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2k to build gaming rig for next 2/3 years need ideas

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December 4, 2011 7:06:14 PM

Hi here need some help looking for a good gaming rig to last next 2 or 3 years

Been looking at the 2011 prossers not sure there worth it tho

I have 2k to spend

I don't need screens , keyboard ,mouse , psu its 1200 watt , case , spakers , headset,

I need Motherboard ( No asus) Graphics card (no Asus) and of course ram and ssd maybe normal Hd also

Not really in to Sli so single graphics will do

Fire away and thanks for the help
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 4, 2011 8:07:13 PM

So you are planning on spending $2000 on just the cpu , MB , gpu and hdd's ?

Intel Core i7-3930K Sandy Bridge-E 3.2GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80619i73930K $599.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ZALMAN CNPS12X 120mm Long Life Bearing High Performance Triple Fan CPU Cooler
$ 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GIGABYTE G1.ASSASSIN2 LGA 2011 Intel X79 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard $399.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 03G-P3-1584-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $589.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $199.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (4 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M4X1600C8R $79.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital Caviar Green WD15EARS-FR 1.5TB IntelliPower 64MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $104.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I listed a recertified hdd just to have one there because the hdd prices are so high right now that you can either go with that choice or wait for the prices to come back down. I also listed the new 2011 socket CPU and MB so it would somewhat future proof and will do you for the next 2 to 3 years. Total for this build is $2074.93 and of course the components listed are for you to look through and decide if you want to go that way or go with the 1155 socket that would bring the price down considerably.






December 5, 2011 12:49:20 AM

The Question is would any games need system that Powerful in the next 2 or 3 years if not would 1155 socket be better
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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 5, 2011 1:00:32 AM

I would say who knows what the future will bring in technology its always changing, but he 2011 socket build will probably last you longer than 2-3 years so thats a good thing
December 5, 2011 1:03:31 AM

May I ask why you don't want to go with Asus?
December 5, 2011 1:11:57 AM

every Asus Product i had as always been broken or breaks or chipsets have errors after i had nothing but problems with there motherboards and Graphics cards
December 5, 2011 1:18:14 AM

you may go to the wrong way i think
in 2008 i got an i7 920 and 2 gtx260s and plays very well till 2010, 3 years right? than i just overclocked the cpu and buy an HD 5870 and it works very well for now.
if you want a rig that fulfills your gaming demand in the next 3 years, i think 2k dollars is a bit too much.
if i were you i will buy an i7 2600K with a high-end gigabyte or MSI motherboard, cause the sandy bridge has the highest single thread performance for now and most games can not fully take advantage of more than 3 cpu cores. it means most games dont need a very advanced multi-core cpu that has 6 or 8 or more cores, they need one or two extremely high performance core(s) that dominate all other cores. so 2600K will be the best choice, because i didn't see 3930 get any significant gaming performance gain over it. i perfer buying next generation ivy bridge instead.
i will buy one HD 6970 or GTX 580 cause they are the best single core graphic cards currently. i only expect to upgrade the graphic card in the next 2 years if i suddently want much more gaming performance, like playing doom4 or quake5 or crysis 3 or something like this and the next generation graphics come out.
current games do not benifit much from an ssd i think, the loading time does not changes much if i remembered correctly. so i will just buy an 128GB ssd for os, and one or two large HDD for storage.
i think the totally cost maybe 1k or 1.5k since you've already have many other compments.
hope it helps
December 5, 2011 1:29:21 AM

if you get the ram , get the LOW PROFILE CORSAIR VENGENCE, they are the best, i got 2 x4gb of them. They dont block the massive cpu cooler's if your going to get them.

December 5, 2011 11:45:49 AM

@kiss4luna i was also thinking the sandy bridge i7 2600 was hte way to go cause no pc game in a long time will use the relaly high end boards like the x79 so am swingin to a 1155 board and prosser with a gtx 580
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