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Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D
Motherboard: Asus P6XH8D Premium LGA 1366
Video Cards: Crossfire Sapphire Radeon HD 5870
Primary Drive: Intel X25V SSDSA 40GB x2
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-750HX
Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB
CPU: Intel HexaCore Core i7-980X Extreme Edition
Cooling: Thermaltake Frio CLP0564
Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHOS104-08
DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner
Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mouse: Razer Mamba
Mouse Pad: Razer Ironclad
Keyboard: Dragon Age II Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Audio: Razer Megalodon
PC Controller: Dragon Age II Razer Onza Tournament Edition
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  1. 1366 is a workstation rather than a gaming build.

    Mac OS ? ....limits ya gaming choices a bit.
  2. Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard? Are your favorite games available on that? If they're Windows games then you want Windows 7 SP1.

    Monitor: for your budget and your two fast graphics cards, I'd say Dell U3011 or HP ZR30w. Both run at 2560x1600 and cost around $1300. There's also U2711 (2560x1440).
  3. well, since it wont actually run

    I'd have to say its a 1 star collection of electronic junk
  4. Thoughts about gaming operating systems... Windows 8 beta is available right now. Also, WineBottler may help game on mac, but I haven't tested it. It's a mac version of wine, a windows compatibility layer for Unix-like operating systems.
  5. You can run Hackintosh on a 2600k for a lot less and get the same performance in most tasks. I, like the previous posters am wondering why you're planning to run OSX for "gaming." So I'd recommend a 2600k and 8 GB of RAM and a newer video card. It seems that everything you've picked out is last-gen. A 6970 will outperform a 5870 for less. Or you could wait for the next gen of AMD cards in December.
  6. Lighten down on the similies; it makes reading your post difficult. A few changes:

    Your OS. Get Windows 7.

    MoBo and CPU: Get an i5 2500k and a nice motherboard such as the ASUS P8P67-Pro or whatever you find nice. With that, get 8GB of 1600MHz RAM.

    You should consider the Samsung F3 Spinpoint as your HDD.

    You don't need a "gaming keyboard and mouse" to game. You can do find with cheaper standard keyboard and mouse. It's up to you for this. Same for the PC controller. If you still want it, you can keep it.

    You don't need an audio card. Unless you have a great sound system, it's not important.

    With the money saved, get a GTX 580 3GB (games are getting demanding in terms of VRAM, and if you every go multi-monitor or SLI, you aren't limited to 1.5GB) or a Radeon HD 6970.

    Go for at least a 850W PSU, or more in case you ever use more than 1 GPU.

    Get a 60/64GB SSD.

    Get a Corsair 600T for your case. It has a lot of room and has great cooling.

    I would recommend getting a Corsair H50-1 and doing a push-pull setup.

    Any monitor at 1080P with DVI or HDMI, at most 5ms response time, and being a decent size is fine.

    I would give it a 2 out of 5 (the 5870 is great, but with a 1GB of VRAM, more power consumption than a 6970, you could be better; the OS is also a bad choice for gaming; the LGA 1155 CPUs and sockets offers great performance and for a cheaper price than the LGA 1366). A bit unbalanced and overpriced if you ask me.
  7. Its not a very good build for gaming.
  8. AbdullahG said:

    You don't need a "gaming keyboard and mouse" to game. You can do find with cheaper standard keyboard and mouse. It's up to you for this. Same for the PC controller. If you still want it, you can keep it.
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    I'd disagree with that 100%. First of all, a lot of games benifit an extreme amount with gaming keyboards and mice, many of which are very affordable.

    What person would want to play a RTS or MMORPG without a macro keyboard?

    How about Mechanical Keyboards like Blackwidow Ultimate or Meka G1? They type and game so much better then normal membrane keyboards.

    For mice, I found the RAT7 with DPI button improved my game quite a bit in games like BFBC2, BF3 and L4D2,

    The Naga from razer is a great joy to use in Aion, SWTOR, Tera and other MMORPGs with insane amounts of abilities to use.

    Corsair is even about to release pretty affordable mice; M60/M90 and K60/K90: keyboards.

    Seriously, who would pay $80,000 for a hooked up car and use a plastic / rubermaid-esc steering wheel?

    Why would you buy a 60" plasma or HDLED tv and watch it on a wooden stool?

    Why would you buy a great gaming computer and use trash tools to interact with the thing?

    It would be like paying $1500 for 2x 590 GTXs in Quad SLI and run a 19" 1280 x 720 monitor lol.
  9. And at the OP.

    WTF are you doing? lol. That's the most ass backwards gaming PC I've ever seen.

