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Best gaming/movie PC under $2000

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May 29, 2010 8:52:13 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Less than 2 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT:gaming, watching movies, something that can run multiple apps at once and blu-ray

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Monitor

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com or microcenter.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: i7-930 processor ,12gb RAM, Windows 7 OS

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 21.5" 5ms 1920x1080, also will be connecting to 72" HDTV that has max res of 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: want it to last at least 2 years and be expandable in the future when new technology comes along

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May 29, 2010 9:57:46 AM
May 29, 2010 9:58:11 AM

oohh and do you need speakers?
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May 29, 2010 10:13:43 AM

No i have an old set of speakers. Going to hold off a little before buying a new set. And we were thinking along the same lines here is wht i have just really trying to decide on mobo and gpu. Plus if i decide to go with a 5870 now and add another later on will a 750w psu be enough or do i need to go more?
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May 29, 2010 10:19:25 AM

Here is wht i was thinking put it in an earlier post didnt get many responses.

NZXT Hades Crafted Series HADE-001BK Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
i7-930
ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power
XFX HD-587X-ZNFV Radeon HD 5870 (Cypress XT) 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
LITE-ON Black 4X Blu-ray Disc Reader SATA Model iHOS104-08
HP 24X Multiformat DVD Burner Black SATA Model 1270i LightScribe Support

Plus do you think i need a sound card?
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May 29, 2010 10:19:47 AM

is the ASUS really the best to go with as far as mobo i keep reading issues with the ram not working properly?
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May 29, 2010 10:34:46 AM

Asus makes good products generally. But there will always be problems with everything its just the way life goes. And I think 750w will be enough for 2 5870's.

And no a sound card wouldn't worth it.

Also you might want to consider nvidia they make good cards too.

I wouldn't take that case go for a better one on a budget like this.

Also I strongly reccomend taking the hdd's I reccomended as they are faster and when you raid them they wil be twice as fast.

And where is your cpu cooler? The one that comes with the 930 won't do if you want to OC.
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May 29, 2010 10:39:37 AM

I am going to go with the prolimatech cpu cooler. As for the case wht do you think about the Coolermaster HAF 922?

Well if i went dual gpu's right off the bat by i didnt want to spend more than 500 total for both cards wht would be the best two for my needs?
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May 29, 2010 10:47:56 AM

the haf 922 is a very good case I don't like the way it looks and the cosmos s or 1000 is still better but if you don't want to spend that much the haf 922 is the way to go.

as for 500dollar dual gpu. There isn't one that is a good buy.

Here are what I find good buys and none of them cost around 250dollars

5770
5850
470gtx
5870
480gtx(although this isn't a terribly good bargain exept if you want to sli in the future or do 3d)
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May 29, 2010 10:56:23 AM

And about the case i would rather put the money else where. More looking for the cheapest option with the size i need and cooling i need.
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May 29, 2010 10:57:08 AM

Also is SSd the way to go or i was reading today about a new seagate hybrid drive. Do you think that would be the best option?
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May 29, 2010 11:14:56 AM

the seagte hybrid looks pretty good but I see many issues with it. You could give it a try though. Otherwise go with a normal ssd.
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