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May 22, 2011 3:14:15 AM

Hello everyone.
Im a new guy here, so be kind.
You've probably come across 10000 forums like this one,
ive read basically all of them and some of them have helped me.
i want to do a full upgrade on my existing computer for around $800 – $1000.
i was thinking a sandy bridge build, cuz EVERYONE suggested them on other forums.
or should i wait till AMD's bulldozers (i guess i could wait, its only about 15 days till there released) but then i have to pick out a new MBoard and CPU... and im lazy :p 
I've done around 3 months researching on what to get and its driving me crazy.
anyway here are my current specs:

Motherboard:
Gigabyte H55M-UD2H

CPU:
Intel Core i3 540 LGA 1156 @ 3.07GHz (stock cooler)

Graphic Card
ATI Radeon 4870 1gb

PSU
coolermaster 750W

RAM
2x2gb ripjaws 1600

CASE:
CoolerMaster 690 11 advanced

HDD:
Western Digital 1TB

OS:
WINDOWS 7 pro 64-bit
(if i have missed again, please post it)

Now, i want a good gaming computer (doesn't have to be the best.... yet :p ) i want it to run BF 3, SKYRIM!!! COD MW3 Metro 2033, mass effect 1,2,3 half life.. CSS!!! Crysis 1,2 (all on high). i wont be SLIing and probably not Xfire (is that what they call it for 2 or more ATI GPU's hooked up?) i want to have 3, possibly a 4 display ( one 27", 2x24" and the new dell ultrasharp (comming out Q3 of 2011) 23".If you guys could suggest another monitor(s)I want the monitors to be LED between 22-24" have to have VESA wall mounting (perfer 100x100mm) and around $200-$230 (24") $300-$500 (27")

i want to buy off amazon, and umart. thats it. no other websites please
(no newegg, cuz i live in Australia) things i don't need:

OS
keyboard
mouse
headset
mousemat
speakers
(again, if ive missed anything, tel me)

This i should tel you:
Has to be LGA 1155 motherboard/CPU
1333 ram (cuz its cheaper)
22"-27" monitor LED and VESA wall mount
possible good colours for a tn panel
i dont really care about 2 graphics cards in my computer
i want to max out 16gb in the future AND I DONT CARE IF THATS AN OVERKILL :D  I WANnA BEAT ALLL MY FRIENDS :p 
also, i want to get a 2gb graphics card ( ill only be running just one one of my 24" or 27" when i get it, i dont know about multiple screens (should i just get 3x24" and do that? and +1 to future proofing, i don't wanna upgrade for another 2-3 years.

Ok... well...it think ive covered everything

This is what ive picked out so far:

Computer List:

Motherboard:
Asus P8P67V3 P67

Amazon: $???
Umart: $ 188
OR
Asus p8p67-m pro
amazon: $150
Umart: $165

CPU:
Intel Core i5-2500 LGA 1155 socket 3.3GHz
Amazon: $210
Umart: $208

Stock Cooler for CPU
CoolerMaster Hyper 212 + 120mm CPU Cooler
Amazon: $ 35
Umart: $ 32

Graphic Card:

ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB
Amazon: $ 300
Umart: $ 340
OR
ATI Radeon HD 6870 1GB
Amazon: $ 190
Umart: $ 250

Ram:
G. Skill Ripjaws –X 1333MHz 8GB
Amazon: $ 87
Umart: $ 92

Monitor:
Asus VE248H 24” LED
Amazon: $ 206
Umart: $ 230

Asus VE278Q 27” LED
Amazon: $ 354
Umart: $ 488

it should be around $1000?
if its over, ill just plan on getting one 24" monitor atm then get anther 2-3
i perfer asus, cuz they look nice :) 
but im open for any other brands with led and vesa wall mounting
and should i trust amazon, i mean, i have in the passed, but umarts shippiing is 3 days, amazons is 2-3 weeks but... what happeneds if one of my screens is damaged ill have to wait another 3 weeks. should i pay that little more to go umart. ill consider if small price difference.

ok, i thinks thats all, ill update if i forgot anything, please reply.
thanks guys :D 
-Jimmy

Sorry for spelling/grammar mistakes, im not an A student

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May 22, 2011 3:34:19 AM

For overclocking, make sure thats the 2500K, not the standard 2500. Looks very nice overall. The 6950 would be my choice with your budget (if you can't quite fit it in, maybe the 1GB version instead @1080p). I don't see a PSU in that list, if you need one and don't want to have the ability to crossfire a ~600W should do quite well.
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May 22, 2011 4:09:06 AM

jbakerlent said:
For overclocking, make sure thats the 2500K, not the standard 2500. Looks very nice overall. The 6950 would be my choice with your budget (if you can't quite fit it in, maybe the 1GB version instead @1080p). I don't see a PSU in that list, if you need one and don't want to have the ability to crossfire a ~600W should do quite well.


ok, i did a typo, i mean for stock cooler i meant the coolermaster hyper 212 +. So... i dont need a better cooler for just the i5-2500? and thanks ill probably get the 6950, and ive got some coolermaster 750W psu so im fine :D  i probs wont crossfire
thanks for the fast reply
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May 22, 2011 4:14:49 AM

No, the stock cooler is fine for the 2500. The coolermaster could be questionable depending on the model, but if it's lasted you thus far it should make it.
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June 2, 2011 11:54:06 AM

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