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November 4, 2010 2:29:37 PM

I know it sounds like alot to spend on a pc, but I should be able to build a kicka__ system I would think.

Tell me what you think of my parts list. Everything's from New Egg and with tax, shipping, promo codes, and mail in rebates, I'm sitting right at $2500. Will be buying everything except monitor (28" HannsG), and speakers (Klipsch Promedia 5.1).

Approximate Purchase Date: (today)


Budget Range: $2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming , gaming, gaming (has to run Crysis without a glitch)

Parts Not Required: monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: only highly recommended brands

Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Yes One day

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200


Video: Sapphire Radeon 5970 2gb
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Logitech G500
CPU: Intel Core i7-950
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 256GB Sata III
Power: Corsair HX series 1000w
RAM: Corsair Dominator 6GB DDR3 1600
MB: Asus Sabertooth
Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
Cooler: Prolimatech Supermega
OS: Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
HD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM
Burner: Asus Sata 24x dvd burner



So what do you think? Also, if I decide to crossfire another 5970 in the future, with the 1000w Power Supply be sufficient? Or should I get Corsair's 1200W power supply?

More about : 2500

November 4, 2010 2:39:13 PM

Yes 1000 would be more than enough, and I would highly suggest getting a less expensive SSD, I don't think you need 256GB of SSD space do ya? I mean for that much money, you get a speed boost, but I can't really imagine it being worth it man, those SSDs prices will drop like crazy in like 2 years

Also, I dislike Logitech's mice and keyboards, Id go with something quality like Razer

Razer Mamba for the mouse if you're into wireless (1 ms response time so you're not missin anything compared to a wired) , if you want wired then something of your choice like a Deathadder, Lachesis etc

For a keyboard, Lycosa, or if you're into mechnical keyboards, the Blackwidow

http://www.razerzone.com
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November 4, 2010 2:41:52 PM

and dude, go ahead and get that PSU and video card RIGHT NOW

Newegg has deals on all Corsair and Antec PSUs and ANY video card for desktops

Snag em RIGHT NOW! If you need the promo codes they are right here :D !

http://promotions.newegg.com/neemail/nov-0-2010/coupon0...

http://promotions.newegg.com/black-november/PSU110410/i...

EDIT:

Giving you links to the Razer page for the peripherals, and the Amazon page so you can save money if you decide to buy it

Razer Deathadder (Right handed, lefty available too ; basically a wired version of the Mamba)

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/prod...

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Deathadder-Precision-Infrar...

Razer Lycosa

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/prod...

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Lycosa-Programmable-Backlit...

Razer Mamba

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/prod...

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Mamba-Wireless-Gaming-Laser...

Razer Blackwidow

http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_US/pd/prod...

http://www.amazon.com/Razer-BlackWidow-Mechanical-Gamin...

Hopefully you'll be interested in the Razer products :D 
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November 4, 2010 2:56:07 PM

A couple of thoughts.

If you're not replacing a dead computer, wait a couple of weeks. AMD's replacement for the 5970 is supposed to be coming out soon.

I like the G15, no real opinion on the mouse.

In general, I think the build looks good to go.
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November 4, 2010 2:57:43 PM

I have the razer deathadder. Best mouse ever. My cousin has a Logitech G5. Mines kicks his' ass and he tried to take mine xD
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November 4, 2010 3:03:13 PM

Thanks for the backup vindictive :)  Razer is amazing

I have the Razer Deathadder (mouse), Lycosa (keyboard) Moray (in-ear earbuds) and Carcharias (Headset)

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November 4, 2010 3:05:15 PM

Thanks for the advice on the Razer stuff. Will look into it.

The reason for the 256GB SSD is only that my current C: drive is using up over 200GB of space at this time. All my Steam games are on it so I would like my games to load "instantly". No? With a 128GB SSD I wouldn't be able to have my Steam stuff on this drive.

I can't wait 2 years for the SSD's to come down, but I just may wait a month to see what the new AMD 6000 series does to the prices of 5970's.

reaper2794 said:
Yes 1000 would be more than enough, and I would highly suggest getting a less expensive SSD, I don't think you need 256GB of SSD space do ya? I mean for that much money, you get a speed boost, but I can't really imagine it being worth it man, those SSDs prices will drop like crazy in like 2 years

Also, I dislike Logitech's mice and keyboards, Id go with something quality like Razer

Razer Mamba for the mouse if you're into wireless (1 ms response time so you're not missin anything compared to a wired) , if you want wired then something of your choice like a Deathadder, Lachesis etc

For a keyboard, Lycosa, or if you're into mechnical keyboards, the Blackwidow

http://www.razerzone.com

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November 4, 2010 3:08:53 PM

I understand if you want the 256, they're just expensive, I didn't mean wait 2 years, I just meant I don't want you to feel like you got ripped off in a few years.

It doesn't give you a huge performance boost so maybe you could get half and only put the games you really play on there, I'm sure you don't play TOO many games super often, but it's up to you, just tryin to find ways to save money, if you can afford it go for it

and Razer will NOT disappoint

CRAZY response time, CRAZY polling rate, super control and speed, gold-plated USB peripherals, amazing features, looks and feels amazing, affordable, just great products, ask anyone, I dont think anyone can use a Razer product and dislike it

Id probably just hold out till Black Friday, Newegg is having CRAZY deals, take advantage of that PSU deal bro, if you want wait for the video card deal but it's only there for a limited time, might not wanna risk losing it
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November 4, 2010 3:32:25 PM

If you do end up looking at smaller SSDs, I'd suggest going with a 120 GB Sandforce drive, not the 128 GB C300. Examples would be the Mushkin Callisto, Corsair Force, G.Skill Phoenix, OCZ Agility 2, and the OCZ Vertex 2.

@Reaper2794, I don't see the point of buying a 5970 right now. Sure, they're at a low price, likely in part because they're about to be replaced by the 69xx series. It makes more sense (as far as making the new build future-resistant) to wait and see what the benchmarks on the new series look like. Saving $50-100 (in a $2500 budget) or so isn't worth buying a card that might be obsolete in a month.
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November 4, 2010 3:35:01 PM

Yeah wait for the 69xx, Im just on a budget so deals are nice, but for you it won't be a huge prob, the 69xx will definitely be nice, screw nVidia
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November 4, 2010 3:50:37 PM

if nothing promising comes out before you buy you should get 2 460s http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... costing 360 now with the rebate they are faster than any other gpu solution under 600usd(The only thing that trumps these babies is a pair of 5970s, 480s or a tri-fire/tri-sli setup and yes overclocked they will beat overclocked 470s in sli)
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