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$1000-$1500 gaming Pc need Advice!!!

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June 22, 2011 3:19:33 PM

hi all

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next 2-3 weeks

Budget Range: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Only gaming

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: United States

Parts Preferences: Dont know much but i like amd b/c its way cheaper then intell

Overclocking: NO

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

k guys i need ur help in what parts to get and to get the most out of my $1000-$1500.All i know is i want to do SLI or Crossfire.




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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2011 3:41:53 PM
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I advice you this build on certain assumptions. You dont't need OS, mouse, monitor, keyboard.
This build is capable of overclocking. It can be used to game comfortably on multi-monitor setup. It's somewhat overkill for a resolution of 1600X900.

Here it goes :

Case : ThermalTake V9

CPU: i5-2500k.

Motherboard : Gigabyte GA Z68X

Cooler : Xigmatek Gaia

Optical Drive : Asus DVD

HDD : Seagate Barracuda(1 TB)

Power Supply : Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750

RAM : Kingston Hyper (2X4 GB)

SSD : OCZ Agility 120 GB

Graphic Card : 2X HIS 6950

Here is thumbnail of the build :

2X 6950 :


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If you don't like the above case you can go with your own choice as well. Here's another suggestion.

If you need a monitor, mouse, keyboard . I suggest you drop out a video card. With that money you can buy a monitor like this or whatever you like


June 22, 2011 4:20:56 PM

I like almost all of that build just that i forgot to say that i already have one EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked and 6GB of PC3-10600 DDR3 from a old pc that i got like 2 years ago and dont know if its better buying new ram or just using my PC3-10600 DDR3? and is SSD : OCZ Agility 120 GB really worth the money ? i want to get othere GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked b/c i already have and just do sli.What do ya think?thx for the reply
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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2011 4:56:31 PM

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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2011 5:01:25 PM

pcxgame88 said:
I like almost all of that build just that i forgot to say that i already have one EVGA GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked and 6GB of PC3-10600 DDR3 from a old pc that i got like 2 years ago and dont know if its better buying new ram or just using my PC3-10600 DDR3? and is SSD : OCZ Agility 120 GB really worth the money ? i want to get othere GeForce GTX 570 Superclocked b/c i already have and just do sli.What do ya think?thx for the reply

I just saw that post. I'm surprised you have that card with your resolution. Bump up the psu on that build I posted above to this own down below...and change out the vid cards to another gtx 570...w/ that monitor I posted up above.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2011 5:10:55 PM

still think the best upgrade for you would be to just upgrade to a phenom 980 (or a 955) and be happy, it would save you the hassle of removing your mobo and reinstalling the OS...if your mobo supports it then why not?... and then just buy an SSD, would be a great rig, 6gb ddr3 1600mhz ram, phenom 980 (or 955), gtx570 and an SSD.

you could waste your cash, for the same/very similar performance, but value wise a great setup would be the phenom setup (since you already have the mobo).
a b 4 Gaming
June 22, 2011 5:15:18 PM

An SSD drive helps to speed up boot times and application load times. You can use that ssd to hold your OS, program files that you access the most. It all depends on you whether you want 15-20 seconds boot up using SSD or conventional 1-1.5 minute load time.
You can get another GTX 570 video card and SLI them. the good thing is that the motherboard supports it.
The Ram should work fine. Upgrade the power supply to this Corsair 850 Watt

Here's a link that shows the power consumption of two GTX 570 in SLI

So from the budget removing the Ram, 2x HIS 6950,750 watt power supply and adding another gtx 570, and 850 watt power supply should help you lower your budget by around 100-150 USD. That's it i suppose!!

June 26, 2011 1:36:45 PM

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