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*HELP* Need Advice on $3000 Gaming PC

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September 6, 2010 7:14:12 AM

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: In the Next Week

BUDGET RANGE: 2500 to 3000, Don't Care About Rebates Right Now

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard and Mouse

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA

PARTS PREFERENCES: Intel CPU, I am open to AMD, whatever is recommended

OVERCLOCKING: Yes

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080, 1920x1200

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I am a first time builder but I am experienced with PC parts. Been a PC Gamer for about 3 years. I am unsure on just about every part, especially graphics cards. I am looking into water cooling but I don't know if I need it. ANY ADVICE is appreciated. Please try to answer my questions and put down your recommended builds, your opinion on WATER COOLING would be nice.
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September 6, 2010 9:04:30 AM

As the bigger better GPUs (which mind you still reigns supreme in gaming rigs) like HD 6K and the Nvidia riposte looming upon us and games not even optimising quad chips i wouldn't splash that much *now* on a gaming rig if i was u hehe I would also stick to high end air for cooling ^^
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September 6, 2010 12:54:50 PM

Spend that crazy budget on a monitor, either high-end IPS or 120hz. Computer components lose value incredibly quickly -- for example, the current flagship Nvidia card, the 480, will probably lose ~40%+ of it's value as soon as ATI's 6000 series launches in the next month or two.
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September 6, 2010 2:01:02 PM

Yeah, wait until the gtx 495/490 and the 6xxx
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