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post #1 of 16
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Hey,

I'm building a gaming pc that I want to last a while.
I want it to play most of the upcoming games max settings.

Games I will be playing -

COD: Modern Warfare 2
Counter Strike: Source
Bad Company 2
Fallout 3 & New Vegas
Battlefield 3
Elder Scrolls V:Skyrim
ect.

Budget is $2300
Could you recommend anything else?

I'm thinking of getting 2x 6950 and flash bios them to 6970
instead of spending lots on the gtx 580.

Thanks...

Here are the components

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Case – Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

CPU – Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz

Monitor – BenQ G2420HD 24”

Motherboard – ASUS P8P67 PRO B3

Hard Disk Drive – Samsung SpinPoint F3 1TB HD103SJ

Memory/RAM – G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB

Video Card– EVGA Geforce GTX 580

PSU – Corsair HX-750 Modular Power Supply

Keyboard – Razer Lycosa

Mouse – Razer Death Adder V2

Case Lighting – NZXT Sleeved LED Cable Red 2M

Optical Drive – Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive

SSD - OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD


Edited by Lukeeey. - 4/13/11 at 8:30pm
post #2 of 16
That setup seems just fine! Good luck with the build and don't forget to post some pics!
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i5 2500k 4,6Ghz Asus Maximus IV Extreme Palit GTX 560 Ti Sonic Gigabyte GTX 560 Ti Overclocked 
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8GB G.Skill Sniper 1886MHz Seagate 500GB and Samsung 500GB Samsung 840 SSD Corsair H50 
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Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit BenQ XL2411Z Steelseries Merc Stealth Nox Apex 800w 
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Antec Lanboy Air Logitech G400s Steelseries Qck Mass 
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AMD 955 BE Asus Crosshair Formula II nVidia GTX 260 Core 216 55nm Kingston DDR2 4GB 800Mhz 
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Western Digital 500GB Some cheap thing (at least it's black) Modded AMD Stock Cooler Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 
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Some Samsung. Corsair CX600 NZXT Tempest A4Tech X7 
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Bundled Black Ops Mousepad lol 
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8GB G.Skill Sniper 1886MHz Seagate 500GB and Samsung 500GB Samsung 840 SSD Corsair H50 
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Bundled Black Ops Mousepad lol 
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post #3 of 16
Looks like a solid build to me! I'd also consider an OCZ Vertex 3 SSD and Antec Truepower New 750W PSU, or a Seasonic X750 PSU.
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post #4 of 16
Looks pretty solid to me!
    
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post #5 of 16
Get a mechanical keyboard not the lycosa.
post #6 of 16
Definitely fine. Don't see any issues at all, GL with it!
post #7 of 16
that setup looks pretty nice lol, I would get it
    
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post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by Lukeeey. View Post
Hey,

I'm building a gaming pc that I want to last a while.
I want it to play most of the upcoming games max settings.

Could you recommend anything else?

Thanks...

Here are the components

-----------------------------------------

Case – Cooler Master HAF X Full Tower

CPU – Intel Core i5 2500k 3.3 GHz

Monitor – BenQ G2420HD 24â€

Motherboard – ASUS P8P67 PRO B3

Hard Disk Drive – Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB

Memory/RAM – G.Skill Ripjaws 8GB

Video Card– EVGA Geforce GTX 580

PSU – Corsair HX-750 Modular Power Supply


Keyboard – Razer Lycosa


Mouse – Razer Death Adder V2


Case Lighting – NZXT Sleeved LED Cable Red 2M


Optical Drive – Samsung SH-B123A 12X Blu-ray DVD Combo Drive


SSD - OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD
for the same price of a single gtx580 I highly recommend u 2x hd6950 2gb & run them in cross fire,unlock them to hd6970 & u'll have double the performence of a gtx580,
for the ram u can also go for corsair vengeance,
hope u like this
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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post #9 of 16
Great Build.

The Samsung F3 Spinpoint 1TB is slightly faster and usually costs a little less if you live in North America.
Also, the 2500k is about $40 less at MicroCenter if you live near one.
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Samsung 23" LED 1920x1080 [SyncMaster BX2331] Dell SK-8110 Corsair TX-750 V2 HAF 922 [inside painted black] 
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Kingston V Series SSD 64 GB Spinpoint F3 1TB Blu-Ray drive & CD/DVD burner Scythe Mugen II 120mm Ultra Kaze 64bit Windows 7 
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post #10 of 16
Id go with a 580 3gb for maximum longevity, if you ever want to add screens it will help you a lot, I would also add IMO the HAFX is not the prettiest case, I love my storm sniper, and NZXT makes some nice ones, but thats all personal opinion
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