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Best gaming Rig i can build on a budget?

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June 17, 2011 12:48:27 AM

So, this is my first time building a PC and i'm planning to attempt to build a good one perfect for gaming needs.
My budget right now is standing at $1200 but there's room for movement. So can you give me some good components and their price? the games i plan on playing is things like star wars the old republic, but id love my computer to handle as high graphics as possible? Possibly Crossfire the graphics cards? i dunno, you guys tell me ;D

Could you guys tell me

Prossesor:
MotherBoard:
Hard drive:
Optical Drive:
Video Card (crossfired?):
Sounds Card:
Power Supply:

(Also, good cases reccomendations?)
Thanks for any helps mates!
-Eve
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June 17, 2011 1:59:12 AM

Hi Eve,

You made a very good start with that post but we might need a little more info. Will you be needing a new monitor? Keyboard? Mouse? Operating system?

What is your location? $1200 CDN or AUS is different than USD ;) 
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June 17, 2011 2:20:05 AM

Proximon said:
Hi Eve,

You made a very good start with that post but we might need a little more info. Will you be needing a new monitor? Keyboard? Mouse? Operating system?

What is your location? $1200 CDN or AUS is different than USD ;) 


Hey mate!
sorry, didnt quite know what to put up here :p  first time
I wont need a new monitor or anything like that, all i need is the tower.
My currency is Canadian (which is pretty much USD)

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June 17, 2011 3:11:49 AM

I will link to NCIX then.

Corsair Obsidian Series 650D Mid-Tower Case $155
Look down on that page and choose the combo deal with the TX750 V2 power supply. Total ~260

Intel Core i5 2500K -240

ASUS P8P67 Pro REV3.0 ATX P67 -195

8GB G.skill DDR3 1600 -85

Caviar Black 1TB -88

XFX 6950 2GB -285

Asus DVD writer
-28
I have no idea why the forum doesn't like this link, you will have to cut and paste... or here:
http://www.ncix.com/products/?sku=49597&vpn=DRW-24B1ST%...

That should cover it. The PSU is a bit overkill for the future upgrades just in case.
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June 19, 2011 9:32:34 PM

That looks great, could we spare some money from the case ($155 seems much)
for a better GPU or DDR?

i was thinking about the 5870 aswell, instead of 6950
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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2011 9:39:48 PM

You can of course do that, but then 6950 should pretty much max out games at 1920x1200. And overall the 6950 is better than 5870 so i wouldn't do that switch. Possibly going for 6970 if you want to have more GPU power, but not really going for 5870.

The case is pretty damn nice though, hard to find a better one for cable management.
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June 19, 2011 9:59:15 PM
a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2011 10:01:34 PM

Edit, this site isn't working.

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a b 4 Gaming
June 19, 2011 10:02:36 PM

Edit, this site isn't working.
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June 30, 2011 3:36:23 AM

Best answer selected by EveGray.
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