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Building a beastly gaming PC Revisited

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October 2, 2010 10:29:53 PM

Hi,

I posted this a few months ago:
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Hi. I am planning on building a super gaming rig. The only parts I am set on are an i5 760 and dual geforce 460s in SLI (unless anyone would recommend a better combo based on my budget). I would really appreciate any help you guys could throw my way in terms of choosing parts. Thanks!

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: As soon as possible
BUDGET RANGE: 1500
SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, HD movie watching, internet
PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS
PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: U
SA
PARTS PREFERENCES: The only parts I am set on are the i5 760 with dual Geforce 460s in SLI
OVERCLOCKING: Maybe
SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes
MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080
ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Is an SSD worth it for performance?


And I was set on following this advice...
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Best answer from NeoElemental
With this setup, 1500 is a good amount more than what you need. You could pocket that money, or you could sink it into some of the more "nice to have" type things. I would place SSD firmly in this category.

i5 760: 210
2x460 1GB's: 460-500 depending on if you get stock oc'ed cards and whatnot

Most people will recommend the following parts for this type of build:

Mobo: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - 180

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory - 103

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Case + PSU: Lancool PC-K62, XFX 750w Modular Power Supply - 190

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.466882

I differ from some other people here, but I love, love, LOVE the Lancool case. The toolless install, the great airflow layout, dampened hd rack. I got this same combo when it was 150 and it was awesome then. I still think its a solid deal @ 190.

Two other common PSU's:
Corsair 750w modular - 130

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Corsair 750w non-modular - 90

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Both of these currently have MIR on them, so they're a good buy currently.

Other popular cases: Antec 300 - 60, Antec 900 - 100, HAF 932 - 120

HDD: Samsung f3 Spinpoint 1TB - 75

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product



TOTAL: $1143


Nice to haves:

SSD: Vertex 2 60GB - 150

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product


New TOTAL: $1293

... but unfortunately I wasn't able to secure the parts at the time (I teach English at a high school in South Korea).

So my question is: would you guys still recommend the above rig or have things changed in the past several months?

I'm back in the States for 2 weeks so I'm going to try and wrangle all the parts together while I'm here.

Thanks!
Tim
October 3, 2010 1:23:52 AM

Thats a good setup, i would get the HAF 912 case though.
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