2200 Gaming Rig

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: maybe a month or so

BUDGET RANGE: $2000-2200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming Gaming and more Gaming ( Graphic intensive MMO's )

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Newegg

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: US

PARTS PREFERENCES: Whateva

OVERCLOCKING: Yes / No / Maybe: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes / No / Maybe: Yes (in the future)

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 32" 1080p

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:A strictly gaming pc

Here are the parts im using in my build.

Processor AMD Phenom II X6 1090T : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103849

GPU Radeon HD 5870 XFX 2GB x 2 : XFX HD-587A-CNF9 Radeon HD 5870 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Eyefinity 6 Edition Video ...
Item #: N82E16814150496


Memory: Patriot G Series 'Sector 5' Edition 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model PGV38G1333ELQK
Item #: N82E16820220465

CPU Cooler: No idea

HDD SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB x2 : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822152185


PSU : XFX Black Edition XPS-850W-BES 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
Item #: N82E16817207001


Case COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119138

CD/DVD Burner LG Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136177

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H AM3 AMD 890GX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128435

Rate this build plz. I am going to college and cannot get an upgrade until I graduate, however I can splurge on this computer
also, plz check and make sure everything will fit togather and compatable. Also, good suggestions on fans that will fit this MB would be appreciated, I hear bigger fans block ram slots (which i intend to use all).
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  1. Grab a vertex 2 for that price. Also check out the 5970
  2. Not to worried bout SSD ATM, gonna raid 0 those F3.....Also two 5970 is out of price range and i believe these 2gb ones will do me good for next 4 years no matter what resolution i need.
  3. only one 5970 would do ... no need for two...
  4. ^ I would rather suggest an Intel i7 930 build - Full x16x16 bandwidth, that would be the best option for 2 high powered graphics card and also it would perform better than that AMD CPU...
    If it was a decent budget gaming, then certainly an AMD would be a good option...but for this budget, i7 would be my choice...

    And also 2GB is more of a marketing gimmick rather than performance oriented...
    Also as you will be buying after a month or so, check out for the newer cards from ATI and Nvidia...
  5. I would like to have upgrade option in 3-4 years, isnt intel changing all of its sockets beginning q1 2011
  6. Changed my compter up a little bit, plz critique my build if needed (although i believe its solid)

    Data Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185

    GPU:GIGABYTE GV-R597D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814125303

    PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139009

    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998805
    Item #: N82E16820226121

    Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065

    SSD (Windows and Games): Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820233108

    Modo/CPU Combo: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131614

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225

    Case/Windows Combo: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119138

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754

    Also, everything should fit in the case, am I going to need diff power connectors for MB?, seen some comments on it. Is this is everything i need in order to complete my build?
  7. bumpity, sorry just wanting to order this computer tomorrow or next day, need someone to check over and make sure all components are compatable and if i need extra power connectors etc. Went with the corsair ram mentioned above
  8. ye its ok but i would change the ram for g.skill or corsair... psu i like more xfx but that one its ok... ssd i cant tell u want the best one to get ...mm i like windows ultimate and i think the rest is fine but i prefer xfx for the gpu u have warranty ..but thats not big thing
  9. I Changed Ram to Corsair 1600, and the GPU to XFX. So this computer is good to go? I can order parts and everything will be there to complete my build?

    Data Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185

    GPU:XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814150460

    PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139009

    RAM:CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8 G
    Item #: N82E16820145236

    Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065

    SSD (Windows and Games): Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820233108

    Modo/CPU Combo: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131614

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225

    Case/Windows Combo: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119138

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
  10. i think yes... some people will tell u corsair is better cuase lot of people buy them but the xfx is new and they got an awsome putuation in jonyguru.com and thats the best apge to psu reviews... and i think ur pc is done with that...
  11. Bamanen said:
    Changed my compter up a little bit, plz critique my build if needed (although i believe its solid)

    Data Storage: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822152185

    GPU:GIGABYTE GV-R597D5-2GD-B Radeon HD 5970 (Hemlock) 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support ...
    Item #: N82E16814125303

    PSU:CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply
    Item #: N82E16817139009

    RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Redline 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 998805
    Item #: N82E16820226121

    Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7 compatible RR-B10-212P-G1 120mm "heatpipe direct contact" Long ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065

    SSD (Windows and Games): Corsair Nova Series CSSD-V64GB2-BRKT 2.5" 64GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820233108

    Modo/CPU Combo: ASUS P6X58D Premium LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813131614

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601930
    Item #: N82E16819115225

    Case/Windows Combo: COOLER MASTER COSMOS 1000 RC-1000-KSN1-GP Black/ Silver Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119138

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754

    Also, everything should fit in the case, am I going to need diff power connectors for MB?, seen some comments on it. Is this is everything i need in order to complete my build?



    ASUS P6X58D-E instead of Premium will save you $50
    GTX 460 1G SLI will save another $200 with same performance. you prob just need buy one GTX460 for now and buy another one 1 year later, it will save you $300 at least. 5970 is real overpriced.
    network is more important than GPU for MMO game.
  12. Dropping Mushkin Redline wiht Cas latency of 6 and T1 tight timings like none is the worst mistake u can do and rather taking corsair.
  13. Go with a 5970 and down the road get another its just logic.
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