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Old 06-07-2010, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is this a good PC for high end gaming like (almost said Halo. Spent too much time on XBOX 360) Dragon Age: Origins, Battlefield Bad Company 2, Mass Effect 2, so on so forth,? Gamer Paladin F725
Case ( Zalman Z7 Gaming Case - Black )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
Case Lighting ( None )
Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7 930 Processor (4x 2.8GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
Processor Cooling ( [Free Upgrade] Liquid CPU Cooling System w/ 120mm Radiator [SOCKET-1366] )
Memory ( 6 GB [2 GB X3] DDR3-1333 - Corsair or Major Brand ** FREE Upgrade to Corsair XMS3 Dominator ** )
Video Card ( ATI Radeon HD 5770 - 1GB - CrossFire Mode (Dual Cards) )
Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by ATI or NVIDIA )
Motherboard ( ASUS P6T SE )
Motherboard Add-on ( None )
Power Supply ( 700 Watt -- Power Supply - SLI Ready )
Primary Hard Drive ( 500 GB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Data Hard Drive ( 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 16M Cache, 7200 RPM, 3.0Gb/s - Single Drive )
Optical Drive ( [8X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive - Black )
2nd Optical Drive ( None )
Flash Media Reader/Writer ( None )
Meter Display ( None )
Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
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And how much does all that cost?
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Yes, its good, but you could put together a much more specialized and effective build yourself for cheaper.
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KMote, around 1500. And Druid, everyone says that but it seems so hard.
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It's not though. Give it a shot. We all promise you won't regret it
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I promise nothing but I will say that it is usually (always) better from a value for money and performance point of view. It's not difficult at all.
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for $1500, you should be able to queeze in a 58xx series graphics card.
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Building is the way to go. Just do a little research on these forums and you will find that everyone on here will help! I went from knowing nothing to building a $2,000+ (at the time) computer last summer... Just takes a little effort and trust me you will feel amazingly proud to say, "I built it myself".
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Definitely build. If you think it's hard you've honestly never tried, because once you try you'll see it's dead simple. It's practically pick and place assembly, everything has a different connector so only the things that are supposed to fit together fit together.

For $1400 I got an i7 930, RadeonHD 5870, 6GB RAM, a really nice Gigabyte motherboard, 640GB SATA 6gb/s drive, and the Antec Nine Hundred case (my personal favorite in the looks category). I would say one 5870 would be a better choice than two 5770's, the 5870 is really just that good of a card, and having one of them leaves a slot open should you ever want another 5870.
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