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hey I need some help designing a hardcore gaming system, for FPS and RPG's
can someone tell me the best setup they can design for about 2500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore gaming, surfing the web, and watching movies

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**


Country: I live in Japan


Overclocking: eventual, but likely not needed
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  1. Hello Ando :hello:

    My suggestions: ;)

    Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160 ---$139.99-----Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced

    MoBo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131791 ---$269.99----ASUS P8Z68 Deluxe

    CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070 ----$319.99---Intel i7 2600K

    Heatsink: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118019 ----$29.99---Zalman 110 with rebate

    RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145347 ---$82.99----Corsair Vengeance 16GB(4X4)

    GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130693 --$749.99---EVGA GTX 590

    SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171545 ----$128.99---Scandisk 128 GB

    HDD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697 ---$129.99--Seagate Barracuda 1TB/6GB/Sec

    PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025 -$119.99---Corsair 800W 80+ certified

    Burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827118065 --$89.99

    Tower Total------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------$2061.90 :sol:

    This thing will decimate!!!!!!! :bounce:

    Before I get attacked I chose the i7 simply for future-proof I feel it won't be too long before they use hyperthreading in gaming, and the 16 GB RAM for the same reason, for $130 bucks more it's a no brainer in my book. Went with Barracuda over Spinpoint F3 simply for the 6Gb/sec access rate.

    Just my 2 cents do with it what you will. :heink:
  2. for his budget, go for the i7 but i would lean towards 2 gtx 580 since they are faster and the 590 is out of stock right now. for psu get a decent enermax or seasonic 1000 w psu for arround 250$
    i wouldnt get that ssd, crucial m4 240gb would be bigger, arround 380$ i guess. always bigger is better.
    overprices mobo, get a decent mobo arround 180$
  3. The one place not to skimp would be the mobo, and the video card IMO. As per the rest the only thing I can say is $2500 buck is a pile of money for a tower why not get the best?
  4. I hear in every thread that i7-2600k is overkill for any gaming, yet you guys are suggesting it. I don't get it.
  5. azeem40 said:
    I hear in every thread that i7-2600k is overkill for any gaming, yet you guys are suggesting it. I don't get it.


    Its because OP's budget is overkill too... :D So go for the i7 for bragging rights
  6. still overpriced
    get asus p8z68-v pro/gen 3
    go for 8gb of ram
    also get bigger and better PSU in case u plan on cf/sli in the future
  7. hey I need some help designing a hardcore gaming system, for FPS and RPG's
    can someone tell me the best setup they can design for about 2500$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Hardcore gaming, surfing the web, and watching movies

    Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) **Include Power Supply Make & Model If Re-using**


    Country: I live in Japan


    Overclocking: eventual, but likely not needed


    hello.
    here is my quick suggestion-

    Antec DF-85 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case
    $159.99


    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

    $149.99


    MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video ...

    $999.98
    ($499.99 each)
    2

    MSI Gift - NBA2K11 PC GAME



    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply

    $149.99


    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    $46.99

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

    $209.99


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...

    $219.99


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...

    $33.99


    LITE-ON Black 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature SATA IHBS112-04 - OEM

    $69.99


    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit

    $219.99

    Subtotal: $2,260.89
  8. hybr33d said:
    Its because OP's budget is overkill too... :D So go for the i7 for bragging rights



    No the reason is not because the money is there, the reason I suggested the i7 and 16Gb RAM is right in the post, it's more future proof and games may use it eventually. Gaming hasn't caught up to the tech yet, they will start utilizing the hyperthreading IMO since it is now there being used and the RAM for the same reason. They are building boards that recognize more RAM hence programs will begin to use more.
  9. 16GB is good(a bit overkill IMO) but i7 is not required for gaming.
  10. hellfire24 said:
    16GB is good(a bit overkill IMO) but i7 is not required for gaming.


    Yet
  11. Yeah, hillmanant has a point. When i originally built this system (in my quote) it was considered waaay overkill, the wolfdale had just come out, and everyone wanted the elusive 3.5 gigs on air- and insisted that multithreading was not even on the horizon. I went ahead anyway, i build for a 3 year span. Within the first year i had my first game that would eat over 4 gigs of ram and ask for more Company of heroes- and ive been thankful for overbuilding-at the time- ever since. So unless you plan on upgrading every year and a half, spending a little extra dough for what people consider "pointless" performance increases pays off in the long run. Most times.
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