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$3000 Gaming PC advice please

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July 14, 2010 7:30:01 PM

This is the system i am thinking about buying i am trying to run FFXIV closest to highest settings and run smoothly through anything i would like any input i can get on saving money on something or switching stuff around that would be more bang for my buck please look through and tell me what you think

Case: Coolermaster HAF-X Gaming Full Tower Case w/ 1x230mm Red LED Fan, 1x200mm Fans, 2xFront USB 3.0 Port

Extra Case Fan Upgrade: Default case fans

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-960 3.20 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366

Venom Boost Fast And Efficient Factory Overclocking: Ultimate OC (Ultimate Overclock 30% or more) [+50]
Cooling Fan: CyberPower Xtreme Hydro Liquid Cooling Kit 360MM w/ Triple Fan(CPU & GPU Liquid Cool Capable, Extreme Overclocking Performance + Extreme Silent at 18dBA) [+30]

Motherboard: (3-Way SLI Support) MSI X58A-GD65 Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Triple-Channel DDR3 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III, RAID, IEEE1394a, 3 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI [-2]

Memory: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/1600MHz Triple Channel Memory Module (Kingston HyperX [+44])

Video Card: Liquid Cooling ATI Radeon PCIe Video Card [+93] (Liquid Cooling ATI Radeon 5870 1GB GDDR5 VRAM [+193])

Video Card 2: Liquid Cooling ATI Radeon PCIe Video Card [+432] (Liquid Cooling ATI Radeon 5870 1GB GDDR5 VRAM [+193])

Multiple Video Card Settings: Xtreme Performance in SLI/CrossFireX Gaming Mode Supports Single Monitor

Power Supply Upgrade: CoolerMaster Gaming Power Supplies [+59] (900 Watts Ultimate Circuit PSU UCP - Quad SLI Ready [-16])

Hard Drive: 128 GB Kingston 2.5 inch SATA Gaming MLC Solid State Disk [+143] (Single Hard Drive)

Data Hard Drive: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+77] (Single Hard Drive)

Optical Drive: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)

Sound: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO

Network: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network

Extra Thermal Display: NZXT Sentry LX Aluminum High Performance Fan Control, Clock, & Temperature Display [+69]

Flash Media Reader/Writer: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)

USB Port: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)

Ultra Care Option: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]

CoolerMaster Thermal Fusion 400 Extreme Performance CPU - Thermal Compound Optimized for Thermal Dissipation [+10]

Professional Wiring for All WIRING Inside The System Chassis - Minimize Cable Exposure, Maximize Airflow in Your System [+19]

Service: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT

Rush Service: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN NEXT BUSINESS DAY [+109]

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July 14, 2010 7:57:23 PM

anyone help me please as i am going to buy soon :( 
July 14, 2010 8:09:34 PM

overpriced, with 3grand, you can buy a 980x,12gb of ram,2 gtx 480s, a good x58 mobo, watercooling, a ssd and 2 harddrives raid 0 with corsair 800d and still have money left
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July 14, 2010 8:28:19 PM

This is overkill....

I7 920, 6gb RAM, gtx 480 will be fine. and you don't need all this liquid cooling hocus pocus or overclocking.... not to run FF
July 14, 2010 9:23:34 PM

to run it at max settings at highest resolution?
July 14, 2010 10:59:08 PM

yeah, overpriced, i helped someone with a tri-fire 5870 build at $2500 (including and SSD for a boot drive)
July 14, 2010 11:10:37 PM

A gaming Laptop could run that game in 1080p easily. All console port are damn easy to render. It's not Crysis for god sake, it's FF.
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