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1400-1600 gaming rig

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July 25, 2010 9:31:26 PM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: First or second week of september, as close to FFXIV release as possible

BUDGET RANGE: 1400-1600 Rebates dont mean anything to me, I don't usually follow through with them :[

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming. period. everything else comes second

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, I have a 42 inch HDTV I am hoping to use as my monitor and a 22 inch wide screen if I can't figure out how to hook it up

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg, microcenter I live only about 20 miles away

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Nvidia / Intel

OVERCLOCKING: Yes. Never done it before but from what I hear it isn't crazy difficult with the new i7 processors

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes if it could fit into my budget and provide better performance over a single more powerful card.

MONITOR RESOLUTION: (1920x1080, 1920x1200)

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

This is the build i was looking into, any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated!


mobo 220
GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 X58 ATX Motherboard
[link] http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... [/link]

proc 200
Core i7-930 Processor
[link] http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... [/link]

ram 170
G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL7T-6GBPI
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

vid card 509
EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

hard drive 65
Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7,200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive
[link] http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... [/link]

optical drive 18
LITE-ON Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 8X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA CD/DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

case 90
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

power supply 110
CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

cpu cooler 80
ZALMAN CNPS10X Performa 120mm Long life CPU Cooler
[link] http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [/link]

Total comes to 1462 before tax.

Again, any help would be awesome!

More about : 1400 1600 gaming rig

July 25, 2010 9:53:10 PM

+1 also there is this one http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and here is a better cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

also for the case get the haf 922(identical performance in cooling and almost as big

and avoid ocz ram especially for intel builds they have some problems with compatability i would get these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


for the odd get some cheap lite on for 17.99
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July 25, 2010 9:57:23 PM

that cooler looks like it would snap my motherboard in half! is it just lighter than it looks?

will update my build with the suggestions.

thanks alot!
July 25, 2010 10:34:00 PM

na that mobo is thick + the cooler comes with a backplate so it doesn't damage the mobo
July 25, 2010 10:45:30 PM

That's the standard CPU cooler size these days. It's not light but it is aluminum and has a backplate. A good air cooler is better than any of the self-contained little water coolers sold these days.
July 25, 2010 11:32:22 PM

Any thoughts on how well this rig will be able to run FFXIV?
July 25, 2010 11:36:18 PM

it should run realy well i mean u have the fastest single gpu on the planet
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