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Approximate Purchase Date: This week (the closer the better), some of the items linked will be a Black Friday Sale

Budget Range: 1700-1800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, I am going to try to run 3 monitors

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitors

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: I am going to try to stick to Intel since that seems to be the latest and greatest this year.

Overclocking: Maybe, I dont know much about it.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I just want it to be fast and last at least 2-3 years.

So here is the build i was thinking..

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131730

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087 (not sure if that is enough power)

Video Card: 2X http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161356

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145313

Heat Sink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

Dvd/Blue-ray player: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135252


Let me know what you think
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  1. Best answer
    I'm going to let someone else here help you because I'm running out of time...but;

    I recommend that you get two Sapphire 2GB HD 6950's instead. You'll save roughly $100 and if you unlock them, they'll be performing at HD 6970 levels. Even when they haven't been unlocked, there's only like an %8-%9 difference in performance. Alternatively, you might even want to wait for the 7000 series.

    As for the PSU, try getting a more reliable brand such as Corsair. If you're going to overclock the GPUs or even the CPU (both?), then you definitely want a 850W PSU.
  2. Sailor Moon said:
    I'm going to let someone else here help you because I'm running out of time...but;

    I recommend that you get two Sapphire 2GB HD 6950's instead. You'll save roughly $100 and if you unlock them, they'll be performing at HD 6970 levels. Even when they haven't been unlocked, there's only like an %8-%9 difference in performance. Alternatively, you might even want to wait for the 7000 series.

    As for the PSU, try getting a more reliable brand such as Corsair. If you're going to overclock the GPUs or even the CPU (both?), then you definitely want a 850W PSU.


    Any idea when the 7000 series might come out?
  3. Rickywhit said:
    Any idea when the 7000 series might come out?
    Possibly December, probably Q1 2012 (February-March). We're definitely going to get a solid release date in December.
  4. Hmmm ok, could this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960 be a better alternative. I have heard good things about it.
  5. Rickywhit said:
    Hmmm ok, could this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960 be a better alternative. I have heard good things about it.

    Nope. Don't even bother. AMD is just so far behind the processor game...the i5 2500k is pretty much the undisputed best gaming processor that you can get for under $250.

    If everything's been answered, select a "Best Answer" so the thread can be locked. Feel free to PM me if you have more questions.
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