Approx $2200 Gaming Desktop

yelsew

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APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Immediately

BUDGET RANGE: About $2200 but willing to spend slightly more

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: Tiger Direct, Canada Computers

PARTS PREFERENCES: I already have dual monitors, 23" Dell S2309W, which must be used

OVERCLOCKING: Yes (probably to just over 3.0 GHz) SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920x1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Quiet is good, it tends to be right beside me :p

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Here's what I'm thinking of...

Asus P6T Motherboard

Intel Core i7 920 Processor BX80601920

XFX Radeon HD 4870 X2

OCZ (OCZ3P1600LV6GK) DDR3 PC3-12800 1600MHz Platinum XTC 6GB(3x2048MB) Triple Channel Kits

Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB Hard Drive

LG GH22NS30 Internal 22x SATA Super-Multi SecurDisc Drive

NZXT Tempest ATX Mid-Tower Case

Any comments on the build? I also need advice on cooling (liquid is an option). I only wanna overclock to a bit over 3 GHz. I was considering ULTRA ChillTec 939/AM2/775/i7 .

Any help is much appreciated :D
 

xaira

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ditch the baracuda, get the western digital caviar black 1tb, i doubt ull need more than that, the seagates have been reported to be a bit finikey, on 2200 you could get an ssd, the corsair p128 is a good choice
 

yelsew

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Sweet thanks, I'm going for the Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB after reading a lot of failures about the Seagate 7200.11 1.5 TB drive. Also going for the Noctua :). No liquid cooling recommendations anyone? or would that be unnecessary for the intended 3.0 GHz overclocking. I do like a quiet rig though...
 

mdale13

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liquid cooling for only 3GHz? you dont need that at all.

btw- did you pick up those monitors last tuesday during the dell savings deal?
 

nonxcarbonx

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Asus p6t is a great overclocking board, and if you're only going to oc 360mhz, get the cheapest motherboard you find, not a delux one like that. Again with the oc, you might as well stay with stock cooling, because I was able to get 3.4 ghz on my core i7 with the intel stock, and with 3 ghz you can keep it below 70 degrees.
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Since gaming is this mostimportant feature, I'd suggest this: OC it way more than 3 ghz, orelse downgrade all those relevant parts. Lastly, since you don't do video editing and that kind of stuff you'll probly never even need more than several hundred gigabytes, so invest in a solid state drive or two instead of the current hard drive. No loading! :wahoo: