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June 22, 2011 6:24:20 AM



im trying to build a good gaming PC for 2011 into 2012 on a budget..
I kinda blew my original budget of $750-$1000 because I was worried about my PC under performing. Total Price for these specs as of 6/22/11 at 2:20 AM is 1331.65 from Newegg.com (This is including tax and shipping)

* I will take any suggestions on how to cheapen this build without losing key performance, I will also take any other suggestions.



Here are my specs
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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 -
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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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SAMSUNG 2333T High Glossy Black 23" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor
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COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Win7 Home
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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SAPPHIRE FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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June 22, 2011 6:47:03 AM

Also, opinions on how you think this build will hold up against Skyrim, and Battlefield 3. I know that nobody can say for sure yet, but i'm sure peoples opinions will point me in the right direction.
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June 22, 2011 9:29:36 AM

It is hard to say what the requirements are going to be for battlefield 3, the trailers are being run on a GTX580 from what i have heard, this build should be great, im not sure if you could completely maxed out the game settings but you will be able to run the game very high - But i am not definate about that because the requirements have not been released.

I am unsure about the compatability with the ram and the motherboard but i might be wrong, it should be fine, someone will probably tell you im wrong :) 

Everything else looks fine to me. But make sure you do research yourself aswell and get more info from other people.

Thanks,
Westham1
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June 22, 2011 3:47:27 PM

@Westham1 Thanks very much for your reply. I will look into the memory, I noticed when looking at the motherboard that it said it used DDR3 1066/1333/1600*/1866*/2133*(OC)... The RAM I currently have selected is 1600, and I'm assuming the * means that they are overclockable?
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June 22, 2011 4:11:00 PM


im trying to build a good gaming PC for 2011 into 2012 on a budget..
I kinda blew my original budget of $750-$1000 because I was worried about my PC under performing. Total Price for these specs as of 6/22/11 at 2:20 AM is 1331.65 from Newegg.com (This is including tax and shipping)

* I will take any suggestions on how to cheapen this build without losing key performance, I will also take any other suggestions.



Here are my specs
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LITE-ON CD/DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 -
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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
--------------
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
------------------
SAMSUNG 2333T High Glossy Black 23" Full HD WideScreen LCD Monitor
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COOLER MASTER GX Series RS650-ACAAE3-US 650W ATX12V v2.31 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
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Win7 Home
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Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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MSI P67A-G43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
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Sapphire FleX 100312FLEX Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

Approximate Purchase Date: July 2011


Budget Range: (750-1500) After Rebates


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming


Parts Not Required: ALL PARTS REQUIRED


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type I don't know a whole lot about AMD, so I am more comfortable with an Intel system.


Overclocking: Maybe


SLI or Crossfire: Not at this time


Monitor Resolution:1920x1080


Additional Comments: I want to be able to play Skyrim and Battlefield 3 on high settings, (not extreme) without lag
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June 22, 2011 6:00:38 PM

Cooler master PSU's are infamous for failure and low efficiency.

If I were to make a suggestion, spend a little extra for the safety of your investments.
Corsair TX 650 $89.99

Insisting on skimping on price I personally trust Antec more than Cooler Master.
Antec Earthwatts Puke Green 650w $74.99

If you want to Crossfire in the future with a possible over clock on your CPU and GPU 750 is always the safe bet, you can squeeze by with 650 but it isn't recommended.
Corsair TX 750 $109.99

If you want to go modular PSU to save on space in your case and make cable management easier.
Thermaltake Toughpower 775w Modular PSU $119.99

You can also save money on some things through Newegg's Open Box deals, buy at your own risk there are mixed opinions about buying this way, sometimes you don't get everything that was originally in the box, ect.

Your mobo for $95 through open box.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130583R

I like your build how it is and it would run fine and do exactly what you want but these are a few suggestions to help you expand in the future.
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Also
Cheaper card $30 mail in rebate, dual fans and XFX is an awesome brand.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150527

Combo for your Mobo and CPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.660242
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June 22, 2011 6:20:43 PM

It would help if you posted the prices for each component.
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