First time building pc


BUDGET RANGE: 800-4000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming, homework, watching hd movies, film/video editing, capture card recording to console, fraps recording

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, capture card

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS:, or other good websites


PARTS PREFERENCES: Better/Faster CPU, Better driver for DirectX 11 graphic card & 120hz 2ms response time monitor



MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I want it to run all games on ultra max settings with 32x or higher AA & 16x or higher AF running smoothly with no lag like Crysis, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Metro 2033, Left 4 Dead, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 & any upcoming DirectX 11 games. No overkill build please thanks.
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  1. Well first off, to run Metro 2033 at those settings smoothly you'll need SLI GTX 480's level of performance. In fact, these bench's are 4xAA. 32x AA is just silly, and isn't even an option.,2622-11.html

    However, it's pointless to get $1000 in GPU's simply for 1 game, considering you can run anything else on a $650 5970.

    What you need to do is actually figure out what you need. Do some research into parts you want and get a more limited budget range.
  2. Agreed.
  3. Ok here's my build I wanna get.

    Case - Cooler Master HAF 932
    CPU - Intel Core i7 930 (overclock to 4 GHz looking for best cooler)
    Mobo - Evga x58 Classified
    Ram - 6GB triple channel memory (3x2) 1600MHz
    GPU - Two Evga GTX 480 Superclocked in SLI (better driver than Radeon HD 5000 series)
    OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
    PSU - 1000 watt
    HDD - 1.5 TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache
    ODD - Blu-ray Burner
    Sound Card - ASUS Xonar Essence STX
    Monitor - 120Hz or 240Hz (if available) 0 - 2ms response time

    Is this too overkill? Is there anything need to change? Thanks.
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