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Gaming Beast Build - Update Pc Parts

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February 8, 2012 5:14:16 AM

Hey Everybody! :) 



I'd like to update my 2009 Build which currently has the following parts:

Processor: Core i7 920@Stock Speeds (Water cooling for future)

MotherBoard:Asus P6T-SE

RAM: Corsair 1333MHZ 3*2GB=6GB

HardDrive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 7200RPM?

Graphics Card: Sapphire Vaporx 4890

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922



NOTES:

So I'd Like to get a better graphics card which can run Triple Screen either Surround by NVIDIA or Eyefinity by AMD/ATI
More RAM
Looking at a Hybrid SSD and a SSD just for running and holding my games and OS (I don't keep TOO many Games)
A nice looking Water Cooling System.
P.S I REALLY like the look of the Thermaltake GT Snow Edition Case :D 






Approximate Purchase Date: This Month

Budget Range: $1500 - $2000 max

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing the Net, Music, Folding@Home

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS, Core i7 920 CPU (unless necessary), MotherBoard, Asus P6TSE (again unless needed)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Australian Suppliers if possible

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences: No Preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution:1920x1200

Additional Comments: I would like to be able to run Battlefield 3 and Crysis 2 on MAX settings and if possible Triple Screen. Eyefinity is not a MUST but it would be nice to have.



I really would love some help on this.
I have been looking at the new cards and processors and Motherboards and so on... but i'm a little confused.
It took me a good part of 3 Months in 2009 to choose the products I needed for my Setup at the time.

Thanks for reading Guys and Gals,

Reaux

a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2012 5:56:23 AM

Your motherboard, CPU and ram are fine. I assume the power supply is good as well.

Really all you need is a better graphics card in the mix. Note the position of your card in this chart. In order to see significant improvement, you would need to go up 3 levels on the chart. In this case that would put you at the AMD 6950 level. Since you want triple screens, I would recommend bumping up to a 2gb AMD 6970 model. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-graphics-car...

For water cooling, I would look at the various Corsair units.

The case is fine.

For SSD, the OCZ Vertx3 is good, as is the Crucial M4 and Samsung 830 series. Once you select one, here is a good way to set them up. http://www.pcworld.com/article/237496/the_best_of_both_...

I do not know too much about the Hybrid drives, but I think you would come out just as well with the SSD and a regular hard drive setup as above.
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a b U Graphics card
February 8, 2012 6:02:21 AM

welcome on toms.
trust me level 10 gt looks great but it's not best for watercooling.Obsidian 800d is my favorite but HAF-X or xigmatek Elysium are one of the best! Elysium for $180 is a really attractive deal IMO.920 is a good cpu and so is your mobo,overclock it to 4~4.5Ghz.i am not a liquid cooling guru.i can suggest you parts for your pc but post a separate thread in watercooling section.i am sure rubix will help you.anyways here are my recommendations-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
SSDs are really fast this one is good one-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
reference cards are easier to install waterblocks-
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
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March 30, 2012 6:36:10 AM

I have a Coolermaster UCP 700W power supply which has JUST decided to blow a fuse so off for RMA replacement with a free upgrade (gottta love CoolerMaster :)  Silent Pro Gold 800W.

I have been looking at mostly getting a new graphics card... but as always just as you think you know which one you want BAM nvidia releases the 600series!
I like the Specs of the Gtx 680 but the heft price tag is just insane.

I know that I want to be able for the moment run a monitor with 2560 resolution and everything at MAX (Battlefield 3 atm)

BUT I also know that the eventual plan is 2560 with TRIPLE Screen.
I am willing to spend a little money on this I KNOW there is no such thing as future proof with computer parts.

I can't seem to find something that will run 7680 res in Battlefield 3 on Ultra settings.

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