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May 29, 2010 10:37:05 PM

Hello forums i just applied to this forum although i have been a lurker for quite some time.

OK its time i get to the meat of the situation im building a pc for extreme gaming for long hours ( 8 hrs+) im trying tho keep this rig in the $2000 range as i cant afford anything more and im choosing an amd build which i think makes alot of difference in my budget.

Expectations: intense gamin and im not planning on updating every couple of months i want this rig to last atleast three year where it
can perform quite well as newer games are released.




SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net, video editing and intro creation

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus ,saphire


OVERCLOCKING: Yes to 4.0 ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 a 23 inch samsung lcd

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet not really i use headphones and must be able to take a pounding cause i love maxing out games and i play very very long hours



mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
#2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i was thinking of getting a 5970 but i just cant bring myself to spend that much on a gpu right now $700 is just too high
will this setup last 3 years or so because im planning to add things like Ram and maybe another gpu when my card starts to age.

well the cooler i chose the noctua because im planning to push my cpu to 4.0ghz is this a good choice because i dont really like water cooling because its just too risky and expensive.


is this spending too much any ideas for lower cost and same performance?


Reason of edit: just adding a few things and changing the format

More about : 2000 amd gaming build

May 29, 2010 10:51:54 PM

boiled_dogs said:
Hello forums i just applied to this forum although i have been a lurker for quite some time.

OK its time i get to the meat of the situation im building a pc for extreme gaming for long hours ( 8 hrs+) im trying tho keep this rig in the $2000 range as i cant afford anything more and im choosing an amd build which i think makes alot of difference in my budget.

Expectations: intense gamin and im not planning on updating every couple of months i want this rig to last atleast three year where it
can perform quite well as newer games are released.




SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net, video editing and intro creation

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus ,saphire


OVERCLOCKING: Yes to 4.0 ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 a 23 inch samsung lcd

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet not really i use headphones and must be able to take a pounding cause i love maxing out games and i play very very long hours



mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
#2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
total cost:$2,007

i was thinking of getting a 5970 but i just cant bring myself to spend that much on a gpu right now $700 is just too high
will this setup last 3 years or so because im planning to add things like Ram and maybe another gpu when my card starts to age.

well the cooler i chose the noctua because im planning to push my cpu to 4.0ghz is this a good choice because i dont really like water cooling because its just too risky and expensive.


is this spending too much any ideas for lower cost and same performance?


Reason of edit: just adding a few things and changing the format

May 29, 2010 10:52:07 PM

boiled_dogs said:
Hello forums i just applied to this forum although i have been a lurker for quite some time.

OK its time i get to the meat of the situation im building a pc for extreme gaming for long hours ( 8 hrs+) im trying tho keep this rig in the $2000 range as i cant afford anything more and im choosing an amd build which i think makes alot of difference in my budget.

Expectations: intense gamin and im not planning on updating every couple of months i want this rig to last atleast three year where it
can perform quite well as newer games are released.




SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, surfing the net, video editing and intro creation

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES: Asus ,saphire


OVERCLOCKING: Yes to 4.0 ghz

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 a 23 inch samsung lcd
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: quiet not really i use headphones and must be able to take a pounding cause i love maxing out games and i play very very long hours



mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
#2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

i was thinking of getting a 5970 but i just cant bring myself to spend that much on a gpu right now $700 is just too high
will this setup last 3 years or so because im planning to add things like Ram and maybe another gpu when my card starts to age.

well the cooler i chose the noctua because im planning to push my cpu to 4.0ghz is this a good choice because i dont really like water cooling because its just too risky and expensive.


is this spending too much any ideas for lower cost and same performance?


Reason of edit: just adding a few things and changing the format

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May 29, 2010 11:03:13 PM

really sorry about this
May 29, 2010 11:08:25 PM

I'm going to say with that budget you can go Intel and if you want to stick with AMD go with the 965 it's better in games.
May 29, 2010 11:10:32 PM

so could you explain but the i7 wont it be more exspensive and goo over my budget could you help me make a list because i dont know the intel motherboards and stuff because i only heavily researched amd brand
May 29, 2010 11:22:26 PM

I also am an AMD fanboy but what I mean is that your budget is big so you can go to Intel. look at this article:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-core-i7,2582.h...
Bump that mobo to this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
the CPU to an i7 930, buy a 5870, change the case to a Storm Scout (the case you chose), buy the Hyper 212 instead of the curent HSF and get the Samsung Snipoint 1Tb 7200.12RPM HDD and your good.

