$1500 Budget - Gaming PC (Battlefield 3)

This is the build im looking at so far :) I already have the mouse, keyboard, etc...
Any tips / enhancements would be great, Looking at buying in a few weeks.

CPU- Intel Core i7 960, 3.20 GHz, Quad Core, Socket LGA1366, 130W TDP - $300
GPU- GeForce GTX 560 Ti x2 Crossfire
PSU- Antec 750W TruePower ATX Power Supply
MB- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x4GB)
HDD- 1TB (Reputable Brand)
DVD Burner - (Cheap but decent)
Case- (Looks good, Budget price)
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  1. Why do people keep insisting on using their high budget on buying i7 cores? Just because it is a higher number than i5 doesn't necessarily mean it is better!

    Like the above said, get the i5-2500k sandy bridge LGA 1155 socket CPU.
    Use most of your money on a nice case, mobo and graphics cards. 8 gig of ram should be fine, like you said.

    I recommend this PSU. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049&cm_re=antec_750-_-17-371-049-_-Product&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=4176827&SID=a2eo39dmlfta

    You can go higher if you want.
    Everything else is fine.
  2. condemned28 said:
    This is the build im looking at so far :) I already have the mouse, keyboard, etc...
    Any tips / enhancements would be great, Looking at buying in a few weeks.

    CPU- Intel Core i7 960, 3.20 GHz, Quad Core, Socket LGA1366, 130W TDP - $300
    GPU- GeForce GTX 560 Ti x2 Crossfire
    PSU- Antec 750W TruePower ATX Power Supply
    MB- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R
    RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws-X 8GB(2x4GB)
    HDD- 1TB (Reputable Brand)
    DVD Burner - (Cheap but decent)
    Case- (Looks good, Budget price)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- Hello :) Could you please copy & paste this here please so we have a better idea.
  3. CPU: i5 2500k
    GPU: Sapphire radeon 6950 2gb dirt 3 edition x2 crossfire (won't need to upgrade for at least a few years...)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
    PSU: no probs with the one you suggested
    MB: Stick with Asus or Gigabyte - seek out reviews of your board
    RAM: Good choice
    HDD: Western Digitial Caviar Black
    DVD Burner: Go with Samsung
    Case: Need to know more....do you want a quiet case? A pimped out LED case? A large fulltower or midtower case?
  4. chillin15 said:
    CPU: i5 2500k
    GPU: Sapphire radeon 6950 2gb dirt 3 edition x2 crossfire (won't need to upgrade for at least a few years...)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
    PSU: no probs with the one you suggested
    MB: Stick with Asus or Gigabyte - seek out reviews of your board
    RAM: Good choice
    HDD: Western Digitial Caviar Black
    DVD Burner: Go with Samsung
    Case: Need to know more....do you want a quiet case? A pimped out LED case? A large fulltower or midtower case?

    the western digital black 1 tb is more expensive slower and louder than the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb. do some research before you point people in the wrong direction. i am not trying to be mean its just a computer is expensive to most people and you dont want to give them bad information
  5. A $1500 budget can get you dual HD6970's with a i5 2500k. Check my sig.
  6. mjmjpfaff said:
    the western digital black 1 tb is more expensive slower and louder than the samsung spinpoint f3 1tb. do some research before you point people in the wrong direction. i am not trying to be mean its just a computer is expensive to most people and you dont want to give them bad information


    The OP asked for a HDD 1TB from a reputable brand. According to most everyone out there, there isn't a more reputable brand than WD....

    WD has the better warranty also. But if you are looking for fast, the WD VelociRaptor drives are the fastest you can get before SSDs

    So if you are recommending the fastest, why don't YOU do some research.

    Again the OP asked a reputable brand...and I did not point him in the wrong direction.

    Reviews:
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/hardware-canucks-reviews/16043-western-digital-caviar-black-1tb-hard-drive-review.html

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/15363/14
  7. Also:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/2tb-hdd-7200,2430-12.html

    This is a comparison of the 500GB model but just read the analysis:

    "The new 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 delivers similar throughput to the WDs but falls behind when it comes to access time and application performance."
  8. Hey zero i checked out your $1500 build and left a comment on it. Is the solid state drive necessary? Does it really do anything for performance wise? I am trying to run Swtor on full settings can you recommend a build for that? Maybe even cheaper than 1500$ but i have the money to even do up to 2500$ i dont think i need a PC that crazy though to run Swtor. Thanks!
  9. Ghost641 said:
    Hey zero i checked out your $1500 build and left a comment on it. Is the solid state drive necessary? Does it really do anything for performance wise? I am trying to run Swtor on full settings can you recommend a build for that? Maybe even cheaper than 1500$ but i have the money to even do up to 2500$ i dont think i need a PC that crazy though to run Swtor. Thanks!

    Oh that was you :)

    The SSD does make a difference after a certain level of performance, when spending $150 on a graphics/CPU/RAM upgrade will give you a minimal increase in performance. That's when a SSD becomes a worthwhile upgrade. Currently, that's around a $1200+ budget.

    For SWTOR at 1080p, the $1000 build should be enough, with perhaps 8GB of RAM and a SSD since you can afford it.
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