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August 28, 2009 1:53:24 AM

Im looking for a gaming rig that can give me the best possible reslolution from games, and can multitask. any suggestions

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: a month or 2 BUDGET RANGE: 2500-3000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: , gaming, watching movies, surfing net

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg.com,


OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION:1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Just need a second opinion on these items or to improve.

PSU:
COOLMAX CUQ-1200B 1200W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case:
COOLER MASTER COSMOS S RC-1100-KKN1-GP Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drives:
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drives - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Cards:
2X EVGA 896-P3-1173-AR GeForce GTX 275 FTW Edition 896MB 448-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Keyboard:
Logitech G19 Black 104 Normal Keys USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse:
Logitech G9 Black 5 Buttons Tilt Wheel USB Wired Laser 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram:
mushkin 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998691 - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard:
EVGA E758-TR 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - Retail
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2009 2:22:10 AM

no need to spend anywhere near that much on the system.

The corsair 750TX is plenty to support 2 GTX275s, and saves you a bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The seagate 12 series 500GB drive is a single platter drive and beats the Vraptor in the charts on this site for way way less
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You can also save a ton and get just as good performance by getting a 920 and overclocking it, it will cost you only slightly over half as much
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
Currently the best available cooler for the i7 based on frostytech's reviews.

I also suggest only getting 1 GTX275 at first, that is sufficint to play everything maxed or atleast at high settings, and save you a ton.
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August 28, 2009 2:26:26 AM

Huh really all i need is a 750W Power Supply?
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August 28, 2009 2:27:01 AM

Agreed with hunter315. I would only spend $1500 max and go the i7 920 route. Then 2 to 3 years from now you can build another brand new system with the leftover $1500 from your original budget. Saves you a lot of money and does not sacrifice any noticeable performance.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2009 2:33:14 AM

Yeah, a good 750 is sufficient to power the system, may people are using the 750tx to power 2 GTX275's.
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August 28, 2009 2:56:30 AM

wow and the Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST3500 is extremely cheap and beats the velociraptor in the charts thanks for the info hunter and as for the cpu u wouldnt notice the difference if i overclocked a 920 over a 950?
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a b 4 Gaming
August 28, 2009 3:13:12 AM

A 950 is just a 920 with a high multiplier, the piece of silicon is identical. An overclocked 920 will run a bit hotter and draw a bit more power but will perform identically at the same speed.

The velociraptors are old tech, they have 4 75GB platters so the 500GB seagate with its single platter even though it runs slower reads and writes alot faster than the raptor.
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