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Old 09-27-2009, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New gaming PC

Wanting to upgrade my pc which I use purely for games web browsing and movies etc.
This was what I came up with.

Motherboard: Gigabyte S1366 GA-EX58-EXTREME

CPU: Intel CORE i7 920 2.66GHz

RAM: Corsair TR3X6G1600C9 6GB 1600

GPU: 2 x Galaxy GeForce GTX 285 1GB

PSU: Antec 850W ATX Power Supply

Case: CM Storm Scout Gaming Case

Just wanted to know if this will basically keep me going for a while with out having to upgrade my system and if anyone has any opinions for something better for around the same price. I only use nvidia and intel as that is what I've always used and know, better the devil you know then the devil you dont as they say.

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Default Re: New gaming PC

instead of the GTX 285 you might want to take a look at the HD 5870. it has the performance of a HD 4870x2 for only $380.


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD


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I would wait on the Video Cards, at least buying 2 of them, until Nvidia releases there new cards.

Instead of the Corsair Memory you should look at the OCZ Gold, it's a $1 cheaper and it has better timings. - OCZ Gold 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3G1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

Or the OCZ Platinum which is $15 more but has Outstanding Timings. - OCZ Platinum 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 &#40;PC3 12800&#41; Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK - Desktop Memory

And I will recommend looking into a Full Tower Case. A i7 system generates a lot of heat and SLI or Crossfire compounds the problem, so the more room the better.
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