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High-end PC (gaming) 4.5k Need advisement

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September 10, 2010 4:51:58 AM

Hello

So basically I'm going to home built my first gaming desktop and i would really love if you guys could point out if i chose bad parts that don't fit together or some brand name that are actually bad.

CPU:Intel Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU:SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970 x2 crossfire
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MB:ASUS Rampage III Formula LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM:G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HDD:SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD:Intel X25-M Mainstream SSDSA2MH080G2R5 2.5" 80GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


PS:COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


CD/DVD:LG Black 10X Blu-ray Burner - Bulk SATA WH10LS30 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CASE:Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


So i had thoughts which are:
1-The gpu brand sapphire would it be good or bad one ?

2-The motherboard Asus rampage i have few thoughts about it!!Should i get the Extreme Verstion (Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard)
Or just go with ASUS P6T.

3-The rams!! Should i get the 2200-2400 ones or just stick with 2000?or should i find one with low latency?

4- I would like to have your reviews and thought from guys like you with experts stands of view

And just little thing on the side Im planning to learn how to OC my gears in the near future cause i wont be upgrading anytime soon...
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September 10, 2010 4:29:02 PM

this build is way way way overkill
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 10, 2010 4:31:45 PM

even $2000 for a gaming pc is a bit overkill, what i would do is get a pc for $2000 and save the $2500 and when you feel your pc is getting sluggish buy a new pc for $2500 as the second pc you buy say in 2-3 years time with the $2500 will perform much better than the $4500 you would build now
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September 10, 2010 4:54:08 PM

if your gonna spend that much money, why not sli 3 gtx480s?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

on some games a triple crossfire of hd5870 is faster then a x2 crossfire of hd 5970 and even the 3-way sli of the gtx 480 but the gtx 480 is the fastest in most. the crossfire of hd 5970 is the most power efficient and the triple crossfire of hd 5870 has the coolest temps.
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September 12, 2010 12:30:44 PM

wish i had 4.5k to blow on a pc, you may as well go for 8gb ram instead of 6gb. save you the trouble of upgrading later on. id also do quad sli with gtx480s on the evga 4way sli board but otherwise thats a good build.i dont know how much that will cost exactly but it may work out cheaper and preform better, not quite sure tho.
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September 12, 2010 2:18:20 PM

I can't believe you're willing to spend that much on a PC but then crap out on a low-end, budget monitor.

Dell U2711 for a 27 in (~1000$), could get a good 30in for ~1300 or a good 120hz 23in+glasses for 500$.
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