new build help, are these good specs

  Jakeyatkin 17 Sep 12
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Xion Predator 970 Gaming Series Mid Tower Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 Gigabyte X79-UD3 Intel X79 Chipset, 3-Way SLI / Crossfire supported, 4 Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 4 RAM slots, Dolby Home Theater 7.1 Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 4 Gen3 PCIe X16, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI 16GB(8x2GB) PC10666 DDR3/1333mhz Quad Channel Memory nvidia geforce gtx 670 2 gb 16x pcle.30 2 tb sat-3 6.0gb/s 64m cache 7200rpm haed drive

what do you guys think ?

  KRONOS the First 18 Sep 12

It is useful to mention your budget and what the main use of your PC will be,I am assuming gaming as you have chosen a GTX 670 graphics card.Is this a system you are building yourself?

Case: Is this it XION. I have never heard of this brand and I have been building for a while.To be honest you can do a lot better for that sort of cash.Are you in the states as I can only find the case there?

Motherboard: Gigabyte. CPU: Intel i7-3820. and Do you really need 16Gb RAM? 8GB is usually more than enough.

You do not mention one of the most important components which is the power supply (PSU) this should be not less than 650W and a decent brand as a cheap generic brand of PSU can cause a lot of damage should it fail.

Other components are obviously hard-drives and I suggest a 128GB SSD for a boot drive and programs with a couple of 1TB HDD for storage.

For OS then Windows 7 is the better choice in my opinion.

  Jakeyatkin 18 Sep 12

The main use would be gaming and video editing, I would like it to play battlefield 3 and the new planet side with good graphics I am hoping to spend under £1500 and I was using the cyber power website I am also from the uk

  KRONOS the First 18 Sep 12

So you were looking at this one. Cyberpower. For that sort of cash I would want a better case. But you can customise the set up So I would pick the Antec 300. Stick the maximum case fans in,change the PSU to the Corsair 650W, add a 128GB SSD,add a 1TB sata hard-drive, Which comes to £1,080.00 without delivery.

You should also look here. PCSpecialist.

And here. Dino PC.

And here. Chillblast.

If you see any that you like post a link here and we can have a look. For £1500 you will get a very good PC even a grand will be good.

  Jakeyatkin 18 Sep 12

CPU:

2085-oc44 - NEW! Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.4Ghz

CPU Cooler:

3016x - NEW! Xigmatek Prime SD1484

Operating System:

11014x - Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard:

4155 - Gigabyte Z77-D3H

RAM:

5041x - 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)

Hard Drive:

6035 - Corsair 180GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

Additional Storage:

6028x - 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

Optical Drive:

7011 - 4x Blu-Ray ROM S-ATA

Graphics card:

8085 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Overclocked

Sound card:

10001 - Onboard 7.1 Audio

Internet:

13006 - Wireless 802.11N 300Mbps MIMO PCI card

Case:

17053 - NEW! Coolermaster HAF 932

PSU:

18041x - NEW! 700W Xigmatek Modular

what do you think of this one ?

  KRONOS the First 18 Sep 12

Where is this from?

But a quick comment because I am on my Nexus 7.

The case is really big,I would say too big for your components, but this is your choice.

I am not overly keen on the Xigmatek PSU it certainly is not one I would consider.

With the Xigmatek CPU cooler you might want to add an extra fan so you have a push/pull setup with airflow which will benefit this cooler.

The Corsair force 3 SSD is not got particularly good reviews, I would suggest a Samsung 830 or a Crucial M4.

  Jakeyatkin 19 Sep 12

i used dino pc becuase it seems alot cheeper than cyberpower

i went for a bigger tower in case i choose to upgrade in the future and the other ones look half as good

i changed the psu to a corsair tx v2

i think you can only have 1 fan option on this website so would it be better to go with corsair h80 water cooler

the corsair force 3 ssd is 120 gb but the crucial m4 is only 64gb and there is no samsung 830 on the website

this is mind blowing for a beginer

  Jakeyatkin 19 Sep 12

i used dino pc becuase it seems alot cheeper than cyberpower

i went for a bigger tower in case i choose to upgrade in the future and the other ones look half as good

i changed the psu to a corsair tx v2

i think you can only have 1 fan option on this website so would it be better to go with corsair h80 water cooler

the corsair force 3 ssd is 120 gb but the crucial m4 is only 64gb and there is no samsung 830 on the website

this is mind blowing for a beginer

  KRONOS the First 20 Sep 12

It would be useful if you could post a link to the particular Dino PC so that I could have a look at the components.

As for mind blowing for a beginner, when I first started building my own PC's there was not the same help out there as now. These days half the fun and something I will spend weeks doing is researching the components for my build so that I know/hope that they will all work well together ETC. Better to take your time and get it right rather than having to send bits back and wait for replacements.

So a link or name of the Dino PC please and I will have a look.

  Jakeyatkin 20 Sep 12

http://www.dinopc.com/shop/pc/-b-NEW-b-Predator-3570K-OC-94p1508.htm

thats the one, does it need a few tweaks and what do you recommend for a topnotch gaming pc that will stay in date for a while

  KRONOS the First 21 Sep 12

Predator 3570K OC

Customizations:

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CPU: Intel Core i5 3570K @ 4.4Ghz

CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 Water Cooler

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Motherboard: Gigabyte Z77-D3H

RAM: 8GB Corsair 1600mhz Vengeance (2x4GB)

Hard Drive: Corsair 120GB Force3 SSD S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

Additional Storage: 1TB S-ATAIII 6.0Gb/s

Optical Drive: 22x DVD±RW DL S-ATA

Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Overclocked

Case: NEW! Coolermaster HAF 932

PSU: NEW! 650W Corsair TX Modular

Price:£1,166.70

I have only tweaked it a little. The CPU cooler,the SSD and the PSU RAM I have cut to 8GB as that will be more than enough. I still think you will find that the case is to big,great if you are water cooling but as you are not the case will look very empty when you look through the side window,I know I have been there.

The other very important thing is as your SSD is only 120GB ,which by the way is plenty, I have the same size with Widows 7 and around 50 programs and still have 70GB of free space. But it is necessary to move or rather change the location of all the My folders (Documents Videos Music Pictures) to the 1TB drive so that each time you add anything to those folders they are not filling up you C drive which is the SSD. This is very simple to do but best done was soon as you get your PC. But you could phone Dino PC and ask them to do it after they install Windows 7.

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