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First gaming build

Last response: in Systems
January 8, 2011 10:10:21 AM

approximate Purchase Date: whenever SB comes out (hopefully tomorrow)

budget range: $950

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies etc

Parts Not Required: case, keyboard, mouse (have a mouse but would like to get a gaming mouse if I could squeeze it in) monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I CAN ONLY BUY FROM NEWEGG (ordering it from america shipping it to South Africa through myUS)

Country of Origin: South Africa

Parts Preferences: by brand or type : none

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I have a case (a coolermaster storm scout)


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January 8, 2011 12:19:58 PM

2500K and compatible MB will eat $400 easily from budget....

I'd try hard to slip a single GTX 570 in the rig initially, even if you must save another month to fund it.....(the 570 is plenty fast for 1080p res in all current gaming titles with even a single card....)

You will want a 750-800 watt PSU so at least the option of adding a 2nd GTX570 later is possible....; might discover one is enough for 2 years.
January 8, 2011 12:55:34 PM

I dont want a gtx 570... I heard you can bios flash an hd 6950 into an hd 6970 so il get an hd 6950.... i dont need a case its just the components so what PSU,RAM, hdd would you suggest?

(im only planning to add a second graphics card later on and I heard crossfire scales better than SLI at the moment)