Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011

    First post/suggestions for my build

    Hey what's up guys. New to the forums I'm sure there are a million of these posts but hope some of you will take the time to check out my build, give suggestions comments etc.

    Anyway, I've had some experience building computers, recently helped my friend put together a pretty sick rig so I know the basics. Have a build here with my limit being around $800 for a very solid build. Getting ready for the old republic... my xps 410 isn't cutting it for new games anymore even with a nice gtx card.

    Okay so here's the build feel free to comment:
    Attached Images Attached Images      

  2. #2
    Buried The Hatchet
    Lived to Tell the Tale
    Theocnoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Canada- We only have 1 road.
    CPU/MOBO not compatible.
    That mobo is quite terrible btw, in my opinion. I don't like Intel boards, especially lower end.

    Get a 2500K cpu and a 140-200 dollar motherboard. Socket 1155 Z68 chipset.
    Also, for the same price as that 460 you can get a 6870. It's faster.

    If you want to go AMD get an FX8120 and a 990FX motherboard. Depending on the brand you may need a pre AM3+ CPU to flash the bios for the 8120.

    You can go to a cheaper PSU also. Corsair CX600 is fine for that setup. With the $ saved going to a 2500K (go to microcenter) and a CX600 you could get a 6950 video card which is faster than the 6870.
    Look up to see the ridiculous stuff I say. Look down to see my PC's

    500R*2600K@4.7*MaxiumusIVExtreme*Intel510 120GB*WDVelociraptor 150GB*8GB1600*GTX980*HX850*Win7-Gamer
    PS08*5150@stock*AM1B-ITX*Force LS 120GB*WD 250GB*4GB1600*TPLink Wifi PCIE*CX500*Win8.1-Mom's PC
    P100*G3258@4.4*Z97 Anniversary*WD Blue 1TB*TPLink Wifi PCIE*4GB1600*500B*Win8.1-HTPC
    HP A4-5000 based touchscreen 15.6" notebook-Travel PC
    iPad 2- Mom's tablet
    ASUS netbook - worthless paperweight

  3. #3
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by Theocnoob View Post
    CPU/MOBO not compatible.
    That mobo is quite terrible btw, in my opinion. I don't like Intel boards, especially lower end.

    Get a 2500K cpu and a 140-200 dollar motherboard. Socket 1155 Z68 chipset.
    Also, for the same price as that 460 you can get a 6870. It's faster.

    If you want to go AMD get an FX8120 and a 990FX motherboard. Depending on the brand you may need a pre AM3+ CPU to flash the bios for the 8120.

    You can go to a cheaper PSU also. Corsair CX600 is fine for that setup. With the $ saved going to a 2500K (go to microcenter) and a CX600 you could get a 6950 video card which is faster than the 6870.
    nice thanks alot man appreciate it

  4. #4
    New Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Okay so here's the changes I've made. Look about right? I did a little more research and I think you're right about the low-end intel boards. they seem problematic
    Attached Images Attached Images  

  5. #5
    Buried The Hatchet
    Lived to Tell the Tale
    Theocnoob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Canada- We only have 1 road.
    Don't get the LE. Get the P8Z68V or the VPro out of that particular line up.

    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0364996
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_pr...uct_id=0354589

    Microcenter is much cheaper. Pay the same $, get better stuff.
    Lose the GTX460 and get a 6870. 159 (Same $ I think) and its faster
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131378

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139028
    Save $. All you need.

    Essentially what we do in this section unless people are seeking otherwise is try to squeeze as much performance out of a budget as possible without recommending garbage.
    Last edited by Theocnoob; 10-16-11 at 11:59 AM.
    Look up to see the ridiculous stuff I say. Look down to see my PC's

    500R*2600K@4.7*MaxiumusIVExtreme*Intel510 120GB*WDVelociraptor 150GB*8GB1600*GTX980*HX850*Win7-Gamer
    PS08*5150@stock*AM1B-ITX*Force LS 120GB*WD 250GB*4GB1600*TPLink Wifi PCIE*CX500*Win8.1-Mom's PC
    P100*G3258@4.4*Z97 Anniversary*WD Blue 1TB*TPLink Wifi PCIE*4GB1600*500B*Win8.1-HTPC
    HP A4-5000 based touchscreen 15.6" notebook-Travel PC
    iPad 2- Mom's tablet
    ASUS netbook - worthless paperweight

  6. #6
    Senior Member Knufire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Terre Haute, IN
    Benching Profile Heatware Profile
    I'd go with something like this. For gaming, you want to squeeze the best possible GPU in there.

    You should be able to hit 4.0-4.2 with the stock cooler.

    Name:  Capture.JPG
Views: 17
Size:  148.6 KB
    Name:  1.JPG
Views: 17
Size:  41.5 KB
    i7-920 3.8 Ghz | Venomous-X w/ Panaflo HS | Sapphire Vapor-X 4890
    EVGA X58 SLI LE | 8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 | 500GB Samsung OEM | Rosewill 850w | Thermaltake Armor Series | OCZ Vertex 2 60GB

    Secondary Rig:
    CM Elite 430 | A8-3870K stock | Radeon HD 6670 | 500GB WD Caviar Blue | 4GB G.SKILL DDR3-1333 | ASUS A55


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •