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Old October 1, 2009, 10:35 AM
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Default Gaming rig, 2000$ budget what would you buy?

Hey!

So a friend of mine asked me what I could get him/build him with 2000$ cnd. He says that he wants to build a computer strong enought to blow his house if it ever has to explode... Not so sure what he meant but I still get the point.

So, all pieces will be bought in canada.

He will required an original version of windows vista with (free?) upgrade to windows7.

No monitor, mouse, keyboard are required.

He will be using the computer for pr0n and high end gaming, so the fastest, the better. :)

So, what would you buy?!

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Old October 1, 2009, 11:11 AM
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Here's a suggestion...

XFX Radeon HD5870
424.99
Intel i7 920 329.98
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 199.99
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus 30.35
G.Skill DDR3-1600 3x2gb 9-9-9-24 151.56
G.Skill Falcon 64gb 214.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 99.99
LG GH22LS50 37.79
Antec P193 199.99
Antec CP-850 119.99
Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64 w/ Windows 7 Upgrade 151.39
3x Yate-Loon D12SL-12 14.97 (4.99 each)

Total 1975.98
You still got to factor in shipping, taxes and add some price match to the lot.
Of course the Case is a subjective matter and if u take another case you would need to change the PSU (unless the case is an Antec P183 or Antec 1200).
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Old October 2, 2009, 11:10 AM
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I never built anything with a ssd, is it very much faster? Because Maybe I would spend the extra money on another GPU? Or maybe 2x 640 WD BE in RAID would be a be faster?
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Everyone on HWC that has any experience with SSDs will tell you that they are amazing. Sequential read speeds, the RAID may be similar speed, but the access times will still be ~10ms, where as SSDs would give 0.01ms or something crazy.

Do some pricematching with the rig Kilauea posted and you may even have some more money to work with. You may also want to check out buying the case locally as it will cost a heck of a lot to get one shipped.
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Everyone on HWC that has any experience with SSDs will tell you that they are amazing. Sequential read speeds, the RAID may be similar speed, but the access times will still be ~10ms, where as SSDs would give 0.01ms or something crazy.

Do some pricematching with the rig Kilauea posted and you may even have some more money to work with. You may also want to check out buying the case locally as it will cost a heck of a lot to get one shipped.
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Here's a suggestion...

XFX Radeon HD5870
424.99
Intel i7 920 329.98
Gigabyte EX58-UD3R 199.99
Coolermaster Hyper 212 Plus 30.35
G.Skill DDR3-1600 3x2gb 9-9-9-24 151.56
G.Skill Falcon 64gb 214.99
Western Digital Caviar Black 1tb 99.99
LG GH22LS50 37.79
Antec P193 199.99
Antec CP-850 119.99
Microsoft Vista Home Premium 64 w/ Windows 7 Upgrade 151.39
3x Yate-Loon D12SL-12 14.97 (4.99 each)

Total 1975.98
You still got to factor in shipping, taxes and add some price match to the lot.
Of course the Case is a subjective matter and if u take another case you would need to change the PSU (unless the case is an Antec P183 or Antec 1200).
I second third and fouth this. Great choices. And a HUGE **** yea on the SSD. Simply the best thing you can do to any computer these days. Period.
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