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Old 13-08-12, 06:38 PM
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first time custom computer build

Hello im new to this forum and i wanted to ask you guys for help with my new rig as i havent build a computer before.
I used the site Pcpartpicker.com to help me a bit but i also want the advice of you guys.
Now i only have a few questions here as i dont want to drag this to a 20 page thread, i just want the opinions of you guys and why exactly

Now what i have for now is the 2500k processor with noctua dh14 as cooler, 8gb ram, msi gd65 mobo

what i still need is a new power supply, gpu, case, optical drive, ssd and hdd
To be more specific i have already my eye on the corsair 600t black is this a good case for my rig?
also storagewise i was thinking of a reliable 2tb hdd and 2x corsair force gt's 240gb, reason for having 2 of these is because they have 85k iops so i'm guessing they are a bit faster, also cheaper than the 480gb oddly.
What optical drive should i get? on the site i get so many options but i dont get it, there is so much information i dont understand anything about there.
pc will be used primarely for gaming and streaming and editing but nothing too extreme, wich brings me to my last question wich gpu should i need? i play high resolution games like battlefield and metro 2033. also with wich brand should i go with ?
Remember to write why you picked the specific part i would much apreciate it, i wouldnt want to be like this when i find out its not good or doesnt fit in my rig etc.
Thank you!

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Old 13-08-12, 06:43 PM
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What's your budget?
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Old 13-08-12, 06:44 PM
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what's your budget?
2400£ maximum.
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Old 13-08-12, 06:51 PM
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Nice. Instead of the 2500k go for an Ivy Bridge build and grab the 3570k. As for the power supply, it really depends on what graphics card you will go for. The most sensible choice for a graphics card at the moment is either the 670 or the 7950. If you choose either of those cards a 650W PSU would be more than sufficient (Something like a BeQuiet P9 650W or the AX 650).

As for a case, it's really up to you which one you go for. The 600t is a very good looking case and cooling wise it is pretty good as well.

Most here would recommend the Crucial M4 as it is known to be one of the, if not the most reliable SSD out right now. Intel, Kingston, Samsung and Corsair have very good SSD's as well though. For the Hard-drive I would recommend the WD Caviar Black. It really is quite quick for a mechanical drive and it is not noisy at all. What will you be doing with 2 240GB drives? Are you thinking Raid 0? If you are, it is not really recommended as you lose some essential features. If you just want to use one for OS and one for programs/games than that is fine
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Old 13-08-12, 06:52 PM
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2400£ maximum.
Setup
I would go for SLI 670 with an AX650. or 750 if there is only a 10er/20 difference. As for the SSD I would get a Samsung 830.

Cooling
Grab a d5 rx 360 kit and another rad(depends on the case). Razor 670/680 blocks from XSPC depending on the PCB.

case
What would you spend on a case?



2400 is soo overkill on a pc. invest it man.
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Old 13-08-12, 06:58 PM
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How many screens are you using?

I'd say 3570k, D14, same motherboard and RAM as you've listed, AX650, 128/256gb crucial m4, then a 1TB WD Green. Case of your choice really, and the 600T is good
As for the Graphics card, if you're only gaming on 1 screen, there's no point in going for 670 SLI as 1 will max out the FPS. If you are gaming on 3 screens, then yeh go for 670 SLI - and then I'd advise an AX750.

@Andrew - Are you really recommending someone a custom loop for their first computer build...?
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Old 13-08-12, 06:59 PM
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He has £2400, so he might as well grab the 2TB Black. It's been nothing but awesome for me so far
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Old 13-08-12, 07:30 PM
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Setup
I would go for SLI 670 with an AX650. or 750 if there is only a 10er/20 difference. As for the SSD I would get a Samsung 830.

Cooling
Grab a d5 rx 360 kit and another rad(depends on the case). Razor 670/680 blocks from XSPC depending on the PCB.

case
What would you spend on a case?



2400 is soo overkill on a pc. invest it man.
Yes 2400 is overkill i know, i dont want to spend it all at once either. its just my spare cash just in case i really need it for this pc.
what would i spend on a case? well as long as its awesome looking and offers good performance and cooling im happy, dont look at price.
as for the gpu sli? you sure? I only use 1 monitor, but i'm going to buy another one because im not happy with mine. I'm going either 1900x... or 2560x...
For gaming and stuff i think 120 hz is best though.
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Old 13-08-12, 07:36 PM
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You'd be better going for a 60hz IPS IMO. 2560x1400 doesnt really make the game much better, and will only dumb down frame rates and increase cost - so you're better going with 1080p.
Should only really be buying the 120hz if you want it for 3d as the quality of the monitors are not as good as the 60hz screens, and you cant really tell the difference over 60hz (some people think you can but I'm pretty sure that's just placebo effects)
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