New gaming computer

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Ironbreaker
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Hey I've been putting something together for a new computer and I'm just checking with you guys to see if this hardware will work together, what you think of it, and a quick question on graphic cards.

So this is what I have and I'm going for a budget of 2000

Memory: Corsair 6GB DOMINATOR PC3-12800 Triple Channel DDR3 Kit (3 x 2GB) w/ Intel XMP

Motherboard and processor: Intel Core™ i7 Processor 920 & Desktop Board DX58SO Bundle

Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor 150GB 10,000rpm SATA II w/ 16MB Cache <-- I especially want to know if this will work with the mother board

Optical Drive: LG Super-Multi 22x DVD Writer, SATA, Black (OEM)

Chassis: Cooler Master Storm Sniper Case

Power Supply: Antec TruePower Quattro 850W Power Supply

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full Retail Box

With what I've listed there I've got enough for a graphics card around 300-400$ but I'm uncertain as to which to get. From what I've seen this appears to be a great deal between money and power - HIS Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5 PCI-E w/ Dual DVI, HDTV-Out but I could definitely go for something better

Also I'm building this computer for more just your standard MMOs and My computer screen is fairly small to medium sized

Dj Neta
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a. what MOBO are you getting? spesific modle and company!

b. are 150gb of HDD space enough? and yes - the WD VelociRaptor works with almost all mobos out there (btw - great great hard-drive)

c.that GPU isn't great - if you have 400$ GET THE HD5870! lol its exactly 400$ and its the best single GPU one the market, if im not mistaking it even beats the 4870 in CF by its own, if it dosen't it sure gets close to the preformance!

d. the size of the monitor used is less of an issue, the main issue is the RESOLUTION of the screen. it can be farely small but have a really high res. and that would be the main future that you would need to take care of.

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Ironbreaker
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Aye it does.

As for the question of MOBO (which I think is motherboard?) and if its enough space

Intel Desktop Board BOXDX58SO w/ TripleDDR3 1600, 7.1 Audio, Gigabit Lan, 1394, PCI-E, CrossFireX or the intel extreme DX58S0 as it says on the box

and I usually don't store very many large files on my computer so 150g should be enough

Now that I think of it my monitor is also several years old and could use an update. For monitors if I was just looking for something that would strike a balance between being visually pleasing and putting less stress on the graphic card, what sort of things should I be looking for?

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Replace the WD Raptor with an Intel SSD.

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You do live in the US?
I am adding up those items and not getting near $2000. For $1000 I can make a comp as good as the one you have specified minus the HDD.
Replace the expensive Corsair Ram with OCZ instead which performs nigh identical while retaining the lifetime warranty.
150gb is almost nothing-OS+maybe 10-15 games. I would get a WD 640gb and a SSD for OS+few games.
Do you live near any microcenters? If so you could pick up a few components for much less-also Newegg has a ton of good prices.

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I think he lives in Canada, but even still the money value ratio is not far off.

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Dj Neta
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conclusion:
a. get the HD5870

b. either get an SSD and a small HDD or just a very large SDD.

c. think about getting the ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 Mobo (yup its motherboard) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131365&cm_re=Asus_P6T_Deluxe_V2-_-13-131-365-_-Product

d. if you get a brand new screen with a huge res. and even 50" its not even gonna make the HD5870 feel the prusser. i mean it would, but it can easliy take 3x 2560x1980 (i think those are the right numbers), wich is freaaaaaaaking amazing!

PS, if you want an amazing monitor take a look at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

once again, Hope this helps.
Dj Neta

undeadkingpr
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One 5870 can definetly not easily take that res(which btw seems weird-2560x1600 anyone?) on 3 monitors-You would have to either be running an old game or graphics at the bare minimum on crysis/new games.

Dj Neta
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well it depends what game it is, as you have already said, but it can run games on 2560x1600 (yah it might be that) easily... at very high res and settings! i mean it would pretty much dominate Crysis at high settings, avraging well over 30FPS.

undeadkingpr
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Yes on one monitor it could dominate crysis-not on 3

Ironbreaker
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Look I never have more then one game installed on my computer at any given time and I certainly wont be running 3 screens at once. The small monitor sounds fine and if one day I feel like it I'll find something a bit bigger

Also crisis isn't my thing but if that is the standard for graphics (and I believe it is from what I've heard) then I'll go with the screen that will allow me to play that efficiently encase a game I do wish to play comes out with those sort of requirements

Dj Neta
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first: damn, one game?!? that it!?
second: yes, Crysis is considered the world's most demanding game in terms of graphics and overall preformance so people use it to compare...
third: no need to run more then one screen. if your getting a good GPU then i would recomend getting a good screen that would fully use the offered gamming power. maybe a 23"-24" screen with a res. of somthing like 1980x1200. that would be great!

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Not everyone is a gamer.

Dj Neta
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i know lol... but i still think that if your already getting somthing then you should get some really good parts that won't go bad and that would last for a good 3-4 years without an upgrade, you know, just a build a brand new rig now and forget about all of the upgrades and everything cuz it will dominate everything you do :)

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What games are you planning to play?