Need Advice For New Gaming Rig $1200

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: end of this month
BUDGET RANGE: $800-1200

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: gaming,surfing the internet,download and watch movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: keyboard,mouse,OS,speakers,DVD ROM/RW

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: none.

PARTS PREFERENCES:
i would like to use an Intel CPU, nvidia series graphics, nice tower case , DDR3 rams

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe SLI OR CROSSFIRE: No

MONITOR RESOLUTION: i dont know just more than 1280x1024

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: my criterion to buy a new system is gaming, i dont want to get troubled with new games, getting lags while palying, low FPS and i hate playing on low or normal graphic settings. (i would like play Call of duty 5, Farcry 2 on highest setting ) i would like to get DDR3 rams, but i think it make more expensive. i would like to get a powerfull gaming motherboard.

i know i cant do much think with my budget but i need you for advice best gaming rig that can seize it.
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  1. Any Idea ? at least someone can help with mobo recommendation maybe ?
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  4. Anonymous said:
    nzxt tempest or anteec 900
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    scythe mugen 2 cpu cooler
    corsair xms2 ddr3 6gig (3 x 2gb)
    corsair 550 or 650 watt psu
    evga gtx 260 core 216
    samsung dvd burner (22x, sata)
    asus p6t or p6t deluxe v2
    arctic silver 5 thermal compound.


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  5. I think a video card with at least 1gig of memory..( 2gigs ? ) .. or more. A GXT285 or a GTX275 w/1792 memory. Fastest clocks you can afford....... no worries as to whether or not they can over clock and they're going to run at advertised rate and still be under warranty.

    I got an MSI Lightning to try out. The extra memory helped but not until I got the card to go over 2200+....... don't buy a lightning ... those cards are not worth the price they want . Farcry2 doesn't have that little bit of stumble I got with a 260/896 card, when, I assume, the next section of map loaded..... ?... and Crysis you can have 4 or 8aa on and get smooth game play.... and it looks much better with it. ( 1680x1050 )
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