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First Time Build, Gaming Rig

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December 5, 2010 10:57:30 PM

Hi everyone, I have been lurking for a while and I figured this would be a good place to post my first time PC build! This is a gaming build, and I hope to have it for a few years. Looking to play (SCII, Diablo 3, WoW, Fallout: NV, Bf: BC 2, Crysis, etc.)

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner – Bulk – OEM (19.99)

COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case (79.99)

Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKS 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (49.99)

Asus VE228H 21.5" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers (159.99)

CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-750HX 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply (139.99)

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D (129.99)

Noctua NH-U12P SE2 120mm SSO CPU Cooler (74.99)

GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (209.99)

CPU,GPU Combo: (523.99)

Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950

SAPPHIRE 100314SR Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Subtotal: $1,420.88
(9.99 Speakers, 6.99 Keyboard, 14.99 Mouse included)

*I plan to eventually crossfire two 6870's, so I figured I should buy the 850w PSU now rather than later
*All parts from newegg.com
*If you can help get this build down to around 1300 that would be much appreciated!

Thank you everyone! =)

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December 5, 2010 11:11:44 PM

The 750W PSU will be fine for Xfire HD 6870s. IMO the CM-922 would be a better case, and dont get that HDD look into a Samsung F3 1TB or a Seagate 7200.12 1TB

You might like to wait a month and look into the new Intel SB thats coming out. Really no need to spend that much on a MOBO / CPU / RAM for gaming.
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December 5, 2010 11:22:58 PM

Thanks, I replaced the HDD with a Seagate 7200.12 1Tb. I would like to get an i5 760 CPU with a Xfire compatible mobo to save cost, but I have read that 4gb ram will not cut it for gaming in the near future, and 6gb will become standard. I have seen nice deals for an i7 870, but its the ram that hold me back.
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December 5, 2010 11:28:34 PM

bebop said:
Thanks, I replaced the HDD with a Seagate 7200.12 1Tb. I would like to get an i5 760 CPU with a Xfire compatible mobo to save cost, but I have read that 4gb ram will not cut it for gaming in the near future, and 6gb will become standard. I have seen nice deals for an i7 870, but its the ram that hold me back.


Well in a few years if you need more then 4 gigs of ram just add another 4 gigs to the system. ( why spend the money now for 6 gigs of ram if you dont need it ?
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December 5, 2010 11:41:20 PM

That's actually pretty interesting. I might have to hold back then.
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