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New Gaming System /advice please

Last response: in Systems
March 6, 2012 7:29:29 PM

Hey everyone just wanted to post what i picked out for building a computer
advice/thoughts please!
uses: hardcore Gaming
budget: 2500

Case: Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow Edition

GPU: EVGA 03G-P3-1595-AR GeForce GTX 580


Ram: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8 x 2gb

Motherboard:ASRock X79 Extreme6/GB

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K

SSD Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB

Cooling: intel BXRTS2011LC Liquid-cooled

Let me know what you guys think


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March 6, 2012 8:17:42 PM

Obviously that would game well but you could get equally decent performance out of something like this:

Intel Core i5-2500k
8GB Mushkin Silverline 1333Mhz
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3
Samsung 830 Series 128GB
XFX HD 7970 3GB Black Edition
SeaSonic M12II 520 Bronze 520W
NZXT Phantom
Noctua NH-D14
DVD Burner

That would cost around $1500 total and you wouldn't lose any gaming performance, it would probably be quieter too.

The reason being that the 2011 socket isn't really designed for gaming, you won't see much of a benefit by spending 3x the cash you would spend on the 1155 socket.