BTW: Welcome to the forum.
May 29, 2010 11:51:57 PM

ok im gonna research intel and gather up some info thanks for the help.

I really like researching anything im buying because im not the typeofperson to upgrade every month i want this to last at least 2 years

with some future upgrades
May 29, 2010 11:58:38 PM

Also you could consider a 1Kw unit if you want Fermis later.
May 29, 2010 11:59:56 PM

Yes buy I just want to add 1156 is the socket that's gonna die. 1336 will probably live longer. Also i7s are power houses that will keep going for years. Good luck with the research.
May 30, 2010 12:00:58 AM

Fermis.....what is that?

Also which intel chip is best to overclock to 4.0 ghz?
Not that i want to push it to that but i like having head room
May 30, 2010 12:12:12 AM

Fermis are the new nVidia cards (GTX480, GTX470, etc.) the problem with them is that they suck lots of power and heat up easily with only about a 10% increase over the ATI cards.

And yes Intel CPUs go up to 4.0Ghz easily (check it out on the forum) the 930 is pretty good for it's price considering it's almost the same price as the Phenom II X6 1090T but it performs better in games. Check out Anadtech (http://www.anandtech.com/show/3674/amds-sixcore-phenom-...) (also Tom's Hardware review) review of the X6 and you will see the X6 are actually inferior to the AMD Phenom II 965. Why you ask? Because most games don't use six cores.
May 30, 2010 12:57:05 AM

I also want to add that since your going with the 5870 there will be a difference in performance between the AMD and Intel CPU (look at the well balanced PC (http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/balanced-gaming-pc-...) article on this website they say you start to see a difference when you have an overclocked 5870.
May 30, 2010 4:54:53 PM

im confused with intel i dont know what to chooise
May 30, 2010 11:39:16 PM

AMD=price
Intel=Performance
The thing with AMD is that it's better when your budget is under 1000$ while Intel offers (some) performance increases over the AMD chips with a higher price. Also the Phenom II X4 was made to compete with Intel older 775 based CPUs the Intel Core2Quad. While the newer i7 line has a newer architecture.
May 31, 2010 11:39:39 PM

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Ok lets review this PC: you have an extra PCIe lane for tri fire or tri SLI (the last lane is 8X not 4X like on the ASUS AM3 board), you have two more gigs of RAM and there triple channel, you still have the money for that Noctua heatsink if you want it, you have an XFX card (lifetime warranty) and you have a 1Tb HDD instead of 640Gb (it's also slightly faster because it's 7200.12RPM instead of 7200RPM).
June 1, 2010 1:02:26 AM

So do you see that the Intel build is about the same price?
June 1, 2010 1:10:36 AM

yea its a good build i actually had drafted up something similar an also been told the gpu was overkill but i want a card to last!

and maybe the possibility for xfire and a few more slots of ram.



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NICE! Right on budget congratulations! You might what to change that WD HDD with this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
slightly faster than the one you picked. Who said the 5870 was overkill? With the i7 930 it's a great choice! Now you have a couple of options.
June 1, 2010 1:30:02 AM

Just wondering are you going to buy the Asus board or the Gigabyte?
June 1, 2010 3:19:13 AM

thanks for all the help and i have made the changes in regards to the HDD and some minor

stuff. About the mobo im going with Asus they seem to have better quality.

This is sure to be the LAN build of the year in terms of performance .......aesthetics haven't

really been my thing but im sure this build will rip many Pc apart =).

Im going to maybe order the parts by this week which will maybe take 2 months for shipping

and clearance by my country.

As i said this will maybe be my last major build for at least 2 years with only slight upgrades

Is this build ready to go , because im about ready to order.

Should i just get the 5970 or 2 5870 because i seen some really demanding games.

I took the Asus 5870 matrix because of the extra memory but should i crossfire or get a

5970 later and tri fire? lol im really close to clicking the order button xD

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June 1, 2010 11:04:40 AM
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I know the 5970 is like a crossfired 5850 on one card so the crossfired 5870 will keep you going a little more but if you want to save space on the PCIe slots you could go with the 5970. Good luck!

