Need Advice on a $2500 Gaming/ Multitasking/ Rendering build Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: December 29, 2009 9:17 PM in Systems Share cce007 December 28, 2009 12:28:52 AM Please take a look and let me know if it looks like a good setup APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: 3-4 weeks BUDGET RANGE: 2,500 After Rebates SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Virtual Servers, Gaming, Multitasking, movies, Adobe After Effects Development, video editing "Tons of Rendering", 3d Max PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor, Speakers PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Any COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel i7 CPU, Full tower case OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet PC, other future upgrades ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ------------------------------------------------------------------------ I had a really hard time picking a Case and Motherboard i just dont know that much about them. im open for any changes on anything..... List of Parts. CASE Thermaltake ArmorPlus(Armor+) VH6000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or Thermaltake Armor Series VA8003BWS Black Full Tower Case w/ 25CM Fan http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Motherboard EVGA E760 CLASSIFIED "Overclocker's Pick" 3-Way SLI + PhysX 1366 Intel X58 EATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Processor and GPU Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ram CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Video Card EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Thermaltake Toughpower W0132RU 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Overkill???????? Cooler Thermaltake SpinQ Performance Series cooler with ultra-lightweight aluminum and six heatpipes CL-P0466 CPU Cooler http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Champion Series 70SB088600007 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Sound Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Hard Drive 2x SAMSUNG F1 RAID Class HE103UJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... will be adding 2 more 1TB hard drives Windows Server 2003 And Windows 7 any incompatibilities with my parts? Would you change anything with this set up? More about : advice 2500 gaming multitasking rendering build hunter315 December 28, 2009 12:51:23 AM That is a very expensive set of parts and isnt a very good selection, here is what i would recommend instead Large quiet case HAF 932 $140 Since you wont be doing extreme OCing that board is overkill ASUS P6T V2 Deluxe $270 Stick with the 920 as there is no better choice at a reasonable price The dominators are overpriced, i would suggest the gskills ripjaws instead Ripjaws 1600MHz CL8 $160 If you are going to pay that much for a card, might as well pay a bit more and get the best card available today XFX 5870 $428 The 1KW PSU is overkill unless you plan to run 3 GPUs, a high efficiency PSU will save you money and pump out less heat, a 750W will let you run a second card in the future Seasonic X750 80+ Gold Certified Modular PSU $190 Do you do anything that requires high quality sound? if not i would drop the sound card for now, you can get it later if you decide you need it but you probably wont. The F3 is significantly faster than the F1 and significantly cheaper than the RAID ones Samsung F3 1TB $85 m 0 l cce007 December 29, 2009 9:17:55 PM COOLER MASTER UCP RS900-AAAAA3 900W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Power Supply - Retail http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... What do you think about this PSU? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed Advice on a $3000 Gaming/ Multitasking/ Rendering build Forum Need Advice on a $3500 Gaming/ Multitasking/ Rendering build Forum SolvedAdvice Needed: Budget Gaming and Multi-tasking build Forum SolvedGaming MultiTasking and 3D Rendering Build...Help Forum Need Advice on Gaming/Multitasking PC Build Forum SolvedNew Build: 3D Work + Rendering + Gaming PC :) Need Advice and Help :) Forum Need advice on new £1500+ gaming/rendering/recording build Forum 3D rendering and Multitasking PC build. Need suggestions! 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