View Full Version : I am going to build a gaming pc, its my first build and want guidelines.
I have a bit of an idea of what im looking for but i just want to know if all of the components i want will allow a Full HD output and if it will be powerful enough to play WoW, whilst using sonyvegas and fraps. I will attach links to all of the components i think im going to put in my new pc under neath this.
Thanks in advance!
Motherboard = http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-crosshair-iv-formula--amd-890fx--am3--4ddr3--3pci-ex16--crossfirex-16x8x8x--raid--usb3---sata6--atx-6Z1G.html?refs=432790000-14
CPU = http://www.dabs.com/products/amd-phenom-ii-x6-1090t-3-2hgz-am3-black-edition-processor-6Z3T.html?refs=4294951761-4294948302
Graphic card = http://www.dabs.com/products/xfx-ati-radeon-5770-hd-1gb-pci-express-2-0-x16-dual-dvi-hdmi-eyefinity-6Z1S.html?refs=50520000
RAM = http://www.dabs.com/products/patriot-viper-ii-8gb-series-sector-5--2-x-4gb--ddr3-1600mhz-cl7-dimm-240-pin-79GL.html?refs=4294951079-50709
hdd = http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-1tb-spinpoint-f3-7200rpm-sata-3gb-s-32mb-65QC.html?refs=52450000
BluRay ROM = http://www.dabs.com/products/samsung-12x-bd-rom-dvdrw-lightscribe-sata---with-nero-essentials-757C.html?refs=4294953226
And case = http://www.dabs.com/products/best-value-ezcool-h620-case-500w-psu-780H.html
Thanks, and i would also like to know if they will work together, i think i have done the necessary research and think these should be fine but im not techno-genius.
You won't have any issue's with Full HD output, it will eat through WoW but maybe not on ultra settings with Fraps running but I'm guessing you use Fraps for raid encounters where lower video quality is usually preferred to show everything more clearly anyway. No idea about sony vegas never used it but I have no issues with Adobe Premiere, and my system isn't upto that builds quality. There should be no conflicts I would usually suggest intel over AMD but as you say you've been looking it up I would guess you have your reasons for choosing the AMD. Possibly though look at a lesser motherboard and upgrade the GFX card 6850 (http://www.dabs.com/products/asus-ati-radeon-6850-hd-790mhz-1gb-pci-express-hdmi-779C.html?refs=4294947778) or something like that.
Straight off, I can tell you forget about the AMD. Intel's new LGA 1155 Sandy bridge i-core is out tomorrow and they pretty much blow everything else into last week.
The good news for you is that the Quad Core i-5 2500K is falling straight into your AMD's 6 core price or slightly less and leaves it eating dust. The 2500K is unlocked and will EASILY overclock to 4.3Ghz. The better news is the LGA 1155 P67 motherboards are also coming in around the same as the AMD board. You will want to be looking at P67 boards rather than H67.
I can't provide any links on the Dabs site as they haven't listed their 1155 stuff yet, but with your budget the LGA 1155 will definitely be the way to go. I have no personal experience with Patriot memory but I've heard it's pretty good. Graphics card is good, I'd go as high as your budget allows but it'll certainly have no problems with 95% of games out there. HDD & Bluray pretty standard fare nowadays, although I'll hazard a guess that someone will mention SSD in the next post or two ;)
The case I'm not overly keen on, not because of the actual case as that's a matter for personal taste although I'm still not overly keen on it on those grounds either. What bothers me about the case is that it has a cheap-*** PSU, which I completely don't recommend in any way whatsoever. I would recommend going with an Antec, Corsair, Coolermaster, OCZ or XFX branded PSU. The PSU's in those value cases are only fit for general usage machines and even then I wouldn't touch one with a well insulated stick. Reasonable power for reasonable price I'd go for the Corsair which will be more than enough for your system.
At £65 it may well seem like a lot, but would you rather trust your expensive components to some unknown chinese unbranded cheaply made tat or entrust it them to a highly respected company known for quality products who will stand firmly behind their products with three to five year warranties. Personally I think it's a no-brainer.
Aside from given advice, will all your components work together. Yes, they will indeed
[QUOTE=Cmdrx3;3218]Straight off, I can tell you forget about the AMD. Intel's new LGA 1155 Sandy bridge i-core is out tomorrow and they pretty much blow everything else into last week.
The good news for you is that the Quad Core i-5 2500K is falling straight into your AMD's 6 core price or slightly less and leaves it eating dust. The 2500K is unlocked and will EASILY overclock to 4.3Ghz. The better news is the LGA 1155 P67 motherboards are also coming in around the same as the AMD board. You will want to be looking at P67 boards rather than H67.[QUOTE=Cmdrx3;3218]
I cant find any prices or stats on these sandybridges, if possible could you post a link, bear in mind i want to keep full cost under £900
There are already several UK vendors selling these, but as this is Dabs forum, I think it would be unfair not to mention against forum rules to link to other sources but google "retailers intel i5 2500k"
There is the Intel i7 2500 or 2500K (the K denotes the CPU is unlocked for overclocking)
2500 - Around £165
2500K - Around £170 - £185
Then there is the Intel i7 2600 or 2600K (K again is unlocked)
2600 - Around £235 - £245
2600K - Around £250 - £270
There is also the lower end i5 2300 & 2400 but with your budget I wouldn't bother. There is an excellent review on the Overclock3D site on the 1155 CPU's
Motherboards come in two varieties H67 & P67. If you get an H67 board you will be able to use the CPU's onboard GPU but you will not be able to overclock at all, even if you have an unlocked K CPU. The P67 board is the opposite, you will not be able to use the onboard GPU but you will be able to overclock. As you are going for a gaming rig and getting a good graphics card you have no use for the onboard GPU but will benefit from the overclock so P67 is the board you will want to be looking at.
H67 Boards are coming in between £65 - £110
P67 Boards are coming in between £90 - £280
The sweet spot on the P67 boards appears to be about £140 - £160 for good quality + features with the ASUS P8P67 Pro appearing to be a rising star, along with the Asus Sabretooth P67 and the Gigabyte P67A-UD4