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January 14, 2012 6:00:16 PM

Hello community,

Approximate Purchase Date: this summer, earlier is better.

Budget Range: $1500-2200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: any OS

Country: UK, but I have relatives in USA. so shipping is not a problem.
I guess it is worth buying pc in US and send it to me.

Parts Preferences:
some advanced motherboard - (??)
some quick RAM - (8-12gb of 1600/2000mhz),
descent CPU - (maybe i5/i7 overclock ready or overclocked).
ability to get SLI in not distant future (second nvidia 580 or so)
liquid cooling - (??)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1280x1024 but I don't really know.
I was thinking about 3 monitors/projectors for racing games.

Additional Comments:

I want really high end gaming pc.
I know it is really expensive stuff so maybe save some money now
and leave a possibility to upgrade later
(like add RAM or second GPU, CPU witch I could over-clock if needed)

I was thinking that motherboard witch wouldn't be last of it's kind would be good..
if you know what i mean. technology is evolving in a speed of light, but if
my motherboard would be reasonably advanced I could adapt extras in one year time without worries.
(it just my thought.. perhaps it doesn't make much sense for experts.. )


To be honest, I am don't have much experienced with hardware.

But I am totally open. Hope You have ideas for this.. :) 

I am sincerely grateful for all advices.

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January 14, 2012 6:15:00 PM

Sorry should have read rules first.
January 14, 2012 6:22:36 PM

First: for gaming I recommend the i5 2500K. It is the best CPU for gaming currently, although the 2600K and 2700K may beat it marginally. It certainly is the best bang for the buck.

If you are buying a discrete GFX card then you may find some bargains in the P67 rather than the Z68 mobos. A similar P67 is about $30 less than the Z68 and the Z68 doesn't give a real advantage for gaming. I like my ASRock P67 Extreme 6 in SLI.

Sandybridge doesn't really utilize fast ram. 8 GB of 1333 is about optimal. Corsair, Crucial, GSkill, Patriot, Mushkin, Kingston are all good.

Get a good 850W + PSU. Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, OCZ, Seasonic, Cougar, Lepa, are all good brands among others.

Get a good case. I like Corsair and, if you're budget minded the new Cougar Solution is a budget case.

Closed loop cooling has bested air cooling. The Corsair H100 or H80 or Antec 920 are the best performers.

Get a good boot SSD. I recommend the Crucial M4.

Get a good storage HDD 1 TB +.




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January 15, 2012 11:28:56 AM

Thank you for all advices! :) 

...but I did not understand comparison P67 vs Z68..
what is what? and where one is better then other?

Since I am not rushing with this PC what about waiting for Ivy bridge stuff..?
January 15, 2012 12:32:39 PM

Z68 allows you to use on-CPU gfx, but since u r buying a Video CArd, you don't need it.
January 15, 2012 12:38:25 PM

Could you clarify your location. Are you living in the UK but have a family that can bring parts from the US?
January 15, 2012 1:37:56 PM

metal orient said:
Could you clarify your location. Are you living in the UK but have a family that can bring parts from the US?


Yes. just like you've said.
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