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I am looking at building a new gaming rig. I'd apreciate some advice

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January 1, 2011 2:39:11 PM

I am building a computer and I just want to know if this will be compatible with new ultra high graphic games. I am new at this and I want to be able to game at top of the line graphic quality. If you have any advice please let me know. Thanks

Motherboard: Asus Rampage 3 Extreme

CPU: Intel I7 950 (quad)

RAM: 6gb Corsair Dominator ram DDR3

Storage: Four (4) Corsair 60gb SSD (RAID0) and a 2TB HDD with 64mb cache

Misc. SSD Hardware: Intel Raid Controller - 4 port SATA 6gb/s

Optical Drive: LG Blu-Ray burner

Video Cards: Two (2) EVGA GTX580 1536mb SLI

Cooling: Corsair H70 Liquid Cooling

Power Supply: Corsair 1200w power supply

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January 1, 2011 3:49:38 PM

Hope you have a monitor that can utilize all that power!
January 1, 2011 4:07:15 PM

i don't even know where to start with the monitor... any suggestions?
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January 1, 2011 4:41:59 PM

You also have alot of CPU / MOBO / and RAM into that system for a gaming build ( less your going for a tri SLI build with 3 monitors, IMO wait for SB to come out and go with a GTX 580 and a 1920X1200 monitor.
January 1, 2011 4:45:04 PM

so is my GPU too much?... im thinking more into future games
I dont want any lag what so ever, I want it to run clean all the time no matter what
January 1, 2011 4:46:49 PM

I'd rather put the money into it now while I have it
January 1, 2011 4:59:18 PM

Go for stereoscopic 3D with a big screen. With GTX580 in SLI, you'll get some crazy high FPS even in 3D. Look for Crysis 2 when it comes out in march. You should have the best setup to run it and it will be optimized for 3D.

January 1, 2011 5:38:07 PM

Great! thanks a lot!... is it worth buying the I7 980x, or should I stick with the I7 950??
I know they have the same sockets so its an easy switch later on, any advice?
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