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Post Date: 2011-02-25

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    Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 9:27pm
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/comploadsaved.asp?id=489903
 
I want a computer that will last me for the next ~3 years.
I will add a BluRay when I start collecting BR Movies.
I may add a 2nd hard drive in the future also.
My monitor is native 1920x1200.
I need this to work well for Raids (WoW) and other MMOs.
 
I will order this once the SV Issue is resolved.
 
I was looking for any comments on what/if I should change.
 
Thanks,
 
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  Quote Xen168 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 11:06pm
A 580 is overkill for wow if not all mmo's. I'd downgrade to a 560 or 570 max and maybe invest into a SSD to install your OS and your mmo on their, or just plain save the money.
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  Quote MegalonRulez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Feb 2011 at 11:18pm
I thought about the SSD. What advantage during MMO game-play would it provide? Faster FPS or just faster load time in-game?
 
If I could I would go with 16GBs of memory.
 
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  Quote Xen168 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:13am
For games its really just alot faster loading times mostly. However I'd say that it'd be a much better investment then blowing money on a 580 if your main games are mmo's.

I remember locking up or getting disconnected on boss fight's on wow back when I played. Those faster load times sure would've been nice.

16Gb ram is way way too high. Go 6 or 8 gb max unless you're some huge multitasker.

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  Quote MegalonRulez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:23am
Adding $260 for a SSD is possible. A quick load into a game after a disconnect would be nice and desirable.
 
I'm thinking of the GTX580 so I don't have to worry about any low FPS in any condition, ever, no matter what my future MMO is. Or for the next 3+ years or so.
 
Dosn't Windows 7 'cache' files into memory?
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This is what I would go with. Config # 489993

You missed your free nvidia game.
Corsair psu has a better warranty.
SSD is up to you. Could always add one yourself down the road.
If you want more graphics power then a 560 go with 570 and OC it.
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  Quote Xen168 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 12:45am
Mmo's are generally always gonna be less graphically demanding so the system requirements don't scare away potential customers.

That being said, the 580s price vs performance just isn't worth it. Especially for any current mmo. Just my two cents.
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  Quote MegalonRulez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 1:07am
http://www.nvidia.com/object/graphics_cards_buy_now.html
I think a GTX 570 card is the way to go now.
Take a look at this configuration: Ticket Number: 490012
Total Price with Instant Savings: $2,641.00
 
Please take a look. Thanks.
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Stop adding the upgraded fans, they are loud and not needed.

Here you go Ticket# 490020 --- $2397 (To see this build click here)

Copy of Specifications:
Chassis Model: Special Deal Hot Seller - HAF 922
Exterior Finish: - Standard Factory Finish
Trim Accents: - Standard Factory Finish
Processor: Intel Core i7 2600K 3.40GHz (Unlocked CPU for Extreme Overclocking) (Quad Core)
Motherboard: ASUS P8P67 (Intel P67 Chipset) (Features USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s)
System Memory: 8GB DDR3 1600MHz Digital Storm Certified Performance Series (Highly Recommended) (Hand Tested)
Power Supply: 750W Corsair TX (Dual SLI Compatible)
Expansion Bay: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 1: Operating System: 1x (160GB Solid State (By: Intel) (Model: X25-M MLC Edition) (Extreme Performance)
Set 1 Raid Options: - No Thanks
Hard Drive Set 2: Multimedia\Data: 1x (2TB Western Digital (7200 RPM) (64MB Cache) (Model: Black Edition WD2002FAEX) (SATA 6Gbps)
Hard Drive Set 3: Backup\Misc.: - No Thanks
Optical Drive 1: DVD-R/RW/CD-R/RW (DVD Writer 24x / CD-Writer 48x)
Optical Drive 2: - No Thanks
Internet Access: High Speed Network Port (Supports High-Speed Cable / DSL / Network Connections)
Video Card: 1x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 1GB (Includes PhysX Technology)
Add-on Card: - No Thanks
Sound Card: Integrated Motherboard Audio
Extreme Cooling: AIR: Stage 1: Noctua NH-U12P SE Dual 120mm Fans High Performance Cooler
H20 Tube Color:- Not Applicable, I do not have a FrostChill or Sub-Zero LCS Cooling System Selected
Chassis Airflow: Standard Factory Chassis Fans
Internal Lighting: - No Thanks
Enhancements: - No Thanks
Chassis Mods: - No Thanks
Noise Reduction: - No Thanks
Boost Processor: FREE: Overclock the processor between 3.6GHz to 3.9GHz
Boost Video Card: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my video card(s)
Boost Memory: - No Thanks, Please do not overclock my memory
Boost OS: - No Thanks, Please do not tweak the services on the operating system
Windows OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64-Bit Edition)
Recovery Tools: Windows Recovery Toolkit (Bundled with Windows 7 CD)
Virus Protection: - No Thanks
Office: - No Thanks
Benchmarking: - No Thanks
Install/Test Game: FREE: Hot-selling game with a NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or above graphics card
Display: - No Thanks
Surge Shield: - No Thanks
Speakers: - No Thanks
Keyboard: - No Thanks
Mouse: - No Thanks
External Storage: - No Thanks
Exclusive T-Shirt: FREE: Digital Storm T-Shirt - Black (Xtra Large)
Priority Build: - No Thanks, Ship Within 5-15 Business Days After Order Is Successfully Processed
Warranty: Life-time Expert Customer Care with 3 Year Limited Warranty

Ask DS specifically for this fan to be added to the side, so you endup with 3 x 200mm fans:

haf 200mm non led fan

for mmo all you need is a 560, it won't let you down and can be oced to match 570 performance. a 570/580 is really a waste for mmo, you won't notice a difference in mmo at that res between 560/570/580.
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  Quote Xen168 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 1:37am
Everything looks solid to me. Only thing is the zalman performance fans. I've read on here they are super loud. However I have no personal experience. Other then that looks like a good system to me.

Edit: Aww DST beat me too it.

Edited by Xen168 - 26 Feb 2011 at 1:41am
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  Quote MegalonRulez Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 26 Feb 2011 at 1:59am
OK - no zalman fans - just the haf 200mm non-led fan - got it.
Thanks all.
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  Quote DST4ME Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 27 Feb 2011 at 12:42am
Our pleasure and good luck           
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