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3000 dollar gaming/video editing PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: in 1 week

BUDGET RANGE: 3000$ before rebates


SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: video editing gaming homework etc

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE FOR PARTS: newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: full tower case
ASUS maximus 3 series mobo's
ASUS/samsaug/HP montiors

OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: depends on video card

Dual OS (if yes please list): yes
windows XP 32 bit
windows 7 64 bit

water cooling or Air cooling?= air cooling as water cooling is hard and risky

MONITOR RESOLUTION: depends on video card(s)

Computer Accessories? (if yes list them):yes
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104281

suggested brands

logitech
AMD/ATI
Intel
antec
cosair
ASUS
thermaltake
ocz
WD
seagate
samsaug

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: side panel window case please with some bling, a amazing sound cardand very quiet

important specs on items? 8gs of RAM is a must as many games i have are modded and need more then 4gs of RAM

suggested part(s)
Logitech X-540 70 watts 5.1 Speakers
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121006
hyper 212 plus
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
VelociRaptor (i need something fast with reasonable amount of storage)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136555
gigabyte gaming mouse
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826146014

Questions?
can you run windows xp 32 bit with 8gs of RAM?
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  1. Well first of all no you can't run 8gb or ram with 32 bit 3.3gb is the max with 32bit. Assuming your os is xp I wouldn't hesitate and go for win 7 64 bit which is better in every way. The 212 is a little underpowered for this kind of budget. VElocis are simply overpriced and not that fast.

    case: this is personal but I like the looks of the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119150&cm_re=cosmos_s-_-11-119-150-_-Product if you add some 12cm fans it will also perform insanely well 170

    cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115225&cm_re=i7_930-_-19-115-225-_-Product its an i7 and well thats it :p 300

    Hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284&cm_re=caviar_black-_-22-136-284-_-Product or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&cm_re=spinpoint_f3-_-22-152-185-_-Product read reviews to see which suits you best X2 for raid0 180

    optical drive: any will do 25

    cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018&Tpk=nh%20d14 the best there is 90

    ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226121&Tpk=mushkin%20998805 fast, fast and fast and more than enough 250

    mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131641&cm_re=p6x58d-_-13-131-641-_-Product this depends on personal preference I wouldn't spend too much on a mobo some will disagree

    OS: xp is really outdated especially 32bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754&cm_re=win_7_home_premium-_-32-116-754-_-Product
    99

    speakers: nice choice 90

    keyboard and mouse: the logitechs are nice but have lots of useless and expensive features like a screen to watch videos wtf? So I'd go for http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823109063&cm_re=sidewinder-_-23-109-063-_-Product + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826105074&cm_re=sidewinder-_-26-105-074-_-Product I own and love both. 140

    gpu: IMO nvidia is better although most people will disagree http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121372&cm_re=470_gtx-_-14-121-372-_-Product I think it would be nice to have 3d the 5970 might be a much better deal but IMO its buying a buggatti to drive to the supermarket: absolutely ridiculous 350

    Ok that totals to 1685 which is far under budget. So now comes the fun part find useless cool stuff to squander money on :p. You could go for water cooling which I don't reccomend since its very expensive and not that much better than air cooling. You could also buy an ssd for 200dollars (intel 80gb) for your OS

    OOOORRRRRR you can buy the thing evryone dreams of 3d 3screen setup :DDDDDDDDDD

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009222R&cm_re=acer_120hz-_-24-009-222R-_-Product X3 its open box since the closed box is to expensive lol. You can go for the samsung syncmaster if you don't want open box which is 5cm smaller 900

    and another 470 gtx since one card can only support 2 screens and 3d 3screen pushes a card to its limits. 350

    And that totals to round about 2935 for a system I'd be happy to just touch let alone use and lets not talk about own.
  2. any other suggestions?


    @somebody
    if you can tell i already got 2 OS in my house plus i need them in order to run software windows 7 cant.
  3. Best answer
    Meh, lol. Wish I had that kinda cash to spend.

    Monitor: Hanns-G 23" 1920x1080 X3 (for eyefinity) :D
    Case + ODD: HAF 932 + Sony CD/DVD Burner
    CPU + Mobo: Intel i7 930 + GIGABYTE X58 UD3R
    PSU: Corsair 850HX
    GPU: HIS 5970
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB
    SSD (Boot Drive): Intel X-25 M 80GB
    RAM: G. Skill PI Series 3x2GB CAS 7
    SD: Creative X-Fi
    Speakers: Logitech X-540
    F&H: CoolerMaster Hyper 212+
    Mouse: GIGABYTE Gaming Mouse
    Keyboard:

    Total comes to $2,847.29 w/ shipping. Surprisingly, there was no MIR, lol.

