Help Building a new gaming rig

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alonbl, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. alonbl

    alonbl Active Member

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    GPU:
    GIGABYTE GTX 780 OC 3GB
    Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this month or two

    Budget Range: ~900$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: (gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies)

    Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM, Graphic Card) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using - Seasonic 750W**

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts:LINK REMOVED NO FALSE ADS PLEASE its a Israeli website not in English...

    Location: Israel

    Overclocking: Yes

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050

    Additional Comments: I would like it to be quiet and have a S/PDIF


    The parts im staying with are:
    NZXT Whisper
    Seasonic 750W
    Seagate 2Tera
    Hitachi 1 Tera


    I was thinking about this system (prices from ivory.co.il):

    Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H =149$
    Intel Core i5-3570K =311$
    Corsair 8GB DDR3 1600MHz דגם CMZ8GX3M1A1600C10 =98$
    Noctua NH-U12P SE2 =65$
    Zotac דגם NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 2GB ZT-60901-10M =290$

    Beacuase I need spdif I need to know whats better to buy a more expensive MOBO like ASUS P8Z77-LV with Realtek® ALC887 / Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS with Realtek® ALC889 or buy a sound card .. what do u say?
     
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  2. alonbl

    alonbl Active Member

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    Someone? anyone?
     
  3. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    Looks good, assuming those are among the lowest prices you can get parts like that for. Except for the CPU cooler, it's expensive considering the performance offered. I'd get a Hyper 212 evo or some such $30 cooler. If possible, put a bit more money into the GPU, e.g. a 7950 3GB.
     
  4. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    A HD 7950 would be much better, so much overclock room and oh so much fun. See if you find a good deal for one.
     

  5. alanm

    alanm Ancient Guru

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    A 660 is OK for a 1680x1050 monitor. 7950 for higher res maybe.
     
  6. alonbl

    alonbl Active Member

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    I think ill take a GTX670 its better then 7950 and If you look at the Radeon 7970 series you also see that most of the time the GTX 670 definitely is the stronger product (with an exception here and there).
    And here the Noctua cost ony 5$ more then the 212 evo

    The last thing I need your help is - I need spdif for movies and analog for games so I need to know whats better, to buy a more expensive MOBO like ASUS P8Z77-LV with Realtek® ALC887 or Asus P8Z77-V LE PLUS with Realtek® ALC889 or buy a sound card .. what do u say?
     
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  7. lehtv

    lehtv Ancient Guru

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    7970 is definitely faster than a 670. And although on average 670 may be slightly faster than 7950, the 7950 is cheaper, has more VRAM and overclocks better. It's a no brainer
     

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