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$3,000 Gaming Desktop Build


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Hello all, I am currently in Afghanistan and will be home in about 3 weeks. I have been out of the loop for a good 8 months, and therefore have little to no clue what's good anymore in the PC world. I have 3,000 that I want to spend to make the best Gaming Desktop ever. I need absolutely everything and I'm starting from scratch. This includes the best Monitor, mouse, etc...even gaming chair.

Anyways, I saw something about the Radeon 5590 (I think it was 5590) in PC Gamer magazine while I was over here, it's apparently the world's fastest graphics card...I'd like that in the build. And for a Processor, something fast and Quad Core. I'd also like it water-cooled if possible. Hey, you guys are the experts so I'll leave it to you. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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I'm not an expert, but this is what I would use if I had the cash :)

CPU: Intel Core i7 980X 3.33GHz (Gulftown) Extreme Edition (Socket LGA1366)
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Extreme Intel X58 (Socket 1366) DDR3 Motherboard
Memory: Corsair Dominator GT 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 16000C8 (2000MHz) Tri-Channel Kit
PSU: Corsair HX 1000W ATX Modular SLI Compliant Power Supply
Graphics Card: Asus ATI Radeon HD 5970 2048MB GDDR5

All that comes to £2019.94 (Using OverClockers as an example), not including Case, HDD's etc :)
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Hey man, thanks for the input. I definitely want that graphics card, I'm checking the rest of it out right now.
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Thanks for the advice, fatheed. For anyone interested, this is what I came up with...ordered it last night.


Case:Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD9 LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 XL ATX Intel Motherboard
PSU:SPARKLE COMPUTER CORP Gold Class GW-EPS1250DA 1250W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
CPU:Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960
Video Card:XFX HD-597A-CNB9 Radeon HD 5970 Black Edition 2GB 512 (256 x 2)-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support
Memory: G.SKILL Trident 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2000 (PC3 16000) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD
Hard Drive:Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Cooling:CoolIT SYSTEMS ECO-R120 Advanced Liquid Cooling (ALC)

CD/DVD Drive: LG DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model GH24LS50 LightScribe Support
Keyboard:Logitech G15 2-Tone USB Wired Standard Gaming Keyboard
Mouse: RAZER DeathAdder Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
Monitor:ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
Headphones: RAZER Megalodon Gold-plated USB Connector Circumaural 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
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