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Multi-Boxing MMO Gaming Rig ( <=1100 )

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January 30, 2010 5:38:34 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week (the closer the better))

BUDGET RANGE: 900 - 1100 After Rebates, but i hate MIR.

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: 3x+ instances of Runes of Magic gaming, low intensity video graphics.

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



PARTS PREFERENCES: Honestly willing to do either, Some of the new AMD stuff looks interesting on a budget, but will it hold up? Again focused on multi-tasking dx applications.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe, But not very much if at all. SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Dual monitor setup, 1920x1200 & 1280x1024 ( Each instance will run windowed in ~ 1024x768 or less )

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to build a PC which can succeed at running a game ( Runes of magic ) several times, 4 or 5. The quality of all but 1 instance will be low. I believe this should be feasible within my budget. What I am most concerned about is gearing towards multitasking basically.

It is hard to tell but it seems like the i7 may be my best bet? Anyways i specced this out:

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case - Retail

XFX HD-577X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card - Retail

CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 ... - Retail

CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G - Retail

ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

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

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 - Retail

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ... - Retail

+ Arctic silver.

Total: $1130 before MIR, little less than 1000 after.

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January 30, 2010 3:28:41 PM

I see, Thx :) 
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January 30, 2010 3:39:49 PM

Actually I say that everything you had first was perfect.

STAY WITH THE i7. It's $100 more because it performs worth $100 more. If you can afford it, get it. The i5 is a mainstream chip, the i7 is a high-performance chip.

If you wanted to save money then I'd say go with everything the guy above said, but substituting the Core i5 with a Core i7 860.
January 30, 2010 5:59:28 PM

for your budget id go with the 5850 the 5770 will have a hard time running to monitors have two games.
January 31, 2010 7:52:45 AM

@raybob95 Yes the i7 is the fastest CPU no doubt about that...but IMO you dont seem to understand what is the OP's requirements and the best suitable components for his requirements...FYI the i5 750 is faster than the Fastest Phenom II 965 3.4GHz...So its pretty fast even at stock 2.8GHz...
IMO one shouldnt waste money on things that they wouldnt take full advantage of...
January 31, 2010 2:16:31 PM

I went with the i7 and kept the original GPU I chose. For such a small difference in price id rather have the better cpu. I can upgrade/add to the GPU at a later date.

I don't suspect that I will be dissapointed with either choice though.

Thx everyone :)