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Old 06-27-2013, 06:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone know what the best hardware items to purchase and where for a gaming PC? Don't care about cost, I just want to know. Here are the specs I'm looking for for the motherboard:

Motherboard requirements
1) Advanced motherboard for an Extreme gamer
2) Supports Intel Core i7 processor in the LGA1155 or LGA2011 Package (Board Sockets) or something better
3) At least SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectors (Qty 2 or more)
4) At least SupperSpeed USB 2.0 connectors (Qty 4 to 6)
5) SATA 6.0 Gb/s on board (6 to 8 Qty)
6) Supports External SATA (atleast one eSATA connector for external Harddrives)
7) Supports PCI Express (PCIx16, PCIx1,)
8) Supports up to 32 GB quad channel DDR3 memory technology (Maximum 64 GB or more)
9) Board must support multiple video card installation)
10) Supports Z77 or X79 CHIPSETS or something better
11) Supports ATX Form Factor

CPU requirements
1) Compatible with motherboard
2) Octo core (8 cores in the CPU) or better
3) Integrated memory controller with support of up to 64GB or better
4) Supports Overclocking technology
5) Must support Advanced CP Technologies (like Turbo boost, Hyper-Threading, and EIST technologies)

Video Card
1) Best graphics card for gaming
2) With at least 8 GB of RAM)
3) Two (2) DVI connectors for monitors
4) 1 to 2 HDMI connectors

Case & Power Supply
1) Advanced Gaming Case and Power Supply that is compatible with motherboard
2) Cooling system (must have enough fan)
3) Cooling technology?

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Old 06-27-2013, 06:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Some of the stuff you want either isn't made, or is overly ridiculous.

For starters, Socket 1150 and Z87 with Haswell processors are better than the previous Ivy Bridge gen. There isn't a need for a SB-E setup for gaming, and actually those are 2 gens behind now until later this year.

The mainstream platforms don't support anything over 32GB of RAM, but for gaming you don't even need more than 8 currently.

There are currently no 8 core consumer processors available, and more than 4 cores are moot for current games as is HT.

That being said, if you buy into a 4670k or 4770k then the ASRock Z87 Extreme6 is a very good start for what you want.

As for the video card, there is no consumer graphics card with 8GB of RAM. The best single GPU solution being the Titan which only has 6GB.

Case is purely up to whatever you want, as long as it support standard ATX motherboards.

For the PSU, Corsair TX650, Seasonic 620 are good starts. If you want 2 video cards the Seasonic X650 or Corsair HX850 and above are good PSUs.

Cooling system is only relevant to the case and what you want to do which hasn't really been defined yet.

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