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  1. #1


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64

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    Hi all,
    and here's the story

    I am wanting to build a gaming rig and have 2500-3000 to spend

    About 3800-4600 Dollars (i think)

    So obviously Motherboard, Cpu, Cooler and ram are Essential
    In The UK, Novatech.co.uk is one of my favourite places to shop.

    So i'm kinda asking what would you go for???

    I prefer Intel myself when it comes to graphics
    And is this motherboard any good to start:-ASUS RAMPAGE IV EXTREME Intel X79 (Socket 2011) Motherboard | 90-MIBHF1-G0EAY00Z

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  2. #2


    Posts : 56
    windows 8.1 Pro


    With that sort of money you'll have a great gaming rig. Just a few months back I built my first gaming rig for about 2400 using a GTX 780 and the games look stunning. Coming from being a console gamer I always thought people exaggerated when they said PC blows console's out the water in the looks department but it's true.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    With that sort of money you'll have a great gaming rig. Just a few months back I built my first gaming rig for about 2400 using a GTX 780 and the games look stunning. Coming from being a console gamer I always thought people exaggerated when they said PC blows console's out the water in the looks department but it's true.
    Thanks,

    The GTX Titan looks good but pricey, i thought i might get 2 GTX 780's for about the same price as a Titan and use SLI??
    Or is 1 GTX 780 enough??

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  4. #4


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 64-bit


    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Hi all,
    and here's the story

    I am wanting to build a gaming rig and have 2500-3000 to spend

    About 3800-4600 Dollars (i think)
    Boy, that is a ton of money. I'd recommend spending 1/2 of that now and 1/2 of it about 2-3 years from now. Overall, in 5-6 years time you will be happy you went that way.
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  6. #6


    I bought an Intel i7-3770k, Intel mobo, GTX-660 SC video card and the usual bits (SSD, WD hard drives, etc...) and the games I run all run very well and I'm extremely happy with the results. If I were to buy a new system today, I'd go with the Intel i7-4770k or the i5-4570k and an ASUS Sabertooth motherboard... I would get either dual GTX-660SC cards or a single GTX-770 video card.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 56
    windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by gavanid View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    With that sort of money you'll have a great gaming rig. Just a few months back I built my first gaming rig for about 2400 using a GTX 780 and the games look stunning. Coming from being a console gamer I always thought people exaggerated when they said PC blows console's out the water in the looks department but it's true.
    Thanks,

    The GTX Titan looks good but pricey, i thought i might get 2 GTX 780's for about the same price as a Titan and use SLI??
    Or is 1 GTX 780 enough??

    I can't speak for you but 1x GTX780 is enough for me. I decided to keep it simple for my first build and stick with 1x good card as I read you can have problems with multiple cards.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. #8


    Posts : 56
    windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
    Seems like overkill
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. #9


    Posts : 12
    Windows 8 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by livewire View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.
    Seems like overkill
    You're probably right. He might want to start a bit smaller and work his way up to that level.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #10


    Posts : 79
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Breems View Post
    With that kind of money, I'd go big time! Try this:

    Intel Core i3
    Intel Integrated HD Graphics (4000)
    4GB DDR3
    320GB HDD
    Windows Vista

    Let me know how it pans out.

    You prefer i3, not go for i7?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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