This is a repost of my original post because the other one is messed up because of laggy internet
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
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
Considering your primary concern is gaming, a Core i5 750 2.66GHz & ASUS P7P55D-E Pro combo would cost around $150 dollars cheaper, and do the job just as well, if not better overclocked to 4.0GHz. Also, I reckon an 80GB SSD would be enough, but if you really want, I suppose 160GB is more future proofed, and for your secondary hard drive, a SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB for a bit more at $89.99 would be a better option. That cooler should be more than adequate for pushing the Core i5 750 to 4.0GHz, the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition as well.