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Is this a good gaming rig? Please help?

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May 28, 2011 7:29:01 PM

My intended specs are Intel core i7 2600K, ASUS P8P67 PRO, ASUS GTX 580 , corsair ddr3 1600mhz 2x4 gb, western digital caviar black 1tb, cooler master 850 watts SMPS, cooler master HAF 932 case, Razer imperator mouse, razer goliathus mouse pad. What else do i need to make my computer a perfect gaming machine? I am an hardcore gamer and will play almost all the high end games. Will this config. last atleast 3 to 5 years so that i can play all the upcoming games? Do i need a cooler inside my computer, i am not much of an overclocker. I know i7 2600k will not have a advantage over i5 2500k in gaming now but is there any chance in future will it help gaming more than i5.I can not upgrade my pc for the next 4 years(except may be going for an sli of two 580's). Please forgive my bad english . Any type of advice is welcome?

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May 29, 2011 2:49:38 AM

Anujith said:
My intended specs are Intel core i7 2600K, ASUS P8P67 PRO, ASUS GTX 580 , corsair ddr3 1600mhz 2x4 gb, western digital caviar black 1tb, cooler master 850 watts SMPS, cooler master HAF 932 case, Razer imperator mouse, razer goliathus mouse pad. What else do i need to make my computer a perfect gaming machine? I am an hardcore gamer and will play almost all the high end games. Will this config. last atleast 3 to 5 years so that i can play all the upcoming games? Do i need a cooler inside my computer, i am not much of an overclocker. I know i7 2600k will not have a advantage over i5 2500k in gaming now but is there any chance in future will it help gaming more than i5.I can not upgrade my pc for the next 4 years(except may be going for an sli of two 580's). Please forgive my bad english . Any type of advice is welcome?

You should be good for at least 3 years with that rig, maybe 4-5, depending on what size monitor you're using and whether or not you insist on running all of the most graphics intensive games at the highest settings. The only thing I would suggest changing is getting another 8 gigs of the same ram somewhere down the road. Also, watch the temperature of your cpu and gpu to decided whether or not you need a cooler, although you shouldn't have a problem with that case. I don't know alot about the 2600k vs the 2500k, but games are going to be getting more cpu intensive and use more cores in the near future, so you won't end up with a slower rig because of that choice in processor.
May 29, 2011 5:21:56 AM

i5 2500k- no better waste of money than a 2600k if you are just gaming
asrock p67 extreme4 mobo- i like this one because it has all the same features as the asus you posted except less expensive
1tb samsung spinpoint f3 at amazon for 60$
this ram- just clock it at 1600mhz through the bios no p67 mobo supports 1866 ram- http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B004XUCCRM/ref=d...
corsair hx850 psu
i dislike the haf series i think they are cheap for what they are go with the nzxt phantom or the corsair graphite 600t
gpu- 6970 (in cf it will run on par with 580's in sli except they cost 200$ less :D )
get tis 6970- http://www.amazon.com/MSI-Radeon-Express-Graphics-R6970...
this cpu cooler- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
get the g500 mouse and keep the mouse pad


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