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July 7, 2011 2:01:51 AM

Hi everyone. First off I'd like to say how awesome this community is. Everyone is so knowledgeable and willing to share it unlike most tech sites. Anyway. I just recently got situated at my first unit in the Army here in Hawaii and I finally have an address and the money to buy all my parts for a new gaming system. My old one was built off of a Dell DIMM 4700 where I just replaced most of the parts for better ones ( except motherboard) so I was very limited to what I could really do. Now I wanna build my dream machine. I wanna be able to finally play all the games I love on max settings with no problems. My budget is around $1700 for everything including monitor, mouse/keyboard, speakers, ect but if need be I COULD spend up to 2000 but from what I hear that could be overkill, correct me if I'm wrong. I hope I don't sound like a total ass asking you guys to help me build it, but honestly with work I don't really have time to research all the best products nor the know how to know what everything means when it gets down to the complicated things that make a system run better. Plus its hard enough to post on a forum with a cell phone much less shop for a bunch of parts lol I feel I'm babbling on. Anyway if anyone has any extra time and enjoys finding these great deals i'd be very gratefully. Thank you.
July 7, 2011 2:10:35 AM

You have no idea how helpful this forum is! First off where are you located? what monitor size were you looking for? and your case size do you prefer Full size or mid ?
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July 7, 2011 3:11:52 AM

I'm thing 24 in monitor or around tgere. I mean I had a 19 in before and that seemed like a decent size so a few more in would be a plus. Is there an average screen size? What do you mean where am I located? And I would like a full tower so I don't ever have to worry about st uff being able to fit. Thank you for your response sorry I didn't give very much information before.
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July 7, 2011 5:56:05 AM

Scratch that. It seems mids are plenty big and much more affordable
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2011 8:12:24 AM

I used newegg, but this same build can be done with amazon...not sure what one you prefer for shipping.

Dual factory over clocked gtx 560's in SLI, after market h/s, Windows 7, 24" LED 2ms HDMI gaming monitor, etc....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.98 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced RC-932-KKN5-GP Black Steel ATX Full Tower Compucase Case with USB 3.0 and Black Interior

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $454.98 $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card Price After Mail-In Rebate(s): $434.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $249.99 (Before $20.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
XIGMATEK Gaia SD1283 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler bracket included I7 i5 775 1155 AMD and dual fan push pull compatible

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $8.98 FREE SHIPPING
ARCTIC COOLING MX-2 Thermal Compound

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $74.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $209.99 FREE SHIPPING
ASUS VS248H-P Black 24" 2ms GTG HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Total: $1,591.85 *not including mail in rebates, shipping, etc...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $52.95 FREE SHIPPING
Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $49.99 FREE SHIPPING
Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

or...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
Logitech G9x Black Two modes scroll USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $79.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
Corsair HS1A 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $4.99
Rosewill RTK-002 Anti-Static Wrist Strap


http://usa.asus.com/Display/LCD_Monitors/VS248HP/ <------ here's that Asus monitor

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/graphics/2011/01/27/ms... <------ MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II/OC Review / Benchmarks

http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id... <----- more pics, specs, and professional reviews of that case

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=... <----- better look at that motherboard...also this is where you will dl the new bios for it.
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a b 4 Gaming
July 7, 2011 8:14:52 AM

citizensoldier said:
Scratch that. It seems mids are plenty big and much more affordable

Actually a 22" monitor is decent size imo.
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July 7, 2011 3:41:59 PM

Thank very muchi had a question about the mouse and keyboard. Is it worth that extra money? I mean I'm willing to pay of its much better quality but if its just for looks I vs settle for more decent ones.
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July 7, 2011 6:20:31 PM

citizensoldier said:
Thank very muchi had a question about the mouse and keyboard. Is it worth that extra money? I mean I'm willing to pay of its much better quality but if its just for looks I vs settle for more decent ones.

tbh I use a $15 Logitech keyboard and tracball mouse to game with. But some people on here swear by those keyboards. As far as a mouse goes...I would say you could do cheaper with a Logitech mx 518.

Also a 21.5" - 22" LED monitor would suffice just fine. I was never into behemoth monitors myself. It leaves more screen to cover which makes it more difficult imo especially for FPS games.

Here's an example.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
Hanns-G HL227DBB Black 21.5" 5ms Full HD LED BackLight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 X-Contrast 15,000,000:1
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July 7, 2011 6:29:29 PM

Yeah I was just thinking that *** the monitor. I'm gonna use that monitor and ill find some decent lower priced keyboard and mouse and I was wondering about an SSD along with that HDD?
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July 7, 2011 6:35:50 PM

Any SSD will improve your experience with boot up and most system access. You should consider an SSD boot drive of at least 64 GB and preferrably 128 GB. Good OEMs are Crucial, Corsair and OCZ. Go with a SATA 6.0 GBps model, as the SSD is one component that can use the bandwidth.
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July 7, 2011 6:47:37 PM

Thanks. Should I be installing any games on it or programs? Will it help them run faster? Or just leave all that stuff to the hard drive
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August 10, 2011 6:09:48 PM

Best answer selected by CitizenSoldier.
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