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Old 05-28-2010, 03:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok i want to have a good gaming pc so this is the build that i am thinking of doing, What do you guys think?
Please let me know if i need any modifcations.

1 x ANTEC - Twelve Hundred Ultimate Gamer Case $199.99
1 x Intel - Core™ i5 Processor 750 2.66GHz w/ 8MB Cache $229.99
1 x Corsair - Hydro Series H50 CPU Cooler $79.99
1 x Asus - Maximus III Formula w/ Dual DDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX / SLI $289.99
1 x Corsair - XMS3 4GB PC3-12800 Dual Channel DDR3 Kit (2 x 2GB) $169.99
1 x Samsung - SN-S083A/BEBN Slim Dual Layer DVD+/-RW Drive, SATA, Black $54.99
1 x Asus - EAH5870 Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 v2 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort $449.99
1 x Antec - TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply $159.99
1 x Western Digital - 1TB Caviar Black 7200rpm SATA III w/ 64MB Cache $99.99

This is where i built it:

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Old 05-28-2010, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would go with a different CPU cooler. If you want water, go with a custom setup. Otherwise go with a good air cooler. Look at the ThermalTake Ultra (TRUE) on that list, or the Scythe Mugen 2. I would also consider using MX-3 thermal paste.

Honestly, you would do better to order the parts and assemble it yourself. I could be off, but it looks like you are getting ripped with the prices they want for assembling it. $15 for thermal paste???

The build itself is solid, though.


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Old 05-28-2010, 06:21 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I agree with Trotter, a decent cooler will be etter.

Youre also over powered, 850W is overkill. A decent 550W will power that, and 700W will xfire it, and it'll save you so cash.

But theres nothing wrong with the one you choose.
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I agree with Trotter and you should get this ram. It has faster latency timings and it will save you $30+
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