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Gaming rig $2000 build

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May 29, 2010 11:04:04 PM


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



mobo: ASUS Crosshair IV Formula AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131644

GPU: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100281VX-2SR Radeon HD 5870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102872

CPU: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103849

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

Storage#1: Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2M160G2XXX 2.5" 160GB (for boot drive and for games)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820167017
#2: western digital caviar black 640 gb (for other applications and stuff)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136319

cooling: Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835608018

case: COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119196

PSU: CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139010

Optical drive: LG 22X DVD±R DVD Burner Black IDE Model GH22NP20 - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136144

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 30, 2010 6:11:42 AM

All your links are broken btw.

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.
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