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$1400 gaming PC

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April 28, 2011 4:55:24 PM

Hi guys ...i will be straight to the topic


Approximate Purchase Date: In a Week

Budget Range: ~$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, HD (3D)Movies

Parts Not Required: OS/speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None (as i have to collect it myself in Asia)

Country of Origin: Asia(India)

Parts Preferences: 3D monitor ,Gigabyte X58 UD3R Mobo, i7

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Thanks in advance

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April 28, 2011 5:06:31 PM

For gaming you want to start off with the Intel® Core™ I5 2500K and a good P67 chipset board maybe from Asus, Gigabyte or MSI. Overall they are better performing and at a lower costs then the X58 board that you have listed. After that you might look into a SSD as a boot drive. In your budget take a look at the Intel SSD 320 80GB and it can really improve your boot times.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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May 2, 2011 10:29:48 AM

i dont get it is x58 better than p67 mobos?
I just want to make it future proof atleast for 5-7 years ....so it should mbe compatible with coming gfx cards and processors........
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May 2, 2011 2:55:37 PM

Don't get x58, it's a dead end. Sandy bridge is the way to go right now.

CPU: i5-2500k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: P8P67PRO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Gskill 2x2gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Drive: Spinpoint f3 1tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(^ on that one, watch for a price drop. I've seen then drop all the way to $40)

Case: HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: CM Hyper 212+ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(might be cheaper on amazon)

GPU: MSI GTX 570 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ Vertex 2 120gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair TX 750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Grand total: $1369.99 before rebates.
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May 7, 2011 6:56:01 PM

I7 is a GREAT CPU choice, though they can get expsensive for a 3.2 I beleive it is 300$! I5 is a much better way to to it's cheaper and has good performance. And also Sli a geforce 470 gtx those two are BADBOYS they make a really good couple when SLIED.
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May 7, 2011 8:48:07 PM

Here's my advice. don't listen to addison.

On the other note, you don't need an i7 for sandy bridge. The i5-2500k and i7-2600k are the exact same processor, except the 2600k has Hyper Threading. This is only used in VERY processor intensive tasks, such as high level 3D rendering.
Note, the GTX 570 is 3D capable, and I noticed you have listed that as a requirement.
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May 8, 2011 8:39:13 AM

striker410 said:
Here's my advice. don't listen to addison.

On the other note, you don't need an i7 for sandy bridge. The i5-2500k and i7-2600k are the exact same processor, except the 2600k has Hyper Threading. This is only used in VERY processor intensive tasks, such as high level 3D rendering.
Note, the GTX 570 is 3D capable, and I noticed you have listed that as a requirement.


so what you are saying is instead of buying i7 2600k i should buy i5 2500k+ gtx 570 combo?

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Hyper Threading. This is only used in VERY processor intensive tasks, such as high level 3D rendering.


thats my main objective btw

and besides i am planning to buy ps3 so most games will be taken care of .........
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May 8, 2011 3:05:26 PM

I am saying you listed gaming as the most important use. With that in mind, I say switch to the 2500k. No games make use of that HT right now, so it's not worth the extra $100

And as for the gtx 570, you listed 3D movies as a requirement, so I was merely pointing out the fact that you will be able to use 3D.
I also noticed you need a 3D monitor, so drop the SSD in favor of a good monitor.
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August 5, 2011 8:29:32 AM

sorry for late reply been away (too) long time
thanks for your suggestions
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