Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
Results 21 to 27 of 27

Thread: Gaming Setup

  1. #21
    Grand Master Moderator Reputation: 12562
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    The North
    Posts
    9,473
    Rep
    12562
    I5 should be fine mate,

    can you afford this spec? Its not got fast track though, but I think it would be worth the wait.

    Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3550 (3.3GHz) 6MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    1.25GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 570 - 2 DVI, HDMI, DP - 3D Vision Ready
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 850W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX850 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£99)
    Processor Cooling
    TITAN FENRIR EVO EXTREME HEATPIPE CPU COOLER (£39)
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Network Facilities
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    Office Software
    NO OFFICE SOFTWARE
    Anti-Virus
    NO ANTI-VIRUS SOFTWARE
    Monitor
    IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080 (£129)
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £1,167.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Configure Here: http://www.pcspecialist.co.uk/comput...ivy-bridge-pc/
    CM Storm Trooper - Intel I7 2600 @3.4 - Asus P8Z68 V Pro - 16Gb Kingston Hyper X Genesis 1600Mhz - 2X 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked SLI - Corsair HX1050 - Noctua NH-D14 - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD - 128 GB Corsair Force GS SSD - 1TB WD Caviar Black - 2TB WD Caviar Green - Asus DX - Lamptron FC 5 V3 - NZXT HUE LED Controller - Tritton Ax Pro - 2X IIyama 24Inch - CM Storm Quickfire TK - Razer Imperator

  2. #22
    New Member Reputation: 0
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    12
    Rep
    0
    I can wait i think I'm going to order this now!

  3. #23
    Rising Star Reputation: 1394
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    569
    Rep
    1394
    I've read a few reviews and it seems that the 7950 is significantly better than the GTX 570 click would you say that the GTX 570 is still the best choice Tom? Would also allow some savings on the mobo and PSU.

    As I said not very familiar with AMD so looking to expand my knowledge
    If I've helped feel free to give me some rep by clicking on the little star on the left


  4. #24
    Grand Master Moderator Reputation: 12562
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    The North
    Posts
    9,473
    Rep
    12562
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolvo7 View Post
    I've read a few reviews and it seems that the 7950 is significantly better than the GTX 570 click would you say that the GTX 570 is still the best choice Tom? Would also allow some savings on the mobo and PSU.

    As I said not very familiar with AMD so looking to expand my knowledge
    Yes If budget permitted then 7950 would be the way to go, yeah you could drop to 650w'sbut still keep the p7z77 v gen3 pci 3.0 ready mobo, The crack with the pci3.0 is, new cards such as nividia's 600 range and amd's 7000 range both can use pci3.0, all the 3.0 bit does is increase the bandwidth that the gpu/gpu's can send info, therefore pci 3.0 may offer slightly better performance for the new cards, IT will certainly be utilised if you plan to crossfire or sli. Its not 100% needed but personally I think an extra 50 quid or so is worth it, so ya gpu/gpu's perform at full potential.
    CM Storm Trooper - Intel I7 2600 @3.4 - Asus P8Z68 V Pro - 16Gb Kingston Hyper X Genesis 1600Mhz - 2X 2GB EVGA GTX 680 Superclocked SLI - Corsair HX1050 - Noctua NH-D14 - 120GB Corsair Force GT SSD - 128 GB Corsair Force GS SSD - 1TB WD Caviar Black - 2TB WD Caviar Green - Asus DX - Lamptron FC 5 V3 - NZXT HUE LED Controller - Tritton Ax Pro - 2X IIyama 24Inch - CM Storm Quickfire TK - Razer Imperator

  5. #25
    Rising Star Reputation: 1394
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Hertfordshire
    Posts
    569
    Rep
    1394
    Quote Originally Posted by tom_gr7 View Post
    Yes If budget permitted then 7950 would be the way to go, yeah you could drop to 650w'sbut still keep the p7z77 v gen3 pci 3.0 ready mobo, The crack with the pci3.0 is, new cards such as nividia's 600 range and amd's 7000 range both can use pci3.0, all the 3.0 bit does is increase the bandwidth that the gpu/gpu's can send info, therefore pci 3.0 may offer slightly better performance for the new cards, IT will certainly be utilised if you plan to crossfire or sli. Its not 100% needed but personally I think an extra 50 quid or so is worth it, so ya gpu/gpu's perform at full potential.
    Cool in that case would this spec perform better?

    Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE
    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i5 Quad Core Processor i5-3550 (3.3GHz) 6MB Cache
    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX
    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)
    Graphics Card
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7950 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable
    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    750GB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD7502AAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)
    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM
    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 650W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX650 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£69)
    Processor Cooling
    SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE INTEL CPU COOLER (£19)
    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)
    Network Facilities
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs
    USB Options
    4 PORT USB 2.0 EXTERNAL HUB + STANDARD USB PORTS
    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)
    Office Software
    FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)
    Anti-Virus
    BULLGUARD INTERNET SECURITY - FREE 90 DAY TRIAL
    Monitor
    IIYAMA E2273HDS 22" LED WIDESCREEN, HDMI/DVI-D 1920x1080 (£129)
    Warranty
    3 Year Silver Warranty (1 Year Collect & Return, 1 Year Parts, 3 Year Labour) (£5)
    Delivery
    STANDARD INSURED DELIVERY TO UK MAINLAND (MON-FRI)
    Build Time
    Standard Build - Approximately 10 to 12 working days
    Quantity
    1

    Price: £1,207.00 including VAT and delivery.

    Based on what you say I'll keep in mind to always recommend the pcie 3.0 ready mobo as a minimum. However all those mobos, even the P8Z77-M and P8Z77-V LX have at least 1 PCIe 3.0/2.0 listed so don't they support PCIe 3.0 too?

    I'm guessing you mean that it's preferable to have 2 PCIe 3.0 slots so that you can Crossfire/SLI your GPUs on those slots.
    Last edited by Wolvo7; 30-04-12 at 21:35.
    If I've helped feel free to give me some rep by clicking on the little star on the left


  6. #26
    New Member Reputation: 0
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    12
    Rep
    0
    went with this today! What do you guys think? thanks for all the help managed to gets bit more cash together. Case
    COOLERMASTER CM690 MKII ADVANCED CASE

    Processor (CPU)
    Intel® Core™i7 Quad Core Processor i7-3770 (3.4GHz) 8MB Cache

    Motherboard
    ASUS® P8Z77-V: PCI-E 3.0 READY, WIFI, SLI, CROSSFIREX

    Memory (RAM)
    8GB SAMSUNG DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 4GB)

    Graphics Card
    3GB AMD RADEON™ HD7970 - DVI,HDMI,2 mDP - DX® 11, Eyefinity 4 Capable

    Memory - 1st Hard Disk
    1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)

    1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
    24x DUAL LAYER DVD WRITER ±R/±RW/RAM

    Memory Card Reader
    INTERNAL 52 IN 1 CARD READER (XD, MS, CF, SD, etc) + 1 x USB 2.0 PORT

    Power Supply
    CORSAIR 850W ENTHUSIAST SERIES™ TX850 V2-80 PLUS® BRONZE (£99)

    Processor Cooling
    SUPER QUIET 22dBA TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE INTEL CPU COOLER (£19)

    Sound Card
    ONBOARD 6 CHANNEL (5.1) HIGH DEF AUDIO (AS STANDARD)

    Network Facilities
    10/100/1000 GIGABIT LAN PORT - AS STANDARD ON ALL PCs

    USB Options
    6 x USB 2.0 PORTS @ BACK PANEL (MIN 2 FRONT PORTS) AS STANDARD

    Operating System
    Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit - inc DVD & Licence (£79)

    Office Software
    FREE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 (Limited functionality Word & Excel)

  7. #27
    Rising Star Reputation: 771
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Birmingham
    Posts
    802
    Rep
    771
    looks great but swap the 7970 for a gtx 680. its cheaper and better.


    HAF 912 PLUS
    Intel® Core™i5-2500
    ASUS® P8P67
    2GB AMD RADEON™ 6950
    CORSAIR TX650
    8GB KINGSTON HYPERX GREY
    750GB WD CAVIAR BLACK
    TRIPLE COPPER HEATPIPE CPU COOLER
    BenQ G2222HDL 21.5" 1080P
    Sharkoon Fireglider Laser Mouse
    NZXT Sentry Mesh Fan Controller
    PICS OF PC !!!!

    Follow @AdnanG7

    If I have helped you then please leave rep by pressing the little star on the left

 

 

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.2
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
© PC Specialist Ltd
All times are GMT. The time now is 06:56.
vBulletin 4.0 skin by CompleteVB