hows this for a high end gaming PC? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2010, 02:44 AM   #1 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default hows this for a high end gaming PC?

First of all, Hi im Sean, i live 20 miles south east of Los Angles

so i just bought a computer, it has:

Phenom II 965 quad core processor over clocked to 3.4ghz
HIS 5870
and 4 gigs of DDR3 ram


i love it, but its not fast enough, so im trying to sell it, if i can sell it this is what i want to build. let me know what you think. i am kind of worried about the mother board, i cant really find a review about this particular mother board and i have read about equal reviews good and bad on new egg about it. also, i want to use the Antec 300 case but i have been told that a 5970 will not fit, so i was wondering if anyone has had any success modifying an antec or similar case to ge ta 5970 to fit.

The reason im building this machine to play Crysis at maxed resolution and maxed out settings with out missing a beat.

so here is the parts list, the reason im posting this is because i dont know what i am doing and you folks do, so dont hesitate to hold back anything.

Case: $55
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hu...2752573&sr=8-1

Power supply: $88
AZZA PSAZ-850B14 Dynamo 850W Power Supply (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/AZZA-PSAZ-850B...2751888&sr=1-1

Ram: $170
6GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333MHz) CL9-9-9-24 Triple Channel kit NQ Series
http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-PC3-10...8&sr=1-3-fkmr1

Graphics Card: $700
SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102887

Hard Drive: $55
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181

Optic Drive: $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151192

CPU cooler: $80
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Coolin...2753386&sr=1-1

Mother Board: $175
MSI X58M 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-X58M-1366-...2757835&sr=8-1

Central Processor unit: $266
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processo...2844139&sr=1-1


total: $1614

thanks for any replies
__________________

Sean W. is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 04:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 157
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

if your current computer supports duel cards just put another 5870 in there and save your money of a new build. for gaming your cpu is good enough an i7 wont really make a difference.
__________________

__________________
Motherboard: Crosshair IV Formula
CPU: AMD Phenom II 1090T x6
GPU: XFX 5830
Memory: 4Gigs G-Skill Ripjaw 1600
Case: Thermaltake Armor+ MX Mid Tower
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W
ZorrosRage is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 04:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

yea thats my back up plan if i cant sell my computer close to what i paid for it. i didnt built it, i had someone built it for me. and i kinda regret not building it my self. i have enver built a computer and really want to. so thats kinda another reason i want to sell it so i can built one.

but if i cant sell it, im going to throw in another 5870, get the corsair H50 water cool kit and 4 more gigs of ram and that should be a pretty beastly rig. yea?
Sean W. is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 09:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
Techie Beyond Description
 
Apokalipse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 14,559
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

Your URL's are broken
__________________
Apokalipse is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

Case: $55
Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Three-Hu...2752573&sr=8-1

Power supply: $88
AZZA PSAZ-850B14 Dynamo 850W Power Supply (Black)
http://www.amazon.com/AZZA-PSAZ-850B...2751888&sr=1-1

Ram: $170
6GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-10666 (1333MHz) CL9-9-9-24 Triple Channel kit NQ Series
http://www.amazon.com/G-Skill-PC3-10...8&sr=1-3-fkmr1

Graphics Card: $700
SAPPHIRE 100280SR Radeon HD 5970
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102887

Hard Drive: $55
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152181

Optic Drive: $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827151192

CPU cooler: $80
Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H50 All in One High-performance CPU Cooler CWCH50-1
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Coolin...2753386&sr=1-1

Mother Board: $175
MSI X58M 1366 Intel X58 uATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.amazon.com/MSI-X58M-1366-...2757835&sr=8-1

Central Processor unit: $266
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Processo...2844139&sr=1-1


total: $1614
Sean W. is offline  
Old 05-06-2010, 06:03 PM   #6 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Sean W.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Claremont CA.
Posts: 2,095
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

what the heck, why are the URLS broken?
Sean W. is offline  
Old 05-07-2010, 09:05 PM   #7 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 110
Default Re: hows this for a high end gaming PC?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ZorrosRage View Post
if your current computer supports duel cards just put another 5870 in there and save your money of a new build. for gaming your cpu is good enough an i7 wont really make a difference.
i agree...purchasse another 5870 for crossfire mode
and i would get a different heatsink and overclock more
also dont need such a big PSU i have 750w for 2x 5870

I just be happen to have a new box of Primotech Megahalems
and XFX 5870 XXX-edition card in mint conidition
PM me
__________________

__________________
EVGA E760 Classified BIOS S664
i7-930 @ 4.2ghz
Watercooled
6GB Mushkin Redline 998750 @2010mhz 8-8-7 24
EVGA GTX 480 SLI
Antec TPQ-1200w
Triple Vertex-2 Raid 0 FW1.1 / 640 WD Blacks Raid 0
750 WD Black
X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty
Blu-ray
Astro Gaming A40 system
HAF932
Win7 x64
eagle5968 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Building first high end desktop! Please Help! Max13588 New Systems | Building and Buying 7 03-17-2010 10:31 AM
Recommendations for CAD modeling high end comp. Jake New Systems | Building and Buying 10 09-13-2009 09:57 PM
Help-The need for a high end pc emuobo New Systems | Building and Buying 11 07-24-2009 03:05 AM
High end gaming rig for sub $700 - PSU enough? DarkPacMan77 New Systems | Building and Buying 21 05-05-2008 01:58 PM
Hows this for a gaming laptop replacement at $1200? LightingBird Laptops and Notebooks 11 11-18-2007 10:26 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.