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Old 05-04-2011, 08:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Whoops, I meant 570. It is a slight upgrade from the 6970...thanks for catching that
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Ok, this is what I really need to know now. If you guys had $1000, to buy hust a motherboard, ram, and a GPU all for a gaming rig, what would you buy?
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$1,000...

Newegg.com - ASUS MAXIMUS IV EXTREME (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX580 DCII/2DIS/1536MD5 GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8

however, you'd need a full-tower case for that motherboard as it's an Extended ATX
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thats a pretty sweet looking build. So would you say that those parts would be able to last as high performance for about four to five years without being replaced? I want to find a $1000-$1200 ram, cpu, gpu combo that will last me for about 4-5 years.
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Well that depends on how long you're willing to wait...Ivy Bridge (intel), and Bulldozer and Llano (AMD) are supposed to be released sometime at the end of this year. Ivy Bridge is 22nm and has 3-D transistors which = less power, greater performance. Nvidia's GTX 600 series is also coming out on the end of this year. Then again...you have to get something some time, otherwise you'd wait forever because something new is always going to be just around the corner. That right there is close to the best available right now and it should play games for the next 4-5 years assuming no new technology is required..
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sweet. And i do understand that whole, "free beer tomorrow" concept that happens with computers, but I really want my computer now, so that I can get back into gaming. My current computer was a piece of crap when i bought it, and now it is a virus filled piece of crap. The sooner I can have this thing running GW, Minecraft, and WoW, the better.
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Holy crap!!!! That card is insane! I have never seen a card that could take up three slots before. but really, it runs crysis 2 at max graphics at 80+ fps. What more could a gamer ask for? thanks for the build. this is some good stuff.
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Another thing, with that card, you'd probably want a 750 - 850 watt power supply..
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actually, at this point, im really happy with this build as its going. I think im going to purchase those parts in about a week. i had been having trouble finding a good graphics card to run on my system, especially because i was looking to buy a high end one without going SLI (my tech friends all think that the only way to get good speed is to SLI, I disagree). All I need now is a case that can fit that behemoth card and a PSU to handle all of it
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Newegg.com - Corsair Obsidian Series 800D CC800DW Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
I've been looking at these. Although, you did mention that you didn't like the first case that I gave you which is essentially a smaller version of this one...although this one has more features. It is a full tower case, so it will be BIG. If you don't like that case, there is a list of full towers to choose from; all of them should fit that card: Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Computer Cases, Computer Cases, ATX Full Tower, No

If you wanted a mid-tower, there are some that can fit large cards:
Newegg.com - Rosewill ARMOR Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ,Full mesh design front bezel, comes with Six Fans-1x Front 120mm Fan, 2x Top 120mm Fan, 1x Rear 120mm Fan, 1x 80mm Fan on motherboard tray, 1x Side 200mm Fan, option Fan-1x Bottom 120mm
Newegg.com - Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, come with Five Fans, window side panel, top HDD dock

These are the only ones I knew off the top of my head (I know the blackhawk is out of stock at newegg atm). You can remove one of the hard drive cages to install a larger card.
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