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I am getting a new gaming rig. I'll play in 720p on my Viewsonic 37'' HDTV sitting on my couch with my home theater system (I already have a good sound card).

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I'm about to order. How good will it be? Suggestions? Budget is almost maxed out.

I hope to be upgradable for the future and I want to be ready for Crysis 2. Crossfire that 6870 someday maybe (changing the PSU at the same time).

Thanks and by the way the sig rig is already sold.
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post #2 of 10
The 790XTA-UD4 is still in stock!? IT'S A MIRACLE... too bad the price is still sad.

Also there's still a lot wrong with that rig: mainly the RAM, case, the hard drive, cooler and PSU.
My recommendation:
Phenom II x4 955 + Gigabyte HD 5870 -
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec EA-750 - $169, $134 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 7-8-7 - $70
FBXMAS10 - additional -$10 off

More suggestions in a moment...
post #3 of 10
I second the above poster. Personally I'd go with a Caviar Black drive and quality RAM such as G.Skill Eco's or Mushkins.
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4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
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LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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post #4 of 10
As the above poster mentioned grab a Caviar black or for about the same price the Samsung F3. Also...can't you grab a mobo and that processor 2gether in a bundle and save some cash?
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post #5 of 10
Here's a full suggestion:
Phenom II x6 1055T + XFX Radeon HD 5870 double lifetime warranty: $429, $399 AR
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec Earthwatts EA750 - $169, $135 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Samsung F3 1TB, $60 shipped @ Superbiiz (F3 is better than Caviar Black and cheaper)
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD drive - $17
Corsair A70 - $46, $36 AR
Promo FBXMAS10 - additional -$10
1055T $10 promo gift card - additional -$10
Total cost: $841 before rebates
Same price
post #6 of 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Here's a full suggestion:
Phenom II x6 1055T + XFX Radeon HD 5870 double lifetime warranty: $429, $399 AR
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec Earthwatts EA750 - $169, $135 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Samsung F3 1TB, $60 shipped @ Superbiiz (F3 is better than Caviar Black and cheaper)
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD drive - $17
Corsair A70 - $46, $36 AR
Promo FBXMAS10 - additional -$10
1055T $10 promo gift card - additional -$10
Total cost: $841 before rebates
Same price
That's an excellent build right there.
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AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
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Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
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Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE C3 3.8 GHz 1.4v Gigabyte MA790XT-UD4P Sapphire HD 5770 Vapor-X Overclock Edition 8 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 Kingston HyperX Genesis 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
4 GB DDR3 1600 CL9 G Skill Ripjaws 64 GB Crucial M4 2TB Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black 
Optical DriveCoolingOSMonitor
LG Lightscribe DVD burner Corsair H60 Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit Service Pack 1 Samsung SyncMaster 2494HM (1920x1080) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech G15 Corsair TX750W CoolerMaster HAF 932 AMD Edition CM Storm Spawn 
Mouse PadAudio
Steelseries QcK Heavy Asus Xonar DG 
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post #7 of 10
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by xd_1771 View Post
Here's a full suggestion:
Phenom II x6 1055T + XFX Radeon HD 5870 double lifetime warranty: $429, $399 AR
ASUS M4A79XTD EVO + Antec Earthwatts EA750 - $169, $135 AR
G.Skill Ripjaws 7-8-7 $70
Samsung F3 1TB, $60 shipped @ Superbiiz (F3 is better than Caviar Black and cheaper)
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K58W - $70
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD drive - $17
Corsair A70 - $46, $36 AR
Promo FBXMAS10 - additional -$10
1055T $10 promo gift card - additional -$10
Total cost: $841 before rebates
Same price
Incredible! Wow, I am impressed.

However, one hiccup. I was on Newegg.ca, therefore your links do not apply directly.
For example, I can't find the recommended mobo.

I am going to try to check for everything you showed and see if I can find them. God I wish I could order in the States.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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GrandMax's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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post #8 of 10
Yikes, I see; if you're shopping in Canada do so at NCIX. Boxing day is in 3 days and it is going to be absolutely ridiculous, knowing NCIX you can price match to the price of Newegg or other stores at NCIX as well. They have stores in the Vancouver & Toronto area and ship nationwide. You can trust me with that recommendation, I'm Canadian and live in Vancouver (just on vacation here overseas).
post #9 of 10
Thread Starter 
All right. Thank you again for the great insights. Please let me know if you have other great suggestions.
GrandMax's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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GrandMax's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 
I am trying to rebuild the recommended system on NCIX.
GrandMax's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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GrandMax's
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
3570k 4.5GHz@1.250V Asus P8Z77-V PRO GTX 970 FTW G.SKILL CL7 Ripjaws 8GB 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2 x 1TB (Samsung F3 + Caviar Black) + Crucial M... Samsung SH-S223C 22X DVD Writer SATA Win7 64bit Samsung LN46D630 120Hz 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech Wireless Corsair 850W Antec Nine Hundred Logitech M705 
Mouse PadAudio
Razer 5.1 DTS (800W + Yamaha Receiver). 15'' Subwoofer. 
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