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My upcoming pc build, what do you guys think?


Kjaystar

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Stuff I already received:

CASE: NZXT PHANTOM PHAN-001BK

MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Z68

RAM: 8GB(I don't need the overkill speech, please smile.gif I was on sale, so why pass it up)

OPTICAL DRIVE: ASUS24X

PSU: CORSAIR V2 750W

 

Don't have yet:

CPU: i7 2600K

GPU: EVGA GTX 570

HDD: WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR GREEN 2TB

SDD: CRUCIAL 128GB

WIN. 7 64BIT

 

What do you guys think? Can you go over everything and put a ( icon14.gif , icon13.gif ) on what you think? Thanks for everyone's help.

 

Will update as I get the right feedback.

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I'd go for a i5 2500k (since there's no difference in gaming) and a gtx580 instead.

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I'd rather the i7, and the 580? Are you sparing me a few extra bucks to get it? mercie_blink.gif lol, the 570 is going to be fine.

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Plenty enough. i5 and 580 isnt going to be any better then i7 and 570

 

Also I hope you got a cooler for that i7....

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Don't get the Caviar Green, or any eco-friendly drives for that matter, if you're looking for performance. The Green drives are always slower than their non-Green counterparts. This can really take a toll on gaming performance as mechanical HDDs are sluggish enough as they are.

 

I'd also go for a 2GB 6970 instead of the 570.

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Yeah, I have a cooler, is the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus good? Cause thats what I have.

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Don't get the Caviar Green, or any eco-friendly drives for that matter, if you're looking for performance. The Green drives are always slower than their non-Green counterparts. This can really take a toll on gaming performance as mechanical HDDs are sluggish enough as they are.

 

I'd also go for a 2GB 6970 instead of the 570.

Really? I'll change the hdd then, whats better IYO or anyone else?

 

Is the 6970 2gb better than the 570 2gb?

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Plenty enough. i5 and 580 isnt going to be any better then i7 and 570
It would depend a lot on the program... in GTA, maybe not. In most other games it would be better (580 and i5)
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Don't get the Caviar Green, or any eco-friendly drives for that matter, if you're looking for performance. The Green drives are always slower than their non-Green counterparts. This can really take a toll on gaming performance as mechanical HDDs are sluggish enough as they are.

 

I'd also go for a 2GB 6970 instead of the 570.

Really? I'll change the hdd then, whats better IYO or anyone else?

 

Is the 6970 2gb better than the 570 2gb?

Anything non-Green would do really. The higher the RPM and cache the better. Also look for access times, the lower the better.

 

And yeah, the 6970 is faster than the 570.

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I'd rather the i7, and the 580? Are you sparing me a few extra bucks to get it? mercie_blink.gif lol, the 570 is going to be fine.

Well, with the money you would save by going with the 2500k you could pick up a 580, just a suggestion; Either way, you'll be fine.

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As far as HDDs go I recommend Seagate ST1000DM003, it's incredibly fast.

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Should be wink.gif

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Must be certain systems?

Gaming will almost always see better performance using the i5/580 combo vs. the i7/570 combo. An exception would be Flight Simulator or games like city building simulators; then you'd want the i7. Games like GTA or Skyrim you probably won't notice much of a difference between the two however the i5/580 would probably still eek you out a few extra frames.

 

- Video editing, programming, and playing VERY large open-world games - Get the i7/570

- Tendency to play regular games such as GTA, BF3, WoW, SC2, etc. - Get the i5/580

 

TBH though, you really should be waiting for the new Ivy Bridge chips to come out, even the new Nvidia cards. I'd expect you can save around $100, maybe more waiting until April-May. Some people might find that's a reasonable price to get their computer 2-3 months earlier though, so up to you.

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I'd get a 570 instead of the 6970 if I were you. Nvidia cards has been more compatible with certain games and also been more stable (in terms of drivers) in general in my limited gaming experience.

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I'd say that HD6970 and GTX570 are equally good choices.

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Probably in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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