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Gaming Rig

Looking for quality computer parts for building your gaming rig?  Look no further.
PCWizKid has put together a complete list of the latest quality performing parts for building your PC.  If money is not really an issue, take a look at the recommended "Extreme" components below.

PCWizKid understands that if your on a budget you might want to consider all the options, for this reason PCWizKid has specified a category for each of these based on the price point vs performance value.  Gaming rig components have been categorized as "Extreme" , "High" and "Mainstream" Gaming rig components.  Extreme being the most expensive.  Choose which one is best for you.

If you are not sure how to configure your parts for a proper configuration take a look at PCWizKid's suggested Gaming Rig configurations here.

Take a look below at each option and click on the links for the latest pricing which changes with time so check back ofter for an updated list of these major components required to build a gaming PC!  All of these quality components have high ratings.


Gaming Rig Components

ProcessorsIntel Core i7-975 Extreme Edition 3.33GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor

AMD FX 9590 8 Core CPU Click here for the full review
AMD FX 8350 8 Core CPU Click here for the full review
AMD FX 8150 8 Core CPU Click here for the full review
AMD A10 6700 Quad Core CPU Click here for the full review
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Review ‎Click here for the full review
AMD CPU Reviews ‎Click here for the full review
AMD Phenom II X4 970 black Edition Review ‎Click here for the full review
AMD Phenom II X4 975 black Edition Review ‎Click here for the full review
AMD Phenom X4 9950 Hardware Review ‎Click here for the full review
AMD's New AM3 Phenom II X3 720 - Hardware Review ‎Click here for the full review
AMD Athlon II X4 610e CPU Review ‎Click here for the full review
Intel Core i7 3820 Sandy Bridge Review Click here for the full review
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 - CPU Review ‎Click here for the full review
Intel Core i5 661 - CPU Review ‎Click here for the full review
Intel Core i5 750 - CPU Review ‎Click here for the full review‎


Desktop Tower Cases

Click here for a detailed list on PCWizKid's recommended Tower Cases

Power Supplies

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX 1000W Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply (Extreme)


IN WIN COMMANDER IRP-COM850 850W Power Supply IN WIN COMMANDER IRP-COM850 850W Power Supply (High end)
PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W Power Supply PC Power & Cooling S75QB 750W Power Supply (High end)
Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W Power Supply Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W Power Supply (Mainstream)
COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W Power Supply COOLER MASTER Real Power Pro RS-650-ACAA-A1 650W Power Supply (Mainstream) Watch the review of the newer 700W version

Motherboards

Intel

ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX Intel Motherboard MSI P67A-GD65 (B3) ATX Intel Motherboard (Extreme Core i5 Sandy Bridge)

ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS Rampage II Extreme ATX Intel Motherboard (Core i7 Ready) (Extreme)


ASUS P6T Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS P6T Deluxe ATX Intel Motherboard (Core i7 Ready) (Extreme)

 


EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 ATX Intel Motherboard EVGA 123-YW-E175-A1 ATX Intel Motherboard (High end)
ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA ATX Intel Motherboard ASUS RAMPAGE FORMULA ATX Intel Quad Core and Core 2 CPU Motherboard (High end)

GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX Intel Motherboard GIGABYTE GA-EP45-UD3R ATX Intel Quad Core and Core 2 CPU Motherboard
(Mainstream)

 

AMD

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3 ATX AMD Motherboard (Deluxe AM3 Ready Board)

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe ATX AMD Motherboard MSI 890FXA-GD70 ATX AMD Motherboard (High End - PCWizKid's Choice for the price


 

Video Cards

BFG Tech GeForce GTX 295 BFGEGTX2951792E Video Card BFG Tech GeForce GTX 295 BFGEGTX2951792E Video Card (Extreme - PCWizKid's wish pick)


DIAMOND Radeon HD 4870 X2 4870X2PE52GXOC Video CardDIAMOND Radeon HD 4870 X2 4870X2PE52GXOC Video Card (Extreme - PCWizKid's wish pick)

 

Diamond Radeon HD4890 XOC Video Card (High End)


BFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 BFGEGTX2851024OCE Video CardBFG Tech GeForce GTX 285 BFGEGTX2851024OCE Video Card (High End)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 100243-1GTXSR Video Card SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4870 100243-1GTXSR Video Card
(Mainstream) Watch the review
EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896-P3-1257-AR Video Card EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition 896-P3-1257-AR Video Card
(Mainstream)
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 100258-1GL Video Card SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 4850 100258-1GL Video Card
(Mainstream) Watch the review of the HD 4830
XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ Black Edition PVT98WYDBF Video Card XFX GeForce 9800 GTX+ Black Edition PVT98WYDBF Video Card
(Mainstream) Watch the review of the 9800 GT

 

PNY 9800 GT Hybrid Power VCG981024GXEB-FLB Video Card (Mainstream)Watch the review of the 9800 GT


Memory

CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit - Core i7 Memory (Extreme)


Kingston HyperX T1 Series 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1800 (PC3 14400) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Kingston HyperX T1 Series 3GB (3 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM 1800 (PC3 14400) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Extreme)
CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory CORSAIR DOMINATOR 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (High End)

Kingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop MemoryKingston HyperX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 1066 (PC2 8500) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (High End)
PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory PNY XLR8 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory (Mainstream)

SATA Hard Drives

Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 3.5 Western Digital VelociRaptor 300GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Extreme - PCWizKid's wish pick)


Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5 Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (High End)
Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5 Western Digital Caviar Green 1TB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (High End)
Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5 Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 500GB 3.5" SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive (Mainstream)
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