    Okay well, first off there was no Maximus III with a 1366 socket, I figured that one may do.

    3 monitors for eyefinity, I figured with your given budget, why not?

    The PSU, I read somewhere that it should be able to handle 5970s in crossfire if you ever plan on doing that.

    With the sound card I would just go with onboard sound, but since you're paying $90 for a speaker system, you want as best quality as you can get. I read good things about that soundcard.

    The SSD can be removed if you're not really concerned with boot times or anything like that. I'd suggest the 40GB model as it's cheaper, but they were out of stock.

    The HDD I listed should be just as good as any WD.

    The keyboard I left blank as that's usually personal preference. I haven't really had any experience with different keyboards as I usually just use a cheap one.
  4. @miah well just save up and you can just can show off your friends :D thanks i think i will take your suggestions
    surely there are more to come like madadmrial's hopefully hes replies

    edit: miah are sure about SSD? even though you get speeds you don't all of it storage and speed balanced would be better
  5. somebody

    i disagree of GF 100 video cards they dont live up to there hype
  6. Don_Dana said:
    @miah well just save up and you can just can show off your friends :D thanks i think i will take your suggestions
    surely there are more to come like madadmrial's hopefully hes replies

    edit: miah are sure about SSD? even though you get speeds you don't all of it storage and speed balanced would be better


    The SSD is just an option, you can drop it. Storage-wise you should stay with an HDD. The SSD was to be used mainly as a bootdrive and to store a couple programs if you chose to for faster boot times.
  7. i dont see a mass of difference with SSD with boot time speeds i go with raptor series
  8. Don_Dana said:
    i dont see a mass of difference with SSD with boot time speeds i go with raptor series


    Here's some benches with the Spinpoint F3.

    It's just as fast as the Velociraptor for a whole lot less.
  9. thanks looks good
  10. ok lol apperently you don't like my reply. Was kind a sleeping when I read that since I didn't include a psu or the 3d vision kit. Firts of all don't even think about a sound card. I have a 1000dollar plus speaker system and don't even have a sound card. If you want to hear a the difference between onboard sound or sound card your looking at very high end speaker system which I'm sorry to say that one isn't. Stop whining about win7 being crappy the pro which s a little more comes with virtual xp mode which is better than the actual xp because if it crashes your system doesn't. The f3 is better than in some ways than the caviar black and worse in others(thats why I said read benchmarks to see which one suits you). the corsair 850hx is a good psu maybe not good enough for 2 470s though. And ssd's are to expensive even for that budget. nrml hdd's in raid are also very fast. Ok so you need to buy the samsung 22inch 120hz if you go with my suggestion. since the acers arent cheap. And btw the 470 rock
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  12. "Stop whining about win7 being crappy the pro which s a little more comes with virtual xp mode which is better than the actual xp because if it crashes your system doesn't"

    1. grammar.....nuff said

    2. look at the damm list again PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

    Dual OS (if yes please list): yes
    windows XP 32 bit
    windows 7 64 bit

    3. GF is only better in tessellation and about how many games have that? less then 5 or 6 and they are good games? hahaha no

    4. READ dual OS section again i got a dam 64bit OS system in case you didnt know.


    5. sound cards make a difference i am not gonna run a ferrari with a gas rating of 80 octane

    6. can virtual xp mode run xp software and old games like age of empires? nooooooooooo.

    please research next time with better grammar

    sorry if i sounded rude. I wanted to be cystal clear :D
  13. lol If you think you know it all why start a thread? And the nvidia GPU's have premature drivers so they're better than they appear and ati doesn't support 3d. If you're not intrested in 3d, the 5970 is the obvious choice but all reviews point out that 3d is well worth the cash if you can afford it. Sorry about the grammar though wrote allt hose things in a rush.
  14. Somebody_007 said:
    lol If you think you know it all why start a thread? And the nvidia GPU's have premature drivers so they're better than they appear and ati doesn't support 3d. If you're not intrested in 3d, the 5970 is the obvious choice but all reviews point out that 3d is well worth the cash if you can afford it. Sorry about the grammar though wrote allt hose things in a rush.



    1. your not a rush you sound like a 12 year old kid

    2. i am not a know at all i point a things for you because your not understanding

    3. as you reading this i am getting this thread lock before you cause more problems
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