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$1,800 Gaming Rig

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May 12, 2009 1:07:41 AM

Hi all. I'm going to be building my first rig in like five years and need suggestions on what parts to get. I need just the system (no OS, sound card, monitor, etc). Must be an i7. Thanks!

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May 12, 2009 1:45:22 AM

Coolermaster HAF - $150

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 - $280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i7 920 - $280

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Dark Knight HSF - $40

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 1600 6gb - $95 ($75 after MIR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair 850w PSU - $150 ($140 after MIR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 285 x 2 - $340 after MIR x 2 = $680

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

WD Caviar Black 640gb - $70

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD burner - $25

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1800ish for pretty much the best gaming rig money can buy
May 12, 2009 2:47:17 AM

maybe get 2x 275's instead and save a few hundo
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May 12, 2009 2:53:18 AM

(@erebus) Do you have a 64bit OS? Because if you don't, I would suggest saving a bit on the ram, and instead get a 3GB Tri-Channel set, because the GTX285's need ram too, and that 3.3GB limit includes VRAM
May 12, 2009 3:15:23 AM

Yes, I do have Vista Premium 64-bit.

Do you guys think the two 285s will be future proof for the next few years? Think it'll be in the neighborhood of the GT300 when it's released?

And this is probably a dumb question, but graphics cards these days like the 285 will be DX11 compatible when it's released, right?

Thanks again everyone, I appreciate it very much.
May 12, 2009 3:33:38 AM

Yes the 285s will be future proof for a long time.

No, today's video cards are not DX11 ready.
May 12, 2009 3:38:56 AM

So only the cards released after DX11 will be DX11 compatible? That's a huge bummer...

And is a full tower case real necessary? I was thinking about the Cooler Master 690 because it looks good and I hear it's a borderline full tower case because it is really big and spacious.
May 12, 2009 1:31:21 PM

the cm690 is great...I own it and love it. If you like it, go for it.
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