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High End Gaming Rig

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June 12, 2011 10:22:30 PM

Hey, decided to get a high end gaming rig.
Here are my current choices, if you have any advice, or would like to remark on something, please do so.

The place I can get my items from: - www.memoryexpress.com

-System-

Case: Cooler Master HAF X Tower Case (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX29254%28ME%...)

Processor: Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31558%28ME%...)

- Cooling: Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Cooler (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX33765%28ME%...)

Motherboard: Asus MAXIMUS IV Extreme Rev 3.0 w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI
(http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX32591%28ME%...)

Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (4 x 4GB) (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31394%28ME%...)

HDD1: Western Digital 2TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX32247%28ME%...)

HDD2: Intel SSD 510 Series SATA III Solid State Drive Kit, 120GB w/ Adapter (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX32562%28ME%...)

DVD Drive: Asus 24x DVD-RW Drive, SATA w/ LightScribe, Black, OEM (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX30853%28ME%...)

GFX Card: eVGA GeForce GTX 590 Classified 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Triple DVI, mini-DisplayPort (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX32910%28ME%...)

PSU: ANTEC TruePower Quattro 1000W Power Supply (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX18434%28ME%...)

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full Retail Box (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX26225%28ME%...)

Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster P2770H 27in Widescreen LCD w/ HDMI (http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX28146%28ME%...)

Thanks once again for the help.

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June 12, 2011 10:42:36 PM

http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-BDL_2600K_P8Z... CPU/mobo combo. Sandy bridge (lga1155) is the new intel platform they have discontinued production on lga1366 (the cpu/mobo you selected). Better performance and all the bells and whistles you need. For gaming you can go with an i5 2500k and p67 board to save on that end.

RAM go with a dual channel 8GB kit like http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX31392%28ME%... you also don't need memory cooling kits

I don't know if they have released the improved gtx 590s or not. Asus was going to tweak it perform closer to 2x580.
June 12, 2011 11:11:40 PM

Alright, decided to make these changes so far.
Intel Core™ i7-2600K Processor, 3.40GHz w/ 8MB Cache
Asus MAXIMUS IV Extreme Rev 3.0 w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Dual Gigabit Lan, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI
Removed Memory Cooling
Changed CPU Cooling to Corsair Hydro H100 CPU Cooler
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600MHz CL9 Dual Channel Kit (4 x 4GB)
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June 12, 2011 11:14:50 PM

Current gen is Sandy Bridge, processor is old. No reason, at all, to buy a GTX 590. A GTX 570 will handle that 1920 x 1200 all day long.
June 12, 2011 11:59:15 PM

i cant beleive nobody has told you to buy the 2500k yet. so i will. since you are just gaming the 2500k is the best processor for you games dont use hyperthreading or 8 cores and you will get no performance boost for the extra 100$ you spent

Where are you from? buy from newegg amazon or tiger direct.

i5 2500k 225$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

asrock p67 extreme6 190$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Noctua NH-D14 120mm 80$- http://www.amazon.com/Noctua-Heatpipe-Bearing-Cooler-NH...

NZXT Phantom 120$- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

samsung spinpoint f3 1tb- http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

crucial m4 64gb x2- http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX33417(ME).aspx faster and cheaper

gtx 560 ti x2- http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX33295(ME).aspx
or 6950 2gb x2- http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX33345(ME).aspx

psu- http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/PID-MX33832(ME).aspx

you may need to do some searching around for that mobo. also duel 6950's will give you better performance than those 2 560 ti's


June 13, 2011 12:16:23 AM

I mentioned the i5 2500k :p  also he is using a gtx 590 not 560 ti. I said the i7 2600k since it looks like he is going for the best of everything whether or not it will be fully beneficial.
June 13, 2011 12:54:25 AM

i am suggesting the 560ti sli and 6950 cf since they are cheaper and give pretty much the same performance
June 13, 2011 2:56:07 AM

Ah gotcha. I do like the 560 ti >.>
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