$1500 EXTREME gaming PC

alejostone

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Thanks in advance to all you guys, here is the info:

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: next month

BUDGET RANGE: $1000-$1500

SYSTEM USAGE: EXTREME GAMING

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: DVD-burner, monitor, speakers.

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

PARTS PREFERENCES:

(thanks to gkay09)

CPU: Intel Core i5-760 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 95W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115067&cm_re=i5_760-_-19-115-067-_-Product

GPU: (2) MSI GeForce GTX 460 1GB OC

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127510&cm_re=gtx_460_1gb_OC-_-14-127-510-_-Product

MOBO: ASUS P7P55D-E Pro LGA 1156 Intel P55 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303&cm_re=g.skill_ripjaw_1600_4gb-_-20-231-303-_-Product

Main drive: OCZ Vertex 2 2.5" 60GB Sata II OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550&cm_re=ocz_vertex_2-_-20-227-550-_-Product

Storage drive: SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5"

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=f3%201tb

PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005&cm_re=psu_650w-_-17-139-005-_-Product

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe (I don't know how to overclock)

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR: Samsung PX2370 23" 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design 250 cd /m2 DCR 5,000,000:1

Thank you for all your comments
 

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Thank for your reply, I guess i'll go for the 460 SLI based on the reviews ;)
Will i5-760 support extreme AA, 1920x1080 resolution and max configuration, like Crysis Warhead at max?
 
More than the CPU, the cards should be able to support and those GTX 460s in SLI shouldnt have much problem...

Also read more about overclocking...though not to high levels, but say above 3GHz+ should give you good boost in performance...
 
^ Well then i5 it is...
If going with AMD, either the 955 or 965 as the unlocked multipliers on these CPUs will allow for easy overclocking...
Also you should know that SLI and AMD is not a good combo to go with...
 

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Ok, i5-760 will be
I want a Gigabyte mobo, what should it be (p55 chipset?)?

Thanks!! :p

PD: Zotac is a good brand, or should i go for another?
 

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Understood! :sol:
What about the cooling system, do i have to buy fans?, does fans come with the pc case?
 

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For 1,500, i'd be looking into an i7 build with a GTX 470 or 480 with an SSD.

Here is my recommendation:
CPU: Intel Core i7 930 Bloomfield
GPU: Nvidia geforce GTX 470
MB: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
CASE: Cooler Master HAF 932
PSU: Corsair 650TX
RAM: OCZ Reaper HPC 6GB (2000Mhz/CL9)
HSF: Cooler Master V6
SSD: Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB
TP: Artic Silver 5 Thermal Paste

Total is a little over 1500

-You get the highest end single GPU available for consumer grade.
-An i7 with a great cooler for overclocking. You can push your i7 to 3.3-3.5Ghz to hit a performance sweetspot.
-A fast SATA III SSD
-A good case
-Good ram
 

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