Title: Intel Core i7 is the best for gaming and all applications
Computer Usage: Heavy Gaming, Online Gaming, Video Processing
Pros Highlights: Best processor and videocard options, top performance
Review: This computer runs extremely good in all modern games, even Metro 2033 with DX11 enabled can be played on it with perfect FPS. All other games like Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2, CoD MW2 and others run on maximum settings possible with my 24” monitor max resolution. I see constant 60+ FPS everywhere, even in most contested areas in games it never drops down. Another good thing is - minimum frames per second. My old computer could fluctuate between 30 to 60 FPS, this one never drops low, minimum FPS always within 10% of average. You can tell how well new Core i7 and GTX 470 videocards can hold the load. All applications just fly on it, Photoshop takes no time to load , video processing is faster than ever, compare to older Core 2 processors this new PC cut waiting time 2-3 times.
I’ve got overclocked i7 930 (at 3.6Ghz) Quad Core with 6GB RAM, dual GTX 470 1.28Gb video.
Also I have upgraded to the RAID-0 setup with dual Western Digital VelociRaptor drives 300GB each. They are super fast alone at 10000RPM (vs regular 7200RPM) but in RAID-0 they just show wonders, Windows load time been cut in two, all load time between game level loads does not exist at all. Make sure you get a backup HDD, as with RAID-0 one drive failure means loosing whole array, though I trust WD VelociRaptor is reliable enough for that not to happen.
This setup may seem a bit pricey but it’s well worth it especially for gaming, Intel Core i7 with dual videocards is the best you can get for all the games in the future.