P.S.: Yeah that is gonna be a killer LAN build!
June 1, 2010 3:14:19 PM

Best answer selected by boiled_dogs.
June 1, 2010 3:15:42 PM

thanks for all the help man i really appreciate in about 2 months if you remember look out for unboxing vids on you-tube!
Once again thanks a lot.
June 1, 2010 6:53:19 PM

ohhh BTW a 5970 is 2 crossfired 5870's not 5850's go 5970 if you dont have the room for the extra slots ,like in my case i have a wireless card and a sound card on my mobo so no room to xfire so i went with the 5970.
June 1, 2010 7:41:21 PM

darksupreme said:
ohhh BTW a 5970 is 2 crossfired 5870's not 5850's go 5970 if you dont have the room for the extra slots ,like in my case i have a wireless card and a sound card on my mobo so no room to xfire so i went with the 5970.

Nah it's more like two 5850s.
June 1, 2010 7:42:39 PM

boiled_dogs said:
thanks for all the help man i really appreciate in about 2 months if you remember look out for unboxing vids on you-tube!
Once again thanks a lot.

Say what's your YouTube account? I could sub to you.
June 1, 2010 9:12:41 PM

boiled_dogs said:
so could you explain but the i7 wont it be more exspensive and goo over my budget could you help me make a list because i dont know the intel motherboards and stuff because i only heavily researched amd brand


Goal here was to provide for a system capable of a 4.0 - 4.2 GHz Overclock w/ little effort and provide enough oomph for adding a 2nd card in SLI.

$150 Antec 1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dang .... if not in a hurry, newegg usually has a combo on the two above for $220 - $240

Alternate ($60 more) would be:

$ 140 HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$ 190 HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$514 ASUS P6X58D-E w/ Intel i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$155 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$101 Prolimatech Megahalems w/ twin PWM fans and IC Diamond TIM w/ PWM Cable splitter.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

$350 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to pick the choice here. If ya spend more money (+350), you could get a 5970 but twin 470's in SLI has better min. frame rates than the 5970 in DX11 games (1920 x 1200, hi settings) by about 23% (17% for avg. frame rates) .... could add the 2nd card come XMas time.

Another option would be to get a 5850 and add a 2nd at Xmas....will save you $50 per card ($14%) but will also drop min. frame rates by about 19%. Each card is well priced for it's performance in the market so hard to find fault with any of those choices. This list below which provides the cost in "dollars per frame" (9 benches in DX11, 1920 x 1200 @ hi settings) might help ya choose.

ATI 5850 8.89
nVidia 470 9.08
nVidi 480 10.01
ATI 5870 10.08
ATI 5970 11.51

$25 Any DVD Writer

Total $1,495
June 1, 2010 9:27:34 PM

JackNaylorPE said:
Goal here was to provide for a system capable of a 4.0 - 4.2 GHz Overclock w/ little effort and provide enough oomph for adding a 2nd card in SLI.

$150 Antec 1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$120 Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Dang .... if not in a hurry, newegg usually has a combo on the two above for $220 - $240

Alternate ($60 more) would be:

$ 140 HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$ 190 HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$514 ASUS P6X58D-E w/ Intel i7-930 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

$155 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$80 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$101 Prolimatech Megahalems w/ twin PWM fans and IC Diamond TIM w/ PWM Cable splitter.
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8807/cpu-pro-01/Proli...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/7038/thr-41/Innovatio...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_...
http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8418/cab-150/FrozenCP...

$350 ASUS ENGTX470/2DI/1280MD5 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hard to pick the choice here. If ya spend more money (+350), you could get a 5970 but twin 470's in SLI has better min. frame rates than the 5970 in DX11 games (1920 x 1200, hi settings) by about 23% (17% for avg. frame rates) .... could add the 2nd card come XMas time.

Another option would be to get a 5850 and add a 2nd at Xmas....will save you $50 per card ($14%) but will also drop min. frame rates by about 19%. Each card is well priced for it's performance in the market so hard to find fault with any of those choices. This list below which provides the cost in "dollars per frame" (9 benches in DX11, 1920 x 1200 @ hi settings) might help ya choose.

ATI 5850 8.89
nVidia 470 9.08
nVidi 480 10.01
ATI 5870 10.08
ATI 5970 11.51

$25 Any DVD Writer

Total $1,495

Don't you see he already ordered everything?
June 2, 2010 9:32:46 PM

darksupreme said:
no your completely wrong

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-5970,2474...

know your tech b4 you post about it especially if your going to post twice on it

Really then some of the people with the badges and crap say it's about the same as two 5850s but I guess there wrong thanks for the link.
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