[Help] Building a Gaming/Multi-User PC

December 28, 2011 at 23:48:27
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate, 1 GB
Hey there.

I'm looking to build a PC around a $600 to $800 price range good for heavy usage with multiple programs after hours and high quality gaming.

I've been suggested to purchase this:

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Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-Z68MA-D2H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - $115

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Processor :Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor - $180

http://www.microcenter.com/single_p...

RAM : G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL9S-4GBRL - $21

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Video Card : SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity - $150

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

HDD : HITACHI HDS721050CLA362 (0F10381) 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive - $80

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Casing : COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - $50

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Power Supply :CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

TOTAL : $666

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It'll run on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Though instead of the recommended RAM, I'm thinking of going with http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ... 8GB RAM. I've got all of the portable accessories like keyboard and mouse, 20" monitor, DVD RW, etc.

So what do you think of this PC? Any changes/improvements/additions, perhaps for better prices?
Are these all compatible?
And do you think it'd run Skyrim smoothly on ultra high graphics?

Thanks in advance.


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#1
December 29, 2011 at 00:41:22
Find another case with power supply mounted at top.

Do u plan to overclock CPU?
If not u can get a cheaper board and cheaper core i5 chip.

If u don't mind there's radeon hd 5870 ddr5 for $150 at http://www.geeks.com . The card will flash hd 6850 in the toilet.

Current memory are cheap u get 8gb or more but keep in mind most games and app are 32-bit.

Other hardware are OK.


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#2
December 29, 2011 at 12:37:02
Thanks, kuwese.

I just want to clarify why I should be looking at a different case for mounting the power supply up top and why purchase a HD 5870, which numerically seems a lesser product of the HD 6850. I could even get the 6870 if it makes much of a difference. So any help on those decisions would be awesome. And I am looking to overclock. I think I will get the 8 Gigs of RAM.


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#3
December 29, 2011 at 20:32:52
Even hd 6870 is no match for radeon hd 5870. If u want hd 6000 series with similar perfomance to hd 5870 then buy hd 6950 but the card isn't cheap.

Read this Tom's article
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

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#4
December 30, 2011 at 00:02:24
So I am now looking at [this] motherboard, and will be going with the 2x4 Gig sticks, plus [this] HDD instead.

Any final hardware changes, or is this solid?


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#5
December 30, 2011 at 00:29:34
The Asrock board is good because of pci-e 3.0 but u can only take advantage of it with new hd 7000 series. Hard drive is good.
No other hardware changes.

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