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$1500 to $2000 gaming PC

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April 19, 2010 4:00:41 PM

Hello, I was looking for some help deciding on what components to get.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: (This week)) BUDGET RANGE: ($1500 to $2000) Before rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (gaming (fps,mmo), streaming videos, surfing the internet, watching movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: (keyboard, monitor, mouse, OS)

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: (United States)

PARTS PREFERENCES: no preference
OVERCLOCKING: yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: maybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: Want to get something that would work well with 1920x1080, 1920x1200
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I would like to get a SSD for the OS and a game or two.


Here is what I was thinking of getting:
CPU
Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GPU
SAPPHIRE 100281-3SR Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MOBO
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
HDD
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD
Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M080G2XXX 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Fans
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

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

Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler

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

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April 19, 2010 7:23:15 PM

For gaming, I don't find 26" comfortable, put aside 32"...

@OP:

There is no benefit to getting an i7-930 for gaming. The i5-750 outperforms it at stock and is equal when overclocked. The same thing can be said of the AMD Phenom II 965.

Either get an AM3 mobo + 965 for excellent upgrade paths, or a P55 + i5-750 for better overclocking and slightly higher performance.

I'd get a 650W PSU, that's more than enough. But to improve airflow and easier installation, I'd get a 650HX (modular).

Rest looks excellent.
April 19, 2010 7:53:47 PM

Silmarunya said:
For gaming, I don't find 26" comfortable, put aside 32"...

@OP:

There is no benefit to getting an i7-930 for gaming. The i5-750 outperforms it at stock and is equal when overclocked. The same thing can be said of the AMD Phenom II 965.

Either get an AM3 mobo + 965 for excellent upgrade paths, or a P55 + i5-750 for better overclocking and slightly higher performance.

I'd get a 650W PSU, that's more than enough. But to improve airflow and easier installation, I'd get a 650HX (modular).

Rest looks excellent.


You are informed and an excellent communicator.

Impressive.

:hello: 
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