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Gaming Rig - Advice from ppl who know about upcoming hardware

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July 18, 2011 5:33:19 PM

My labtop called it quits on me a couple months ago so I'm in the market for a nice new gaming rig. I was planning on waiting nearer to the release of diablo 3 so I'm curious if anyone might know whats coming out in the next year and if it would be really worth the wait.

Heres my build I've looked around quite a bit but if you can critique what I've come up with, please and thank you.


Processer: Intel Core i5-2500K $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Power supply: Mk II 950W $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HHD: Curcial M4 SSD 64G $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung spinpoint 1TB Internal HHD $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card: Radeon HD 6950 2G $279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Ripjaws 8GB $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extreme4 Motherboard $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Razer Mamba $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G16 Keyboard $ ??? buying online pretty cheap.

July 18, 2011 5:36:29 PM

Pet peeve, sorry. Laptop. Not Labtop. Lol :p  That powersupply is a LITTLE overkill.. and by little I mean a lot. You should need.. maybe 750w max? I know a calculator, hold on.

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

Squirrel told me about that calculator
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July 18, 2011 5:38:28 PM

Blizzard generally does a good job of keep their game requirements low to make sure they get the maximum number of people to buy their games. Since the Intel Core i5-2500K is about the best gaming processor out on the market and the video card you have is a harder end one I would say that you are well set up for Diablo 3 when it is released.

On the power take a look at the Corsair tx750.

Christian Wood
Intel Enthusiast Team
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July 18, 2011 6:00:13 PM

Haha, lab or lap gets me all the time man. Thanks for the calculator.
Thanks for the info Christian, would you guys agree with the graphics card or change to something elce?
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July 18, 2011 6:14:18 PM

Your GPU card is fine, and yuou leave room for Xfire later on. If yo plan to Xfire later on make sure you get a very good 750W + PSU that can handle Xfire. A Corsair 750W TX would be fine, but I prefer a higher wattage (850 +) for greater overhead in Xfire.
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July 18, 2011 7:38:10 PM

iAlchemist said:
My labtop called it quits on me a couple months ago so I'm in the market for a nice new gaming rig. I was planning on waiting nearer to the release of diablo 3 so I'm curious if anyone might know whats coming out in the next year and if it would be really worth the wait.

Heres my build I've looked around quite a bit but if you can critique what I've come up with, please and thank you.


Processer: Intel Core i5-2500K $219
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Power supply: Mk II 950W $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


HHD: Curcial M4 SSD 64G $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Samsung spinpoint 1TB Internal HHD $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics card: Radeon HD 6950 2G $279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: Ripjaws 8GB $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Extreme4 Motherboard $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse: Razer Mamba $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G16 Keyboard $ ??? buying online pretty cheap.



I have the Razer DeathAdder and I can say I thoroughly enjoy this mouse :D . It'll shave off a good 70 bucks too.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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July 19, 2011 12:50:15 AM

You can get a Samsung 2 TB drive for only $80. I know that it is a green drive, but as it is a storage device and not for RAID, I'd suggest that it would be a better value.
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July 31, 2011 8:19:39 PM

Unreal guys thanks for the advise, probably pick this up next week!
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