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Hey guys, I want to build a really powerful gaming PC at a price around $2500.

Build below

Asus Sabertooth x58 mobo

Intel Core i7 990x Extreme Edition

1TB SATA 3G HDD

Kingwin LZG-1000 LAZER 1000w PSU

Thermaltake VM20001W2Z Armor A60 Gaming Mid-Tower Case - ATX, µATX, Hard Drive Swap Bay, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 x 200mm Blue LED Fan, Black(20 lbs)

C13-5714 ::Corsair CMZ12GX3M3A1600C9 Vengeance 12GB DDR3 RAM - PC12800, 1600MHz, 3x4096MB, Non-ECC, Unbuffered(0.65 lbs)

C44-3394 ::Creative Labs 70SB088000004 SoundBlaster X-FI Titanium PCIe Sound Card(0.8 lbs)

P450-6970 ::XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 Video Card - 2048MB, GDDR5, PCIe, Dual mini-Display Port, HDMI, Dual DVI (6.9 lbs) (x2 in crossfire)

C13-2528 ::Corsair CWCH50-1 Hydro H50 CPU Liquid Cooler - 120mm Fan, Copper Cold Plate, Aluminum Radiator, LGA775, LGA1366, LGA1156, AM2/AM3(2.55 lbs)

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other builds - http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=23620888
http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/Pu...umber=23620628
Please, give me your thoughts, suggestions, and concerns(compatibility/overheating/etc. issues)

By the way, this will be the first PC that I will build on my own.

edit: anyone know if i will need thermal paste?
Edited by AIienware - 5/15/11 at 4:29pm
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Sorry if this in the wrong section, I really didn't know where else to put it.
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You'll need an SSD, I won't recommend you one because I'm not very well informed on that, but some other expert can advise you one The gpu could be those 6870 in CF or a 6990, your choice, the performance is about the same
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You'll need an SSD, I won't recommend you one because I'm not very well informed on that, but some other expert can advise you one The gpu could be those 6870 in CF or a 6990, your choice, the performance is about the same
What impact does an SSD have on gaming, and I heard 6990 is downclocked 6970s and much louder. Can cf 6870's handle crysis maxed out at 1920X1080?
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Originally Posted by AIienware View Post
Sorry if this in the wrong section, I really didn't know where else to put it.
It would have needed to go in Intel - General because this is a thread requesting help on building an Intel system.

Don't worry about it though: I reported it which means a moderator will move it.
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Cut that 990x off the buying list, get 2600k instead and an hd 6990 or gtx 590 (same price for both at $700). You will get much more gaming performance for much less. 990x is only good for video rendering and transcoding stuff, not worth it for gaming.
    
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Originally Posted by AIienware View Post
What impact does an SSD have on gaming, and I heard 6990 is downclocked 6970s and much louder. Can cf 6870's handle crysis maxed out at 1920X1080?
The impact depends on the game. For example, WoW, where you need to constantly load textures for the players etc will benefit a lot from it.

About the CF 6870 don't know about that, I'll get my 6870 in a few days and I can give you some info about them but I honestly don't have any idea of its performance in CF, particularly on crysis
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I'd suggest the 2600k over the 990x, its just a vamped up 980x and the 2600k compares closely and even surpasses it in many benchmarks. W/ that budget def get like at least a 120gb ssd, it'll speed up boot times exponentially. Also any games or other programs u put on it will also start up extremely fast, any loading in game or in a program will be cut in half if not more. Video card wise, especially since ur only gaming at 1080p then either 6990 or CF 6970s would be awesome and carry you for a long time.
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Cut that 990x off the buying list, get 2600k instead and an hd 6990 or gtx 590 (same price for both at $700). You will get much more gaming performance for much less. 990x is only good for video rendering and transcoding stuff, not worth it for gaming.
I do render in Cinema 4D and After Effects sometimes, will the 990x be of any use for those? Also I do believe two 6970s in Xfire are faster than 6990, and quieter. And the 590 is supposed be downclocked a lot to keep the temps down.
Also I would prefer to have 2GB video card RAM.
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