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New build for gaming and overclocking. About 3000$ budget.

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March 5, 2010 4:40:28 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Just about a month.
BUDGET RANGE: Just around 3000$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, watching movies, surfing the internet, working.

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

PREFERRED WEBSITE: FOR PARTS: None that would be usefull. Unless you are danish.

PARTS PREFERENCES: Most bang for the buck.

OVERCLOCKING: Yes.

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Maybe

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Here are the parts i was thinking of.

CPU: Intel i7 930
GPU: Ati RADEON HD 5970 OC Sapphire.
Motherboard: Asus P6x58d Premium
RAM: Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 6GB CL7 DIMM 240-pin tripplechannel (3x2gb)
HDD: Samsung SpinPoint F3 1tb
Case: Coolermaster haf 922
PSU: Corsair TX850W 80+ silver
CPU: Cooler Coolermaster hyper 520
Optic drive: Samsung Super-WriteMaster SH-S222A
Cooling Paste: Arctic Cooling MX-2
Monitor: Samsung syncmaster 2233rz
SSD: CORSAIR Reactor R120 120GB

Thanks in advance :D 


March 5, 2010 4:45:08 PM

Switch the RAM to the Mushkin Enahnced Redline 3x2 GB 1600 mhz CAS Latency 6 for $230 after rebate. It's faster than those Corsair sticks, and would be much better for overclocking.

Ditch the psuedo water cooling. It's not as good as air and it's a lot more expensive than the qualiy budget ones. Get either Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus for $35 or Prolimatech Megahalems Rev.B with 2 fans for about $85.

Switch the PSU for an 80+ Gold unit: OCZ Z Series 850W 80+ Gold for $200. It will produce a lot less heat.

With those changes, I put your price at about $2,700.
March 5, 2010 4:59:26 PM

Watercooling... where? The price on the Hyper 212 plus and the Hyper 520 is almost identical.
Yeah, but OCZ Z Series 850W 80+ Gold 25% more expensive compaired to the tx850w.
Mushkin is unavailable to me.
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March 5, 2010 5:09:40 PM

My bad. I read that as the Coolermaster H50, which is a fake water cooler.

Regardless, the Hyper 212 is the best cooler under $50.

If you're really serious about overclocking, I'd get anything that can lower the heat in the sytem.
March 5, 2010 5:25:42 PM

Well, i dont want to push it to the limit, i will need it for a while. But getting the i7 to a stable 3.8ghz is my goal. I was thinking about the Scythe Mugen 2. It performs a little better than the 212, isnt loud, and only costs 15% more than the 212.
March 5, 2010 5:28:04 PM

That's another good one. You wouldn't have a problem getting it that high with either the 212 or Mugen.
March 5, 2010 5:34:10 PM

Great.
One last question. What do you think of the build?
It hopefully lasts for a good three years. Pretty much high end. Right? :D 
March 5, 2010 5:38:22 PM

You can't really get more high end than that without buying multiple GPUs, more RAM or more HDDs. It will certainly last more than 3 years. If I had to guess, it could easily last 4 years w/o an upgrade, and possibly 6-7 years with some upgrades.
March 5, 2010 5:39:48 PM

...Lovely :D :D :D :D 
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