Pc gaming for $2500

What do you thing about this configuration?

Uptade
Case: Thermaltake Armor+ VH6001BWS (ESA) - 250
Power: Thermaltake 850W - W0178RU (ESA) - 250
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake BigWater 780e (ESA) - 225
Motherboard: Some asus wich DDR3 - 300
CPU: Q9550 - 319
RAM: CORSAIR 4GB PC3-12800 TW3X4G1600C9DHX - 206
Graphics: ASUS ENGTX260 - 290
Hard Drives: SAMSUNG 1TB 7200 RPM - 110
Sound: AuzenTech Auzen X-Fi Prelude - 179
Network: onboard - 0
Optical: ASUS 20X Burner SATA - 40
Total: 2181+tax+shipping, price from newegg.

meaby i use fan and change hd to 300gb 10k rpm. In 2 years i thing in buy more 4gb ram and make SLI. PSU is good? I don´t need blue-ray for now.

thanks.
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  1. get a nvidia 260 or 280 GPU to save on upgrades when you go SLI.
    Also you might wanna look at RAID the hard drives, as opposed to getting one big slow drive.
  2. why are you getting ddr3 rams on a 780 ?
  3. pr2thej - what hardware do you recomend for raid?
    mosdapwn - I didn´r see that, good point.

    Homework - Asus motherboard with DD3

    nForce 790i
    Striker II NSE - $350

    nForce 790i Ultra
    P5N64 WS Professional -
    Striker II Extreme - $420

    Intel P35
    P5K64 WS
    P5K3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
    P5K3 Premium/WiFi-AP
    Blitz Extreme

    Intel P43
    None

    Intel P45
    P5QC
    P5Q3
    P5Q3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP
    ASUS Maximus II - $270

    Intel X38
    P5E - 200
    P5E WS Professional - $255
    P5E3 -
    P5E3 Deluxe -
    P5E3 Deluxe/WiFi-AP@n - $300
    P5E3 WS Professional -
    P5E64 WS Professional
    Maximus Formula
    Maximus Extreme - $350

    Intel X48
    P5E Deluxe - $220
    P5E3 Premium/WiFi-AP - $370
    P5E64 WS Evolution - $370
    Rampage Formula - $289
    Rampage Extreme - $390

    Tomorrow I will see what is the best for around $300.
  4. Heya,

    AMD6000+ (or Q6600 Quadcore if you're married to Intel)
    4Gigs of DDR2
    Two XXXgig 7200rpm drives in RAID0
    Two HD4850's in Crossfire

    You can do it for about $1,000.

    And it will outperform that $2500 system you're thinking of buying.

    Cheers,
  5. Or buy ps3 for 400
  6. Proteusbr unfortunately i dont know much about it myself, im just aware of the benefits. I would hate to give out bad advice so i suggest asking in the HDD forums, theres some really clever chaps over that way that can advise you much better than me
  7. proteusbr said:
    Or buy ps3 for 400


    for about the same price as the ps3 you can build a pc system using a budget dual core (which you can overclock to about 3ghz+) and use a ati 4850. this will be about 3 - 5 times more powerful than the ps3 in gaming
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