Need help with new gaming setup

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  1. please post item name as well as the link. fill this out: http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice one thing I would probably do to lower cost is consider downgrading mobo to one that only supports one GPU, then buy a cheaper PSU and go with the 6850 and overclock it, I will give full advice once you fill out the link
  2. I have a 1K build you could check out in my siggy.

    But yes, please fill that out so we can further help you.
  3. hello, just trying to give a few pointers because i have £2500 build that i still is using (lol) um... yes but just here to say that i read the specification for "rift" and i found thst your graphics card is slightly over the top. try a 512MB graphics card to start with. if this doesnt then try to find a graphics card that is roughly the same as the one you picked but that isnt in the 6800 series. try something in the 3200 series or above... hope this helps you solve your budgeting problem!! :)
  4. if you anted the sort of graphics im on about try looking at this::

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102923

    almost $200 cheaper then your choice!!
  5. Approximate Purchase Date: this week

    Budget Range: around 800-850 with monitor before rebates
     
    System Usage from Most to Least Important: mostly gaming, some internet surfing
     
    Preferred Website(s) newegg
     
    Country of Origin: united states
     
    Parts Preferences: amd cpu, either ati or nvidia is fine
     
    Overclocking:no
     
    SLI or Crossfire:maybe

    Moniter resolution:1600x900 i think
     
    Additional Comments:nothing else

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD502HJ 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822152181

    Acer S201HLbd Black 20" 5ms LED-Backlight LCD monitor
    Item #: N82E16824009256
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824009256

    ASRock 870 EXTREME3 AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157198

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231277

    AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition Deneb 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Quad-Core Processor HDZ955FBGMBOX
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103808



    APEVIA CF12SL-UBL 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811998121

    XFX HD-687A-ZNBC Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card with Eyefinity
    Item #: N82E16814150507
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy
    XFX P1-650X-CAH9 650W ATX12V v2.2 / ESP12V v2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power ...
    Item #: N82E16817207007
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.597416

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 1-Pack for System Builders - OEM
    Item #: N82E16832116754
    Return Policy: Software Standard Return Policy
    COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811119233
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Comb [...] mbo.590983
  6. Well then even my 600$ build would suffice. That 6870 may be a bit much. But its fine. The 955 is a solid chip as well. But just safe to say 600$ would be enough to run rift at that res.
  7. What about a gtx 460 u think it will run it on ultra and its 50 bucks cheaper
  8. What about dropping the GPU to a 6850 and the mobo to one that only supports single-card
  9. 500gb seagate barracuda 7200.12 is $10 cheaper than the samsung, both are great drives the samsung is better but not $10 better: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148395&cm_re=seagate_500gb_barracuda_7200.12-_-22-148-395-_-Product
  10. Whats a good mobo to use i dont know much about em
  11. Well the Extreme3 would give you the most upgradability.
  12. Ya i kinda wanna keep it so i can get another card later if i need it
  13. Then keep the Extreme3, but get a AMD card, since most AMD boards don't offer SLI. Yeah so get the 6850. In CF they perform better than SLI 460's anyway.
  14. ^+1
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