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August 18, 2011 1:04:15 AM

i just returned from airforce techschool and am excited about the holiday gaming season as well as what 2012 is bringing in. though my older desktop is no longer suitable for todays demanding games so im lookingto build a new rig. first off im wanting a motherboard and case to build a base though i have no idea about what brands chipsets and sockets are and what i need to compete.

some things that i plan on having on the rig are:

intel processor (must be powerful i always seem to skimp on this part and my rigs are soon outdated) a high end i7

ati gpu. ive been told that as far as single cards go (which is what im looking to go) ati is top dog

i want this rig to be reliable and somewhat future proof. it has to be idiot proof and be as cranked as it can be out of the box so to speak. probly a lot to take in but all advice is much apreciated

my price range is very flexible for everything so dont be afraid to shoot suggestions just keep it realalistic. 2000 max id say but id prefer around 1500.

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August 20, 2011 8:54:33 AM



Intel Core i7-2600K ($315)


Corsair XMS 8GB DDR3 RAM ($65)

Video Card
SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 Dirt3 Edition 2GB ($528) x2

Hard Drive

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ($55)

DVD Burner

Asus DRW-24B1ST DVD Burner ($21)


nzxt guardian rb ($100)

Power Supply

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ($110)
this is from new egg before rebates.this is about 1350 without input devices if you cant find these tell me.
August 20, 2011 4:02:57 PM

i5 2500k & Scythe Mugen 3- 257$ the i5 2500k is the go to gaming cpu because it offers the same performance as the 2600k in games

ASUS P8Z68-V & Corsair 8gb 160mhz- 223$

PC Power and Cooling 750w- 110$

Silverstone RV03- 140$

Asus DVD Burner- 20$

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb- 60$

Crucial M4 128gb- 212$ an ssd is standard for all high end gaming rigs now

Sapphire 6950 2gb- 265$x2=530$ this should max out any coming game at 1080p


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August 22, 2011 10:36:26 PM

thank you all for the suggestions. ill be sure to update you on what ive settled on