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Suggestion for Gaming Desktop Spec

Discussion in 'Off Topic Chat' started by Elfreid, Nov 10, 2014.

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  1. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Hi. I planned to build a new gaming desktop and would like to seek for PRO's opinion on the spec. Budget range from 2000-2500 USD.
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  2. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

  3. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

  4. HaltusKain

    HaltusKain Well-Known Member

    Np. IIRC, if you go horizontally on that chart, the listed parts should be compatible, but that website is no Bible. Feel free to mix and match, and definitely check around for deals on similar peices of hardware to the one you're looking at. Double and triple check everything for compatibility, or you could potentially be down a couple grand the second you flip the power.

    Beware of conductive surfaces and static that you may be building up - if your finger zaps the wrong part, you could damage it.

    I think newegg has a tutorial video on building a comp - should probably check that out as well.
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  5. monito666667

    monito666667 Member

    Look what I have on my signature as rig...it's below your budget and it's a good config. I have no problem to run any games ULTRA.
  6. CobraDirector

    CobraDirector Member

    I was thinking of getting a new PC box for gaming. I was thinking an i5 but my friend says I should get an i7 just because it's more powerful. Is an i5 ok for the next couple of years or should I get the i7? Also I read somewhere 8 gbs of ram is the standard for gaming at the moment. Should I go a bit higher than that or stay with 8gbs? Very helpful link Haltus.
  7. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Add on to this question, how many Mhz ram I should choose? Is it higher means better?
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  8. KarMa_0

    KarMa_0 New Member

    Well, it is your personal choice, but yes higher means better. And ram (random access memory) is pretty much data that is stored on a memory module to save and retrieve data quickly and most people end up using 6gb of ram just browsing the web or streaming video, so the minimum for gaming is 8gb however the recommended or "standard" for RAM in a gaming PC is 16gb which is what most people get. Considering your price range which is very high, I recommend 24gb or 32gb. Also Mhz is just the speed of the RAM so yes, higher is definitely better.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014
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  9. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    I planned to get:
    Asus Z97 Maximus VII Hero
    Intel i7-4790k 4.0Ghz
    Gigabyte GTX970 G1 Gaming 4gb ddr5
    G-Skill TridentX 2400Mhz 2x8gb
    Seasonic 80+ Platinum 760w
    Samsung 850 Pro 256gb SSD
    WD (black) 1tb HDD
    NZXT H440 Razer edition

    While this is my first build gaming rig and would like to seek for more opinion. Is liquid cooling necessary for this build? I am living in Singapore, the room temperature here usually will be around 34 degree celcius.
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  10. KarMa_0

    KarMa_0 New Member

    Honestly, liquid cooling isn't necessary unless you want your PC to be really quiet, but if you don't then I would go for fans. Again this is your personal opinion as fans are much cheaper but also loud and liquid cooling is very quiet and efficient but comes at a high price. But either way you go, fans for example, make sure you have enough of them to make sure it doesn't overheat and with you room temperature, you would be able to go either way just make sure it can't overheat.
    And for your first build this is great, I love it. You definitly won't have any trouble running intense games at 1080p 60fps.
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  11. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Thank you very much for your opinion. What games do you play?
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  12. KarMa_0

    KarMa_0 New Member

    I play a wide variety of games. If you want to you can add me on steam to see my library. Here's my account. http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198050836241/

    I also was just sent an email and appearently I won a razer surround sound pro code. I :heart: razer. They is great.
  13. Elfreid

    Elfreid Well-Known Member

    Wow! Congratulations! Razer FTW!
  14. CobraDirector

    CobraDirector Member

    What's the difference between Nvidia GTX and GTX Ti? I tried to google it but didn't find much info. Also I was thinking getting my box from CyberPowerPC or iBuyPower. Anyone bought theirs from there?
  15. kajira

    kajira Mother of Gaming

    I used iBuyPower once about... uhh... maybe 8yrs ago or so?
    My personal experience was not a good one. While the parts were what I asked for and the price was great for what I wanted, I had to send back piece by piece almost every single part because they were bad, had bent pins, etc. I had more trouble with it than it was worth and dealing with their customer service was so frustrating that eventually as I could afford it I just bought all new pieces and replaced the whole thing. From the time I tried to purchase to the time I gave up was probably about 18mos.

    Now, I've seen other reviews that were excellent, and I know they've been in business for some time now, so hopefully my issues were a fluke. But, I'd probably say that you're better off ordering pieces online and building yourself.
  16. Using a i7 for gaming is just stupid ( sorry ) because your desktop doesn't need to work when you're gaming.
  17. http://pcpartpicker.com/

    Also check out this site for deals on websites and configure a build!

    i7 isn't needed at all. That is mostly for editing based work station with the hyper threading making use off the cores in a smoother way when you have intense programs running. On an i5 you'll never hit that point unless you want to edit videos or are a 3D modeler using certain software like Autocad or Inventor and what not.
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  18. Ti just means it is optimized for Sli - Two GPU's in one build. (Unless it means something completely different nowadays). I'll link LinusTechTips vid.

  19. FrozenIpaq

    FrozenIpaq New Member

    GTX Ti is just part of the product name, usually higher performance when compared to its non-Ti counterpart.

    If you can I'd avoid PC builder companies since its so much more rewarding doing it yourself and don't have to skimp on any part of your system, getting you e actly what you want and need.
  20. False. Pumps can still be loud. You still need fans on the radiator of those pumps. Whichever route you go, you still have to go with aftermarket cooler. Look at some recent additions to the aftermarket cooling on various sites. Check out reviews too.

    I myself have Corsair's Hydro H55. It does it job. But as said, still some noise.
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