So, my motherboard decided that it felt like dying recently, and now I'm stuck in quite a pickle. Replacing the mobo means replacing the CPU, RAM and harddrives with it, seeing as my CPU was still dual-core and it's time to go to quad, my RAM was DDR2 and the two internal HDDs were still IDE. As you can see, I've pretty much got a choice between doing a decent upgrade, or getting an ancient mobo that still fits everything, but being forced into another total upgrade in a year or two.
So far, I've got this build from Wesley over at the NAG forums, but I'd like some more opinions and/or options if anyone wouldn't mind? Always a good idea to have a variety, even though this seems a really good build.
Anyone got any other suggestions, perhaps? I'm not quite so tech-savvy, so I can't really work out builds for myself.
So, can anyone beat that?
I have a HDD and a screen. But quite low end ones. Busy using a LG Flatron 17" :P Budget is 10k and I can't over spend. Do i get my self the 670? or stick with the 660ti? I could get a cheap screen and a budget 500 gig hdd as well thats sata3?
Please comment and criticise the rig itself, maybe things are cheaper elsewhere but rebeltech is literally down the road from my house Help please
Last edited by LuceGoose; 09-09-2012 at 10:08 AM.
Looking into gaming rig.
•Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V PRO Z77 Motherboard
•CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K Quad Core Ivy Bridge CPU
•CPU Cooler: Noctua NH U12P SE2 Dual Fan Quiet CPU Cooler
•RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B
•GPU: GAINWARD Phantom GeForce GTX 670 OC 2048MB Graphics Card
•Hard drive: 750GB Western Digital 7200RPM 64MB Cache SATA3 6.0Gb/s Hard Drive
•DVD drive: Standard 24x DVD Rom
•PSU: Corsair Professional Series HX750 750W 80+ Silver Modular High Performance Power Supply
•Case: This is where I need your help.....
•Monitor: Also need your help - looking at 23" FHD
•Mouse: I see there is so many don't know what to get - gaming
•Keyboard:I see there is so many don't know what to get - gaming
•Headphones: Help please....
Main Use: Gaming, General Use
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
Are you going to re-use any parts? No
When do you need your build by? Soonish preferably
Are you going to overclock? Yes
Please your input would help a lot.
Seeing as I have put out a baseline,is everything reachable with 20K without sacrificing on branding...?
Last edited by kelevra; 12-09-2012 at 10:27 AM.
3570K | 8GB Ripjaws | Hyper 212 EVO | HD7850 DCII 2GB | Razer Arctosa | Razer Abyssus | Antec 750W | Asrock Fatal1ty Z77 Performance |
So with Esquire's special running at the moment, I figure it's as good a time as any to build up a new system. This will be used for some gaming, Photoshop/Lightroom and general surfing etc.
I've put the following together but looking for advise. As the Esquire special is only valid until tomorrow, I'd appreciate some quick responses...
Processor. Intel 3570K. R2142.06
Motherboard Intel BLKDH77EB R910.86
Display LG IPS234V R1822.86
RAM Kingston HyperX 2* 4GB R453.72
SSD OCZ 128GB R1024.86
HDD Western Digital 1TB R682.86
Chassis Antec1 R489.06
Graphics Card Sapphire HD7850 R2164.86
PSU Antec EA-750 R1024.86
Please let me know if there's any place I should focus on..
Last edited by viven; 29-09-2012 at 07:34 AM. Reason: Update components
Need some advice please...
Running out of PC storage and need to get a new hard drive.
Currently I'm running my PC off of my old 500gb SATA II drive. Not sure of it's other specs (Windows 7 gives it a rating of 5.9). Then I store all my stuff on my 2 year old WD 2TB SATA II.
Now I'm planning on getting the WD Green 2TB Sata III (64mb cache) - Should I change my set-up and boot from the new drive or keep it as is?
Please don't recommend a SSD - Can't afford it and need storage over speed. Thanks
3570K: R2 267 @ Rampage
GAINWARD Phantom GeForce GTX 670: R5 500+ (Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX670-DC2T goes for same price)
HDD: why 750GB? get 1tb minimum.
psu:the HX750 silver is about R1500 the gold rated is R100 more and the AX model is between R1700 and R2000 so I would rather recommend the AX and then the HX gold rated.
mouse: cyborg rat 7 or 9, or mamba 2012 depending on your preference, or go logitech g9.
keyboard: get mechanical with cherry switches. Coolermaster Triger maybe?
chassis: is up to you. take into consideration, environment and purpose.
Headphone:if you can afford it get some decent seinheisers with a decent sound card(asus). otherwise the cm storm Sirius headset is amazing.
also you might want to consider a ssd for this build.
sorry for loose formatting its late I'm tired.
Hey Duff, nice website Just a thing I noticed that in the performance build you put for a keyboard and mouse a microsoft wireless 800...now any gamer worth their salt is gonna get something in the razer/corsair/roccat/logitech range and also the microsoft range of higher end gaming peripherals (sidewinders etc). So yeah, think you might need to change that up buddy...