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Alienware M17X R4 |i7-3720QM|AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M |12GB at 1600MHz|128GB Samsung 830| 750GB 7200RPM
So many games, so little time!
M18x R1 w/ATI Crossfire 6990's. Area-51 X58 w/Nvidia 560Ti SLi
M17x R4 i7 7970
yuukichan said: Whew, never expected a lot of people to comment on this one. Thanks a lot, guys!
M17x it is! I need to get a good bag though to save my backbone from the strain. :) I think I'll get the 7970M after all because of the very potent persuasive powers of the awesome people in the forums :)). My friends keep telling me to get the Nvidia but I've had problems with their drivers before. But doesn't AMD have tons of driver problems as well?
Any recommendations on what mouse, headset and gaming controller to get? My mouse just gave up on me one day and my headset decided that it should go into early retirement. Go figure.
So psyched to get this thing ordered and shipped! Apparently, I don't look like gamer so this rig is the perfect statement of war >:). Then again, this face is the perfect deception when engaging in battle. :))
"What is the music of life?"
"Silence, my brother."
sgman1343 said: go for 16 gigs of RAM
"A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities." ~ J.R.R. Tolkien
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krishnooof said: Seems like you already got some great advice:) However you might want to take the cheapest 3rd gen i7 processor. It is plenty fast for gaming, it will last much longer than HD7970m.
Definately go with 7970m over GTX675. AMD is improving their drivers rapidly. They used to be lagging behind Nvidia but in the past 1-2 years they made a huge step forward and AMD drivers are almost as good as Nvidia's. There used to be some installing issues but it seems like now they have been resolved so don't worry about drivers problems.
About RAM, go for the minimum 6GB. It is more than enough for gaming for now. Future upgrades are easy and cheap ($70 on newegg for 2x4GB HyperX). So if you ever feel the need to upgrade, its better to do it yourself. Besides, no game requires more than 4GB right now.
krishnooof said: Razer usually is smaller so you could take a look at that. Would you like a wired or wireless mouse anyways?
what kind of games do you play fps or something else? if you play fps or something in that genre, go for the razer mamba (expensive) or alienware's opticx mouse (it has the awsome future to change your sens. of your mouse in battle if you play with a mouse) for MMO, RPG ect. go for the razer naga series (link:http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_IE/DisplayCategoryProductListPage/categoryID.35208800)
headset: I have the cmstorm 5.1 sirus it's great for FPS and you can switch between all kinds of profiles (one for music ect.) it has an easy interfase and some voice transformers XD. also good gameheadset builders are turtlebeach (more for xbox ect. link: http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/pc-gaming-headsets.aspx)
razer has a very good one its a TRUE 7.1 surround sound headset (link: http://store.razerzone.com/store/razerusa/en_IE/pd/productID.242705100/categoryId.35096300)
But it seems that besides that, you have everything sorted out! You will enjoy carrying that beast around, trust me!
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krishnooof said: Wireless gaming mice are not cheap. If you want high performance in wireless mode you really have 3 choices. Razer Mamba (very good) RAT 9 (also very good) and Microsoft Sidewinder x8 (good, but does not perform at its best at high dpi in wireless mode)
Sidewinder X8 is definately the worst in wireless mode. In wired mode it is excellent, just like mamba and rat. It is also the cheapest, about $80 if i remember well. If you have about $100-$150 to spare you can take a look at Mamba and RAT.
If it would be possible, i suggest you go to a pc store and try these mice out. I also have a small hand but i got used to Sidewinder in around a week.
definewikipedia said: Yuuki-chan, I'm glad our tech-savvy members helped you out on deciding a powerful and affordable rig. I agree with what most of our members said. You're going to have an awesome machine. I do worry about you lugging it around though. It will gradually put a lot of stress on your back so please take it easy when you carry it.
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