1400-1600 gaming rig Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 25, 2010 11:36 PM in Systems Share scruffy12345 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 Proximon July 25, 2010 9:40:00 PM Certainly nothing wrong with a 750TX, I'm using one right now... but there are better PSUs now. Antec TP-750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More efficient, hybrid modularity. m 0 l mrhoshos96 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 m 0 l Related resources First Time 1400~1600 Intel Gaming Rig - Forum Final Computer Advice (Gaming|$1400-$1600) - Forum $1400-$1600 3 Monitor Nvidia Surround Gaming Build - Forum Gaming Build 850-1000 (1400-1600NZD) - Forum need build suggestions for a gaming PC $1400-$1600 budget - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer scruffy12345 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! m 0 l mrhoshos96 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 m 0 l Proximon 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. m 0 l scruffy12345 July 25, 2010 11:32:22 PM Any thoughts on how well this rig will be able to run FFXIV? m 0 l mrhoshos96 July 25, 2010 11:36:18 PM it should run realy well i mean u have the fastest single gpu on the planet m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! 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