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  Quote tfrank48 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Is this a good middle of the road system?
    Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 1:39am
I do gaming [newest] Crysis, BF3, etc. mainly.
However, I also do video and photo work. My
piece of crap Dell XPS i7 Sli PC is about dead,
so I want to get something I can upgrade in the
future without all the proprietary build limitation(s).
(I might add I'm not necessarily a extreme gamer though)
Thanks for any ideas - advise you might have.
 
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System Memory: 16GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 6:01am
Hi tfrank48,

That is not a middle of the road system. You left that behind when you went with the X79 platform. That is for a 24" or samller monitor. We need to know the resolution of your monitor or any future monitor you might buy for this computer? Is this going to be a gaming computer or do you use it for other things that requires a lot of computing power?

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  Quote tfrank48 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 14 Feb 2012 at 12:39pm
First, thanks for a speedy reply.
 
My monitor is a 24" 1920x1200 [native] rez.
I doubt I will go any larger than 26" and will likely
stay with the 24" ; other than maybe a 3D display.
 
Basically, would this be above or below middle road then [as listed]?
 
My previous processor is a i7 920 @ 2.67GHz (not over clocked)
in a Dell XPS with 1gb nvidia SLI 9800 GT cards bought 3 years ago.
Their system(s) are so proprietary & there is no upgrade ability.
Typically, I buy a PC with (much) more power than needed at that time.
 
I use my pc for gaming, video & photo editing generally.
I want to have the ability to upgrade to any new mobo, chipsets
tri/sli and such, but I don't have to have the full set of cutting edge
just hardware now. I would certainly like to have a nice upgrade from
from my old junky XPS system.
 
Any advice on the build components [or other] is appreciated.
 
Thank you Frank.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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  Quote tfrank48 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 11:53am
Never heard back from Frank.
Anyway I made these changes
and placed my order:
 
Motherboard: ASUS P9X79 DELUXE (Intel X79 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
Power Supply: 1200W Digital Storm Certified (Dual/Triple/Quad SLI Compatible) (Silent Edition Highly Recommended)
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 12:35pm
Hi tfrank48.....Congtats on your order.       The changes you made to Cpu cooler and mobo were good.   I would suggest you change, and you still can, the psu to 1050hx and overclock to stage 2 ...The 1050hx is perfect for your sli 570 and the HX series has a 7 year warranty, indicative of its quality.     The H100 cooler gives you the room to Oc to stage 2 safely and like a boost in horsepower.      Either way, the build will be great for your monitor and resolution.    Good luck
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  Quote tfrank48 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 1:09pm
Hi bprat22
 
PC is already in Stage 3.
I'll hope for the best on the present psu.
I do appreciate your fast responce on the build. Big%20Smile
Thanks, Tommy
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 1:17pm
Chances are very good you'll have zero problems with the DS psu. Best of luck and let the waiting continue.
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  Quote FrankW Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 1:31pm
Hi tfrank48,

Sorry but I missed this thread after my first post. Wife was probably after me to go some where.

You did a good job with what you ordered. With the 1200w PS you are good to go if you every wanted to do Tri-SLI.

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  Quote tfrank48 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 18 Feb 2012 at 5:09pm
Hey Frank,
 
   Wondered what happened to you.
I'm a pretty good go_fer for my wife too.
The possible Tri-SLI config was the main
reason for the upgrade. (just in case)
 
            Catch you later, Tommy
 
(now, I have to hurry up & wait)


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