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New PC Rig, thoughts?


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ToMyMa
07.05.2013 , 03:33 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Joesixxpack View Post
Should run good. Might need to pay extra attention to flow and clutter with the mid-size.



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TheOne
07.05.2013 , 04:15 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by joenewbie View Post
I needed to stop playing this game on my laptop and so the following has been ordered and will be assembled in the next few days, was looking for thoughts or suggestions before I start assembly.

Case: Corsair Obsidian Series Black 550D Mid Tower Computer Case

PSU: Corsair CX750 Builder Series ATX 80 PLUS Bronze Certified Power Supply

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Quad-Core Processor 3.4 GHz 4 Core LGA 1155

Liquid Cooling: Corsair Hydro Series Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler H80i

Additional Fans: Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800)

Graphics card: MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card N660 TF 2GD5/OC

Sound card: Onboard

Hard Drive(s): Boot: Crucial m4 256GB 2.5-Inch (9.5mm) SATA 6Gb/s Solid State Drive CT256M4SSD2
Data: Seagate Barracuda 3 TB HDD SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 7200 RPM 3.5-Inch

Optical Drive(s): Asus 24xDVD-RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST

Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 24-Inch Full-HD LED-Lit Monitor

Wireless Adapter: D-Link DWA-552 Extreme-N Wireless PCI Adapter

Keyboard: Logitech Wireless Illuminated Keyboard K800

Mouse: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

Speakers: Logitech X-140 2.0 Speakers

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (OEM) System Builder

P.S. I also added this... Logitech G13 Programmable Gameboard with LCD Display so I can do my rotations and whatnot with my left hand.


Sounds like you've got a lot of money to burn ,. I'd suggest using the Haswell z87 setups, why? Because newer boards are coming out that only support 1150 . Ivy Bridges and z77 old tech/ Haswell and z87 newer more compatible tech. I'm not blasting the Ivy bridge , still is a fine gaming cpu, but will be unusable in newer boards. Something to think about.........

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joenewbie
07.06.2013 , 03:19 AM | #13
NOW you tell me! I type this on my new rig at the moment, all of the above was assembled overnight now, other than the big data drive and that's because UPS didn't deliver it yet. *sigh* Tomorrow... tomorrow, there's always tomorrow.
Roll your alts first, make the mistakes that teach you lessons, then roll your main and enjoy the ride.

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joenewbie
07.06.2013 , 09:40 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by joenewbie View Post
NOW you tell me! I type this on my new rig at the moment, all of the above was assembled overnight now, other than the big data drive and that's because UPS didn't deliver it yet. *sigh* Tomorrow... tomorrow, there's always tomorrow.
When I wrote this message I was still downloading SWTOR for this rig, and let me just say now, seeing this game in the most extreme detail with 100% everything on and running... WOW... yet nothing like WOW... STUNNING visuals. I've always played SWTOR for the mechanics but now I can really appreciate the view.

Ok, back to running my stress test on this rig before any warranties expire, if there is to be a component failure let it speak now or forever just function normally.

Happy Hunting all.
Roll your alts first, make the mistakes that teach you lessons, then roll your main and enjoy the ride.

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joenewbie
07.27.2013 , 07:00 PM | #15
Just a quick update for anyone that was following this, I didn't change anything on this build except to remove the top fans and close out the top vent with the sound dampening and added a fan to the bottom flowing in, it was just about tweeking the airflow in the case a bit and being able to keep it running quiet.

Overall I'm happy with the build and if I had it to do over again I would have sprung for the slightly better GPU and the slightly better mobo z87.

The real benefit of building it myself though, is the same for anyone building it themselves, the modular nature of the thing, if I want to upgrade later I don't have to buy a whole new case, or fans or anything... I figure the item with the shortest lifespan inside is the GPU followed closely by the liquid cooling, don't know how much I trust it after the warranty expires, last thing I need is a leak fouling up other components particularly the GPU as it sits right above it, so that might get upgraded every year or two.

Anyone using logitech products as I have, two wireless ones at that, don't use the unifying receiver for both devices if you plan on gaming use each receiver that comes with each device. Was having horrible laggy moments with the mouse or keyboard not responding till I put both receivers in and set them up individually.

Anywho, just wanted to drop this in and happy hunting everyone.
Roll your alts first, make the mistakes that teach you lessons, then roll your main and enjoy the ride.