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Battlefield 3 $800

Hello, this will be my first build ever and I need some advice

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a week

Budget Range: < $800

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, Etc, at max or near max settings), everyday use

Parts Not Required: DVD drive, mouse, speakers, (Maybe case, my friend said he would give me his for about 50, so if anything cheaper let me know)

Preferred Website(s) Newegg

Country of Origin: USA

Parts Preferences: None, although I am gonna use the 2500k

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Probably not

Monitor Resolution: Ill let you decice

Here is what i have looked at so far, and liked:

CPU: Intel 2500k ($180) Getting from microcenter

GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 TI ($249)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604

HDD: F3 Spinpoint 1TB ($60)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

PSU: Antec 520W 80 Bronze Plus ($ 69)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371047

Memory: 4GB (2 x 2) DDR3 ($36)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

Current Total: $594 + 50 for current case so 644

So I have less than 200 Dollars to spend on a mobo and a monitor. If anything cheaper in terms of a combo or anything else shows up, I will be more than willing to change.

Thank you!
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  1. if you wont oc get a i5 2400...
  2. mjmjpfaff said:
    if you wont oc get a i5 2400...


    Well, I don't plan on OC because I am still very new at this and I might not even tell the difference at this point in time :pt1cable:

    This would save me $30 bucks however :bounce:
  3. Best answer
    Get the 2400 ($149 at microcenter), and an AS Rock H61-M/U3S3 motherboard ($75 at newegg), with $30 saved on the CPU, you have $155 left for a monitor. I'd suggest the Acer 21" 1920x1080 model for $117. Get the $29.99 Rosewill R102 case and an extra 120MM fan, and you're good to go. the 560ti fits in the micro atx case easily.
  4. well i think you should overclock since it is really easy with the new i5 2500k you can hit 4.4ghz w/out even touching the voltage just upping the cpu multiplier to 44x. also you get 40$ off any 1155 motherboard with the purchase of an i5 2500k at microcenter i think you should get this one- http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0366193 so this motherboard is really 100$ after mail in rebate
  5. Thank you all for your suggestions but I read on here from someone that unless you are running 2 or more high end video cards, there is no point to OC. I do not plan on doing this
  6. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00518M78O/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Gigabyte Z68A-D3-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard GA-Z68A-D3-B3
  7. TremendousWho said:
    Thank you all for your suggestions but I read on here from someone that unless you are running 2 or more high end video cards, there is no point to OC. I do not plan on doing this

    ok then just get an i5 2400 and an h67 board
  8. i would suggest the p8h67-m pro for the mobo
  9. Best answer selected by TremendousWho.
  10. Hey! Do you think that this could run Skyrim and Battlefield 3 better than the OP's build?

    EVGA P67 Micro SLI
    LGA 1155, Intel P67 chipset

    Intel Core i5-2500K
    3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo), Quad-Core, 6 MB L3 Cache

    Cooler Master Hyper TX3

    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) 240-Pin DDR3-1600 Kit
    Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit

    2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
    1 GB GDDR5

    OCZ Vertex Series 30 GB SATA II SSD
    30 GB, SATA 3Gb/s

    Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB
    750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache SATA 3Gb/s

    Sony Optiarc DVD Burner
    24x DVD Burner

    Raidmax Atlas-295WB

    Corsair CX600 V2 600 W
    ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified

    This is the link to it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027.html

    Thanks a lot!
  11. hayden1911 said:
    Hey! Do you think that this could run Skyrim and Battlefield 3 better than the OP's build?

    EVGA P67 Micro SLI
    LGA 1155, Intel P67 chipset

    Intel Core i5-2500K
    3.3 GHz (3.7 GHz Turbo), Quad-Core, 6 MB L3 Cache

    Cooler Master Hyper TX3

    Mushkin Enhanced Redline 4 GB (2 x 2 GB) 240-Pin DDR3-1600 Kit
    Dual-Channel Desktop Memory Kit

    2 x EVGA GeForce GTX 460 1 GB
    1 GB GDDR5

    OCZ Vertex Series 30 GB SATA II SSD
    30 GB, SATA 3Gb/s

    Western Digital Caviar Black 750 GB
    750 GB, 7200 RPM, 32 MB Cache SATA 3Gb/s

    Sony Optiarc DVD Burner
    24x DVD Burner

    Raidmax Atlas-295WB

    Corsair CX600 V2 600 W
    ATX12V, EPS12V, 80 PLUS-Certified

    This is the link to it: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3027.html

    Thanks a lot!


    Yeah, two 460s is equal to one GTX 580.
  12. kreek said:
    Yeah, two 460s is equal to one GTX 580.

    That Corsair 600w psu is manufactured by CWT and will most likely blow up before it pushes dual 460's in SLI.
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