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Gaming Computer for around 1,000, this good??

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August 13, 2011 6:31:44 PM

I have been trying to make a gaming computer and i think i got it down...for the most part. I will most likely be using this on a 20"- 32" TV so hdmi on motherboard is necessary. I will be playing All types of games: WOW, Battlefield 3, CSS, TF2, Skyrim, Borderlands 2. Preferably on Max settings

If anyone has ANY suggestions please feel free to respond with the modifications.



Video Card - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1461-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit

Processor - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core

Motherboard - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PSU - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE

RAM - CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Hard Drive - Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

Case - RAIDMAX SMILODON Extreme Black ATX-612WEB 1.0mm SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Foldout MB Computer Case

OS - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

Mouse - Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Gaming Mouse

Keyboard - Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard
August 13, 2011 6:42:17 PM

If I were you I would get

6950 1GB instead of 560. More powerful card, and with no real-world difference at 1920x1080 res with the 2GB model

XFX HD-695X-ZNDC Radeon HD 6950 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU is overkill. 650W is more than enough!

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

For storage I would go with the classic best seller Spinpoint F3 1TB

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...

and finally I would save some money, by buying a cheaper but still high quality case like Antec One Hundred

Antec One Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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August 13, 2011 6:48:59 PM

Check out the $850 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
That should give you $150 which should be good enough for OS and peripherals. I've played CSS and BC2 with a crap $25 Logitech wireless keyboard and HP $10 mouse for the last few years and its done me fine so. I think $25 per thing is pretty good amount. Just my opinion though.
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August 13, 2011 7:27:36 PM

Alright, i have switched the the slots you posted and i believe they are a better as well. The case, however, im not sure about. In the $850 build they recommend the Haf 922 for the airflow.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I am not real concerned about looks so the Antec one hundred case, do you think it would have enough airflow for 10+ hours of gaming? (obviously an exxageration, but that is what im looking for)
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August 13, 2011 8:46:04 PM

If it fits on your budget get the Haf 922
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August 13, 2011 11:31:06 PM

alright, thanks for your help
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August 14, 2011 4:44:54 AM

The HAF 912 and 922 both would be valid options for airflow. Just make sure the 922 fits your budget, I put the 912 to fit for lower budgets.
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