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SkywhaleExpress #1 Posted 17 January 2014 - 12:58 AM

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Mwaahahaha..

 

New Build will be:

 

Case: Cooler Master Scout case with roll out SSD drive shelf

PSU: Coolmax CU750 750 Watt

Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus VI Hero (z87 chipset) ATX form factor

CPU: Core i7 4770K

CPU Cooler: Thermaltake BigTyp Revo

RAM: 16 GB + 8 GB 1600 MHz Corsair XMS3 RAM (taking the fastest of my 16gb of mismatched) = 24GB

Video: Asus NVidia GTX 650 TI OC w/ 2GB GDDR5

Sound: Creative X-Fi Audigy 2

HDD: 256 GB Corsair Neutron SSD drive + 500gb current WD Black HDD SATA3 for it's storage.

Optical: Asus 24x DVR +/- RW DVD Burner+ Blue Ray 12x read speed.

New Thrustmaster T Flight Stick X (Already have my one I bought 13 months ago, plus the old one...) in case they ever stop making them.

 

new ergonomic office desk and gaming lazy chair w/joystick and keyboard platform

 

Screen: 37" Vizio LED TV.

 

 

 


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Zapperguy #2 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:08 AM

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Sounds sweet Alex. No liquid cooling? I built my first rig (very similar to yours) last summer and used this: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System with very chilly results. :great:


 

 



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View PostZapperguy, on 17 January 2014 - 01:08 AM, said:

Sounds sweet Alex. No liquid cooling? I built my first rig (very similar to yours) last summer and used this: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 Liquid Cooling System with very chilly results. :great:

 

You made me realize I've built a lot of computers but never personally installed a liquid cooling system when I've had one I've always gotten it already hooked into the tower lol.

 

Guess I always thought I'd mess it up or something but it's way more self contained then it use to be haha.



BitterClinger #4 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:15 AM

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Couldn't squeeze into a GTX 660 (or even a 760)?

MrPsychic #5 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:20 AM

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Impressive, what's the OS?


SkywhaleExpress #6 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:28 AM

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View PostBitterClinger, on 16 January 2014 - 07:15 PM, said:


Couldn't squeeze into a GTX 660 (or even a 760)?

 Why? The performance difference wouldn't be that much of a boost compared to cost. Remember, I'm upgrading from an already good i7 2600K/GTX 550 TI OC'd  1GB GDDR5/3gb shared=virtual 4gb card. It's going to effectively be as big as a boost as any... for lass than 900 bucks.  Well, I coulda spent even less, but I splurged on a case (have a 3 yr. old case and DVD burner) and the bluray dvd reader/burner.

View PostMrPsychic, on 16 January 2014 - 07:20 PM, said:

Impressive, what's the OS?

 Definitely not Win 8....  my wife wants that on a tablet, though.. ugh..



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SkywhaleExpress #7 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:33 AM

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For further reading:

 

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-660-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost   7.1 vs. 6.9    $249  vs. $150 USD

 

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-760-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost   = 7.6 vs. 6.9 $280 vs. $150 USD

 

And I get it for actually 130 USD after rebate... and yes, if you go through all the trouble with the receipt and UPCs you get the rebates, weeks later... but you get them.



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MrPsychic #8 Posted 17 January 2014 - 01:34 AM

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View PostAlexVandross, on 16 January 2014 - 08:28 PM, said:

 Definitely not Win 8....  my wife wants that on a tablet, though.. ugh..

Go to newegg and get an OEM Windows 7 Professional disc for 139 or just an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium for 99.



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View PostAlexVandross, on 16 January 2014 - 08:33 PM, said:

For further reading:

 

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-660-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost   7.1 vs. 6.9    $249  vs. $150 USD

 

http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-760-vs-GeForce-GTX-650-Ti-Boost   = 7.6 vs. 6.9 $280 vs. $150 USD

 

And I get it for actually 130 USD after rebate... and yes, if you go through all the trouble with the receipt and UPCs you get the rebates, weeks later... but you get them.

 

Well, I'm not arguing, but I just want to say the 660 goes for $180 or $190 all day long. So, that's what prompted the question.

 

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=gtx 660

 



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View PostMrPsychic, on 16 January 2014 - 07:34 PM, said:

Go to newegg and get an OEM Windows 7 Professional disc for 139 or just an OEM Windows 7 Home Premium for 99.

 I have a multi-license copy of Win 7 Ultimate. No need. :veryhappy:

View PostBitterClinger, on 16 January 2014 - 07:39 PM, said:

 

Well, I'm not arguing, but I just want to say the 660 goes for $180 or $190 all day long. So, that's what prompted the question.

