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Gaming PC, future proof, under 2000USD

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February 22, 2010 6:56:50 AM

I want a future proof gaming PC that stays below 2000 USD help me with any suggestions.

Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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

Titan Fenrir Universal CPU Cooler

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

ASUS EAH5870/2DIS/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


TOTAL PRICE-------- 1744.99

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February 22, 2010 9:24:53 AM

ditch the 2 hard drives and get a samsung spinpoint F3 1TB

You dont need a 1000W PSU a 600W will be fine for a single GPU system, 750W is plently for 2 x 5870's in CF.

Make sure you have some quality thermal paste and that you know the correct way to apply it to your CPU cooler.
Better RAM for less money

Everything else looks fine.
February 22, 2010 1:35:23 PM

I disagree completely about using a smaller PSU. You're the first builder in my memory who seems to realize the value of an oversize PSU. It's the cheapest insurance policy anybody will ever buy especially with your stated desire to "future proof" your build. Good luck with that, BTW.
February 22, 2010 1:42:33 PM

^^ lol

Even if the OP went with 2 x5870's a 750 W PSU is plenty!! No need to spend more money on a bigger PSU that wont be used.

So your saying that buying a 1000W PSU when only a maximum of 750W will ever be used is better value than buying a cheaper 750W PSU of the same quality??

You only need to add more wattage than is needed if your buying a cheapo/generic PSU which the OP isn't.