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New Gaming Rig (want opinions on what I have picked out)

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February 11, 2010 1:39:07 AM

Hey guys, so first off, I play World of Warcraft. I know thats not a really intense game for computer components, but I still want a nice rig. I play a little bit of FFS's. Heres what I have picked out for my new rig.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GFX card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CD Rom:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Heatsink:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

TOTAL:
$1,062.90


Thats what I have picked out so far. I really don't want to spend more then $1150. I havn't decided on the case yet also. I might get the Haf932. Can anyone explain why the Haf932 kkn3 is more then the kkn1? Is it because of the LED colors?

Thanks!
February 11, 2010 1:43:41 AM

Forgot to mention, that I will be getting another 4870 in the future for crossfire.
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February 11, 2010 2:00:04 AM

Please?
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February 11, 2010 8:48:24 PM

I really want a 2nd opinion, before I order.
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February 11, 2010 9:03:08 PM

Uhh, What do you mean another 4870? You have a 5770 selected. You should condiser going with a 4890 or a 4850x2 as opposed to the 5770.
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February 11, 2010 10:31:36 PM

Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit

Not sure, where you got the 5770 from
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February 12, 2010 12:29:29 AM

Oh, well then don't buy the 4870 for that much. Just pay the 20$ more for a 4890.
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February 12, 2010 3:27:25 AM

I think your case is overkill, 6 fans? If you do get this case, get a fan controller so that you will be able to hear your speakers over your mini jet engine :) . Make sure the processor is compatible with the mobo.
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February 12, 2010 3:38:55 AM

What resolution does your monitor run at? That's the #1 deciding factor when picking a GPU. I would say you're over-spending on the case and PSU. Here's a couple case/PSU combo deals to consider:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $209.85 - $25 MIR (Antec 902 + Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W combo)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $161.89 - $37 MIR's (Antec 300 + Antec TruePower New TP-750 750W combo)

You picked a slow 5900RPM HD that's meant for a HTPC or strictly a storage drive. It shouldn't be used as your main drive. Here's a very fast 7200RPM drive that uses 500GB platters:
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $94.99

You said you wanted to do Crossfire, but the motherboard you picked runs its second PCI-E slot at 4x when in Crossfire. Here's a CPU/motherboard combo that will run the PCI-E slot at 8x when in Crossfire:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $349.98 (i5 750 + Asus P7P55D PRO combo)

I would get either a 5770 or 5850 depending on your monitor resolution.

You should also ditch that IDE CD burner for a SATA DVD burner.

LG Black 24X SATA DVD burner $25.99
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