Help me build a gaming desktop - prize?

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Irisaurus Rex

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01-02-2012

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-core-i7-sli-liquid-cooling,3096.html

there you go, 2400 dollar gaming pc.


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TL Frolo

Senior Member

01-02-2012

intel core i5
gtx 460/560ti
6 gigs of ddr3 ram
1tb hdd


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AwBlitzKrieg

Senior Member

01-02-2012

2K is an amazing freaking computer... you could get one to out perform 90% of anything with 1K or less...


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Montford

Senior Member

01-02-2012

Core i7
Asus or Gigabyte MB
12GB of Ram
Nividia Graphics Card
????????

Profit

its all you need.


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Irisaurus Rex

Senior Member

01-02-2012

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Originally Posted by MV101 View Post
If I were you, I'd wait until April when Intel & NVIDIA reveal the 28 and 22 nm fab CPUs. Those have a serious jump in performance compared to the 32 nm ones.
lol. the only people who are going to appreciate this 'serious jump in performance' are people in the entertainment industry who need extremely cpu intensive tasks. ie, video editing, etc.

there isnt any game out at the moment, ANY game, that would benefit from something that would outperform the current 32nm intel processors.

as i said op, people here are clueless when it comes to pc hardware. feel free to build your gaming pc now, theres no need to wait for the 'better' hardware coming out. i wouldnt expect the new nvidia gpu's for at least another 6 months. games wont be taking advantage of sli gtx 580's ANY time soon, trust me. you're set for 3+ years with that computer tomshardware has.


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Irisaurus Rex

Senior Member

01-02-2012

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Originally Posted by Zumtil View Post
Core i7
Asus or Gigabyte MB
12GB of Ram
Nividia Graphics Card
????????

Profit

its all you need.
12gb of ram is overpriced, and overkill for gaming.
8gb is more than enough.
dont be a fool who buys one of those premade computers from alienware and pays for 32gb of ram... absolutely pointless.


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Ichigar

Senior Member

01-02-2012

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Originally Posted by Iris View Post
look, im not gonna lie, people here are absoloutely clueless and know nothing about computer hardware here.

ask on this forum:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/\

just make a thread in the appropriate section and you'll get plenty of good answers.
2500 dollars can buy you a LOT. you'll be able to play any game @ 1920x1200 with max settings. ANY game. that includes any games coming out in the next few years.

if you want, you can buy a pc from falcon northwest.
honestly, they have amazing customer support. they are like alienware, except a little pricier, and you are paying for way better customer support. oh, and they do free repairs, etc for life. not worth it all, of course, but if you're gonna buy premade, get a pc from falcon northwest.

heres what i would sugggest though

asus p8z68 (most expensive make you can get)
Intel Core i7-960
nvidia geforce gtx 580
corsair vengance 8gb (2x4gb)
250gb ssd

figure out what case you want, and other main parts yourself. the parts i listed above are excellent, and will bring you pretty close to 2 grand if you pick them up.
So far you've been the most helpful obviously lol, I'll look into this.


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Irisaurus Rex

Senior Member

01-02-2012

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-31-322.html

thats the section you'll want to post in.
if you have the time, you should actually peruse some of those threads. you'll learn a lot, in a very little amount of time. its actually how im so knowledgeable about pc hardware now. tomsforums is a goldmine for pc hardware info.


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omegabakon

Senior Member

01-02-2012

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Originally Posted by Iris View Post
look, im not gonna lie, people here are absoloutely clueless and know nothing about computer hardware here.

ask on this forum:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/\

just make a thread in the appropriate section and you'll get plenty of good answers.
2500 dollars can buy you a LOT. you'll be able to play any game @ 1920x1200 with max settings. ANY game. that includes any games coming out in the next few years.

if you want, you can buy a pc from falcon northwest.
honestly, they have amazing customer support. they are like alienware, except a little pricier, and you are paying for way better customer support. oh, and they do free repairs, etc for life. not worth it all, of course, but if you're gonna buy premade, get a pc from falcon northwest.

heres what i would sugggest though

asus p8z68 (most expensive make you can get)
Intel Core i7-960
nvidia geforce gtx 580
corsair vengance 8gb (2x4gb)
250gb ssd

figure out what case you want, and other main parts yourself. the parts i listed above are excellent, and will bring you pretty close to 2 grand if you pick them up.
i made my pc by spending only $500 (after rebates and stuff, and not including peripherals and software) and i have 1920x1080 and I run every on ultra (except bf3, i run it on high)


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Embrocate

Senior Member

01-02-2012

i5 2500k (performs just about equally to the i7 2600k when gaming)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

If you're doing heavy video rendering/code compiling spring for the i7 2600k, otherwise it's a waste.

Dual GTX 580's, or try for 590's but they're way overpriced ATM.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130587

16GB RAM (Anything over 8 is overkill, but RAM so so cheap nowadays)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231497

A competent MOBO:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131714&Tpk=asus%20p8p67 %20WS

850-1000W PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171056

1-2TB of HDD space and a 60-120GB Solid State Disk to install your operating system on for insanely fast boot speeds.

Case (one of the best):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008

If you need more info (monitor, mouse, keyboard, etc) lemme know.


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