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January 12, 2011 11:04:49 PM

This is my first build EVAR. I am not new to PCs or the interwebs, but I am totally new to building a machine.

I have $1200 bucks to spend on a rig that I will be able to ooze over graphics while playing SC2, BFBC2, COD, Etc...

I've been doing some research and I'm thoroughly confused. :-( :cry: 

I know that these forums are not necessarily for this type of arrangement, but honestly, I just want a custom built rig that I know will work (without my meddling in it's construction, I suck at it!).. a pre-built offer from a site would be great.. if I knew what was even looking at/reading.

I'm not asking for a custom one built just for me- but are there any links/builds articles on here that you guys recommend?

THANK YOU ALL! VERY INFORMATIVE!!!

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Anonymous
January 12, 2011 11:08:51 PM

I want to stress that i've looked at everything, and it's overwhelming.

I know that I want incredible graphics, over clocking, etc

i like black and blue neon stuff..
January 12, 2011 11:30:58 PM

Ok, dont really have a lot of time right now but I'll throw something together...

i5 2500k motherboard
ASUS/MSI/Gigabyte motherboard (1155 socket)
Samsung Spinpoint f3 1tb
750w power supply (for upgrades. 80+ certified, antec, seasonic, xfx, corsair, etc.)
noctua nhd14 cpu cooler for overclocking (not 100% sure its compatible with 1155)
any $20 disk drive
windows 7 64 bit
any case you like. I like the HAF 912/922 because it has good cooling. I also like the NZXT lexa S.
for neon stuff, look at some cold cathodes.
For graphics, if your not looking to upgrade later, get two 460's. Otherwise, get a 6970/570/580 and put another in later.
Not sure what all that adds up to, but it should be less then $1200.

I would really reccomend you build it yourself. Its not hard. I taught my 9 year old little brother how to (now I would NEVER let him do it by himself) and he can do it. Theres plenty of threads on here that can help you with building it.
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January 12, 2011 11:49:39 PM

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This is my first build EVAR. I am not new to PCs or the interwebs, but I am totally new to building a machine.

I have $1200 bucks to spend on a rig that I will be able to ooze over graphics while playing SC2, BFBC2, COD, Etc...

I've been doing some research and I'm thoroughly confused. :-( :cry: 

I know that these forums are not necessarily for this type of arrangement, but honestly, I just want a custom built rig that I know will work (without my meddling in it's construction, I suck at it!).. a pre-built offer from a site would be great.. if I knew what was even looking at/reading.

I'm not asking for a custom one built just for me- but are there any links/builds articles on here that you guys recommend?

THANK YOU ALL! VERY INFORMATIVE!!!



I'm sort of in your shoes. Been buying dells for years and fed up with the unupagradability. I want to build my own but still have a few questions that not sure of. My second opition on a prebuit is FOX Technologys. So far they look very good. I have been emailing them with questions on a build. They have a good build for $1200. Just my 2 cents here.

http://www.foxteknology.com/
January 13, 2011 2:35:59 AM

I would NOT buy one of those computers. They are charging you about double what the computer is worth.
Anonymous
January 13, 2011 3:19:21 AM

these are all really bad ass responses- i'll do some more research and post up what i've found.. meanwhile- if any body else out there would like to offer their two cents, then i'm all ears..!
Anonymous
January 14, 2011 8:27:45 AM

okay, after doing some more research, I've compiled my original post into something more legible:


Approximate Purchase Date: IMMEDIATELY

Budget Range: US $1,000-1,500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (FPS+RTS+Flight)

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Prefer Newegg for the combo deals, but willing to shop around for the absolute best deal on the part

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: Prefer EVGA NVIDIA gfx card for the "step-up" plan that they have available, intel i7 2500k and intel p67 mobo 1155 socket "sandy bridge" combo deal on newegg, and 1000w Antec psu - need suggestions on cooler and case (I've been recommended Lian Li.. any good? I like the HAF that you pointed out earlier too)

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: In the future
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