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Gaming Computer Build-$1500 Max

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August 5, 2010 10:53:00 PM

Hey i have been trying to make a good gaming computer on both Ibuypower.com and cyberpowerpc.com and i have made this one. Im not sure if its good or if Im missing anything. If i can get some feedback or comments on how it is or how to fix it.

Configuration
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-930 2.80 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1366
•HDD: 1TB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Hard Drive)
•MEMORY: 6GB (2GBx3) DDR3/2000MHz Triple Channel Memory Module [+54] (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MOTHERBOARD: * (3-Way SLI Support) GigaByte GA-X58A-UD3R Intel X58 Chipset SLI/CrossFireX Ultra Durable™3 Triple-Channel DDR3/1600 ATX Mainboard w/ 7.1 Dolby Audio, eSATA, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2 x SATA-III RAID, IEEE1394a, 4 Gen2 PCIe, 2 PCIe X1 & 1 PCI [+36]
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 16X PCIe Video Card [+244] (Major Brand Powered by ATI)

Thanks and if you have any better builds for $1500 and under, please make tyhem on on eof the sites and link it to me.

My main use for this computer is for gaming (WoW, LfD2,CSS, etc) i want to atleast max out WoW with no lag. Thanks

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August 5, 2010 10:57:34 PM

AMD PHENOM II X4 965 or 955

XFX ATI RAEDEON HD5970

ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3

XFX BLACK EDITION 850W

G.SKILL 4GB DDR3 1600MHZ PC-12800 CL7 DUAL CHANNEL 7-7-7-24

SAMSUNG SPINPOINT F3 1TB

this is a better build for gaming.... but for max wow u dont need more than $800
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August 6, 2010 12:45:24 AM

Can max out wow in a $800 build for sure.

With your i7 build above, theres no reason to buy ddr3 2000 memory. It's much more expensive than 1600 and offers you no benefit unless you're doing crazy overclocking. Obviously you are not...

Better off saving that money, stepping down to a mainstream motherboard and getting a 5970
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August 6, 2010 1:07:43 AM

For your purposes there are two things I'd change. First I'd switch the cpu to the new i5 760. It's cheaper & the i5 comes highly recommended by Tom's Hardware as a gaming cpu. It will be more than enough for what you want to do. Secondly I'd change the video card to a new GTX 460 1gb. That card should do everything you want to do & do it well. Of course you could always run two in SLI if you wanted.

There you would have an awesome cpu & gpu for just over $200 each & should easily be able to play WoW without lag.
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