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Gaming PC, future proof, under 2000USD

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February 22, 2010 7:31:44 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within 2-3 months

BUDGET RANGE: Under $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, word processing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: None

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U.S.A

PARTS PREFERENCES: Full tower case (unless not advised), Intel i7 CPU,

OVERCLOCKING: In the future when necessary

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Future proof to some extent and good gaming PC.



Are these good parts?
Will this be a very good gaming pc?
Are there any parts that I should change or reconsider?
Is everything compatible?
What do you think/advise/recommend?




Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Titan Fenrir Universal CPU Cooler
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/titan-fenrir-universal-c...

COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro1000 RS-A00-EMBA 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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

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


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


LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW SATA CD/DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


TOTAL PRICE-------- 1744.99


What do you think let me know if you think something is overkill, i want it to be pretty future proof so all i might do in the future is to buy one more graphics card and a SSD drive to load all my frequently used apps
February 22, 2010 8:07:11 AM

Case is a bit of an overkill, a mid size one would be enough... try Antec 900 or CM HAF922...

You can get cheaper coolers like CM Hyper 212+ or Scythe Mugen-2 that will perform better than that Titan.

PSU is also a bit much, 850W will be plenty even with crossfiring that 5870, like: Corsair 850HX

Samsung Spinpoint F3 is the best HDD now...

Everything else looks good :) 
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February 22, 2010 2:00:40 PM

^ while an Antec 900 would probably be sufficient, the Antec 1200 is better and I wouldn't consider it overkill if he is looking to the future. Well that's assuming there will be a fair bit of overclocking involved anyway. I don't know enough about the Titan cooler to have a good opinion of it though and I don't feel like googling it right now :p .

As for the PSU It's a good choice, unless you may want to consider 3-way crossfire. It's not that the PSU wouldn't handle 3 5870s (unless you run fur-mark and Prime 95 at the same time), but you would have to use adapters to run the third 5870 judging from the arrangement of the cables.

I think you should drop the raptor in favor of an SSD to use as your boot drive, or just get two more 1TB drives and run them in a RAID 5 array. Just a thought :D .
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February 22, 2010 2:13:25 PM

Hmm Future proof. is there such a thing in CPU's...lol

If i were you for a gaming build that will get you by for a very long time i would switch to a i5 with a 5970 and you should be set for a while.

I just put one together for about 1550 or so if you want me to post it. Then you could still put a SSD in it and be under the 2K mark.

****Edit
I found the build.

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS 1TB $95

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $115

Hyper 212+ and Optical drive $40

Antec 902 and Antec 750 PSU $195

ASUS P7H57D-V EVO LGA 1156 and Win 7 $294


i5 750 $195

Add HD 5970 for $650 and there you go. Comes out to about 1580 before Shipping.

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