Gaming Rig help

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  1. qaiz

    qaiz Active Member

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    Hey Guys

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    Ive read many threads on this forum,and I pretty much can tell most of you guys are gaming freaks!

    I want to create my own gaming rig,I feel like I can finally plunge in.

    I want to spend quite a bit,around over 1000 GPB (about $1435 and over).I have never made my own Computer,so this is a first.I think I may need your help on guiding me on what is hot,and what not.

    I want a PC that can play most/all games.I'm not going to be gaming crazy,But I know I will be playing some of the most intensive games at times.I want a PC that wont crash when doing stuff like video editing,multi-tasking,watching HD movies,using Photoshop etc.

    My PC right now is pretty decent,but it shows its weaknesses when doing intensive tasks.

    So,Ive been fishing around,and Ive found quite a few parts,now I would love it if you guys could tell me what I'm missing,anything not compatible it something,or if its plain crap.

    Hardware:
    • CCL Eclipse Enigma Motherboard Bundle
    price: £549.99 inc VAT

    This bundle right here includes...

    CPU - Intel Core i7-920 D0 Quad Core CPU 2.80GHz, Overclocked to 4.0GHz
    RAM - 6GB Corsair XM3 1600MHz DDR3 Triple Channel Memory Kit
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R Motherboard with USB3.0 and SATAIII Support
    Cooler - Titan Fenrir CPU Cooler

    • GPU
    Price:£247.13 inc VAT
    Sapphire ATI Radeon HD 5850 1GB
    (Bundled with Call of Duty: Modern Warefare 2 )

    • PCI TV Tuners
    Price: £20.68 inc VAT
    Compro Videomate T100

    • HDD
    Price:£59.91 inc VAT
    1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 3.5" Hard Disk Drive
    • 7200rpm
    • 64MB Cache


    • Monitors
    Price:£249.95 inc VAT
    26" Iiyama Prolite E2607WSD

    • Bluray Drive
    Price:£156.42 inc VAT
    Pioneer 12x Blu-Ray Writer

    • PSU
    Price:£74.99 inc VAT
    700W OCZ ModXStream Pro Modular Power Supply

    Total:1359.07 GBP

    What do you guys think? Is it any good,and I don't know what case to get :/

    Are the prices okay too? I would love your help,
    Thanks
  2. eight77probate

    eight77probate New Member

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    If you really want a gaming rig, why don't you go for SLI? Just a thought.
  3. Number8

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    Are you REALLY going to be using the blu-ray? If you're getting it just as a luxury I suggest getting another video card for SLI. Also get a 850W power supply just to be safe and instead of 1 1tb hard drive get 2 500gb hard drives and put them in RAID 0, you're computer is going to be so bottlenecked with one hard drive. If you are willing to spend a little extra I suggest an Intel X25-M 80gb just for your main files and to boot windows.
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    qaiz Active Member

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    Okay so you guys suggest I should get another GPU?
    Could you guess suggest me one from this site,if they have one :/
    http://www.cclonline.com/product-categories.asp?category_id=124

    And what about 2 500GB Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000.C 3.5" Hard Disk Drives?

    And I what about this PSU
    850W Coolermaster Silent Pro M850?

    Thanks for your help
  5. Number8

    Number8 New Member

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    I'm not too sure about ATI cards, but I know 2 Nvidia 260GTX is pretty beastly(it's what I'm using atm)

    The coolermaster 850w psu is fine and the hard drives are fine
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    http://www.cclonline.com/product-info.asp?product_id=49320&category_id=1178&manufacturer_id=0
    Maybe 2 of those in crossfire?
  6. dunuck

    dunuck Active Member

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    @ Number8
    For the price of 2 gtx 260 you could get a gtx 480 ($500) which pretty much blows 2 260 out of the water
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    What do you mean "together" did you get some sort of discount because the link you showed me says each 260 costs 200 bucks, so 2 cards would be $400

    But yeah my numbers were off

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    still i think for $400 you are better on buying a good dx 11 card like the 5870 or gtx 470/480, to get better results

    Yeah the gts 250 is a really good card its price point is about $130
    But still the gtx 480 is a single gpu beast

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    my bro got a nvidea 9600GT, 2 of those in SLI would be very good for a pretty good price. just dont expect to be playing 3 games on highest settings at once/
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    2 GTX 480's!

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