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December 19, 2010 5:01:27 PM

I am looking at a system under $1,500 tax's and shipping in, and I put together these, All I want is a good budget pure gaming build that will run most games at 1080 on high, but not enthusis graphics mode.

Cpu- i5 760 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

mobo- asus P7P55D-E Pro - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Ram- GeIL Black Dragonn 2x2gb - (Open to Suggestions) http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...'

GPU- 2x saphire 6850's - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU- Corsair 650 watt - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Case - cool master 922 - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

hard drive - samsung f3 1 tb - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

disk drive- asus black - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

operation system - windows 7 64 bit - http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1683...

Grand total before taxs - $1,225.89
so around $1,400 bucks total I would guess.

want to keep the price low so if you have any good suggestions, or anything that may be alot better at a slight cost increase or if im forgetting something or if these parts don't work together or anything at all lol, feel free to tell me, since im new. THANK YOU!!!

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December 19, 2010 6:19:02 PM

Nice. For RAM you can get something like this:
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...
You can also get a single HD 6970, it will be slower, but no hassle with dual GPUs and able to play almost any game on high.

If you want to lower the cost you can get this:
Phenom II X4 965
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
Mobo
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...
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December 19, 2010 7:12:56 PM

First off, 2 HD Radeon 6850 GPUs makes a high end gaming rig that will run your games at enthusist levels. Check out this review, and you'll see that 6850 CF, when listed, falls in the middle of the pack amongst the big boys. One of these cards alone will do the job.

With that said, here is a way to save another quick $100:

1) Combo one of the video cards with your CPU to save $15

2) Consider this less expensive motherboard/Windows OS combo to save another $78

Other thoughts: the case is beautiful, with great airflow and super cable management. The memory you selected is OK. PSU is good.

Only missing part I can think of might be a heat sink. Here is a good, low price choice: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus for $38. Buy one to keep things cool, even if you do not intend to overclock (and you should a little bit, just because it is built into the motherboard utilities.)

Good luck with your build.

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December 19, 2010 7:23:54 PM

Buy that Gigabyte combo only if you get a single card, that mobo isn't crossfire.
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December 19, 2010 7:37:18 PM

mosox, are you looking at a different link?

The description says "ATi CrossFireX Multi-GPU Technology Support ATi CrossFireX is the ultimate multi-GPU performance gaming platform, enabling two or more discrete graphics processors to work together for boosted system performance and a breakthrough gaming experience. "

So, as long as you stick with AMD, you should be OK. Am I missing something?

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December 19, 2010 8:57:52 PM

Regardless what they claim, a CF mobo must have two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, none of them running under x8 speed.

Look at the details in the three AM3 mobos I posted above. So, CF with x16 and x4 is not good, good is x16 and x16 (needed only for high end video cards) or x16 and x8 or x8 and x8.
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December 19, 2010 11:28:18 PM


Crap. Good catch, mosox. If you want to get the i-5 760, here is a combo with the original board:

Combo for ASUS P7P55D-E Pro/Win 7


Saves $20 over purchasing the OS and the mobo separatly.
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December 20, 2010 12:49:18 AM

What about this combo deal on Newegg??/

# AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core Desktop Processor HDT90ZFBGRBOX
# GIGABYTE GA-890FXA-UD5 AM3 AMD 890FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
# GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
# GIGABYTE GV-R685D5-1GD Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with ...
# G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model F3-10666CL7D-4GBRH
# COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window
# COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAE3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
# Western Digital Caviar Black WD7501AALS 750GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Hard Drive -Bare Drive
# G.SKILL Phoenix Pro Series FM-25S2S-60GBP2 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
# LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04
# COOLER MASTER V6 GT RR-V6GT-22PK-R1 120mm DynaLoop CPU Cooler w/ Universal bracket & Dual Fan

# Was: $1,498.89
# Discount: -$95.91
# Combo Price: $1,402.98

It's close to my price range and I would guess all the parts work together since they are in a combo, but is it worth it?
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December 20, 2010 1:53:47 AM

Wow, what a hot rod of a computer. Kept the two 6850's. That is a very nice SSD - one of the fastest on the market right now. Upgrade on the case. mosox approved mobo.

Should I spoil it by reminding you of your original post? Nah - go for it! This is a machine you can keep for a long time.
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January 15, 2011 5:39:12 AM

Best answer selected by kevmachine.
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