    As suggested, the 1155 is a good choice for gaming (Though I still use an X58 1366 because it performs almost exactly the same as 1155 *No real FPS gains with over 3.6-3.8ghz OC on either chips* both chips can get over 4.0 ghz easy.)

    Though since you're in the market for a new system, might as well go with 2600k.

    8GB of ram is overkill for gaming and most apps, and at $50-$75, why not.

    Your OS... LOL wtf Mac? That's terrible. I almost thought you were a troll when I read that was your OS of choice. Windows 7 64 bit is the only choice, don't be a derp lol.

    Case is fine, it does the job and looks nice.

    Keyboard and mouse choices... well if you like them, that's cool, but RAT7 or the new corsair mouse/keyboards would be much better imo. But it's your hands, pick what you think you'll like.

    Your GPU choice, is a joke. Take money saved from that hexa core junk and buy yourself a real GPU set up. Get yourself nothing less then 2x 570s. 2x 580s or even a single 590 would be best. a single 5870 is junk now a days imo. I had 2x 5870s and I wasn't happy with them one bit, and that was like over a year ago lol.

    best Ethusiest choice atm for GPUs is a single 590 GTX. It runs *almost* as good as 2x 580s ($1100 worth of GPU power) but only costs 750 bucks. And if you want more power in the future just slap another one in and run quad SLI.

    Also, might as well get a bluray drive. Prices are so close to dvd drives, why not? Never know when you'd like to use it.
  10. airborne11b said:
    I'd disagree with that 100%. First of all, a lot of games benifit an extreme amount with gaming keyboards and mice, many of which are very affordable.

    What person would want to play a RTS or MMORPG without a macro keyboard?

    How about Mechanical Keyboards like Blackwidow Ultimate or Meka G1? They type and game so much better then normal membrane keyboards.

    For mice, I found the RAT7 with DPI button improved my game quite a bit in games like BFBC2, BF3 and L4D2,

    The Naga from razer is a great joy to use in Aion, SWTOR, Tera and other MMORPGs with insane amounts of abilities to use.

    Corsair is even about to release pretty affordable mice; M60/M90 and K60/K90: keyboards.

    Seriously, who would pay $80,000 for a hooked up car and use a plastic / rubermaid-esc steering wheel?

    Why would you buy a 60" plasma or HDLED tv and watch it on a wooden stool?

    Why would you buy a great gaming computer and use trash tools to interact with the thing?

    It would be like paying $1500 for 2x 590 GTXs in Quad SLI and run a 19" 1280 x 720 monitor lol.


    Still doesn't make it a requirement regardless of benefit. It's more of a personal preference. If I built a gaming PC, must it have a gaming mouse and keyboard to be considered a gaming PC? No, it doesn't need one.
  11. You should go with a 2600k I7 the 1366 is dated now. Osx is not going to run on that system. Why not win7. The 980x is way over priced as the 2600k will slap it down for the money.
  12. All of you this was neweggs "Overkill" gaming build. I just took it from that build. Ima revamp my build. Thanks for the tips.
  13. Case: Corsair 600T
    Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133
    Video Cards: Crossfire 590 GTX
    Primary Drive: Intel X25V SSDSA 40GB x2
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
    Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold
    Memory: Corsair Dominator 6GB
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
    Cooling: Thermaltake Frio CLP0564
    Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHOS104-08
    DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit
    Mouse: Razer Mamba
    Mouse Pad: Razer Ironclad
    Keyboard: Dragon Age II Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
    Audio: Razer Megalodon
    PC Controller: Dragon Age II Razer Onza Tournament Edition


    Theres my new build I actually did some research. But guys dont troll or call me a "Noob" at me in 9 so I just copied off newegg and the motherboard was tomshardware recommended. Hope this is better.
  14. Some questions and recommendations.

    CPU- You will not need the 2600k if you are gaming go for the i5-2500k.

    GPU-what is your screen resolution? because you may not really need or utilize two gtx 590s in sli.

    HDD- samsung spinpoint is a good alternative

    SSD-Why are you getting two SSD? Why not just one larger one?

    Memory-I don't think i would pay that much for ram, plus the voltage is not 1.5 which is what you need for the i5 and i believe for the i7 (not the extreme version). Just get g skill ripjaws 8 gb memory.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428
  15. thesnappyfingers said:
    Some questions and recommendations.

    CPU- You will not need the 2600k if you are gaming go for the i5-2500k.

    GPU-what is your screen resolution? because you may not really need or utilize two gtx 590s in sli.

    HDD- samsung spinpoint is a good alternative

    SSD-Why are you getting two SSD? Why not just one larger one?

