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Old 06-09-2011, 07:49 PM   #1
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Default Gaming Computer for ~$4000

So I'm getting some inheritance and am wanting to get a higher end gaming PC. Hoping some of you can put together a PC for around ~4000!

My main concerns are
1) Want to play games at max settings
2) Would prefer Intel over AMD
2) I don't really want to overclock...I'm worried about overheating
3) What cooling systems should I use?

The only thing I picked out is the Antec 1200 case, it looks pretty cool and seems like it'll do its job on the cooling front.

My budget is around $4000. Less is better, but I do want to have an enjoyable experience and Its free money.

Thanks alot for your help, I'm new to all of this (used to just buy all in ones)
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Old 06-09-2011, 08:36 PM   #2
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CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A2000C8

SSD
2 of these in raid 0
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem 2.5" 240GB SATA III - SSD

Storage drive
2 of these in raid 1 for redundancy
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
2 of these in SLI
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX590/3DIS/3GD5 GeForce GTX 590 (Fermi) 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power Supply
Newegg.com - Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous @50°C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single +12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3/EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power

Monitors
3 of these for eye finity
Newegg.com - ASUS VE276Q Black 27" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w/Display Port & Speakers 300 cd/m2 100,000 :1 (ASCR)

optical drives
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1LT LightScribe Support - Blu-Ray Burners

Heat Sink
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler

I think I may have gone over your budget a bit but I got a little carried away lol if you wanna downgrade some stuff I can make it cheaper but this is the baddest PC you can build it will handle anything you can throw at it for years to come
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wow, even one of those video cards would be enough, a $500 CPU would be enough, that saving over $1200 right there.
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Old 06-09-2011, 10:04 PM   #4
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put the money in a bank! Get an XBOX. You'll be happy you listened to me when you're older.

Otherwise, do what they say above.
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wow, even one of those video cards would be enough, a $500 CPU would be enough, that saving over $1200 right there.

yea i got a bit carried away lmao but he wanted the best so thats about as good as it gets
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If you aren't going to O'C may I suggest :Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-970 Gulftown 3.2GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7970

its only .2 GHZ decrease from the black, but 400$ cheaper.

Also may I suggest : Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 8GB &#40;2 x 4GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 &#40;PC3 16000&#41; Desktop Memory with Airflow Fan Model CMT8GX3M2A2000C9 - 10$ more opens up one slot of ram for you and is 2gbs more.

For the cooler if you want something a little flasher, and seems to cool the CPU a lot : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835103089

Power supply : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817703028

I'm not a fan of roswell.

And Finally: the blueray player isn't really support by good software and costs a ton (at least it did when I was looking at them) so I would just getting an DVD ROM that suits your needs and if you want blue-ray get it later.
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I would seriously consider getting a sandybridge set up. For a number of reasons. You state that you want a gaming rig - the integrated PCIe controller over the N.Bridge used in the Gulftown has a notable effect on frame rates. The difference in real world tests between sandy bridge dual channel and gulftown tri-channel is a mixed bag. And also, no games will utilise 6 real cores, never mind 12 with hyperthreading. Get a Sandybridge based i7.

I personally wouldn't give Gulftown the time of day. For a home user, no matter how serious a gamer you are, Gulftown has no advantages over i7 sandybridge in gaming. Not $500+ worth anyway. And I think it's a dead platform.

Also, don't let this money burn a hole in your pocket. Take your time and have a serious think about it.
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CPU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i7-990X Extreme Edition Gulftown 3.46GHz 6 x 256KB L2 Cache 12MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Six-Core Desktop Processor BX80613I7990X

Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASUS Rampage III Black Edition LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 Extended ATX Intel Motherboard

RAM
Newegg.com - CORSAIR DOMINATOR GT 6GB &#40;3 x 2GB&#41; 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 &#40;PC3 16000&#41; Desktop Memory Model CMT6GX3M3A2000C8

SSD
2 of these in raid 0
Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 3 V3LT-25SAT3-240G.oem 2.5&#34; 240GB SATA III - SSD

Storage drive
2 of these in raid 1 for redundancy
Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb&#47;s 3.5&#34; Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card
2 of these in SLI
Newegg.com - ASUS ENGTX590&#47;3DIS&#47;3GD5 GeForce GTX 590 &#40;Fermi&#41; 3072MB 768-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Case
Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel &#47; Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

Power Supply
Newegg.com - Rosewill LIGHTNING Series LIGHTNING-1000 1000W Continuous &#64;50&#176;C,80 PLUS GOLD Certified,Pipe-rock Modular Design,Single &#43;12V Rail,ATX12V v2.3&#47;EPS12V v2.92,SLI Ready,CrossFire Ready,Active- PFC ,Fan LED color switch Power

Monitors
3 of these for eye finity
Newegg.com - ASUS VE276Q Black 27&#34; 1920X1080 2ms Full HD HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor w&#47;Display Port &#38; Speakers 300 cd&#47;m2 100,000 &#58;1 &#40;ASCR&#41;

optical drives
Newegg.com - ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD&#43;R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1LT LightScribe Support - Blu-Ray Burners

Heat Sink
Newegg.com - Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler

I think I may have gone over your budget a bit but I got a little carried away lol if you wanna downgrade some stuff I can make it cheaper but this is the baddest PC you can build it will handle anything you can throw at it for years to come
Sorry if I angered you, that was not my intention, but isn't Eyefinity exclusive to AMD/ATI graphics cards?
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Sorry if I angered you, that was not my intention, but isn't Eyefinity exclusive to AMD/ATI graphics cards?
Yes it is, where did he say that in there? I'm confuzzled
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yes it is, where did he say that in there? I'm confuzzled
When he added the 3 monitors to the list, he said "for eye finity"
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