New PC desktop

Hi there,

Coolermaster CM690 Advanced
Gigabyte Z68x UD3H B3
Intel i7 - 2600k
Sapphire HD 7970 (21197-00-40G)
Corsair 8Gb DDR3 1600 kit
Crucial 256Gb SSD
XFX PRO750watt PSU
Scythe Mugen 3 rev B
Scythe Slipstream 140mm

Price = 1050 €

My favourites:
- BenQ XL2420T / XL2410T (anyone experience with the difference?)
- Viewsonic VX2453mh-LED
- Dell UltraSharp U2412D
- Samsung S24A350H
- ... your advice?

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get a z77 board since it suppose gen 3 pci-e and virtu mvp that improves game performance. be more future proof so u dont have to change the motherboard when u want to change the graphic card :)
Starting ET again ? :)
QL I think, but since I can't even play QL since my graphic card failed, I need to buy a new one - which means I might play some ET too yes :P
Always welcome :--)
First choice offcourse.
evocati here we cum
Deal :D
Any advice on the monitor part?
just get 120hz one!
as long as it has 120 hz should be good yes? :P i got myself that 22 vx2268wm was like 250e few years ago and im happy enough, i guess newer models should be somewhat better

i only buy stuff when previous one blows so not really an expert :P
i got myself an old viewsonic 120hz and a LG LED 120hz (200euros or something) and the LG is pretty good, good quality, good colour,... the only thing is that you need to know if you can adapt to the "LED" Monitor! (its really brighter)
id say wait for the ivy bridge cpus and get one of them or get a sandy bridge when the prices drop.
why wait? can already get :P I got mine yesterday , z77 board + i7 3770 ;>
ah so the cpus are out!
<- Jelly, running with mobo which has frequency limit of 37 :(
asus vg236h
good pc

best gaming fps monitor is obviously one with 120hz
but picture quality - wise IPS monitors are way better (they maybe have a bit more lag but i think its much less noticeable then the way marketing deals with it - 2ms/8ms and all that crap)

i'd buy IPS definitely
hmm i would offer u another PC build :)

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X (RC-942-KKN1) - 140 euros
Power Supply: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 - 110 euro
CPU: AMD FX-8150 (3.6GHz * 8 cores) - 190 euros
CPU Cooling: COOLER MASTER Hyper N 520 92mm Sleeve CPU Cooler (RR-920-N520-GP) - 22 euros
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth (990FX) - 141 euro
Memory: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 2 x 4GB Kit (F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM) - 50 euros
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB (WD1002FAEX) - 110 euros
Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHBS212-08 12x BDR 2x BD-RE SATA - 84 euros
Video Card: ASUS ENGTX560 GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 250 euros
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 Series (MZ-7PC064D/AM) 2.5" 64GB - 86 euros

Total: 1183 euro
ivy bridge > bulldozer. And i read the bulldozers were a disappointment, only heard that, havent tried one myself
No need for such a large SSD, really. Save yourself a hundred €s or so by getting a 120GB one or something. If you want storage, get a regular HDD.
What are you going to use it for?
2600K is usefull for it's hyper threading If you have no clue what it is you probably won't need it
Coolermaster CM690 Advanced is ugly IMO but has some nice price/feature set
120 GB ~ SSD is enough I think. What are you planning to install?
I own the BenQ XL2420T and it's awesome but a lower priced 120 Hz display will probably just as good for gaming I guess.
Mainly for browsing & multimedia - some casual gaming (like to play every game, but get bored pretty quickly)

don't care about how "nice my PC looks" tbh.. My thought is: I don't want to buy something & a year later go buy the same thing but something more fancy..
Durability > *
about the case, its a good case : nice feature, good quality,the only bad thing is the airflow : it isn't quiet

about the psu : i would go for something modular if you are bothering "cable management" and the style inside the pc otherwise, xfx should be a good brand.

about the gfx card : i would go for a cheaper/lower perf and then upgrade it one or twoo years later if you don't bother playing new games on high quality (then u'll stay uptodate with an upgrade in one or twoo years (i mean you can go for something like gtx560 if you're an nvidia fanboy or hd6870 if you can get one of those for a "good price")
no reason to get sandy bridge anymore.

Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H
Intel Core i5 3570K Boxed > 2600K
for example
Replace Mugen 3 with 2.
And if you know how to overclock get this memory, look here
Got that memory myself and instead of running it on default 1333MHz 9-9-9-27 1,5v it runs at 1600MHz 7-8-8-23 1,42v. So it doesn't only overclock but also with less voltage than default. With ivy bridge it will easy do 1866MHz.

Also PSU can get replaced by this one, to save some money should also be enough for crossfire.
XFX 650W XXX Edition

And gaming monitor, take any 120Hz screen if speed is important, you won't see much difference in quality with tn panels. But if you want great colors while gaming you should take IPS monitor.
Samsung s23a700d (120hz,2ms etc), 250-300€ here
Its just awsome althouhi dont own one
cu lol.2morrow
Intel Core i7-3930K 3.20GHz (Sandybridge-E) Socket LGA2011 Processor - Retail

MSI GeForce GTX 680 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card

Asus Rampage IV Formula Intel X79 (Socket 2011) DDR3 Motherboard

Asus VE278Q 27" Widescreen LED Multimedia Monitor - Black

Team Xtreem 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3 PC3-20800C10 2600MHz Dual/Quad Channel Kit

Antec 1200 Twelve Hundred (V3 with USB3.0) Ultimate Gaming Case - Black

OCZ Vertex 3 120GB 2.5" SATA-3 Solid State Hard Drive (VTX3-25SAT3-120G)

Antec CP 1000W Modular Power Supply

Asus Xonar D2X 7.1 PCI-E Sound Card

Seagate Barracuda Green 2TB SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM (ST2000DL003)

Corsair Vengeance 1500 Dolby 7.1 Professional Gaming Headset

Samsung SH-S222BB/RSMS 22x DVD±RW SATA ReWriter (Black/Silver/Biege) - Retail

Total : £2,421.89

Its not for me, but yes or no to any of the parts? if so, replace them with what?
Quote by kevlarTotal : £2,421.89

WTF is wrong with you
"Its not for me"

its a rig for my mate.... i was trying to get him to buy a prebuilt with gaurunteed overclock and a warranty, but he wants to build it himself....
even when it is for a mate but srsly £2.4k for a pc which will be outdated in latestly a year?
only the gfx card will need to be changed and i guess in twoo years.

eventho its a huge amount of money!
~2007 i bought my 7900gt, which was after the gtx one the best avi. i payed 330€ for it. im still using it, it does everything i want to (since im not interested in newer games after all - lucky me) but i would not ever pay so much for money for a pc part again. a year later you can buy it for half or even less the price. and its not that most people are really in need for such power at all. but its everyones own decision
I would replace the OCZ Vertex with Crucial m4 - I read a lot of reviews, don't know why but in my head crucial m4 is better :)
more reliable.
thanks man, ill look into it .
I've got Samsung S24A350H. No issues so far, had to get used to it at first though.
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