A bit higher than what others have suggested, but I have my reasons.
First off, the 2500K. The best CPU for gaming, you won't need the 2600K unless you'll be doing major video editing and rendering which requires the 2600K's Hyperthreading.
Next, an aftermarket CPU Cooler. If you plan on overclocking, then the Hyper 212 Evo aftermarket cooler is the best budget air cooler and can easily get the job done. You can even get up to 4.5GHz with that particular cooler. If you aren't going to be overclocking, well the lower temperatures the Hyper 212 Evo deliver are lower and better than that of the stock cooler which also means a longer life span for your CPU.
I've read the ASRock Motherboard is an excellent choice.
8GB G.Skill DDR3-1333MHz RAM, more than enough for Gaming.
The 128GB SSD for OS boot-up, and also I've found that my 60GB OCZ Vertex Plus got filled up quite easily from drivers etc. 128GB is more than enough. 1TB Seagate Barracuda for storage. Wouldn't get anything from WD, since their Black series of HDDs are the same qualities of that of a Barracuda, yet more expensive.
HD7970, the fastest single GPU card on the market. It'll run all the latest games on Max Settings across three monitors, no problem.
The Cooler Master HAF X, good full-tower case with lots of room to work with, excellent airflow and excellent cable management. Have one myself, and I certainly do love it.
850W PSU from Corsair, their top quality series of PSUs, 80+ Gold and Fully Modular for neatness of wires inside you're case.
Cheap Optical Drive to install your OS. You can swap this out for a Blu-ray drive if you use one.
And lastly Windows 7 64-bit for the OS.
With this set-up, you'll be able to run the latest games on Max Settings across 3 monitors, no problem.
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Mar 15, 2012To be honest, I'd go with the HIS Model.Posted in: Hardware & Software Support
It seems the Asus model doesn't have it's DirectCU / CUII cooling. So unless you can find a 6850 from Asus with it's famous DirectCU / Direct CUII cooling, then go with the HIS model. It'll run cooler than the Asus.
Mar 15, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Wolley74
way overkill and extremely unnecessary, http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5IuU would be a much better build and would perform just as well, a server can only be done if your internet is fast enough, go to Speedtest.net and do a test, if your net is too slow there isn't a point for a server
He's got a pretty high budget, I'd at least put in a 750-850W PSU for future upgrades and head-room.
I'd stick with a full tower case, mainly because of better cable management options and airflow.
And stick a 128GB SSD in there too for OS boot-up.
Mar 14, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from xSup3r
Get an i5 2500.
Get a 7200RPM drive. [reuse your hard drive if you can]
Get a better Graphics card.
The full tower is just useless unless you want to have a big case sitting beside you or you're just too lazy to do any cable management.
Change your PSU. CoolerMaster's PSU is not that good.
There. I save $30 for you. + It's a much better build that your "new" one.
Might as well use that $30 and chuck in a 1TB Seagate HDD.
Mar 14, 2012There are full tower cases for under $100, but they're from brands I've never heard so I won't really trust them.Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
My suggestion, Cooler Master HAF 922 for $99.
Excellent case. Excellent airflow, cable management and overall looks.
Another case I'd suggest is the Cooler Master Storm Enforcer, for $89
Mar 12, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Jack-
Can someone give me an idea on how good my computer is?
Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-2320 CPU @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Monitor: 32 inch HD tv
- Great performance from cutting edge Core i5-2310 HD processor.
- This system comes complete with Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter which includes Starter versions of Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Also enjoy the dedicated Nvidia GeForce GT520 graphics card with 1GB of DDR3 RAM and HDMI out to maximise that gaming or video performance.
- It also features 8GB of RAM and 2TB hard drive and HDMI port.
- This system comes complete with keyboard and mouse.
- Intel Core i5-2310 quad core processor.
- Processor speed 2.9GHz.
- 8GB DDR3 RAM.
- 2TB SATA hard drive.
- DVD optical drives: Dual layer CD-RW, CD-RW, CD-ROM, DVD-RW, DVD-RW, DVD-ROM speed.
- Dedicated graphics.
- On-board graphics memory.
- Nvidia GeForce GT 520 1GB DDR3.
- 6 USB ports.
- Ethernet port.
- Wired keyboard and mouse.
- 5.1 surround sound.
- Microsoft Windows 7 Premium.
It's a decent PC. Mid-end parts. GPU is a bit on the weak side, but everything else is fine. CPU could use an upgrade too.
Mar 11, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from Ninjacat92
How much would the price go down? Est
Can't be too sure. Judging from the price drops of the GTX580 when AMD's 7970 came out.. I'd say good $100+ drop when Nvidia's Kepler Cards come out.
Mar 10, 2012Infired posted a message on Anyone have a good motherboard to recommend (LGA 1155, Either P67 or Z68)Posted in: Computer Science and TechnologyQuote from manatee321
I like the Asus line up but all of the reviews are terrible
Asus has the best line other Motherboards on the market today. Followed up by Gigabyte, MSi and ASRock.
Mar 10, 2012Posted in: Computer Science and Technology
Why not get the Gigabyte card? That's what everyone's been recommending, and it's cheaper, but now I might wait for nVidia's new line to come out.
The MSi card has better cooling, therefore more overclockable.
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