View Full Version : Advice on new Rig please

02-08-2012, 04:44 PM
Current computer is having major hiccups...crashed this past weekend...got it up an running, but I am now forced to make the jump to the new Rig which i have been delaying for a Long time. Really can't wait for the next technological leap forward, which is always just one Quarter Year away, of course.

Primary use: Cliffs of Dover, Rise of Flight

I would appreciate any comments, warnings, advice on the Rig design below. thanks.

Retain existing CM F/TWR HAF 932 ATX

Power Supply:
Retain existingAntec 850W QUATTR

ASUS Deluxe P8Z68

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

Corsair Dominator GT 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 Desktop Memory Model CMT8GX3M2A1866C9
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

Hard Drive(s):
Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive
Or: Maybe Gskill SSD 240GB

Retain existing4 X 7200rpm HDDs for storage (800Gb, RAID striped; or 1600Gb no raid)

Retain existingexternal 800GB backup HD

Corsair CWCH100 Hydro H100 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366, LGA 2011, AM2, AM3

Plus, if feasible, also retain existingCPU COOLER: Zalman CNPS9700LED [NOTE: Needs a special “mounting brace” for 1155 socket/boards]

Graphics Card:
EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
EVGA 03G-P3-1596-AR GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) Classified 3072MB 768-bit

Sound Card:
Creative Labs 70SB088600002 SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium Fatal1ty Pro PCIe Sound Card

Logitech Speaker System Z623
Logitech Speaker System Z323

Viewsonic VX2453MH-LED 24-Inch 1920X1080 TN Ultra-thin Widescreen LED Monitor 30,000,000M:1 Dynamic 2Ms response

Samsung S24A350H 24-Inch 1920X1080 TN LED Monitor 2ms response

02-09-2012, 01:09 AM
This was probably better posted on the CoD specific forum.

BTW .... what is the reason for purchasing a separate sound card ?

02-09-2012, 03:18 AM
This would be a very good build. You can't go wrong with the 2500K matted to an Asus board.

You won't really see any gain from an X-FI versus onboard, I actually get slightly less framerate with an X-Fi versus using a realtek in games (though it is imperceptible) and can't tell the difference in sound off-hand. There aren't very many new games that take advantages of what a Soundblaster card can do, like in older games that had the options for things like EAX. But if you want to play some older games that use EAX and other Soundblaster advancements it might be nice to have an X-FI that has the legacy ability to do those things. Or maybe you are a complete audiophile or into creating music and want all the extra bells and whistles that an X-Fi has.. But you aren't going to notice a difference in CloD or ROF.

But back on topic, all those components look very very good.

02-09-2012, 05:07 AM
More RAM. :) Yes, I know that neither CloD nor RoF need 4 GB, never mind the 8 GB you are proposing, but in terms of overall cost, it is minimal, and when you finally decide that you want to upgrade, you'll almost certainly find that you need to replace the lot, rather than adding more. Just a thought...