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Gaming PC Build $2000 range

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October 20, 2009 5:34:14 PM

SYSTEM USAGE: Gaming, movies, surfing internet.

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: Canadian, Ebay, DirectCanada.com.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

I am fairly new to the PC build and would appreciate any suggestions/cost saving idea's you may have on this build. I also would like a good CPU heatsink which would fit into a Antec P193 ATX case.

Computer specs thus far:

Case: Antec P193 ATX Case - $248Can DirectCanada.com
Motherboard: Asus P6T6 WS - Purchased $299US on Ebay
CPU: Intel I7 920 or 965 - Still looking
Graphics Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 295 - Still looking
RAM: 2x Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR - Purchased 2 for $359US on Ebay
HD: WD Velociraptor 300GB - $265Can DirectCanada.com
Power Supply: Corsair HX850Watt - $173Can DirectCanada.com

Any other items I will need for the build let me know.

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a b 4 Gaming
October 20, 2009 6:48:35 PM

You still haven't edited your post to follow the format in the "How to ask for new build advice" sticky linked above. There's only so much we can do to help until you provide that information.

Without knowing some critical information, here's some general suggestions:

The i7 965 is a complete waste of money. The i7 920 is the only LGA 1366 CPU that makes any sense IMO.

The Asus P6T6 WS is also very over-priced. I don't know where you're purchasing your hardware (that's one of the questions in the above link), so I'll provide Newegg links to my suggestions.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $494.98 (i7 920 + Asus P6T combo)

The VelociRaptor drives are another waste of money. The current single 500GB platter drives are just as fast for way less money.

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

It would seem this build is all about wasting money. I would ditch the GTX 295 for a 5870.

ASUS EAH5870/G/2DIS/1GD5/A Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card w/ATI Eyefinity - Retail $389.99
a b 4 Gaming
October 20, 2009 6:55:46 PM

^+1, I would also switch out the RAM for this (only get 6gb as well)
OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the PSU for this
Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.3 / EPS12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

and the case for this
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC, Plastic + Mesh ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
October 20, 2009 9:07:02 PM

Yeah definitely get 920 and Spinpoint. Also swap your case for a more 'gamer' case, like antec 902 or cm haf 922.
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