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September 5, 2010 6:10:45 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Over next few months

BUDGET RANGE: 2000$-3000$

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: (e.g.: high end gaming, fast transfer speed, office,movies)

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, external drive

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: cheapest

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Canada

PARTS PREFERENCES: regardless

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: YMaybe

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080 or 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Basically I want a computer that is a power house, I was thinking raid 0 with 2 SSD's for increasing transfer speed along with loading of content in games. I would like quad or six or 8 core. 2 Graphics cards between 150$-450$ each (this depends if you think its better/cheaper just to get one expensive card) and 6-8 gigs of ram. So ya, see what you can do, the fastest possible computer for a decent price. Much thanks

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September 5, 2010 1:46:48 PM

Learn how to overclock, see some articles. Without overclocking.. this has no meaning.

Any way.. You don't need a really powerful CPU for gaming, an i5 750 will do.. or if you play BFBC2 and GTA IV then you can get a 1090t. Do not spend 3000 dollars for this. If you were video editing or something then yeah ok.. but all your doing is gaming and you don't need a $3000 system to max out games with awesome frames.

i7 950
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

EVGA 4-WAY
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GTX 480 x2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

RAM
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

SSD x2
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

PSU
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...


Still way over what you should spend :p  but what the heck, here
Total: $2,685.93 CAD

And with 3 GTX 480s it comes to
Total: $3,195.42 CAD

And you may need to bring the PSU up.
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September 5, 2010 1:51:27 PM

What's your resolution? If it's 1920 or less you only need a single 480, in which case you could drop to an i5-7X0 based build for better performance for less.
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September 5, 2010 1:52:23 PM

Yeah, but he may want to max out Physx on mafia II XD
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Anonymous
September 5, 2010 4:53:08 PM

Okay is everything listed interchangeable and upgradable in the future? Also with the parts listed is that all I need, like if I got them all this week would I be able to put them together and have a working comp? And I thought I would need to buy a raid 0 driver. Oh and can u suggest a good affordable monitor that can handle 1920x1200 along with a cool, functional and relatively cheap tower case?
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September 5, 2010 6:04:51 PM

onboard RAID,
and the thing you need for a computer are....
Mobo
CPU
RAM
HDD
Graphics card
PSU
OS
Case
ODD
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Anonymous
September 5, 2010 6:26:47 PM

I dunno I am still a bit skeptical of 3d gaming, I h8 3d movies with shitty glasses that give me a headache, and how many games actually are built from the ground up with 3d vision in mind? B/C i know alot of games had it added afterward and is supposed to be really bad.
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