    Memory-I don't think i would pay that much for ram, plus the voltage is not 1.5 which is what you need for the i5 and i believe for the i7 (not the extreme version). Just get g skill ripjaws 8 gb memory.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428


    Thank you for the advice. But im sticking with my 2600k.
    Im think im running a 1080p.
    I will be getting a bigger SSD from your advice :)
    Im sticking with my memory.
  16. You shouldn't stick with your memory, as it is 1.65 voltage, it will work but is definitely not recommend by Intel, and the toms hardware community.

    you could if you still had your original cpu, but that would not be a good idea, as the 980 is not a good gaming cpu (in terms of cost vs benefit). You would also need to keep the 1366 mobo if you went that route and the 1366 is kind of dead tech, meaning the new intel ivy bridges wont support it (i believe).

    Is there a specific reason to as why you want that memory?

    You dont need two gtx 590s one is more than adequate, could you link the card or give the specific card model? depending upon the cost you would get better performance by SLI-ing two gtx 570's, alternatively you could buy one now and sli later.

    However, by that time the new 600 series will probably be out. Seeing as cash does not seem to be an option, you will most likely just upgrade to that.
  17. Case: Corsair 600T
    Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133
    Video Cards: Crossfire 590 GTX
    Primary Drive: Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB
    Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k
    Cooling: Thermaltake Frio CLP0564
    Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHOS104-08
    DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner
    Operating System: Windows 7 64 Bit
    Mouse: Razer Mamba
    Mouse Pad: Razer Ironclad
    Keyboard: Dragon Age II Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
    Audio: Razer Megalodon
    PC Controller: Dragon Age II Razer Onza Tournament Edition
    So this is it I think, and is the 300 GB one a SSD. I'm hoping it is. Because that is a bunch of SSD. So see you later guys guys
    And My PSU is 1000 watts
  18. also what wattage is your psu?
  19. thesnappyfingers said:
    also what wattage is your psu?

    1000 Watts
  20. alright you are good to go.

    I still suggest picking different memory.

    Also for your resolution the two gtx 590's are overkill by a larger margin.
  21. Wohho!!!!! Big question, could I play crisis 2 on the highest settings? I hope I can!!!! YAY!!!!!!
  22. You will smash it, you will smash metro 2033. Two gtx 590s at that resolution will crush any game you throw at it, your min frames per second probably will never go below 50
  23. Look up the game combat arms. Im gonna play that mega graphics 110 frames per second right?
  24. Best answer
    Probably, your eye wont even notice a discernible difference after 50 fps. Two gtx 590s will be able to destroy any game, presently, and be more than enough to play games in the near future, future being defined as around four years.

    Your good. Your monitor also factors into max FPS.

    So if you have a monitor with a 60hz refresh rate, then you are limited to 60 fps, but it does not matter, you won't be able to tell the difference.

    I am telling you once more that you SHOULD change your ram!!!!!!!!!! It would be beneficial to the stability of your system.

    1.65 voltage ram is not recommended for I7-2600k CPUS. There is plenty of cool looking ram that is better and cheaper for your system.

    All of these are 8 GB and cost less.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233144
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

    Here is all ddr3 1600 ram 2x4 (8 GB of ram) sorted by best rating.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006127%20600006069%20600000261&IsNodeId=1&name=1.5V&Order=RATING
  25. Case: Corsair 600T $159.99
    Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme4 B3 Intel P67 ATX DDR3 2133 $159.99
    Video Cards: Crossfire Asus 590 GTX $1499.98
    Primary Drive: Intel 320 Series SSD 300 GB $544.99
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1TB $49.99
    Power Supply: CoolerMaster Silent Pro Gold $239.99
    Memory: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB 1.5 Volt $41.99
    CPU: Intel Core i7 2600k $314.99
    Cooling: Thermaltake Frio CLP0564 $57.99
    Optical Drive: LITE-ON iHOS104-08 $63.99
    DVD Burner: LITE-ON DVD Burner $18.99
    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit $289.99
    Mouse: Razer Mamba $129.99
    Mouse Pad: Razer Ironclad $59.99
    Keyboard: Dragon Age II Razer BlackWidow Ultimate $139.99
    Audio: Razer Megalodon $149.99
    PC Controller: Dragon Age II Razer Onza Tournament Edition $59.99
    Moniter: Dell U3011 $1399.99
    Total: $5382.82


    Thats my build.
  26. Your good.
  27. Best answer selected by ImaManWith4Ham.
  28. Should I get Crossfire Radeon 6990s or Crossfire 590s - 600s?
  29. My dad said Mac OS 10.6 was better at things im doing like video games and what ill be doing alot of video editing. So I might go back to it..
  30. don't if you are primarily gaming than you want windows 7. You could always have two os systems. I personally dont know how to do it, but it is possible.

    stick with the 590's.
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