Gaming System (1500$ Budget) .

razro

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Hi

I have a 1500$ budget and i want to buy a new gaming system.
This is what i choosed so far :

CPU : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202"> Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 </A>

Motherboard : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374"> GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard </A>

Memory : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231224"> G.SKILL 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-3GBNQ </A>

GPU : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434"> Twintech EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card </A>

CPU HeatSink : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055"> COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler </A>

HDD : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152134"> Samsung SAMSUNG HD642JJ 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Bare Drive) </A>

Case : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047"> NZXT NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case </A>

PSU : <A HREF="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171023"> Cooler COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W ATX Form Factor 12V V2.3 / SSI Standard EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply </A>

Monitor : <A HREF="http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersperipherals&type=monitors&subtype=artseries&model_cd=LS22TWPSUV/XK"> SAMSUNG LCD 22" T220P 5ms DVI WIDE </A>



 
Nothing wrong with your choices.
I'd give the Corsair 650TX $100 ($80 after $20 rebate) a serious look. It's actually more powerful (52Amps +12v) than the CM 650 (45Amps +12v) and is usually considered a higher quality PSU. Both have free shipping and 5 year warranties.
Maybe use the $40 save towards upgrading the RAM to 6GB?

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razro

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O.K so this is my choise after the renew edit.


CPU : Intel Core i7 920 Nehalem 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor Model BX80601920 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202

Motherboard : GIGABYTE GA-EX58-UD4P LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128374

Memory : G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231223

GPU : EVGA 896-P3-1255-AR GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 896MB 448-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130434

CPU HeatSink : COOLER MASTER V8 RR-UV8-XBU1-GP 120mm Rifle CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055

HDD : Samsung SAMSUNG HD642JJ 640GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Bare Drive)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152134

Case : NZXT NZXT TEMPEST Crafted Series CS-NT-TEM-B Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146047

PSU : CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139005

Monitor : Samsung SyncMaster™ 22" best quality Full HD monitor
http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/consumer/detail/detail.do?group=computersperipherals&type=monitors&subtype=artseries&model_cd=LS22TWPSUV/XK


 

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Not bad.. looking good, thats one pretty monitor aswell.

PC Power cooling and seasonic has some good psu's aswell but, that corsair should do the job.

showing that your running an i7 core and a gtx 260, its probably fine but, i like to see more wattage like 750w or 800w

 

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650w is fine for that system. If you wanted to SLI later, I would want around 850w for 2 GTX 260's. The current setup you have probably won't draw more than 350w, but its good to have some headroom.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009&Tpk=850tx

WD Caviar Black 640GB is a better drive, its faster and more reliable.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319

The Tempest is a good case, I'm not a fan of how it looks though. Look at the CoolerMaster 690 or Antec 900 for other good options.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119137
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021&Tpk=antec%20900

Here is a much better kit of ram for the same price:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231245

Go for this combo instead, the P6T is a better board IMO, it OC's better than the Gigabyte.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.155910

Here's a review of those MB:
http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2340773,00.asp

The Scythe Mugen 2 will cool almost as good if not as good as that V8, and its $25 cheaper.
http://www.jab-tech.com/Scythe-Mugen-2-CPU-Cooler-pr-4391.html

Get this thermal Paste, MX-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020
 

razro

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Thanks everyone for the advices , I really appreciate it!!
What do you say about the 260GTX for crysis , i will able to run it in 1900X1200 with all setting very high and full filters and still getting a playble fps??? (like 20fps)

Thanks again..
Raz.
 

razro

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Thanks for the reply xthekidx , can you check for me please if you cant get in crysis more then 20fps when you push the setting to ultra high/very high and AA/AF maximum??
its very important for me to decide in which GPU i iwll buy 260GTX/285GTX.
by the way in what resolution are you play?? 1650X1050??

thanks man.
raz.
 

xthekidx

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You can probably get 25FPS @1920x1200 or so with the 260 in crysis, I wouldn't say it will push it through the roof on very high details. It will be playable, but slower than most people would want. If you want smooth gaming at very high details you need to get the GTX 285. I play at 1440x900 and lag every once in a while in farcry 2 at all max settings.
 

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I would save some money stick with the upper LGA775 vs the i7. I've not seen any benchmarks that warrent the cost of the chip, board, and memory. Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 Yorkfield 2.83GHz 12MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W $279.99 from newegg. You can spend almost half as much on the board and memory and get a higher video card and/or setup for a sli which you can't get right now on the i7 boards.
 

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I would go w/ the i-7. The i-7 is new so not as many ppl have bench marked it and posted it yet. Don't put ur trust in just benchmarks cause it makes you a surf junky and it's based off SOMEONE ELSE'S research and finds. You want credible info then ask around and get personnel exp.
 

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Go to intel's website and other sites that talk on i-7 and the core 2 quads and not just Bench sites. Benchmarks are based on pre built systems and not yours.
 
Personal experience? Isn't that also SOMEONE ELSE's research? :non:
And can you explain why a forum dweller's testing would be more accurate than a review website's benchmarks?

"Benchmarks are based on pre built systems and not yours." How did you arrive at that remarkable conclusion?

If you're wanting to offer "credible info" you should be better informed yourself.