Gaming Power House

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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  1. 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=N82E16819115211CVF

    EVGA 4-WAY
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188059

    GTX 480 x2
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130552

    RAM
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231304&cm_re=g.skill_ddr3_6gb-_-20-231-304-_-Product

    SSD x2
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227394&cm_re=60gb_vertex_2-_-20-227-394-_-Product

    PSU
    http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139014&Tpk=AX1200


    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.
  2. 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.
  3. Yeah, but he may want to max out Physx on mafia II XD
  4. 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?
  5. onboard RAID,
    and the thing you need for a computer are....
    Mobo
    CPU
    RAM
    HDD
    Graphics card
    PSU
    OS
    Case
    ODD
  6. This is a GREAT monitor, it's LED too! LED is much much much much much much much much much much much much much much much HELLA LOT better than LCD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009206
  7. Or if you want to do a 3d-vision type thing you can get this, it will work perfectly with the gtx 480. Yes, its really 3d vision gaming..

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.474645
  8. 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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