Gaming PC Build Recipe:
|Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K Processor||Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme6 B3|
|Graphics Card: 2X EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB in SLI||RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit|
|Hard Drive: Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue||Power Supply: Corsair CMPSU-950TX 950-Watt|
|Computer Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0||Optical Drive: Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive|
|Estimated Price: $ 1400|
The Gaming PC Hardware:
The Intel Core i7-2600K Processor is at the top of the pyramid in terms of gaming processors right now. It is a Quad Core i7, 3.3GHz with an 8 MB Cache beauty!
The ASRock P67 Extreme6 B3 has so much potential for a great gaming motherboard. With CPU: Socket 1155 Support 2nd Generation Intel Core i7/i5/i3 Processor; Supports Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology; Supports Intel K-Series unlocked CPU; Support Hyper-Threading Technolog, Memory: 4x 240pin DDR3-2133(OC)/1866(OC)/1600/1333/1066 DIMMs, Non-ECC, Un-buffered, Dual Channel, Max Capacity Upto 32GB, Slots: 3x PCI-Express 2.0 x16 Slots(Support ATI Quad/3-Way/CrossFireX and nVidia Quad SLI/SLI); 2x PCI-Express 2.0 x1 slots; 2x PCI Slots, SATA: 4x SATA2 Ports, Suppport RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10; 5x SATA3 Ports(two Suppport RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 10); 1x SATA3/eSATA3 Combo Port, Ports: 12x USB 2.0 Ports (4 rear, 8 by headers); 6x USB 3.0 Ports (4 rear, 2 by headers); 2x IEEE 1394a Ports (1 rear, 1 by headers); 2x PS/2 Ports; 1x eSATA3 Port; 1x Coaxial SPDIF-Out; 1x Optical SPDIF-Out; 2x RJ45 LAN Port; Audio I/O Jacks, Audio: Realtek ALC892 7.1-Channel HD Audio CODEC, Support Premium Blu-ray & THX TruStudio PRO, Chipset: Intel P67 B3; LAN: Dual Realtek RTL8111E PCI-Express x1 Gigabit Ethernet Controller; Form Factor: ATX, 12.0 x 9.6 inch / 30.5 x 24.4 cm Power Connector: 1x 24pin Main Power, 1x 8pin CPU Power
2X EVGA GeForce GTX460 SE 1 GB. That is 2 GeForce GTX460 cars in SLI is a fantastic SLI combination of graphics cards. However, you if you are going to be gaming with greater tha 1080p resolutions you may want to purchase 2 cards with more than 1GB or on board memory.
Corsair Vengeance 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit has some grate reviews as a memory supplier, and you cannot beat 8GB at the prices they are at now! If you would like more than 8GB of memory then go for it, but this should suffice most any game right now!
Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Blue is a great harddrive under a quality brand. 1TB may be a ton of space for storing all of your games and software right now, and again if you run out of space you can always purchase another!
The OCZ Technology 60 GB Agility 3 SATA III Sold State Drive can be a great addition to your gaming build to add that extra speed in loading times. You can instal Windows 7 (or whatever operating system you use) and perhaps a few games; everything else can be stored on the 1TB Western Digital drive.
The Corsair CMPSU-950TX 950-Watt will give you the extra power to supply this gaming PC beast.
The Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Full Tower Case with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a full tower ATX case that will fit all of your gaming hardware perfectly. With a nice red glow you will look the part when gaming in speed.
The Asus 24x DVD±RW Drive is your basic DVD drive that will support all of your CD/DVD media and comes at a decent cost. Beyond this the only upgrade worth doing is a Blu-Ray drive.
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