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[Request] gaming rig 1600 €

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December 7, 2010 3:56:37 PM

Heyya !

Yeah its been 3 and a half years since I got my gaming lappy, time to upgrade back to a proper rig with no overheating and overpriced "mobile" hardware.

I game on a daily basis, all kinds of genres, and quite some MMO gaming in there, so I need nothing short of a powerhouse, that will also last me a while.

the last pc I build was 6 years ago and I am totally out of loop, so here I am , looking for well informed advice and suggestions.

Id like something that will go quite some time, am already looking at that new 570 gtx, possibly SLI in future?

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Approximate Purchase Date: Before xmas 2010


Budget Range: 1600 €


System Usage from Most to Least Important: heavy duty gaming, game recording, game streaming;


Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, screen


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No clue, I need to purchase parts in germany though


Country of Origin: Germany


Parts Preferences: Intel processor, Nvidia GPU


Overclocking: no idea about overclocking, never did it


SLI or Crossfire: I was thinking of a system with the new 570 gtx and the option to get a second 570 later on for SLi. So that should be possible with the system


Monitor Resolution: I do not know yet which monitor I should get since I am using a 17 inch laptop right now. was thinking bout a 22 inch monitor max, something nifty with 120 hz if possible.


Additional Comments: Is it possible to have a great machine in a medium tower? with no drawbacks? I often move places and need to be able to fit my stuf into my old VW Golf ;P


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I am looking for high performance here, Id like to stream games directly, record them while having great performance and generally having fluid gameplay with great graphics.


i hope my budget cuts it, 1600 € should equal 2100 USD, so quite some room to play with, as I saved up long time for this one, torturing myself with my now crappy laptop.


Please help me :hello: 
December 7, 2010 4:07:55 PM

I seem to be unable to edit my post so here some additional stuff which I forgot :


I would like to retain some upgradebility, such as more ram / if that will ever be needed lol) and as mentioned a second GPU. Also would like at least around 500 GB harddrive space ( the more the better but speed is more important).

If having a medium sized tower means cutting back in performance, Id gladly take a large one, but medium but be awesome, still.

December 7, 2010 4:17:08 PM

From all the advice I got in the last couple days I think you should wait a bit for the new 69xx AMD series and Sandybridge CPU.

From what I understood it will worth the 1-2 month waiting..
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December 7, 2010 4:23:03 PM

I absolutely cannot wait any longer, Im driving home from the uk all the way to germany next week for christmas. I go by car so I can pute my new comp in there for transporting back to the UK, its gotta be now.

Also i would like a SSD Harddrive for windows, idk like 60 gb or smth like that, moar performance !
December 8, 2010 11:19:38 AM

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December 8, 2010 12:29:29 PM

Good sir I'd recommend if you aren't going to wait, i7 870 w/ 4 gigs of ram - 1600MHZ. Some corsair or Gskill wont go amiss, and you dont need 8gbs for gaming so 4 is better. If you really wanna use up all your $$, go for an i7 950 with 6 gigs of 1600MHZ ram. Then go for 2 x GTX 460's or 1 or 2 570s. (Checking SLI results)
Then grab any 40-60 GB SSD and also go for an SLI mobo i.e. ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA is a great mobo if u get the 950. Although to be honest the 870 wont lose much against the 950 but you need a 1156 mobo if u get the 870.

Get a large HAF 922 or 932 if you dont already have a case, or the DF series (looks nice) or if u just like antec you can grab the antec 902/1200.

PSU: ANY 700W+ corsair will do with plenty of headroom for ocing.
Go a bit larger if you wanna swap out the gpu in 4+ years time (Trust me they'll survive that long :D ).
Antec Truepower / signature series is also good.

So basically heres a good build.

i7 950
6 gigs G.skill/corsair ram trichannel 1600MHZ!
Corsair/Truepower/Signature series 700W PSU (Make sure at least 4x 6 pin, or 2x 6+2 + 2x6 pin etc.. all 700+s should have this thouhg)
SSD (pick any)
Rampage III extreme
Any nice looking reasonably expensive case, e.g. haf 922
2x GTX 460's / 570's (800W + same brand for 570s)
Edit: Whats the resolution of ur monitor going to be? 30" = 1600 and lesser is generally 1200 or 1080. make sure it isnt lower than 1080.

Because if its 1920x1200/ 1920x1080 then a single 570 will be enough, but still get a 800w psu for later.
If its 2560x1600, definitely get the 2nd one, but wait if ur res is less!
December 8, 2010 1:30:20 PM

why thank you, it seems my budget is quite high and so most people dont feel that it presents itself as a challenge to actually suggest a build. While I understand that, I am quite clueless to what I should be getting, at all, so please keep some builds coming.
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