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Kain 10-10-11 11:42 AM

Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Processor: Intel Core i5-2500K ($219.99)
Cooler: Corsair Hydro Series H100 ($125.00)
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 ($169.99)
RAM: 2 x 4 GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600 MHz CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 ($79.99)
Graphics card: XFX Radeon HD 6870 ($179.99)
Sound card: Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D PCIe ($138.00)
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB WD1002FAEX ($79.99)
Optical drive: Sony Optiarc AD-7260S ($25.98)
Power supply: Corsair Professional Series Gold AX850 ($174.99)
Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D ($189.99)
Monitor: Dell UltraSharp U2312HM ($474.00)
Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 ($249.99)
Keyboard: Logitech Gaming Keyboard G110 ($65.00)
Mouse: Logitech G9x ($49.99)
OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate

The HD 6870 is only in there to hold me off till the HD 7970 and then I'll give the HD 6870 to my brother.

Any comments/opinions will be appreciated. Any news on when the new Creative sound cards will be released?

nekrosoft13 10-10-11 11:47 AM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
looks really nice, the only thing i would recommend is.

1) your missing SSD, for any new system build SSD is a must.
2) change the optiarc for Samsung drive
3) blu-ray burners are rather cheap now, get a nice Pioneer or LG drive, (avoid Lite-on)

Rummy 10-10-11 12:05 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
24inch Dell is only 399.99


http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/p...n&sku=320-2676

Kain 10-10-11 12:33 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2489446)
looks really nice, the only thing i would recommend is.

1) your missing SSD, for any new system build SSD is a must.
2) change the optiarc for Samsung drive
3) blu-ray burners are rather cheap now, get a nice Pioneer or LG drive, (avoid Lite-on)

I might add as SSD later on. Don't have the money for it right now.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rummy (Post 2489459)

Prices are higher in Dubai. :(

Quote:

Originally Posted by zer0 (Post 2489465)
similar to my system...

...lawnmower man graphics for you in RAGE.

are you gonna buy all of that in dubai? or online?

Going to try to buy whatever I can in Dubai and the parts I can't find will be bought online.

Johnny C 10-10-11 12:34 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Asus 27" display with 2ms response time for $325 rather than the dell for $399

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...S&promoid=1292

Kain 10-10-11 12:34 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
I have a question! Since I'll be giving the HD 6870 to my brother once I get the HD 7970, will his Q8300 bottleneck the HD 6870?

Kain 10-10-11 12:35 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny C (Post 2489470)
Asus 27" display with 2ms response time for $325 rather than the dell for $399

http://www.ncix.com/products/index.p...S&promoid=1292

I read about the Dell and it got awesome reviews and it has virtually no input lag.

http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/dell_u2312hm.htm

nekrosoft13 10-10-11 12:48 PM

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plus that dell is IPS.

if you care about image quality, get IPS screen, not any TN crap, like that asus.

Kain 10-10-11 02:20 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by zer0 (Post 2489495)
if you'll use it for older games no problem...

new games need quad core.

Q8300 is quad-core.

Kain 10-10-11 02:22 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
It is worth waiting for the new Creative sound cards or should I just get the Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD?

By the way, the Titanium HD does not have 3.5 mm jacks for the computer speakers like the "regular" Titanium. How would I connect the computer speakers to the Titanium HD?

wrugoin 10-11-11 11:15 AM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by nekrosoft13 (Post 2489446)
looks really nice, the only thing i would recommend is.

1) your missing SSD, for any new system build SSD is a must.

Couldn't agree more. SSD is a must. It widens a huge bottleneck in your system.

ViN86 10-11-11 12:55 PM

Re: Thinking of building this! Would like some feedback
 
Bah, price to performance ratio on SSD's are still way too high imo.


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