How's this for a beastly gaming rig? Tags: PC gaming Policy Video Games Last response: October 16, 2008 6:39 PM in Video Games Share arachn1d October 16, 2008 2:15:22 AM Here's my new setup after some revisions: Thanks for the feedback guys. How's this now? Quote: 1 ASUS 20X DVD±R DVD Burner with LightScribe Black SATA Model DRW-2014L1T Item #:N82E16827135156 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$5.00 Instant $39.99 $34.99 1 COOLER MASTER RC-690-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case Item #:N82E16811119137 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$15.00 Instant $89.99 $74.99 2 Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Item #:N82E16822148288 Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy -$5.00 Instant $149.98 $139.98 1 CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W Power Supply Item #:N82E16817139006 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$60.00 Instant $20.00 Mail-in Rebate $179.99 $119.99 1 Logitech 2-Tone Bluetooth Wireless Keyboard Item #:N82E16823126008 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $30.00 Mail-in Rebate $166.99 1 Logitech MX Revolution Black RF Wireless Laser Mouse Item #:N82E16826104015 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$30.00 Instant $99.99 $69.99 1 Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound Item #:N82E16835100007 Return Policy: Consumable Items Return Policy $5.99 1 Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit Item #:N82E16899261003 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$10.00 Instant $29.99 $19.99 2 G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Item #:N82E16820231145 Return Policy: Memory (Modules, USB) Return Policy -$30.00 Instant $195.98 $135.98 1 GIGABYTE GA-X48-DS4 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #:N82E16813128336 Return Policy: Limited 30-Day Return Policy $224.99 1 OKGEAR Serial-ATA Round Cable Item #:N82E16812123262 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $4.99 1 Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 3.16GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Item #:N82E16819115036 Return Policy: Processors (CPUs) Return Policy $189.99 1 APEVIA CF12SL-UBL Blue LED Case Fan Item #:N82E16811998121 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $7.49 1 XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler Item #:N82E16835233003 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $36.99 1 XIGMATEK ACK-I7751 Retention Bracket Item #:N82E16835233019 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy $6.99 1 SAPPHIRE transparent black premium silicone case for iPhone 3G Item #: N82E16800102002 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 100243-1GL Video Card Item #: N82E16814102795 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy -$19.99 Combo $329.98 $309.99 Grand Total: $1,550.3So if I want to add another Radeon HD 4870 I could? And by itself it's already comparable to the nVidia card I had, ya? I also removed the 10k drive and just put two 7.2k's and I'll set that up as a raid 1 (that's the redundancy raid ya? is it supported by the mobo i chose?) I'd also have to choose Vista 64-bit to take advantage of 8 gigs of ram, ya? Thanks again for the help guys. I really appreciate it. More about : beastly gaming rig Dekasav October 16, 2008 4:11:22 AM Grab dual-platter 640Gb drives. Faster gooooood. specirc October 16, 2008 1:58:46 PM I'm not quite sure why you'd want to spend a huge $136 on a keyboard (assuming you use the mail in rebate!) which is, at best, not ideal for gaming and, at worst, is going to screw up your gaming. Related resources $1.5k Beastly gaming rig. Looking for opinions :) - Forum Looking for a beastly gaming rig build - Forum New laptop - Capable gaming rig, not a beastly gaming rig - Forum Crazy LAG on all games w/ my beastly new rig, wth? - Forum Beast Gaming Rig - Experts Needed - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jerb October 16, 2008 5:56:43 PM Dekasav said:Grab dual-platter 640Gb drives. Faster gooooood. Single platter and small=good, unlike this.... ah person... that thinks dual plaltter= win will_chellam October 16, 2008 6:39:15 PM I think youve made an absolutely massive foul-up with this system and would ditch all of your plans immediately.... You only ordered 1 OKGEAR Sata cable - disaster. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCritique my affordable beast Gaming Rig. Forum SolvedBeast Gaming Rig Forum SolvedHow is this for a secondary gaming rig? Forum First world problems: Help my beast of a rig cant cope with playing HD games on my 42" plasma . . . 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