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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2012 4:24:47 PM

I need to decied which stuff will be best for a gaming computer. I got some stuff, I belive they will work well, but I can look at others idea what would be better.
I inted to play the most recent games on hopfully highest graphics, e.g. Skyrim, Guild wars 2, Battelfield and so on. my budget is about £1000.
well my stuff which I intend to buy ar:

i5 2500k (I probably will not overclock)
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Intel-Sandybridge-i5-2500-Quad-...
RAM 8GB
http://overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MY-094...
Mother board or a better which will be good with my processor
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ASUS-1155-P8P67-M-PRO-M-ATX/dp/...
Graphics card I inted to get gtx 580 but I dont have any idea which is the best option, some say that gtx560 ti x2 is better than a single gtx580, so I need to rly know what would be the best option for the higher res graphic and that will keep on going for longer, if I need to I will buy a 2nd gtx580 in the future,
as for the cooling system I need to know whats better air or water cooling.
and rest parts which I will need to make the computer run but I have no idea what they are.

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a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2012 4:28:39 PM

I would not get the 580. According to Guru3D, SLI 560ti is more FPS for less. However, if it were me, I would just get one Radeon 7950. It runs cooler, is cheaper (sometimes), and eyefinity>surround (:p ); also, it draws less power.
a b 4 Gaming
March 1, 2012 4:30:30 PM

I'd agree with 7950/7970
March 1, 2012 4:48:24 PM

7950, overclock to a 7970. You would then be able to crossfire later with another when they go down in price.

for the CPU cooler get a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it is an air cooler but top of the line and preforms on par with most watercooling unless you are running a custom water loop ( more expensive and more maintenance)


You will need a good power supply. If you want to future proof i would get a 1000 or 1200 watt power supply if you are wanting to overclock your cpu AND want to crossfire 7950s or 580s later. ( you may need to overclock the cpu to not bottleneck the cpu with two high end GPUs)

something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

you will also need a good case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

is a good one

A dvd/cd rw is good or a blue ray if you want that.

SSD is always nice too

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

a harddrive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If i missed any parts someone chime in ^_^




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