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that should last you at least until bf3 comes out also depends on the resolution you're playing at btw.
    
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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.

Could you recommend anything else?

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 – 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
It's pretty good, but I'd make some changes. First off, the Hard Drive. The Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB delivers less performance, costs more, and has more DOA incidents than the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB. I recommend you get that instead. Next, I'd recommend you drop the GTX 580 because it offers very little bang-for-buck. Instead, look at the Radeon HD 6970/6950 unlocked if you plan on over-clocking or a GTX 570 if you don't since the power phase design is weak. Overall, I'd recommend the 6950 2GB even if you don't plan on unlocking because stock in CrossFire it's the same speed as a GTX 570 SLI at 2560x1600. The Corsair TX-750 is a fine Power Supply, but its cost is a bit high. If you want the same quality and modular cabling plus a lower price, get an Antec TruePower New 750W. G.Skill Ripjaws I recommend if they're rated for operation at 1.5V. If they're 1.65V, change them. The reason for that is that Sandy Bridge has lower RAM voltage tolerance than Nehalem and Yorkfield.

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Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB: $65

HIS Radeon HD 6950 2GB: $255

MSI Radeon HD 6970 2GB: $340

MSI GeForce GTX 570: $335

Antec TPN-750: $100 (OOS for now)

For the PSU, if you can wait until it comes back to stock, I suggest you do. If not, the Corsair TX-750 is still a fine choice. Good luck with your build.
    
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get two 6950s 2GB. run in CFX and pwn BF3
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get two 6950s 2GB. run in CFX and pwn BF3
Would I need to upgrade my PSU ?
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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.

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

make sure not to go for crossfire trust me , i spend one year of headaches and nightmare looking for the best driver, i will never go back , since i switch to nvidia 580 SLI all my problem are gone....
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make sure not to go for crossfire trust me , i spend one year of headaches and nightmare looking for the best driver, i will never go back , since i switch to nvidia 580 SLI all my problem are gone....
Most driver problems are caused by users. I doubt this is any different.
    
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Seagate Momentus 7200.4 320GB LG GSA-T50N, HP dvd1170r Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit HP W2207 22" (1680x1050) 
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