New gaming pc. Seeking help. Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Last response: May 21, 2010 1:28 AM in Systems Share fakegod May 20, 2010 10:06:38 PM Hello, i have saved up a bit of cash and i will be using it to replace my outdated media $500 pc for a nice powerful machine. APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Today! BUDGET RANGE: 2500-2600 USD dollars. SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, photo and video editing, music, blah, blah... PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS, mouse, keyboard, speakers. PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: www.newegg.com PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel for cpu, Asus MOBO. ATI (xfx) Gpus OVERCLOCKING: Yes SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am most concerned about compatibility issues, Bottlenecks and overkills. I don't want the best rig out there but i sure want a very powerful one. Also Crossfire is a MUST. this is what i have chosen thus far. NOTE: are 2 5770s crossfireX enough to run any game at MAX settings? or should i go with 2 5870s in crossfireX. Here is the NEW hopefully working link, again i really, really apologize for the inconvenience. http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx... MOBO and CPU combo deal: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... All help is greatly appreciated, and have in mind that this will be ordered today. More about : gaming seeking fakegod May 20, 2010 11:54:44 PM Unbelievable almost 2 hours and still not a single answer. I heard this was a good site for asking for advices. m 0 l fakegod May 21, 2010 12:07:09 AM I greatly apologize, it seems that the links are not working, rigth? Such a big problem. I am still confused why no one said anything about it. m 0 l Related resources New Builder Seeking Help: $1300-$1500 Gaming PC - Forum New Gaming Computer Build (Seeking Help) - Forum New PC Build Issues Occuring, Beginner seeking Help - Forum $1000 gaming pc seeking help with choosing components - Forum First Gaming PC Build. Seeking Help. - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer 143miah May 21, 2010 12:22:07 AM Alright so yea, first off, with your budget, you're gonna want a better monitor. With that much money to spend you should at least aim for 1920x1080. Secondly, it isn't wise to go for crossfire right of the bat. Best to get the next best card and use that. With your cash, I'd go for a 5970 easily, or at least a 5870. Your build looks good, you could go for a cheaper RAM however and still get good performance. Also, although I have no experience with SSD's, everyone seems to recommend the Intel X-25M 80GB or x-25V 40GB. Let me find some links and add them. m 0 l 143miah May 21, 2010 12:28:47 AM These RAM sticks are cheaper and have lower timings. G. Skill Pi Series 3x2GB CL 7 This monitor should suffice. ASUS 24" 1920x1080 The Intel X-25M 80GB SSD An XFX 5970 or XFX 5870 That's gonna be one beastly rig. EDIT: Also, if you plan on crossfiring AND overclocking, might wanna get a beefier PSU. Like the TPQ-850 or the 850TX m 0 l fakegod May 21, 2010 12:46:07 AM Let's say, im going to stick with the monitor in my wishlist 1600x900 to max out any game (except for crisys) do i really need 2 5870s in crossfireX or 2 5770s will be enough? Thank you for your answers, i really appreciate it, can;t wait to order. m 0 l fakegod May 21, 2010 1:19:40 AM Already ordered. Will post once the build is done, thank you very much for your help. m 0 l 143miah May 21, 2010 1:28:11 AM There's a Crysis Warhead bench with the 5770s in crossfire. The resolution is a little higher, but it should be about the same. Bench Im pretty sure you'd be safe with just one 5870 at the res. Probably even a 5850. Good luck on your build m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Seeking advice on gaming pc building and PSU, I am not a pro, but maybe you are. Please help! Forum SolvedAMD based Ultra Budget Gaming PC - seeking help. Forum Seeking advice for a new gaming PC Forum Seeking help with gaming pc build Forum Seeking new configeration for my Gaming PC Forum Seeking help for my first budget gaming PC under $500 Forum Seeking Help for First Build: ~$1200 Mid Range Ivy Bridge Gaming PC Forum Newbie to OC seeking help with i7 2600k OC on new gaming rig. Forum SolvedSeeking help on a custom PC build Forum SolvedBuilding a Gaming PC seeking advice! Forum Seeking help on building a new gaming rig. Forum SolvedSeeking Help Completing an Affordable Gaming Build - Case, PSU & GPU Forum SolvedSeeking help with building a gaming desktop Forum SolvedNeed help! Upgrade PC, Buy/build new gaming PC, or buy PS4? Forum SolvedNew gaming pc. Need help knowing if parts are compatible with each other Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !