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Comment reply on hellfire1984's Completed Build: War Simulator

  • 84 months ago
  • 2 points

Well, you said you're using it for gaming, no mention of anything else. It's a sweet looking build you made but i get the feeling you didn't take time to look into what you were getting for what you wanted, I want to make a point that research really pays off.

"I frankly don't see where your "a lot better" comes from.."

Ok.. I'll explain.

If you change it to usd it comes to $2268 with no rebates.

3770k vs 3570k grants absolutely zero difference in video games.

Fair enough on the motherboard, there are still plenty good ones to choose from ~$120 range eg. MSI Z77GD55

No game has ever surpassed 3 or 4GB of memory, so 8 GB is more than enough.

You get a GTX 690 which is literally twice as better a single 680 since it is actually two 680's on one PCB.

A case can be anything it doesn't matter, the C70 is and looks awesome IMO too.

Your power supply is more than enough to run 4 680's, but will you get 4 680's? I don't know, up to you but realistically you probably won't so a 750w would be perfect if you wanted another 680, or 550W for a GTX690.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $189.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler $95.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard $135.99 @ NCIX US
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory $64.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk $319.99 @ NCIX US
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $96.87 @ Outlet PC
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card $988.99 @ SuperBiiz
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case $99.99 @ Microcenter
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply $89.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer $22.99 @ Newegg
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard $27.98 @ Outlet PC
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse $69.99 @ Best Buy
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. $2203.75
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-02 11:14 EDT-0400

Comment reply on hellfire1984's Completed Build: War Simulator

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

man you skipped your research, you really could have done a lot better for the money you spent, apart from overpriced there's nothing wrong with it, really cool build nonetheless.

Here's what you could have built PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor £167.99 @ Aria PC
CPU Cooler Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler £89.98 @ Dabs
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard £125.50 @ Ebuyer
Memory Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory £38.91 @ Amazon UK
Storage Samsung 840 Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Disk £249.99 @ Amazon UK
Storage Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive £67.58 @ Amazon UK
Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 690 4GB Video Card £820.62 @ Amazon UK
Case Corsair C70 Military Green (Green) ATX Mid Tower Case £99.44 @ CCL Computers
Power Supply SeaSonic G 550W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply £87.13 @ Amazon UK
Optical Drive Asus DRW-24B3ST/BLK/G/AS DVD/CD Writer -
Keyboard Logitech K360 Wireless Mini Keyboard -
Mouse Corsair Vengeance M65 Wired Laser Mouse -
Total
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. £1747.14
Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-05-02 14:12 BST+0100

Comment reply on tenhunter's Completed Build: Pretty Hate Nachine

  • 84 months ago
  • 1 point

Nope you are better off using 4x4 ram than 2x8. This way you have quad channel, you say it's for gaming only so there are zero benefits of adding another 16GB if that was your plan, you might as well fold a $100 bill in the shape of a RAM stick and shove that in haha.

Comment reply on Aviio's Completed Build: Project DayZ

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

not many can, it's because it's the server's fault. you can crank the view distance in Single player to 10,000, but online is capped to 6000 and I don't think dayZ goes anywhere near that especially with the fog.

If there was a single player version of dayZ (not too much point in that) it would run great.

Comment reply on Aviio's Completed Build: Project DayZ

  • 87 months ago
  • 1 point

My 670 has no problems maxing Arma 2, I play with other mods too called ACE and Blastcore which I assume has to put a little bit more stress on the game and I have everything maxed.

If it's laggy then it's the servers that are the problem.

Also using an SSD here, it's really making load times much more bearable in this game.

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 0 points

It's slightly brown yeah, those fan LEDs do not illuminate the rest of the case that well, so right now it just looks black. If your thinking about getting that board, although it looks cool (I think it does anyway) I would recommend something else, like Gigabyte or MSI.

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 2 points

As mentioned in the description, wish I just got something a little less to save on. Basically it was the first part I bought, I was so eager to start the build and I was still a bit naive then.

As I was learning more and researching, I learned that I didn't need it and by then it was to late to return it, so I thought "oh well", compared to the rest of the build an extra £35 isn't going to leave me regretting it that much.

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

my card isn't listed on partpicker so its a custom item

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 0 points

sorry haha, I haven't overclocked it yet.

At the moment on idle it's about 27c, only thing i can test the cpu load on are games(in this case, Arma 2 maxed + heavy mods), that reaches a max of 39c averaging 37c, I don't have any special stress test programs.

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 1 point

Like a ninja =P

Comment reply on Edmundoh's Completed Build: workload and gaming - First ever build

  • 89 months ago
  • 4 points

I mean I could have gotten a cheaper case, but I absolutely adore this case different strokes for different folks ;)

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