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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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  1. 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.
  2. +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
  3. 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^)
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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:
  7. 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!!
  8. Best answer
    Budget would have been helpful.... Howz $2,100 ? :

    Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Door Case Fan - $17 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $140 - 2 x (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 Superclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
    GFX - $370 - Same
    HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
    SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590
    DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220
    OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758


    $1,500 ?

    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $70 - 2 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    GFX - - Same
    HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758
  9. JackNaylorPE said:
    Budget would have been helpful.... Howz $2,100 ? :

    Case - $160 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Door Case Fan - $17 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $120 - Antec CP850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $140 - 2 x (2 x 2GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $370 - EVGA GTX 570 Superclock http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130595
    GFX - $370 - Same
    HD - $65 - Seagate 7200.12 1TB 7200 rpm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148433
    SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227590
    DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135220
    OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758


    $1,500 ?

    Case - $90 - Coolermaster HAF-922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    Case Fans - Later - CM Red 200 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103072
    PSU - $110 - XFX Black Edition 850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207001
    MoBo - $395 - ASUS P8P67 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.575884
    CPU - incl above - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185142
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $70 - 2 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226103
    GFX - $350 - GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130593
    GFX - - Same
    HD - $70 - Samsung F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $199 - OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551
    DVD Writer - $19 - ASUS 24X DVD Writer http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    OS - $140 - Win 7-64 Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758


    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:
  10. 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:
  11. Best answer selected by d3v1ous.
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