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First Time Intel Based Gaming-PC(Help Needed)

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June 23, 2011 7:42:57 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime before October 25th, 2011

Budget Range: $1000-$2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, fraps, video render/edit, surfing internet, movies and music, word processing

Preferred Website For Purchase: Any with shipping to the US

Country of Origin: United States

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Yes
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The parts I have already selected are as follows:
Bit Fenix Collosus Venom Case-$200.00
Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive (Size 1 Tb+)-$80.00+
Asus Internal DVD Burner-$20.00
2x Bit Fenix Spectre Non-Led 140 mm fan-$40.00
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For this computer, I want to be able to play (Max Settings) and record (1080p) Battlefield 3 using fraps. Also, if the build is intel, I would prefer for it to be with a x58 mobo.
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I'd appreciate any help given, as this is my first build and I need just about everything for it. Thanks.
June 24, 2011 1:56:28 AM

what is your resolution?
June 24, 2011 2:04:13 AM

x58 is old, p67/z68 is the way to go!
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June 26, 2011 9:52:59 PM

That will work then, honestly I just wanted it to be able to Hackintosh. But, should I go for i7 2600k or wait for bulldozer?
June 26, 2011 11:00:16 PM

2600k. IMO bulldozer is like hl2 episode 3: NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.
June 27, 2011 2:44:55 PM

hackintosh? and the 2500k is the best processor for gaming.
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