May 4th, 2009, 01:01 PM #1
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My first Mid/High gaming PC build. Need Help.
As my title states im looking into building my first Gaming PC. Since this is going to be my first build ever i do have some questions and was woundering if i could get some advices here. Now befor i just start posting things i want to put in my price range, so in case someone posts something that i should upgrade please consider my budget that i have. My budget is going to be no more then $2100.- Now most things i picked is just a mix of how well they where rated and the price.
Now that i have wrote a little bit i am going to post up here what i was thinking to get. Now PLEASE PLEASE correct me if something in my list is not worth it or just plain old stupid to get. Also i will try to pot up a little description why i thought i should be getting the item.
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER NV 690 NV-690C-KWN2-GP Black SECC/ ABS ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Computer Cases
The reason i choice this one is because i liked the design of the case.
2. Power supply PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
I did some research on some power supplies and this Corsair was always in some tests. Also the reason i picked a 1000watt PSU is because im trying to build something that i want to upgrade down the road.
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Processors - Desktops
Now here is always the question what to go with. Personaly i picked Intel because i have always had an Intel. Also is it good to just keep the stock fan on or is a after market one better. Keep in mind i dont want to OC it YET anyway, but maybe down the road like 1year or so.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
With memory im very new to. to be honest i just picked any memory because i have no idea what to look for in it, as in all the Cast latancy, Speed, Timing. Here is where i am goin to need some help.
5. Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 017-P3-1293-AR GeForce GTX 295 1792MB 896 (448 x 2)-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card w/ Pre-installed EVGA Backplate - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards
Im going to make this simple why i picked this one. I want to build a nice mid/high end gaming PC and i just took the latest GFX that came out.
6. Hard drive
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar GP WD7500AACS 750GB 5400 to 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive - Internal Hard Drives
I dont think i have to explain anything here
Newegg.com - ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards
Here also i dont really have much knowlage of what kind of motherboard i should be going with.
So that is pretty much what i thought i am going to get. Some things are missing like my optical drives but im going to take those from my old PC.
But i would realy appriciate any help i can get from here.
Last edited by FresHnCleaN; May 4th, 2009 at 01:26 PM.
May 4th, 2009, 03:21 PM #2
I dont think you need a 1K watt powersupply for one video card.
Even 500W will be enough for the system.
Im using this one for a similar setup, but mine is Q6600
Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA500 500W Continuous Power ATX12V v2.0 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Suppliessomeone is more skilled than you!
May 4th, 2009, 03:32 PM #3
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Hmm you think a 500 will be enough? i mean the graphic card alone needs a 680watt well thats at least what they put on there website, with a 12v rail of 46amps
Last edited by FresHnCleaN; May 5th, 2009 at 12:08 AM.
May 4th, 2009, 04:45 PM #4
no, a 1KW PSU is not needed, a good 700W model should be more than enough with out overkilling it.
that 500W Washe linked to won't cut it though, not enough amps on 12V for the 295.
if memory serves me right its been recommended 40 to 50 something Amps for the GTX 295.
(nevermind, found it, needs 46 Amps, 72 for Quad SLI)
if going with the 295, then to label this system as a mid to high end gaming rig is pointless, it will be a high end to top end rig then. (seeing as the 295 is the most powerful card out now)
something like this will be cutting it close: Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
but should do the trick.
one like this though would give you some more head room down the road.
Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply - Power Supplies
maybe not for running a 2nd 295, but would allow you to run a 2nd Nvidia 8 or 9 series lower end card for PhysX acceleration/processing along side the 295. as well as adding in more other components down the road.
but for running a single 295 you don't need a 1KW PSU.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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