Which is the best computer for gaming and work? 5 replies

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#1 8 years ago

I am a software developer and game lover too. I want to build my another computer for gaming purpose and also do my work part time on that so can anyone suggest me all the latest and fastest part matching to each other. No limit in money cause its my dream computer and i don't want to compromise anything. I am a Intel lover so if possible suggest me intel parts.

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#2 8 years ago

If you really mean no limit on money, then look at the Intel Core i7-980X. It costs $1,000, and it's 3.33GHz with six cores. And, you can buy two of them to go with this motherboard:

Newegg.com - EVGA Classified SR-2 270-WS-W555-A2 LGA 1366 Intel 5520 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HPTX Intel Motherboard

That's right...two 1366 sockets, so you can have two of that i7-980X in there.

You'll also want to cool the shit out of that CPU...you'll probably want to go with water cooling, which isn't really my strong point, so I'll let someone else recommend that stuff for you.

As for memory, there's a lot of choice, and the most expensive isn't always the best, so I'll leave that out for now.

In terms of graphics, the GTX 480 is pretty much top notch, and there's plenty of room for SLI on that motherboard with 7 PCIe slots. =p

For storage, go with an SSD (or several, and RAID 0 that shit). They blow hard drives away. I've never owned one, so I can't speak from experience, but I hear the latest Intel SSD's are excellent.


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#3 8 years ago


2x i7 980X EVGA SR-2 Classy 4x GTX 480 12x2GB Corsair Dominator GT DDR3 (Man I'd love to have 24GB of RAM) OCZ RevoDriveX2 SSD (.96TB capacity, .76GB/s read) 4x2TB Samsung Spinpoints


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#4 8 years ago

980x doesn't work with the SR2.

You need two xeon chips that are outrageous in price (yes, they make the 980x look CHEAP)

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#5 8 years ago

No. Please DO NOT buy 2 980x processors that won't work anyway on an SR-2. Only some Xeons will work: the X5650 (2.67GHz, 95W TDP) and L5640 (2.26GHz, 60W TDP) are both $1000 Xeons with dual QPI and 6 cores apiece that will work on an SR-2.

You guys... :vikki:

For graphics cards, I would get GTX 480s, 3 of them at most. Scaling basically disappears when the 4th card is added, so it's basically a dead weight in your computer, putting out 250-300W like the rest and making your room a furnace.


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#6 8 years ago

i dont not a technical guy but my PC has a Memory of 3GB and i have 1GB for my video card and 1TB HDD.