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A gaming pc with a good longevity, upgradeability and room for OC?

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May 2, 2010 3:40:42 PM

Hi,

what would be a good setup that may run future games for a couple of years? I waited for the 6-Cores to be released and since they are out now, I thought I'd go with the AMD 1090T BE, since it is quite affordable compared to the i7 980X.

Unfortunately hardware is VERY expensive here. E.g. a HD5870 2GB(Powercolor AX5870 2GB) costs 639$(480€) here, thats 139$ more than what (the US)newegg wants, and here is no newegg. :pfff:  The PowerColor HD5970 2GB GDDR5 costs 756$(568€) here.

So since the GTX 480 isn't available here yet, I figured I'd go with the somewhat dated HD5870, the 2GB version, or maybe even the HD5970.

So I thought of something like the following:

-AMD Phenom II X6 1090T BE(I guess there will be applications that utilize all 6-cores eventually, I want to OC when I need to)
-Motherboard AM3 with at least 2 PCIe slots for crossfire possibility
-6GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
-1x PowerColor HD5870 2GB GDDR5 Eyefinity 6 Edition(or maybe the PowerColor HD5970 2GB GDDR5)
-1000 Watt PSU, Corsair CMPSU-1000HX(Do I need a special PSU that supports Crossfire?)
-2x 2TB HDD for RAID 0
-1x Intel X25-M G2 Postville 80GB
-2x DVD burner(no Blu-Ray)
-Case: Quiet if possible, I may want to sleep in the same room while the pc is on
-Do I need an aftermarket CPU cooler for OC?

As for the brands and models of most parts I have no clue what is good, suggestions are very welcome.

Thanks so much.


PS: Is it hard to assemble a computer? I've never done it and I fear I might destroy costly parts.

I know a shop that assembles, but they don't have the 1090T and they don't want to build the PC without all the parts.
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