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Looking to buy a new computer that can basically play anything at 100fps.

Made a build a newegg just wanted some second opinions in case I'm missing something.

Approximate Purchase Date: Nov 24th

Budget Range: 1000- 1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Internet, Movies, photo editing, video editing, audio editing.

Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, and monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg preferred other sites acceptable if cheaper.

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type list below is what I'm thinking.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Going for a real nice gaming rig

XFX HD-585X-ZAFC Radeon HD 5850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ Eyefinity X2 $459.98


Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 $294.99


Antec Lanboy air Blue Black / Blue Computer Modular Case $189.99


GIGABYTE GA-X58-USB3 LGA 1366 Intel X58 USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179.99


KINGWIN Lazer LZ-1000 1000W Modular 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC W/ 3-Way LED Switch and Universal Modular Connector Power Supply $159.99


CORSAIR XMS3 12GB (6 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model HX3X12G1600C9 G $239.99


Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive $89.99


ASUS Black 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM $19.99


ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED 120mm 2 Ball Low-noise Blue LED CPU Cooler $54.99

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  1. Any thoughts would be helpful approval or a disapproval is most welcome.
  2. tuniq 120 extreme cooler
    6gb of ram.
    spinpoint f3 1tb
  3. Kinda silly to get the i7-950 unless you plan to go past 16GB of ram sometime soon.

    Suck PSU/Hard drive as well.

    5850 is a silly choice now that the 6XXX series is out. They scale a LOT better in crossfire -- dual 6850s beat dual 5870s most of the time.
  4. sp12 said:
    dual 6850s beat dual 5870s most of the time.

  5. Without including any newegg combo discounts, this rig comes to $1761. You should be able to knock that down easily to your $1700 limit by searching thru available combos at the time of purchase.

    Highlights compared to your build....

    1. The 470 beats the 5850 1 on 1 and this has two of them and they are factory oveclocked.
    2. The DF-85 is a full tower w/ dust filters, SATA backplanes and CPX form factor capability. If ya stuck on the LB Air, drop the Blue Ray
    3. Better MoBo
    4. That PSU is not a good one, the CP-850 gets a 10.0 performance rating on jonnyguru AND is a silentpcreview.com Editor's Choice.
    5. This build can play Blue Ray movies
    6. 12 GB of RAM doesn't help gaming and in fact, with all slots filled, you'll likely have to lower timings and you'll see a lower overclock.
    7. This has a better HD
    8. The CPU cooler is better and ya didnt have a TIM

    Case - $140 - Antec DF-85

    Case Fans - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013

    PSU - $120 - Antec CP850

    MoBo - $200 - Asus Sabertooth

    CPU - $295 - Intel i7-950

    Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100

    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu

    RAM - $110 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin DDR3-1600 CAS 7

    GFX - $270 - EVGA GTX 470 SC

    GFX - $270 - Same in SLI

    HD - $75 - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 rpm

    SSD - Later - OCZ Vertex 2 3.5" 120GB

    DVD Writer - $80 - ASUS BR Model BC-08B1LT Blue Ray Reader / DVD Writer

    OS - $139 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM
  6. vindictive said:

    Check out any of the launch reviews -- the 6850s scale significantly better in a lot of games to the point that they beat dual 5870s.

    A single 6850 vs 5870? It'll get smashed. Dual, not so much.
  7. You should get the Coolermaster HAF X
  8. sp12 said:
    Check out any of the launch reviews -- the 6850s scale significantly better in a lot of games to the point that they beat dual 5870s.

    A single 6850 vs 5870? It'll get smashed. Dual, not so much.

    sry u were right. (usin on screen keyboard sux)
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