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New computer! need input

So I just built my computer, but my friend asked me to build a computer for him that will last him for years to come (at least 5+ years).

So heres his rig:

I7 930

ASUS P6X58D Premium Intel X58 LGA1366 3 PCI-E x16 PCI-E x1 2 PCI CrossFire SLI USB 3.0 SATA 6GB/S ATX Motherboard

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory

2X GTX 460 1GB SLI

Corsair TX750W 750W ATX 12V 60A 24PIN ATX Power Supply Active PFC 120MM Fan (TX750W)

Antec Nine Hundred II Case

Corsair 60GB SSD

1TB Seagate 7200.12 HDD


Is this setup able to OC to 4.0 GHZ on stock cooling? This rig will almost cost him $2000 (IMO its overkill) so is this well worth the $2000 or is there a rig out there thats better or almost the same that will hover the price of $1000-$1500?

Thanks.
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  1. What does your friend intend to do with this computer? What types of workloads, and applications/programs do they intend to run? Do they intend to be running their machine 24/7? How tightly confined is the budget? To be honest, there is no simple answer to your question. There are simply too many dynamics to consider, given the provided information.
  2. rob2010 said:
    Is this setup able to OC to 4.0 GHZ on stock cooling?
    No.
  3. Tbh he just wants it to game and last him for a long time, hes not running insane software programs or anything. hes not much into computers so he doesnt want to go upgrade every couple years he just wants to know that this rig can easily perform just as good as computers years from now. I know its pretty broad but thats his main reasoning lol. I personally prefer budget builds for gaming because its like 1/3 of the price but he doesnt seem to want to go that road.
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    rob2010 said:
    is there a rig out there thats better or almost the same that will hover the price of $1000-$1500?
    Yes. Gaming Workhorse August 2010
    Change out the HD 5870 for a HD 5850. Perhaps leave out the sound card as well.
    A future upgrade of a 2nd HD 5850 or a NextGen (or 2 generations new) when the gaming isn't fun anymore.
  5. check out alienwares website:

    http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/desktops/alienware-aurora/pd.aspx?refid=alienware-aurora&s=dhs&cs=19&~ck=mn

    ...they should be wat your looking for...
  6. WR2 said:
    Yes. Gaming Workhorse August 2010
    Change out the HD 5870 for a HD 5850. Perhaps leave out the sound card as well.
    A future upgrade of a 2nd HD 5850 or a NextGen (or 2 generations new) when the gaming isn't fun anymore.


    thanks wr2 i think this is must better suited for him. is there a mobo that supports sli?
  7. There sure is - just replace with the GIGABYTE GA-P55A-UD4P P55 for both CF and SLI options.
  8. ASUS P7P55D-E Pro P55 is also a good option and is going for a nice price ATM.
  9. Best answer selected by rob2010.
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