMD quad or 6-core, you would have maybe $50-$100 left over to put into memory and GPU.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #42 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:20:55 PM »
AMD is cheaper but isn't the same thing.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #43 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 22:39:13 PM »
Comparable. Everybody knows that Intel will usually always beat AMD clock per clock. But how about a 6-core AMD vs a quad Intel? Would he even notice the difference? Having 2 additional physical cores would help out a fair bit.
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Re: Thinking of building a new pc
« Reply #44 on: Tuesday, June 26, 2012, 23:13:57 PM »
ahhh sergio, i didn't realize the small difference. Changed the Ram.

Spanky check out this power supply. More wattage, and its modular for the same price. I know its not your fav brand BUT it has its benefits.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817153136

As for the i5 or the AMD. Its interesting how the 6 core AMD is prices less than that 4 core i5. Why is that?

By personal preference i want to stick with nVidia for the gpu.


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