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Could anyone please help me build a new gaming PC?

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August 18, 2012 2:32:52 AM

*Why I'm upgrading
I've had my current gaming PC for about 4 years and 2 months now (6/18/2008); it's starting to feel sluggish.


*Here are the current specifications:

XPS 630, Intel Core2 processorE8400 (3.0 GHz,1333FSB) w/Dual Core Technology and 6MB cache
4GB DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz
512MB Radeon ATI HD 3870 (I upgraded this to a 6870 because the 3870 broke. I'd like to replace the 6870 with something more powerful in the new build.)
750GB SATA 2 Hard Drive 7200RPM
Dell 19 in 1 Media Reader withBluetooth 2.0
48X Combo and 16X DVD+/-RW

*Resolutions and what I do with it
I run two 1920x1080 monitors off of this setup and I often run a 1080p video on one and a game with ultra details on the other. I do a lot of video conversion and online gaming, and have a very nice sound system I'd like it to be compatible with. I should also note that I practically live on the computer, and it will be getting 12-15 hours of daily usage. If it matters I typically use around 200-250GB of bandwidth monthly

*I have a few questions:

1. If you don't mind; could you tell me which parts are the best? I have a budget of around $2000 or less but the lower I can get that number the better. (ie $500 for a 3% performance increase isn't worth it to me)

2. Are there any other major parts coming out that I should wait for? I don't mind waiting a few months to upgrade.

3. Is it possible to build something in this price range that can run games in the highest detail at max framerates for about 5 years?

4. Is it worth saving anything out of my old computer? If not what do you recommend I do with it? It's very finicky and I don't think an average computer user could deal with all the software I use to keep all of the parts working properly.

If you made it here thanks for reading my post and for helping me out! If you have any questions I'll be monitoring the thread for a while. Thanks again!

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August 18, 2012 2:52:48 AM

Are there any other major parts coming out that I should wait for? I don't mind waiting a few months to upgrade. said:
Are there any other major parts coming out that I should wait for? I don't mind waiting a few months to upgrade.


Not really, haswell is coming on april 2013...

Is it possible to build something in this price range that can run games in the highest detail at max framerates for about 5 years? said:
Is it possible to build something in this price range that can run games in the highest detail at max framerates for about 5 years?


hahahahaha... that's not possible fellow


is it worth saving anything out of my old computer? If not what do you recommend I do with it? It's very finicky and I don't think an average computer user could deal with all the software I use to keep all of the parts working properly. said:
is it worth saving anything out of my old computer? If not what do you recommend I do with it? It's very finicky and I don't think an average computer user could deal with all the software I use to keep all of the parts working properly.


Hard drives and optical drives

for 2000$ buy this:

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($114.98 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($307.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($104.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1629.02

CPU cooler: http://www.frozencpu.com/products/12222/ex-wat-162/XSPC...



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August 18, 2012 3:06:32 AM

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