$2000 gaming rig

Hey guys just wondering on opinions and suggestions for my new $2000 gaming rig with a bit of audio editing
I want to play games like crysis 2 DOW II unreal tournament etc in the best graphics possible I wud prefer to stay with AMD and ati but other than that all suggestions welcome
I already have a 27inch full HD monitor, keyboard, speakers mouse, optical drive and os
I would also like to occasionally try these games out on my new Sony LED HD 55inch TV with respectable performance if possible
Cheers for the feedback
(p's i live in aus)


AMD Phenom II 955 X4 black edition 3.2Ghz $149
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=187_345&products_id=11301

 Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H Rev2 Motherboard $175
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=138_803&products_id=15162

G.Skill Trident F3 1600Mhz DDR3 4GB RAM $75
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=186_538_913&products_id=15168

Thermaltake Level 10 GT Case $315
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_547&products_id=16648

 Antec CP-850 850W Power Supply $149
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=15_535&products_id=10906

Gigabyte Radeon HD6970 2GB $399 x2
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=193_1178&products_id=16297

Patriot Inferno 60GB SSD $165
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_902_909&products_id=15086

Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $105 
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=210_344&products_id=13660

Arctic Cooling Freezer $52
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=207_23_312&products_id=15449
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  1. I'm not sure I would ever pay $315 for a CASE!!
  2. durand1035 said:
    I'm not sure I would ever pay $315 for a CASE!!


    +1, especially one from Thermaltake.
    It seems like everything I've ever owned w/ the Thermaltake label on it is louder than it needs to be.

    I think if you spent took the $324 you had planned for CPU/MB and spent it on an Intel build you would get better performance for that money, and it would be a motherboard socket that will still be in use 2 years from now.
    The 955 black is not a bad choice if you have a specific brand loyalty, but you can do better.

    Also, as a *red alert* type item, I don't think that CP-850 power supply (which is 'CPX' form factor) will fit in that case.
    Try this case instead which is probably a better case, for half the money, and it fits that PS.
    $179 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=25_733&products_id=14596
  3. Ah cheers or the PSU alert
    Mm I didn't think u wud ever spend $315 on a case either, but just like the 6970's much of the reason was because it looks awesome (to me) and I can say haha I have one of these haha, childish I know but meh lol

    As far as CPU/MB goes I know there r better intel chips that r an option but I plan on over clocking it and the cores speed, and motherboard speeds are for about what I wud use it (I think haha although I'm sure on at least one point I'm wrong hah
    I'm confused tho because wont the next AM3+ sockets still support the AM3 and I don't think it will go out of use in two years or so
  4. Although then again
    Looking at that case
    I still drool
    I think I'll take It instead haha
    Cheers mate
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