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Old 11-25-2008, 08:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Building a Gaming PC

I need some help building my Gaming PC, So far i have selected what i think would go good together..atm i have chosen some things that i think will work good together and give me amazing performance/fps here is the List

My Processor - Intel Core I7 920 Quad Core Processor LGA1366 2.66GHZ Bloomfield 8MB LGA1366 4.8GT/S

My MotherBoard - ASUS P5E3 PREMIUM/WIFI-AP X48 ATX DDR3 3PCI-E16 1PCI-E1 2PCI SATA RAID 2XGBLAN Draft N Motherboard


My Hard Drive - Western Digital Velociraptor WD3000GLFS 300GB SATA2 10000RPM 5.5MS 16MB 3.5IN Hard Drive OEM

My Video Card - Radeon HD 4870 X2 750MHZ 2GB GDDR5 3.6GHZ PCI-E Dual DVI-I *Systems Only

My Optical Drive - LG GGC-H20L BLU-RAY HD-DVD Reader BD-ROM 6X HD DVD-ROM 3X DVD+-RW 16X8X6 DL 4X Black SATA Software

My Case - Cooler Master Haf 932

My Power Supply - Corsair HX1000W CMPSU-1000HX 1000W ATX 20/24PIN ATX 80A 12V Afc Modular Power Supply W/ 140MM Fan

and Of Course Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit OS to utilize DX10

My Friend suggested me getting AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition for the unlock multiplier but i couldn't find a good build for it:freak: Any help at all would be appreciated :happy:

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Old 11-25-2008, 09:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That motherboard won't work with your cpu. You need an x58 board.
With the ram you are going to need to buy a three stick kit not two sticks like you have now.
I personally wouldn't waste the money on a velociraptor HD as there isn't much of a gain from the 7200rpm drives.
The power supply you picked is probably overkill unless you're planning on getting a second 4870 x2.

Also, what monitor are you going to be using with this rig? And as far as the amd cpu I would stick with intel and they are much faster than amd.

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Old 11-25-2008, 09:36 PM   #3 (permalink)
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How about

ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX LGA1366 X58 DDR3 3PCI-E16 2PCI-E1 PCI CrossFire SLI Motherboard

Patriot Extreme Viper PVT36G1600ELK 6GB DDR3 3X2GB DDR3-1600 CL 9-9-9-24 Triple Channel Memory Kit

Western Digital Caviar GP 1TB 1000GB 5400-7200RPM 16MB 3.5IN SATA2 Hard Drive

As for Power Supply i wouldn't know and the monitor i have now is (i think :P)

LG L192WS-BN 19" Wide Screen 700:1 5ms LCD Monitor
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Let's see, first a 4870X2 is overkill on a 19" widescreen, 4870X2 is meant for 24+

second, the 1TB HD is a slow one, get the Black series, the Green series is lower performance meant to save power.

for a much much cheaper gaming pc, you can just get an E8XXX series and overclock it to ****
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