New Gaming PC Build/Recommendations Needed

notrace

Distinguished
Apr 1, 2009
121
0
18,690
I'm building a brand new system soon, money is not really a factor but I'm hoping to spend a little less than 2000$. I've built all my PC's but i want this one to be to extra powerful but I'm not really up to date with the new cards, so anyone think i will be bottle necking my system?

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813188046
RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145224
Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130447
PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139006
CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115202
Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=VelociRaptor&x=0&y=0

(I haven't chosen which one yet, whichever suites my mood.)

The PC I'm on right now is still capable of playing pretty much every game on maximum settings, (except Crysis of course), but i can feel it starting to age with the newer generation games.
 

kubes

Distinguished
Nov 4, 2008
925
0
18,990
Great start to a computer.

Here are a few suggestions I might make to your current rig.

This can drop the price in your ram a few bucks. Great quality ram and good timings.
G. Skill Ram $95

This isn't as fast as a raptor drive but isn't far behind it. This is a very fast drive.
WD Black 640gb $80

Now with those savings I would reccommend stepping your graphics card up to the GTX 295.
GTX 295 List
 

fullmetall

Distinguished
Jan 7, 2009
1,698
0
19,810
The Dominators are fine, they fit in the budget.

WD Black 640gb or WD Black 1tb, Could possibly do WD black 640gb x2.

Would also look at getting the CoolerMaster Sniper case/850tx

 

xthekidx

Splendid
Dec 24, 2008
3,871
1
22,790
Here is how I would build for $2k
Antec 1200 and CP-850
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.177160

EVGA 132-BL-E758-A1 LGA 1366 Intel X58 and EVGA GTX 285
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.179001

i7 920 and EVGA GTX 285 SC
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.179218

OCZ Platinum 6gb DDR3 1600
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227381

WD6401AALS+free SATA Cable
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.175960

Vista 64
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488

TRUE
http://www.heatsinkfactory.com/thermalright-ultra-120-extreme-1366-rt.html
Grease: MX-2
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020

With Shipping that comes to about $1950, and that is just about as good as you get, without spending hundreds more on SSD's. You can play any game you want at any resolution with that setup (Anandtech got 35 FPS at 25x16 res in Crysis on all enthusiast settings with a similar setup, OC your i7 to around 3.6ish and you will get even better results). You get $75 MIR, making the grand total $1875.
 
:bounce:

http://www.provantage.com/cooler-master-rc-932-kkn1-gp~7COOL04R.htm $130.21
HAF 932 High Air Flow Full Tower Chassis

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139009 $139.99 ($119.99 after $20.00 Mail-In Rebate) Free Shipping*
CORSAIR CMPSU-850TX 850W ATX12V 2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130442 $354.99 ($324.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.179003Combo Discount: -$35.00 Combo Price: $589.98 $10.00 Mail-In Rebate $30.00 Mail-In Rebate
EVGA 132-BL-E758-TR LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
EVGA 01G-P3-1281-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

http://www.ewiz.com/detail.php?name=I7-920 $265.99
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 CPU, OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233029 $39.99
XIGMATEK Dark Knight-S1283V 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186020 $6.99
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231247 $94.99 Free Shipping*
G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136319 $79.99 Free Shipping*
Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136152 $24.99 Free Shipping*
LG Black 22X (CAV) DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X (CAV) DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 12X DVD-RAM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM 2MB Cache SATA 22X DVD±R DVD Burner - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488 $99.99 Free Shipping*
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit for System Builders - OE

Total: $1,828.11 *(not including shipping & rebates)