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Final Gaming Rig Build $1500-$2000

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September 30, 2009 2:27:33 AM

Hey Folks,

Took all your great advice and think I got the build now. Like always if ya see anything wrong or could be done better don't hesitate to let me know..I got pretty thick skin (and noggin) ;) 

PARTS PURCHASE DATE: Nov 1

BUDGET RANGE: $1500 - $2000 (US)

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Gaming, Gaming, and um..Gaming..with a sprinkle of movies and music storage

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers, Windows Vista 64 Home, CD/DVD Drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel Cpu, Asus MoBo

OVERCLOCKING: prolly , SLI OR CROSSFIRE: More than Likely in the near future

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200 Dell UltraSharp 2408WFP

Additional Comments: Went 850 PSU for when I XFire in the near future, Also 1st time with SSD, Anything special I need to know either in installing or anything else?

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Parts List:

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-587A-ZNF9 Radeon HD 5870
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid state disk (SSD)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total: $1852.91
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2009 3:02:41 AM

look for some combos to save a little coin







ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227381
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy
-$15.00 Instant
-$25.00 Combo $449.98
$409.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
1
OCZ Diesel 4GB Single Channel Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model OCZUSBDSL4G - Retail
Item #: N82E16820227331
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$4.00 Instant
-$8.99 Saving $12.99
$0.00




Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case - Retail
Item #: N82E16811129043
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
-$49.00 Instant
-$25.00 Combo $488.98
$414.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Item #: N82E16813131365
Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail
Item #: N82E16819115202
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$9.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo $578.98
$549.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...




Scythe MUGEN-2 SCMG-2000 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler - Retail
Item #: N82E16835185093
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Protect Your Investment (expand for options)
Arctic Silver Ceramique Thermal Compound - OEM
Item #: N82E16835100009
Return Policy: Consumable Item Standard Return Policy
-$3.00 Combo $41.98
$38.98 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
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Scythe SY124010L Fans - Retail
Item #: N82E16835185039
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$6.99 Saving $6.99
$0.00

September 30, 2009 3:06:21 AM

Thanks Nik will do that :) 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2009 3:49:50 AM

IMO the SSD will not be worth the price for gaming. I would run 2 samsung F3 500 or WD black 640 in Raid 0 for gaming. you will see some things load faster with the SSD but for large cache files like alot of the newer games has i think a raid o would work well.

Anyways when playing online games there is also server side lag and even with the best rig you will still see it.
September 30, 2009 4:17:50 AM

Yeah was wondering about that SSD. Would be nice to save almost $400 :) 

Always have had good luck with WD...never used a Samsung so I am kinda wary of going "off-brand" if you know what I mean.
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2009 4:24:09 AM

Raxus said:
Yeah was wondering about that SSD. Would be nice to save almost $400 :) 

Always have had good luck with WD...never used a Samsung so I am kinda wary of going "off-brand" if you know what I mean.


That Samsung NIKLAS linked is a good one. It's gotten great reviews and it's fast due to the fact it's a single platter.
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2009 5:00:43 PM

+1 on the Samsung F3

The money saved on the SSD can go towards a second HD5870 =)
September 30, 2009 6:13:26 PM

How hard is it to do a crossfire? Pretty simple or do I need advanced knowledge to do it?

Will go with the Samsung on you all's advice :) 

Will the PSU I select be enough with 2 ATI 5870's in XFire?
a b 4 Gaming
September 30, 2009 7:05:51 PM

Crossfire involves connecting the two cards with the little crossfire bridge (no harder than pluggin in a PCI card)

And then enabling it in your Catalyst Control Center.

Yes that 850W Corsair is plenty of power for HD5870 crossfire.
September 30, 2009 7:07:44 PM

OK thx Trans, always like to make sure :) 
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