FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Hows' this gaming computer?

Post Date: 2012-05-06

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
  Topic Search Topic Search  Topic Options Topic Options
postalworker View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15
  Quote postalworker Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Hows' this gaming computer?
    Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:03pm

My Budget is 2500-3000. Looking for mostly a gaming computer that will play all the new games for years to come :). Monitor will be 22-24 inches. Anything i should consider or change?

 
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 1050W Corsair Pro Silver 1050HX (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (240GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card(s): 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB (Includes PhysX) (Overclocked EVGA 015-P3-1582-BR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Extreme Performance
H20 Tube Color: - Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Graphics Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Memory Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
OS Boost: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: Exclusive Premium Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty


Edited by postalworker - 06 May 2012 at 1:32pm
Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10054
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:31pm
It could be me , but I don't see a config......
Back to Top
postalworker View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15
  Quote postalworker Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:33pm
sorry --i knew i forget something :)

Edited by postalworker - 06 May 2012 at 1:34pm
Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10054
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 1:40pm
There it is...Big%20Smile
Drop the ram to 8Gb, all that gaming can use. 
Change the gtx 580 to the gtx 680 for max gaming on that monitor for some time. 
If you never want to sli, 2x gpu, then the 750HX psu would save you some money.
 
No HDD for drive 2?  Good to store data on and save the SSD for OS, games you play alot, etc.
 
The rest looks great. Awesome
 
 
 
Back to Top
postalworker View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15
  Quote postalworker Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 2:28pm
Thanks for the reply bprat22. I did drop the ram to 8Gb and added another HDD and also switched psu. Here is new config:
 
 
Ticket Number: 685012
Total Price with Instant Savings: $2,778.00

Direct Load URL: http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=685012

Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - Cooler Master 942 HAF X
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.50 GHz (Unlocked CPU) (Quad Core) (Requires Z77 Motherboard)
Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 (Intel Z77 Chipset) (Features Thermal Armor and Thermal Radar)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair HX (Dual SLI Compatible) <b></b>
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (180GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: 520 Series) <b></b>
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (500GB Western Digital/Seagate/Hitachi/Samsung (7200 RPM) (16MB Cache)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 2GB (Includes PhysX) (Overclocked EVGA 02G-P4-2682-BR)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 2: Phanteks PH-TC14PE Extreme Performance
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
LaserMark: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Game: - No Thanks
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Extra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 10-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10054
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 2:37pm
Real nice.    That's the build I would go for.     Good luck and keep us updated.
Back to Top
postalworker View Drop Down
Newbie
Newbie

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 30 Jan 2012
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 15
  Quote postalworker Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 3:38pm
Am i pushing it with the stage 2 or should  i opt for stage 1.
 
 
CPU Boost: Stage 2: Overclock CPU 4.5GHz to 4.8GHz (Requires Pro/Deluxe/Sabertooth Motherboard)
Back to Top
bprat22 View Drop Down
DS ELITE
DS ELITE

Email address used to purchase matched with forums account email.

Joined: 08 Jun 2011
Online Status: Offline
Posts: 10054
  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 06 May 2012 at 4:31pm
Done right, stage 2 is fine. If you' re a bit apprehensive then stage 1 is still great. Either way, this build will be awesome.    
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.1328125 seconds.