View Full Version : Thoughts on Gaming Rig? $1000
Jun 20th, 2012, 12:29 AM
hey guys just want some feedback on a rig am going to purchase soon
and like your more pro then me so i need some pro advice
just some changes i'd talk about, is moving mATX to regular ATX
and cpu to like an ivy bridge 3450
this rig is for gaming mainly
Jun 20th, 2012, 07:21 AM
This is for 1080p gaming right ?
It is perfect for this purpose, the i3, is a very nice cpu if you play game (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-fx-pentium-apu-benchmark,3120-4.html).
Nice GPU, you should try to overclock it, the radeon 7850 have good potential.
Nice case (I have the same), but if you want my advise, you want to buy a fan controler, for the noise (lower it during web usage and max it during game). But the airflow is very good, and all my component are alway very cool. You should try to buy those fan rubber screw (very cheap) and less vibration
You may want some cpu cooler (again for the noise those stock cooler make a lot of noise, or you can use speedfan)
ANyway, very good choise.
Much better than the kid with is 2000$ PC last week.
Jun 20th, 2012, 09:26 AM
Definitely add an ssd, it'll speed up load times, boot times, etc. The SSD will give better performance over a faster cpu or more ram, as most games put a higher emphasis on the vid card. I'd cut ram down to 4gb and go with an AMD cpu to cut costs, but that's just me.
Jun 20th, 2012, 10:03 AM
Nice build and reasonable price. Just be careful, not to get too emotional, and continue adding "improvements" or you will find your cost escalating very fast.
If you have a "older" computer use the various parts and add on better parts as they come on sale.
Jun 20th, 2012, 12:27 PM
[QUOTE=studolf;14919435]Definitely add an ssd, it'll speed up load times, boot times, etc. The SSD will give better performance over a faster cpu or more ram, as most games put a higher emphasis on the vid card. I'd cut ram down to 4gb and go with an AMD cpu to cut costs, but that's just me.[/QUOTE
Really? From what I've heard, it just the loading times. FPS won't increase.
Considering an i3 is sufficient, SSD is optional.
Jun 20th, 2012, 01:12 PM
SSD is definitely a "nice-to-have". FPS won't increase. However, the "performance" increase will be more noticeable in general compared to a CPU upgrade because everything will "load" faster (i.e. Windows itself). Hence, you will perceive a greater increase. But once its all loaded, and your playing the game or w/e itself, makes no difference anymore.
Jun 20th, 2012, 01:14 PM
Here's my revised build. Here' some key notes:
1. Excluded DVD drive. Unless you have a lot of movies, most people find themselves not using the drive other than installation. To solve this, install Windows 7 from a USB.
2. Seagate HDD. Performs about the same compared to Caviar Black.
3. Antec 450W. Cheaper and yes 450W is sufficent. People keept over estimating their needs for PSUs.
4. Gigabyte Mobo. Cheaper, still has USB 3.0 and SATA 3.0. Also has crossfire support.
5. Ram. A bit cheaper. Nice heatsinks.
6. Spent 20 extra on ASUS Direct CU II. Overclocks much better than the Sapphire one. About 150 MHZ more.
Total with MIRS: 700.63
SSD is nice, don't get me wrong. Maybe now you can afford to drop that $100 or so bucks for it?
Good choice with i3 and Antec One :lol:
Jun 20th, 2012, 01:21 PM
For the RAM, DDR3 1600 ram is the same price so might as well go with that: http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=57078&vpn=CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9&manufacture=Corsair&promoid=1027
The VX550w seems a little pricey for an average 550W psu. I would get the TX650W v2...usually goes on sale for ~$90: http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=7195036&CatId=1483
Otherwise it is a very good build.