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Extreme Gaming Build (Need Opinions plz :D)

Hey Guys im looking to build my Second PC here very soon using an Intel Core I7 950. I hope to Accomplish Extreme performance in gaming.

Here is What i came up with and i need opions plz :)

Intel Core I7 950
Asus Rampage III Formula or Asus P6X58D-E
2 Evga Gtx 580's Sli
Coolermaster Silent Pro Gold 1000 Watt psu
Western Digital Black Caviar 640 Gb Sata 6 Gbs 64 mb Cache
6 Gigs DDR3 Coarsair 1600 Mhz 8-8-8-24 Triple Channel Xms Series
Thermaltake Element V Nvidia Edition Case
Xzigmatek Loki 92mm Cpu Cooler
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit Edition
Samsung 23" 1920x1080 LED LCD Full HD monitor

Pls Comment and thanks :D
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  1. http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/desktop-cpu-charts-2010/Gaming-Left-4-Dead,2432.html <---- I would wait until early April when the "fixed SB mobo's" come out.

    btw you never stated your budget and there's no case nor is there an optical drive in that build of yours.
  2. You can get EXTREME performance in gaming with an i5 just fine and put the saved $$$ into a larger monitor. With 2 580's you can run the worst C2D and still be good lol

    But if you can wait 2 months you should follow Why's advice as you will surely benefit from it.
  3. Hello Xzurin;

    For your Extreme Performance in gaming goal Im also thinking a Sandy Bridge CPU and P67 motherboard too.

    Can you fit a SSD into your budget? That's an extreme preformance part as well. OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD boot drive

    Upgrade the Loki 92mm CPU cooler to one of the better 120mm models. Maybe the XIGMATEK Aegir SD128264 Double HDT 120mm HSF
    Xigmatek S128264 Aegir Stacked Heatpipe Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech Also check out the Top5 list there. Aegir is #8
  4. You don't need more than 1 580 to run anything at 1080p.
    Waste of money there unless you're using multiple monitors or 3d.

    You don't have links or prices listed for parts either.
    For ex, you can prob get a better G Skill kit for less than that corsair.

    Element V is not a very good case for this build. A HAF 922, CM 690II, Antec 900/902 are all good ~$100 options.

    Unless you're getting a super low price That CM PSU is pretty fail performance wise. Ripple on that thing is stupidly high.
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story3&reid=193

    Grab a XFX 850 BE, Seasonic 850 x series or Corsair 950tx instead.

    Waiting for SB is also a good idea as mentioned. If, not go with an Asus sabertooth mobo.

    That Caviar black 640's are horrible value, and poor performance.
    Grab a spinpoint F3 or 7200.12 instead.

    As WR2 mentioned, much better HSF options out there.

    SSD wise, I wouldn't go less than 80gb.
  5. Ahh kk my budget is about 2200 for internal Components i alread have the case and monitor here is my part list on newegg

    http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18725347

    Instead of another 580 what about a 560 for PhysX?
  6. Best answer
    Don't bother with a physx card. Physx is the redhaired bastard stepchild of Nvidia (ie ignored and left out to die).

    You can a better build for less.

    Optical
    LG $17
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136177

    HD
    Spinpoint F3 1tb $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    SSD
    Vertex 2 120gb $220 w/ $20 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227551

    GPU
    EVGA GTX 570 x2 $700 total w/ $20 MIR total
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613

    PSU
    Corsair AX850 $190 w/ $10 MIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015

    RAM
    G SKill Pi ddr31600 cas 7 $110
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335

    HS
    Megahalem $65
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242001

    won't conflict with RAM w/ heat spreaders

    Fan
    Scythe Slipstream $14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185058

    CPU/Mobo
    i7-950 and asus sabertooth $470
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.592174

    OS
    win 7 $100
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116754

    Thermal Compound
    AS MTX $6
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100016

    Better than AS 5 as it's non conductive.

    Wireless
    asus $28
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320048

    Is there any reason you're using wireless over a Cat 5e/Cat 6?

    Total including shipping: $1985
    $1935 AR


    You should probably get a second monitor with the savings.
  7. Extreme Gaming by definition canNOT relate to 1080 gaming !
    You could sell that 1080p monitor of yours and get:
    - a proper 2560*1600 monitor (look for a second hand deal) orrrr
    - a 3d 1080p monitor that will put the 580's to good use

    Alternatively you could retain the current monitor and buy another two 1080p monitors and voila! - surround gaming (which falls under the extreme gaming category as well)

    So the components of a gaming machine are there to serve the visual delight - for an Extreme Gaming Machine that is :)
    All the best
  8. ^+1 your just wasting your money unless you get a 2560x1600 monitor
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