If you want to play ArmA2 better look out for a setup with a P67-mainboard (e.g. Asus P8P67) and a 4-core Intel CPU. 6 cores are (not yet) required.
8GB RAM are more than enough for now too if you want to save a few bucks more.
Then get the best GPU you can afford (GTX 460, 470, 560, 570, 580; ATI 6870, 6950, 6970).
Last edited by Flattermann; Mar 4 2011 at 08:29.
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@ the water coolers:
You can easaly watercol the CPU and or GPU with waterblocks. like said before the s1156 is the same size as s1155 so that wont be a problem to find. But for GPU full cover waterblocks it can take upto 3 months after release of the card before you can get a nice waterblock to come with it.
Remember! when you watercool a CPU the airflow around it is reduced by the absence of the CPU cooler blowing cool air on the chipsets besides it making it harder to overclock. You can solve this by adding an extra cooler right over the CPU area or by adding a fullcover waterblock to the motherboard, but this second option is not cheap (as are the GPU blocks)
Im not sure where you live but:
http://highflow.nl/index.php?&sl=EN (english version)
These two stores are the specialists in watercooling and offer most blocks for a GPU + advice when needed
The Vertex 3 SSD i think you will not be ble to buy next month, as it usually takes about 2 to 4 months after introduction before you can buy it in the stores
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So this set up is just ove 3 grand will this work Computer Case Cooler Master HAF-932
CPU Intel Core i7 950 (4 x 3.06GHz) 8 MB
CPU Heatsink Intel Heatsink & Fan - Low Noise
Memory Corsair 12GB (6x2GB) XMS3 1600MHz - Lifetime Warranty (DDR3)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Quadro 4000 - 2 GB - 2xDP/DVI (PCI-E)
Motherboard Asus P6T7 WS SuperComputer (Intel X58)
Sound Card Asus Xonar HDAV 1.3 Deluxe True HDMI (PCI-E)
Networking Killer 2100 Pro Gaming Network Card (PCI-E)
USB Ports 6 x USB 2.0 Ports & 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
Firewire Ports 1 Port Firewire IEEE 1394 (Built In)
Power Supply Corsair 600W (CMPSU-600CX) PSU - Low Noise
Case Wiring Professional Cable Standard
Hard Drive #1 OCZ Vertex SATA-II 240 GB Solid State HDD - Silent
Optical Drive #1 Samsung (SH-S223L) 24x DVD Re-Writer/Reader +/- RW - Black - Lightscribe (SATA)
Operating System #1 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64 BIT (Genuine DVD & COA Included)
Backup Software Windows Backup
Monitor #1 26" Iiyama E2607WS-B1, Black, Widescreen LCD DVI/HDMI/VGA - 2ms
Keyboard Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard 2xUSB HUB - Tiltable Colour LCD (USB)
Mouse Logitech M305 Mouse Light Silver (Wireless)
Speakers Logitech Z-2300 2.1 Speakers, Silver/Black, THX Certified 200W RMS
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Luke there are many pcs out there that will play arma2CO just fine, Im planning a build thats going to cost about £1600 which will be better than what you buy from a shop for 2/3 grand.
Learning to build and OC will also give you new skills, plus saving you loads of cash.
I see in your list you've changed your GPU to a quadro, Its the same sort of GPU as the last one you chose.
the best cards on the market are the Nvidia GTx580 and the ATI 6970.
As you've clearly got to much bloody money, Get one of these whilst your at it...
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Look for a Sandy Brigde Intel CPU + Board (Socket 1155, not 1156).
Still that updated setup seems to be a bit of a ripoff to me for 2-3 grands..
Last edited by Flattermann; Mar 5 2011 at 08:55.
Serious thought, Learn to build the pc yourself, This saves you cash in the short term and the very long term.
Buidling a PC is literally like lego, Most stuff only goes in one particular place, Failing that, theres gozillians of tutorials online that can help you out with building a pc, Not to mention, Right here.
Aye, if Crash can do it, anyone can! Even me!
It will teach you so much, and those skills will be valuable if you ever need to replace a component.