>The best combination<

If you people have got some time, I really would like to know the BEST gamer hardware combination.

The budget is 8.000$ Max...

Feel free to leave some answers. I don't know if there is a thread similar anywhere, well, I could not find one.

Much appreciated!
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  1. tore1992 said:
    If you people have got some time, I really would like to know the BEST gamer hardware combination.

    The budget is 8.000$ Max...

    Feel free to leave some answers. I don't know if there is a thread similar anywhere, well, I could not find one.

    Much appreciated!


    nice =o, care you looking for quad sli/crossfire? and you what to know all the parts or recommendations for psu gpu cpu ram mb? i would recommend raid0 ssds with a raid0 card tho
  2. Are we talking $USD here? 8000$USD is a lot and probably a waste too; getting a 1500$ system every year for the next 5 years will probably give you better results at the end of those 5 years that 8000$ right now.

    Other than that, how long do you plan on keeping this rig? After that period, do you plan on spending that much on a new rig again?
  3. Sure, I'll spend ya money :)

    Case - $180 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Case Fans - $18 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $270 - Antec HCP-1200 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371043
    MoBo - $365 - Asus Rampage 3 Extreme http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131642
    CPU - $1,000 - Intel i7-980x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115223
    Cooler - $62 - Prolimatech Megahalems http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001
    TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    CPU Fan - $11 - Scythe SY1225SL12LM-P http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10026/fan-639/Scythe_Slip_Stream_120mm_x_25mm_PWM_Mid_Speed_Fan_-_SY1225SL12LM-P.html?tl=g36c365s936
    CPU Fan - $11 - Same
    Fan Cable - $8 - Akasa PWM AK-CB002 http://www.frozencpu.com/products/10350/cab-183/Akasa_PWM_Splitter_-_Smart_Fan_Cable_AK-CB002.html
    RAM - $170 - 3 x 2GB Mushkin CAS 6 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226121
    GFX - $525 - Asus 580 GTX http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121409
    GFX - $525 - Same
    HD - $180 - WD Black WD2001FASS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136456
    SSD - $300 - Crucial C300 128 GB RAID 0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148362
    SSD - $300 - Same
    DVD Writer - $120 - ASUS BR Model BW-12B1LT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135234
    OS - $139 - Win 7-64 Pro OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116758
    Monitor - $1,400 - Dell U3011 IP2560 x 1600 http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=04&kc=6W300&l=en&oc=u3011&s=bsd
    Keyboard - $130 - Logitech G19 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126053
    Mouse - $80 - Logitech G9x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104261

    Cost $5,799 w/o any combo discounts
  4. JackNaylorPE's post made me think that yes you can splurge, but you can also do so in areas that don't loose value and that you could enjoy for the next 3-4 PCs. That here is a couple of alternate suggestions to JackNaylorPE's build:
    why just 1 monitor??? Get 3 and put them vertically:

    (Source: Overclocker.net forum)
    Get a fully water cooled system (when you change system, you might only need to change the waterblock or the socket retention fixture
    Get a COOLER MASTER HAF X case instead (would probably be great with the WC mentioned above).
    You could buy or build a NAS using RAID5 to put multimedia files and backups
    Get a single 256GB C300 SSD instead of 2 128GB in RAID 0 (see explanation below)
    Get a really good desk and chair, sounds stupid, but you will be much more comfortable.

    I'm really not a fan of SSD RAID, it will make sequential read/write faster. but would probably leave random access as it is or even impair it depending on the size of the files. Moreover, if a single drive fail, you loose everything. Also, the 256GB C300 is already 50% better at writes than the 128GB model so RAID only adds the other 50%. Finally, with any RAID, you loose TRIM support, yes this thing has GC, but GC is no TRIM (see here).
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