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New Gaming Rig $2000-$3000 budget

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July 17, 2010 3:45:24 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: this week BUDGET RANGE: $2000-$3000 aus

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, windows

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: from australia so not sure

PARTS PREFERENCES: the best bang for buck

OVERCLOCKING: maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: yes want to be able to add another later, in a month or two

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: i just want to see what you guys can come up with, thanks
July 17, 2010 4:08:41 AM

Could you please fill out the form, stickied at the top of this forum (the new build template). That will help a lot.
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July 17, 2010 8:20:04 AM

so far this is what i have come up with,

CPU- Intel Core i7-930 / 2.80GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1366 $354.00

Motherboard- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel Mainboard - 6x DDR3 / 6x Sata Raid / 1x IDE / Gigabit Lan / LGA 1366 $262.00

HD- Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6Gbs $121.00

Optical drive- LG Blu-Ray Writer Combo (10xBD-Write, 10xBD-R Read, 16xDVD) $203.50

RAM-
Corsair DDR3 6GB PC-12800/1600 (3x XMS3 2GB) TR3X6G1600C8D Ram $247.50

Screen- Asus 27" VE276Q BLACK LCD - 2MS / WUXGA 1920x1080 / D-SUB / DVI / DP / HDMI / SPKS $489.00

GPU- XFX ATI HD5970 Black Edition PCI-E 2.0, 2GB, DDR5, 256bit, DVI-DL, HDMI, Fan (HD-597A-CNB9) $880.00


not sure on case and power supply yet, any help would be great
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July 17, 2010 3:09:59 PM

You would get better bang for buck with two GTX 460's 1gbs.
A quality name brand 700-750watt will saffice for you.

Case is all about what you like. I'm a fan of the Cooler Master HAF 922
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July 17, 2010 3:15:39 PM

i have to say i lke the 5970 better then you don't have to xfire or sli

but i would get the samsung spinpoint f3 instead of wdc
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July 18, 2010 1:41:58 AM

with the video cards what brand should i go for? or are they all the same?
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