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July 3, 2010 6:37:27 PM

I just join the big community of Tom's Hardware today, reason I joined in is that I need some suggestions, I want to buy a new PC, so guys please share your thoughts, here's what I am thinking to buy:

1. Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
2. GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
3. Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
4. GIGABYTE GV-R585OC-1GD Radeon HD 5850 (Cypress Pro) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video
5. Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
6. CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7
7. COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Suggestions? :hello: 

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July 3, 2010 6:41:17 PM

You would get better gaming performance out of either one of:
a) i5-750 + ATI 5870/nVidia 480
b) AMD Phenom II X4 955 + AIT 5870/nVidia 480

The 5850 is a fine GPU, but if you're just looking at gaming, the i7-930 isn't needed, and won't improve your in-game experience as much as spending more on the GPU and less on the CPU.

If, however, you're looking at a cross-functional gaming & rendering/encoding/editing build, it's fine.
July 3, 2010 6:43:39 PM

Main reason of buying this PC is gaming !
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July 3, 2010 6:45:16 PM

May I recommend that you post in the format linked in my signature? That will help people get a better idea of what you are looking for and what your budget is.
July 3, 2010 6:49:28 PM

you know I am new here, and I don't know much about TH, do whatever you want
July 3, 2010 6:51:58 PM

If you prefer, I can be a lot less helpful.

Your initial setup is ok, but you could do a lot better for a gaming build with the money you appear to be willing to spend. Using the provided format allows people to tailor what you are looking for to your budget, monitor resolution, etc.
July 3, 2010 6:53:49 PM

OK the do it :p 
July 4, 2010 9:38:43 PM

suggestions please?
July 5, 2010 12:12:18 AM

what is your budget, resolution and what you gunna be using it for? pure gaming, some editing, etc...
July 6, 2010 4:39:41 AM

I am going to use it for Pure gaming, and the budget is around $2k
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