Gaming Rig - Advice from ppl who know about upcoming hardware

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?ItemList=Combo.691419

Power supply: Mk II 950W $149
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028


HHD: Curcial M4 SSD 64G $109
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148447
Samsung spinpoint 1TB Internal HHD $69
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Graphics card: Radeon HD 6950 2G $279
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102929

RAM: Ripjaws 8GB $99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

Extreme4 Motherboard $189
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

Mouse: Razer Mamba $119.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153048

G16 Keyboard $ ??? buying online pretty cheap.
8 answers Last reply
More about gaming advice upcoming hardware
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. 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?ItemList=Combo.691419

    Power supply: Mk II 950W $149
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703028


    HHD: Curcial M4 SSD 64G $109
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148447
    Samsung spinpoint 1TB Internal HHD $69
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    Graphics card: Radeon HD 6950 2G $279
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102929

    RAM: Ripjaws 8GB $99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231468

    Extreme4 Motherboard $189
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    Mouse: Razer Mamba $119.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826153048

    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=N82E16826153055&cm_re=razer_deathadder-_-26-153-055-_-Product
  6. 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.
  7. Unreal guys thanks for the advise, probably pick this up next week!
Ask a new question

Read More

New Build Gaming Systems Product