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Submitted by Lelldorianx 372d ago | article

$1143 SLI & Overclocking DIY Gaming PC Build

GamersNexus: "This mid-range gaming PC build aims to use SLI and overclocking to amp-up your ability to play games on max settings, all while supporting high resolution displays (19x10 or high on 25x14)." (PC, Tech)

kevnb  +   371d ago
there are so many different ways of going about this. I go for medium size, quite, fairly cheap, and reliable.
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Jek_Porkins  +   371d ago
For that price hold off and get a Xbox 720, PS4 and Wii U, jeez...that is pricey.
hellvaguy  +   371d ago
My gaming laptop does better graphics then "next gen" consoles will be doing. Although in fairness it was $1200 last year, but will cost under $800 in 6 months when new consoles get released.

My gosh, the ps4 has mostly laptop parts in it (cpu + gpu). My 1 year old gaming pc has a faster gpu in it.

Why would you bother doing sli on such low end cards? Id use the money to get a 670 and then u can always sli that in a few years if u wanted to.
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ZoyosJD  +   371d ago
So your laptop either has a 7970M or a 680M.

Gaming laptops aren't reliable enough to be spending $1200 on. Most I've spent on one a laptop was $800. Too much heat, too heavy, not enough battery life...ultimately self defeating.

Low end cards hold their value better, but I wouldn't suggest SLI unless you have money to throw around, and can't wait.

Since when did $1200 become mid-range anyway?
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Jek_Porkins  +   371d ago
Well between the three consoles there are a ton of exclusives that PC wont get, love my exclusives from all three console makers. I wasn't knocking PC people, just not my thing, and I was mainly talking about the nearly $1200 price tag for this particular rig, you could honestly hold off and buy all three new consoles.

Also I'd like to point out that fast parts in a PC doesn't mean it will get better performance than the new consoles, consoles don't have a huge OS weighing them down like PC's do.
Lelldorianx  +   371d ago
... This is a mid-to-high-end build geared for the hardware enthusiast. If I wanted to build a machine that'd compete on the same level as the PS4, I could do it for $700.
jeffgoldwin  +   371d ago
How exactly would you be building a laptop? I mean that's what this thread is about. Not about building a desktop which obviously is cheaper to do and more powerful.
Skate-AK  +   371d ago
Mid range=$1200? Seems pricey. I would consider mid range bout $700-$900z
hellvaguy  +   371d ago
AKA read the part where I said it was last year I bought it for $1200. Pay attention. It's free and everyone can do it if they really, really try!

And my asus laptop is still $1,000 at newegg.com. So you cannot get it for 700-900 just yet.
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Skate-AK  +   371d ago
What? I never said anything about a laptop. I was talking about the computer in the article. I just rounded up the price by $57 cause I didn't remember what the exact number was. Calm down and breathe man. Everyone can do it if they really, really try!
jeffgoldwin  +   371d ago
@Skate-AK

He probably meant now it's mid-range after owning it for almost a year. I kinda thought that part was obvious myself.

Anyways to get a decent gaming laptop I'd say $900-1200 is right about the mid-point. I mean you can spend $700 on a low end one or $2500 for an overpriced alienware.
WUTCHUGUNNADO  +   371d ago
CPU FX-8350
ASUS MB
GPU GTX670/680 Radeon7950/7970 2-3gbs VRAM(2gbs single monitor/3gbs+ multi-monitor)
8gbs DDR3 ram
80plus gold PSU(600W Single GPU/800W+ SLI Crossfire)
$60 Case
All other peripherals

This is all you need for a couple years.

Avoid SLI/Crossfire unless you like headaches instead of gaming though I do expect the compatibility to get better.
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jeffgoldwin  +   371d ago
@Wutchugunnado

I agree except I'd use an intel cpu and spring for a solid state hard drive.
urwifeminder  +   371d ago
I have had no probs with crossfire had it for two weeks it has been smooth sailing just make sure you delete all driver files before install.

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