Tax Return Build

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Tax Time, aprox 2 mos. from now, give or take a few weeks.

BUDGET RANGE: $1,200 US

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:
High-End Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Full Tower

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tigerdirect or Newegg

PARTS PREFERENCES: I have been hearing great things about the AMD Blackbird chip, but I am on the fence as to wherether go with that or a i5 for my cpu. MB I would prefer EVGA. Video card I am also on the fence. I used to be into ATI, but they always seemed more buggy than NVIDIA.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes, but doesnt have to be right away. Just going with 1 card atm would cut down my overall costs by alot, and then I can slot one in later down the line.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want a pc that can run AION at max settings, And I also like to use Adobe and Sony Video editing software.
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  1. AION System Requirements:

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    Recommended:

    * Windows 2000/XP/Vista
    * AMD Athlon 64 3000 or Intel CoreDuo 4000
    * 1GB RAM
    * Graphic Card GeForce 6600 or ATI Radeon X1550 256 MB
    * Sound Card Sound Blaster Audigy
    * DirectX 9
    * 16x DVD or 32x CD-ROM
    * 18 Gb free space on hard disk
    * Broadband link with uplink 256kbps, downlink 1024kbps


    I know i5 is a great option for a gaming rig, but socket AM3 for AMD will be around for a long while. I know Intel would be shooting themselves in the foot if they discontinue LGA 1156 which is the mainstream and the most popular of their latest offerings, but you can't stop 'em from forcing the user to upgrade to a new chipset (P65 or 6 series?) = new mobo with the same socket for new cpu support. They have a track record of doing just that from 965 to P55 (different chipsets for different cpu support).

    Future-proofing & upgradability is where AMD is at. Also, ATI owned by AMD is the only DX11 player. By the time nvidia releases their own, ATI may have a higher clock DX11 card or two out. nvidia would be and is playing catch-up.

    It's ironic that my nickname says I'm an Intel ho. Best bang > brand loyality.

    ATI Radeon™ HD 5850 System Requirements

    Quote:

    500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode


    http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/ati-radeon-hd-5000/hd-5850/Pages/ati-radeon-hd-5850-system-requirements.aspx

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