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October 5, 2010 10:20:21 PM

I have up to $4500 to build an amazing gaming computer. Problem is, I have no clue what parts to get. Below are items that i have been looking at. Please leave a list of parts that you would get. I don't feel the need to get the newest and most amazing parts as I will upgrade often. I do want a PC that will last me around 8 years (including upgrading). Thank you!!!!

Chassis: Antec DF-85
Power Supply: Antec TPQ-1200
Extra Bad@$$ Fans: Antec 120mm Red LED Fans
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Graphics Cards: ASUS Ares
Processor: Intel i7 950
Memory Kit: Corsair Dominator GT 6 GB PC3-16000 2000Mhz Triple Channel

I understand that this is not all that I need. Once again, THANK YOU :bounce:  :bounce:  :bounce: 

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October 6, 2010 12:25:53 AM

8 years? That's not that much $$ for such a demand. I build a new gaming computer with parts from newegg every 4 years or so for $2500 each time. I would suggest splitting the funds and doing the same as anything you buy today will be outdated in a year and worthless in 4. Intel is releasing the new form next year so anything you buy today will be a dead socket. That i7 950 will not be upgradeable and be slow in 4 years.

With all that said, buy a good case, power supply and monitor and built a system for $2000 now and $2500 in 4 years from now.
October 6, 2010 6:34:13 AM

^+1 new sockets/gpus are right around the corner. (6xxx series in 2 weekish, socket next year) that being said if u need it now, get:

i7 950
2 gtx 460's, gtx 480, hd5870 or hd5970
1200watt psu is overkill (im guessing your plan is higher so you never have to upgrade, well everything switching to eco/green technology id guess ud want a newer psu in a couple years anyways so no need for that high....
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October 6, 2010 7:06:01 AM

Also, don't go for an Ares, go for 2x GTX 480's. Aren't they cheaper and more powerful?
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October 6, 2010 1:02:13 PM

At the rate tech moves amazing computers become ordinary very fast so buy/build as per needs Read up on Moore's Law as well
October 7, 2010 1:10:36 AM

What The hell, 14k? that system blows my mind