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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!
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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
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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.
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July 25, 2010 11:32:22 PM

Any thoughts on how well this rig will be able to run FFXIV?
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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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