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Can someone help me decide how to build a gaming system?

By bwta
Apr 5, 2010
  1. Here's the story i've got 8 grand to burn on a computer what should i get. its going to be water cooled for sure. i think i might get a big tower not a compact one. Any ideas would be apreciated


    Thanks
     
  2. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    That is a crapton of money, I wouldn't spend half of it and just go ahead and save it.
    Why watercooled? Doesn't really do anything imo.


    OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) OCZSSD2-1VTXLE200G 2.5" 200GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail

    OCZ Vertex LE (Limited Edition) OCZSSD2-1VTXLE100G 2.5" 100GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) - Retail

    I feel that 100 is enough...but go ahead and choose one of those. Your secondary drives will have to depend on your own needs.

    Intel Core i7-930 Bloomfield 2.8GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Model BX80601930 - Retail

    CORSAIR CMPSU-650HX 650W ATX12V v2.2 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Retail

    ASUS P6T LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail

    G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8TU-6GBPI - Retail


    For the graphics card, you *MAY* want to wait for the 2gb 5870 (well thats what anandtech says, and I mean, how can they be wrong?)
    Otherwise, I personally prefer a single 5870.
     
  3. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,056   +76

    And probably a monitor to go with it as well along with mice/keyboard. ;)

    I think kitty's choice of HD5870 is very good one, and should be sufficient for any modern game, and instead of 2GB 5870 perhaps you can put two 5870s in a CF.
     
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

  5. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Red you had way too much fun with this thread. I'd throw some stuff in there but you covered most of the bases at a 8k price point.
     
  6. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    you don't get out of it that easy super, lets see your 8k version :)
     
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

  8. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,906   +90

    very nice, very nice. best case ever, is that the case you got last year?
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,900   +711

  10. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Yeah, got it last year powder coated black, I love it.
     
  11. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    This really makes me feel that I own an archaic system.
     
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,370   +125

    Wow ok...I liked mine better, except I forgot a sound card. How much effort would you need to get all those together D:.
     
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,056   +76

    Well i feel the same as you Rit, but I guess I'd rather do something else with my money, as my system can do what I throw at it for now.
     
  14. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    Yeah, I know. Just love my system. Had a lot of help from the guys here when putting it together, especially red1776. And it's worked like a charm since. :)
     
  15. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 6,056   +76

    Yup, but I just remembered one thing, my system is kinda dead atm; as I am still awaiting replacement motherboard, which is scheduled to arrive later this week or early on Monday. So literally, it can't do anything i can throw at it for now :/
     
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