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August 22, 2010 3:24:25 PM

Please can you tell me if the following PC Specs will be ok for playing games like Crysis, Call of duty and other games that require good graphics card and the setting is at MAX and also if i should change anything I will be doing alot of Video editing and video converstions.




PC Case
ANTEC 900 BLACK GAMING CASE

Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Processor (CPU)
Intel Core i7 960 (3.20GHz) 4.8GTs/8MB Cache

Motherboard
ASUS P6X58D-E: DDR3, USB 3.0, SATA 6.0GB/s, 3-Way SLI

Memory (RAM)
12GB KINGSTON HYPER-X TRI-DDR3 1600MHz, INTEL X.M.P (6 x 2GB KIT)

Graphics Card
ATI HD 5870 1GB PCI EXPRESS - DirectX® 11


1st Hard Disk
80GB Intel X25-M 2.5" SSD (34nm / upto 250MB/sR | 70MB/sW)

2nd Hard Disk
1TB WD CAVIAR BLACK WD1002FAEX, SATA 6 Gb/s, 64MB CACHE (7200rpm)


Power Supply & Case Cooling
CORSAIR 850W PSU (TX850) 80+ ULTRA QUIET

Processor Cooling
TITAN FENRIR EXTREME DIRECT TOUCH COPPER CPU COOLER


DVD/BLU-RAY Drive
10x BLU-RAY RE-WRITER DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW








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August 22, 2010 3:38:01 PM

Dude, you can go to the moon with that thing!! Good job. (I want one) hehe
August 22, 2010 4:17:49 PM

Powerful PC, but not money well-spent.

Drop the CPU for an i7-870 (same price, faster), and the motherboard for a GA-P55A-UD3 (130$).

Change the ram for 2x 4GB G.skill eco series 1600 speed kit (102$).

Drop the 5870 for an MSI GTX 470 (260$ at Newegg)

Change PSU for XFX black edition 850 (Nicer than that corsair, 105$)

And take that money saved and put it towards a nice IPS monitor, different mobo+second 470, or for a nice GPU upgrade later this year when the next-gen launches.

Different mobo+second 470 is a strong option.
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August 22, 2010 4:43:44 PM

That ECO RAM runs at 1.35V, which means you may need to set your voltage in BIOS. I'm not sure why you would go with that over regular 1.5V RAM.
August 22, 2010 4:47:08 PM

Because it saves energy, puts less stress on your IMC (better overclocking), and has more headroom for overclocking if you ever want to OC your ram (which is silly but still a point).
August 22, 2010 9:42:42 PM

from the items (and Newegg) ,I would guess that this PC is in the $2300-2400 range so a couple of considerations first:

1) The processor is way overpriced and a lower clocked i7-930 and a decent CPU cooler like the V6GT will give you better value if you OC it a bit(and the X 58 will give you the capability to do a 3-way SLI)

2) You don't need 12GB of ram for the apps you're running and 6GB will do the trick for much less money

3) The Antec 900 looks very tight I think the CM HAF X will be a better deal

4) For the same amount of money, you can get at least 2 GTX 470s. I chose the 470 super overclock model by Gigabyte for their superior performance,cooler temps, more OC headroom, and lower power consumption


I have configured a build on newegg that you might find find very interesting (I've spent more than 2 hours to configure this build so, the least you can do is take a look at it).

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU: Intel core i7-930 ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

CPU Cooler: Cooler Master V6GT ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Motherboard: Gigabyte X58A-UD3R ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Ram: 6GB Kingston KVR 1333MHz ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

PSU: Corsair CMPSU 950TX ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Graphics: 2xGigabyte GTX 470 Super overclock ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) you can use the cards suggested by sp12 as they are much cheaper.

Storage: Intel X25-M ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... ) The same as the one you want

Blu-ray Burner: LG 10X Blu-ray Burner ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

Case: Cooler Master HAF X ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

These items totaled $2416.87 from Newegg on 22-8-2010 11:39 PM

Or You might prefer the cooler master storm sniper ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... )

The total will become $2323.88 with the storm sniper but you will lose the USB 3.0 support in the front panel.
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