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January 11, 2011 9:56:45 AM

Hello,
I want to build a new pc for extream gaming,I will use the new intel i7-980x. I want to know what mobo is the best for gaming,also best ram and harddrive to usecan some 1 just tell me the set up to buy.I would like to run two geforce 460's.I play codmw2 and all the quake sieries....I want a very very fast gaming rig....plz help me out

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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2011 10:31:34 AM

I would skip the 980. Better to get the 950 or even 930 and overclock it. Put more money into the power supply and video cards. Many folks are unloading stuff right now to upgrade to sandy bridge. You can find some used bargains if you are patient and build your system over time. I found a 920 for only $100 recently from a guy who needed rent money. Best thing you can do now is download some motherboard manuals off their websites before you order and read. Also check some faqs on this and anandtech's website for recent system builds and tips.
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a b 4 Gaming
January 11, 2011 12:13:20 PM

+1 the 2500K can overclock to beat the 980X for a fraction of the price just make sure you get a p67 board that supports SLi at 8X/8X
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January 11, 2011 4:11:38 PM

okay these two responses are great.I think I failed to mention that I am not at all computer savie,I just get on and play,surf the web and pay bills. So,if either one of you can just send me what to buy,piece for piece that would be the best answer. I will have a pc shop put it together. Thanks for ur time and understanding......8^)
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January 11, 2011 5:06:53 PM

Need a budget. You don't have to spend too much. In your last response, you don't even mention gaming. IF you are just an occasional gamer, then you definately don't want top of the line stuff. It's a waste of money. A low end sandy bridge cpu and h67 board will work just fine.
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January 11, 2011 5:29:58 PM

CPU - i5 2500k

Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro

Memory - Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 8

Video Card - EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked

HDD - Corsair Force 120 GB

PSU - Corsair HX 850

Case - Silverstone FT02
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January 11, 2011 9:30:56 PM

o1die said:
Need a budget. You don't have to spend too much. In your last response, you don't even mention gaming. IF you are just an occasional gamer, then you definately don't want top of the line stuff. It's a waste of money. A low end sandy bridge cpu and h67 board will work just fine.



sorry o1die,yes i game at least 6-8 hours a day and well i would spend 2000 to 3000 :cry: 
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January 11, 2011 9:32:57 PM

Emperus said:
CPU - i5 2500k

Motherboard - Asus P8P67 Pro

Memory - Corsair Dominator 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz CAS 8

Video Card - EVGA GTX 570 Superclocked

HDD - Corsair Force 120 GB

PSU - Corsair HX 850

Case - Silverstone FT02



cant remember what my box(the specs) is atm but its similar to what u just mentioned.....I want speed!!
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a c 237 4 Gaming
January 12, 2011 12:02:21 AM

Budget would have been helpful.... Howz $2,100 ? :

Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Door Case Fan - $17 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $140 - 2 x (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 Superclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $370 - Same
HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$1,500 ?

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $70 - 2 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - - Same
HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 12, 2011 9:24:24 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Budget would have been helpful.... Howz $2,100 ? :

Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Door Case Fan - $17 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $140 - 2 x (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 Superclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $370 - Same
HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


$1,500 ?

Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $70 - 2 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - - Same
HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


okay,2100$ is just fine.......I thank you so much for ur time and research.....the set up u mention for 2100$ is it fast for gaming? for the rest of the responders,do u agree with JACKNAYLORPE? 1 more question,that i5 2500k is it a quad core cpu,because I'm running an i5 duel core now @3.33ghz and want faster than that :bounce: 
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January 12, 2011 10:30:21 AM

also the link u posted for the i5 2500k is coming up as the i7 2600k which 1 is better for what i'm trying to build? :sol: 
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January 17, 2011 8:55:49 AM

Best answer selected by d3v1ous.
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