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What are the best specs for ultimate computer gaming?

asked Sep 27 '10 at 21:37

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edited Sep 27 '10 at 21:57

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There is no limit to the best specs that you can possibly achieve. You can cluster together thousands of computers...teraflops worth of speed, but you will never be able to achieve the best, because technology is rapidly changing.

answered Sep 27 '10 at 21:48

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ok kool but that was not the answer i was lookin for

(Sep 27 '10 at 21:53) Crow Crow's gravatar image

You should ask a more specific question then.

(Sep 27 '10 at 21:54) catchatyou catchatyou's gravatar image

I think he means right now, like to play the latest games.

(Sep 28 '10 at 02:26) Alekz Alekz's gravatar image
  • Quad core processor for games like gta IV.
  • 4gb of ram for multitasking or games. (preferably 2x2gb in a 4 slot board for future upgrades)
  • Good power supply
  • Motherboard with 2 pci-e card slots. (again, room for upgrade)
  • AM3 or i5/i7
  • 1tb normal mechanical hard drive for storage. 100gb ssd for system storage and operating system.
  • Atleast one Nvidia 450< or AT... I mean AMD 5700<

answered Sep 28 '10 at 00:03

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"Ultimate" is kinda open ended.

"Killer system to hold my own with the big boys" is more reasonable.

Try this water-cooled honey...

Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower w/clear side window

Case fans: Cooler Master 230mm intake fan (front of case) 6 Yate Loon 120mm high speed intake fans (push-pull on radiators) 2 Yate Loon 120mm high speed exhaust fans (top of case)

Fan Controller: Scythe KS01-BK "KAZE SERVER" Advanced Fan Controller

Motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX

Processor: Intel Quad Core i7 920 2.66GHz 8MB LGA1366 D0 - overclocked to 4.5GHz

Memory: CORSAIR XMS3 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz

Video Cards: (2) GIGABYTE GV-N460OC-1GI GeForce GTX 460 768MB 256-bit GDDR5 - in SLI and overclocked to 875MHz

Optical Drive: ASUS Black combo 2MB Cache SATA CD-R/W DVD-Rom + 24X DVD burner

Power Supply: Athenatech Xtreme Force 1000W ATX12V/EPS12V SLI Ready Modular Active PFC

OS Boot/Game play Drives: 2-Intel X25-V 2.5" 40GB SATA II MLC G2 Internal Solid State Drives in Raid 0 config

Storage Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 5400 RPM 64MB Cache SATA

OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

Water cooling components

Pump: Swiftech MCP655 Series w/EK-D5 X-TOP (fixed speed)

Reservoir: EK MultiOption 4 Port RES 150 Rev. 2

CPU cooling block: Danger Den MC-TDX Intel 1366 Block

GPU cooling blocks: (2) Koolance VID-NX460

Single radiator: Black Ice X-Flow Pro Radiator w/two intake 'push-pull' 120mm fans

Double radiator: Black Ice Xtreme II Radiator w/four intake 'push-pull' 120mm fans

Tubing: PrimoChill PrimoFlex-Pro-LRT 1/2 ID black

Fittings: Danger Den 90/45/stubby/fat boy

Water-cooling loop: Pump >> CPU cooling block >> single rad >> GPU cooling blocks >> double rad >> reservoir >> pump

Total cost (if you're careful) $2500

All of these components are compatible, fit like a glove, were chosen for optimal performance and reliability, and all while maintaining a reasonable cost. Are there higher-end systems to be had? For sure, but the difference in game play will be negligible, unless you go beyond a 24" monitor, and then the video cards won't be able to keep up.

I call it "The Intruder." Email me, and I'll build you one for Christmas :)


answered Sep 28 '10 at 10:42

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edited Sep 28 '10 at 15:05

Umm, computer specs get higher and higher everyday I suppose. But currently a good one would be... A computer with a lot of hard drive with atleast 10,000RPMS to match a Solid state drive... A lot of memory 4GB will suffice, 8 would be nice, wide monitor... A full keyboard if its a laptop...Windows 7... A good anti protection... Dual graphic chips that I don't really specialize in... A good cooling system... It must be able to overdrive I think that's what its called... That's all I can think of.

answered Sep 27 '10 at 21:56

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A processor is a important part of it.

(Sep 27 '10 at 23:08) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image


(Sep 28 '10 at 00:26) Yuma Yuma's gravatar image

Why a question it was an answer.

(Sep 28 '10 at 22:53) TheTechDude TheTechDude's gravatar image

The best specs for gaming depends on a lot of things. Are you just looking for a rig that will run any game on the highest detail, etc? A good rig for gaming in my opinion is as follows:

  • 2 Graphics cards of at least 1gb of memory each
  • 8GB of gaming series ram or more
  • Quad core processor, although six-core processors are available now. Try to get as close to 4+Ghz as possible
  • 7200rpm HDD or a SSD if you have the $ for it
  • A case, cpu cooler, and power supply good enough to handle it all without overheating.

answered Sep 28 '10 at 15:32

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I would have:

EVGA Classified SR2 Dual 1366 Socket

2 Intel Xeon 5680 Hex-Core @ 3.33Ghz

48GiB Gaming DDR 3 R.A.M

Most Powerfull Power Supply Possible

3 ATI 5970's in crossfire

6 * 30" Dell Monitor each @ 2560*1600

Lian Li PC-P80B Armorsuit Aluminium Super Tower Case

And Loads of Insane cooling and case mods.

oh and 2 bluray drives

and if it was possible with out too much mess and effort 24 SSD drives in raid.

or this

answered Sep 28 '10 at 15:46

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Tim Fontana

Processor: A higher speed Core 2 Duo, since many game developers have yet to actually take advantage of multicore rendering capabilities.

RAM: 4GB will suffice, don't see why you would need more for gaming

HDD: Solid state drive, since the cause of many game slow-downs is actually slow hard drives

Video Card: Probably a GTX 480 or a similar ATI card if that's how you roll will do. You may want 2 if you play games like Crysis

answered Sep 29 '10 at 01:52

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