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Old 10-18-2010, 11:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New Gaming Build, Am I On The Right Track

I just started laying out my new gaming build and it has been a while since I have done this. The computer will only be used to play Modern Warfare and games similar to it, I don't keep anything else on the computer. I want to keep it around $1500. You guys helped me out a lot the last time I built my gaming rig, I just can't remember what my username was or I would post up the old thread. I will be using Newegg again since I have had great luck with them so far. I probably won't do any overclocking but who knows, I want to make sure I am setup to do it if I want. Here are the components I put together last night, let me know if I am overlooking anything or if something else works a lot better than what I picked.

CPU -- - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 -- $294

MOBO -- - ASUS P6X58D-E LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard -- $239.99

VIDEO CARD -- - EVGA 012-P3-1470-AR GeForce GTX 470 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card -- $304.99

RAM -- - CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model TR3X6G1600C8D -- $159.99

HARD DRIVE SSD -- - Crucial RealSSD C300 CTFDDAC064MAG-1G1 2.5" 64GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) -- $134.99

POWER SUPPLY -- - CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply -- $129.99

CPU COOLER -- - Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler -- $89.99

CASE -- - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 RC-932-KKN1-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case -- $139.98

I will put Windows 7 64bit Pro on it. I don't need a monitor, keyboard, mouse or sound. Also, on my current computer I have a MSI GTS250 1gb card. Would my graphics be better if I got the above GTX 470 or bought another MSI GTS250 and SLI'd it? I won't be buying two GTX 470 cards right now so it is either a single great card or two fairly good ones. I am going with the SSD because I literally keep nothing on the hard drive except for the OS and a few games. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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