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June 16, 2011 7:01:01 PM

Hello everyone.
I am looking to build a gaming computer that will play any game at the highest graphics settings.

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Around December 2011

BUDGET RANGE: ~$2,500

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Internet Browsing

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: mouse, keyboard

PREFFERED WEBSITES FOR PARTS: Newegg.com although open to other sites

PARTS PREFFRENCES: Intel for CPU otherwise whatever is the best.

OVERCLOCKING: Eventually

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Eventually

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I'm also looking for a build that can be upgraded for several years to come if possible. This is my first build.

Thank you in advance for everyone's help!

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June 16, 2011 7:57:54 PM
a c 231 4 Gaming
June 16, 2011 8:12:25 PM

Went top end across the board .....x16 x16 MoBo, 10,0 jonnyguru rated PSU, Twin 560 Ti (900MHz) get 862 fps in Guru3D test suite, twin 580's get just 10% more for an extra $560.

49 fps in Metro 2033 at 1920 x 1200, high settings

Case - $170 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fans - $15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $130 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $465 - ASUS P8P67 WS Revolution http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
CPU - incl - Intel Core i5-2500K included in above
Cooler - $40 - Scythe SCMG 2100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $125 - (2 x 4GB) Mushkin CAS 7 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $220 - EVGA GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - 220 - Same
HD - $160 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $270 - OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 120GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $70 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Card Reader $50 55 in 1 Card Reader http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $100 - Win 7-64 Home Pro http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - $350 - ASUS VG236HE Black 23" http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total $2390 ...add $90 and get the 2600k combo if ya gonna use any apps that like hyperthreading.
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a b 4 Gaming
June 16, 2011 8:20:22 PM

Assuming you still care about $25, go Windows Home.
June 16, 2011 8:28:15 PM

i dont understand why people wanna pay the premium for things like a 16x 16x motherboard. 2TB hard drive yea like you your gonna feel up a 1TB. cheaper cards like the gtx 560 when the hd6950 2GB are far sepurior to even sli gtx 570. the price premium for ocz vertex 3 when the corsair force 3 or ocz agility 3 are alot cheaper for the same perfomance. and the ugly df-85.
June 16, 2011 8:28:47 PM

Awesome. Thanks for the quick replies.
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