 

http://www.amazon.co...eywords=gtx 660

 

 

Oh, of course. But, I also don't by anything but eVGA or Asus. Used to be BFG Tech, but they're defunct as of 2010/11. Cool trivia.. if you have your original receipt (or online order #) AND UPC code (yes, you gotta save the box), then PNY and eVGA both honored BFG lifetime "limited" (heavy on limited) replacements of GeForce 4xx or 98xx or older cards, for a  while.

 

http://blog.pny.com/....Tech-Customers
It was PNY, but not anymore. Details were actually an offer to give BFG owners a 25% discount on a PNY card whether the BFG was functioning or not. My BFG 280 GTX bit the dust in the middle of this. LOL
 
PNY and later eVGA both offered similar discounts for these cards' owners. So, if you still have one of these, they may still hook ya up.
 
 

And, for further reading on why I go these "lesser" routes... see my Cost Effective PC Builds thread


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Wolfrum #11 Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:05 AM

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My only piece of advice over the whole build there, is to ditch the Coolmax PSU for something else (Antec , Seasonic, Corsair ect ect).

Coolmax overrates their devices and uses substandard components , the PSU is akin to the heart of your build, if it goes, it can take everything with it.

 

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SkywhaleExpress #12 Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:14 AM

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View PostWolfrum, on 16 January 2014 - 09:05 PM, said:

My only piece of advice over the whole build there, is to ditch the Coolmax PSU for something else (Antec , Seasonic, Corsair ect ect).

Coolmax overrates their devices and uses substandard components , the PSU is akin to the heart of your build, if it goes, it can take everything with it.

 

-Wolf

 

 I've never ever had an issue with Coolmax, Antec, or Corsair. Coolmax was the best deal pricewise.



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Wolfrum #13 Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:28 AM

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View PostAlexVandross, on 17 January 2014 - 04:14 AM, said:

 I've never ever had an issue with Coolmax, Antec, or Corsair. Coolmax was the best deal pricewise.

 

Not saying that you have. But if you do some research into it you will see that from a build standpoint they are considered by most people in the industry as substandard.

 

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SkywhaleExpress #14 Posted 17 January 2014 - 05:09 AM

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View PostWolfrum, on 16 January 2014 - 10:28 PM, said:

 

Not saying that you have. But if you do some research into it you will see that from a build standpoint they are considered by most people in the industry as substandard.

 

-Wolf

 

 

Do you think I haven't done my research? I make cost efficacy decisions on a daily basis for clients who pay my company thousands of dollars per month for our services. Cost vs. performance with a slant to reliability. If I tell them they have to spend 50,000 to upgrade a datacenter, then someone comes and tells them they never did.. I make us look like we're not capable of helping them get an ROI. a



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QuickSilver_1 #15 Posted 17 January 2014 - 11:59 AM

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I don't know much about computers I just build my rig w help and cause I have a play budget.

I got

cooler master storm/stryker case.

3930k I-7

h100 cooler

240 ssd

2tb hard drive

GTX 680 gpu

sound blaster card

saber tooth MB

asus monitor

attack 3 joystick.

window 7 pro OS

speakers and subwofer

plays the game great.

 

 



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View PostAlexVandross, on 17 January 2014 - 05:09 AM, said:

 

Do you think I haven't done my research? I make cost efficacy decisions on a daily basis for clients who pay my company thousands of dollars per month for our services. Cost vs. performance with a slant to reliability. If I tell them they have to spend 50,000 to upgrade a datacenter, then someone comes and tells them they never did.. I make us look like we're not capable of helping them get an ROI. a

 

So you then know that Coolmax uses tier 3 capacitors that do not perform to spec and the rectifiers inside do not deliver their rated capacity? Last 700W+ units that I have seen from coolmax failed to deliver 500W before dying.

 

Anyways, was just trying to give friendly advice, I did not need a lecture on what you do for a living. I don't bring what I do for one into play when I am trying to help someone. All I was trying to do was give some hard won advice on something that I am very familiar with.

 

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Bogie_with_Stu #17 Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

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I knew I needed an upgrade, but money is very tight right now. I can play the game at 30-45 frames right now on the "low" setting but jumping to medium sets me back to 10-15 FPS.

 

I went into a local Intrex computer stiore that was upgrading it's inventory...and got some decent deals.

 

-Cooler Master Silencio 550case w/ 550w power supply - $90 (off the "display unit/open case shelf)

-ASUS P8-Z77 VLX motherboard -$90 (off the clearance shelf)

-Intel Core i5 3750K unlocked processor - $85 (off the clearance shelf)

-NVidia GTX 650 ti 1 gb video card - $90

-16 gigs of Corsair 1600 memory (two 4 gig kits) -$125 total for both

 

Remember, I was not designing the perfect gaming machine. I just needed an upgrade that fit within my budget. I think I got some really good deals for a brick and mortar store. The i5 3750K is the chip I wanted anyway.

 

I am currently on an i3 chip on 8 gigs with a GT 630 2 gig video card. I believe the new system will give me a nice performance boost....and I came in way under budget.

 






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