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    Default New Gaming Machine for RIFT. Thoughts Please!

    Hi all,

    I'm about to buy a new gaming machine and put together the following spec. I'd love to here what you think about it.

    Cheers,

    Gary.

    Case: Xigmatek Asgard
    Power Supply: Corsair CX600 600W Power Supply
    Processor: Core i5 2400 6MB Cache Socket 1155
    CPU Cooler: Titan Radial cooler
    Optimisation and Tuning: Wired2Fire Cable Management<br>Wired2Fire Overclocking<br>Wired2Fire Tuning
    Graphics Card 1: nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics
    Graphics Card 2: None
    Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz C9 Dual Channel Memory Kit (2 x 2GB)
    Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
    Hard Disk Drive One: Samsung 500GB Spinpoint F3 16MB Cache SATA 300
    Hard Disk Drive Two: None
    Optical Drive One: DVD-RW 22x
    Optical Drive Two: None
    Removable Storage: None
    Sound Card: Onboard HD 7.1 Audio
    Speakers and Headsets: None
    Monitor: BenQ G2222HDL 22
    Keyboard: None
    Mouse: None
    Miscellaneous Adapters: Wireless adaptor.
    Software: None
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziblo View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm about to buy a new gaming machine and put together the following spec. I'd love to here what you think about it.

    Cheers,

    Gary.

    Case: Xigmatek Asgard
    Power Supply: Corsair CX600 600W Power Supply
    Processor: Core i5 2400 6MB Cache Socket 1155
    CPU Cooler: Titan Radial cooler
    Optimisation and Tuning: Wired2Fire Cable Management<br>Wired2Fire Overclocking<br>Wired2Fire Tuning
    Graphics Card 1: nVidia GeForce GTX 460 768MB GDDR5 PCI Express Graphics
    Graphics Card 2: None
    Memory: 4GB Corsair DDR3 1600MHz C9 Dual Channel Memory Kit (2 x 2GB)
    Motherboard: Asus P8P67 Intel P67 (Socket 1155) Motherboard
    Hard Disk Drive One: Samsung 500GB Spinpoint F3 16MB Cache SATA 300
    Hard Disk Drive Two: None
    Optical Drive One: DVD-RW 22x
    Optical Drive Two: None
    Removable Storage: None
    Sound Card: Onboard HD 7.1 Audio
    Speakers and Headsets: None
    Monitor: BenQ G2222HDL 22
    Keyboard: None
    Mouse: None
    Miscellaneous Adapters: Wireless adaptor.
    Software: None
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
    Get a higher wattage power supply for future room to grow. 600w is adequate for that setup, but if you want to sli, add more hard drives, etc, you will need more power

    Edit - dont go wireless unless you have to
    Last edited by ThatTomGuy; 02-23-2011 at 07:38 AM.

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    not trying to troll, just making sure your aware that sandybridge processors are re released and you just have to wait about 1 month until the system boards come out with the fixes for the chipset error.

    tldr
    why not I-7 2600k in one month?
    Win7 64 Pro, Athlon 64 3800+ OC (2.42GHz), 4GB DDR 400MHz
    Geforce 7800GT 256MB GDDR3 OC (cc 600MHz & mc 1100MHz)

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    On a budget, hence the graphics card!

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    There is no reason not to go SLI with this setup (assuming your mobo supports it). Doing this will not only give you more FPS stability during periods of heavy RIFT'n but will also allow you to run at least the first lvl of AA. You might need to upgrade your p/s to do this, as you'll need a total of (4) 6-min PEG connectors to power yo SLI hardware.

    Gratz on the new rig .

    -dd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkdisk View Post
    There is no reason not to go SLI with this setup (assuming your mobo supports it). Doing this will not only give you more FPS stability during periods of heavy RIFT'n but will also allow you to run at least the first lvl of AA. You might need to upgrade your p/s to do this, as you'll need a total of (4) 6-min PEG connectors to power yo SLI hardware.

    Gratz on the new rig .

    -dd
    No reason not to besides they said they are on a budget, and 2 video cards ate once is usually a budget blower ;)

    Not like ya cant get the 2nd card later

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Lone Swordsman View Post
    not trying to troll, just making sure your aware that sandybridge processors are re released and you just have to wait about 1 month until the system boards come out with the fixes for the chipset error.

    tldr
    why not I-7 2600k in one month?
    The OP is on a budget, and there are not many games that will run 8 threads.

    OP: Since I do not see a "k" designation on the CPU listed I am going to assume that you are not overclocking. That being said use the stock cooler as it will suffice. If it was a typo and you do intend on overclocking grab a Cooler Master Hyper 212+, as it is probably the best air cooler for the money. Up the PSU to around 750 if you intend to add a GPU later, and go with a hardwired connection, at least until the WiGi standard goes live later this year (wireless gigabit networking).
    CPU: AMD Phenom II x4 965 3.4 GHz RAM: 8 GB GSkill Ripjaw DDR3 1333 MOBO: Gigabyte GA-MA790GPT-UD3H Case: Cooler Master ATCS 840

    GPU: Crossfired Dual XFX ATI HD 5850 PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 800 W modular PSU Storage: Western Digital Caviar black 1 TB x2 Raid 0

    Keyboard: Logitech G110 Mouse: Logitech G9x O.S.: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit

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    Well they already have one card, only one more to go . GTX 460s on newegg for like 150? Super cheap.

    And SLI is very particular, you can't mix and match. It's better to just get the card now, else risk not having SLI as an option, as they go out of production very quickly. If I could afford it, I would pick me up a pair of GTX 580s, but that would set me back $1000. Now THAT is a budget buster LOL.

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    Don't you have an existing rig to pick and choose parts from? Then you could redirect that money to sandy bridges, and video card...

    Plus you'll want to up that PSU, as it is, you'll kick yourself in 3 years.

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