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New i7 Build for gaming

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April 29, 2010 10:09:27 PM

Hi, its been about 5 years since i purchased my computer and I thought its time to buy a brand new computer.

Budget: Lower than $2000

Not Included: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, and Speakers


Case: Cooler Master 922($89.98) or HAF 932($139.98)
Processor: i7 930(294.99)
CPU FAN: No idea give me some suggestions? Going to be overclocking to ~3.5ghz
HDD: 2 Western Digital 640gb(74.99)
Motherboard: ASUS P6X58D X58($299.99)
Memory: N/A
PSU: Corsair 850W Modular($169.99)
Video Card: Sapphire 5870($399.99)

Please give me some suggestions

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April 29, 2010 11:35:14 PM

Whats your monitors rez ?
April 29, 2010 11:36:21 PM

I guess 1900 x 1200? idk depends on the the graphics cards
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April 30, 2010 12:52:20 AM

Not Included: Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard, and Speakers

Do you have a monitor ? or is the monitor not included in the budget ?

dont want to give you a HD 5970 for a 1680x1050 monitor
April 30, 2010 1:04:00 AM

Well I just want a future proof Video Card and spending about 200 bucks more isn't that bad
or might as well get the 5850
just want to play all of games pretty smooth with max settings :D 
April 30, 2010 1:08:56 AM

lol well thanks then I think i got everything set!
But should I get the HAF 932 or 922?
and what air cpu cooler so you highly recommend for minimal overclocking?
April 30, 2010 1:52:06 AM

$230 Antec 1200 w/ CP-850

$520 ASUS P6X58D-E w/ Intel i7-930

$200 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7

$85 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB

$100 CPU Cooler, fans, and doodads. See below. Don't need to spend this much but the Megahalems tops most performance lists and is the easiest HS I ever installed....the install simplicity is worth the money all by itself.

$25 Any DVD writer

$350 Asus ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 GTX 470 (Fermi)
$320 ASUS EAH5850 DIRECTCU/2DIS/1GD5 HD 5850

$280 ASUS VW266H Black 25.5" 2ms 1920x1200


Heat Sink - For performance and ease of installation,.... Prolimatech Megahalemsw/ IC Diamond TIM and twin Scythe PWMfans ($65 for the HS, $7 for TIM, $11 each for two PWM fans and $7 for a Y cable splitter).
April 30, 2010 4:02:14 AM

Jack, those are good suggestions but I don't think I need that big of a monitor lol.