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August 24, 2011 2:02:58 AM

Hey guys, I want to make a new gaming PC For $1000-$1500 (the cheaper the better).
I would like to run WoW on high-ultra settings with decent fps.. and when BF3 comes out get good FPS on medium to high settings... So here is what i was looking at.

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Ive already got a case but im scared not everything will fit into it.. :pfff: 

Motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Is this one worth the money?

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I have been looking around for a long time trying to find a good Graphics Card, will this do?

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Dont know much about CPU...

Ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Do i only need about 4gb ram?

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

Ive already got a monitor from my old comp, quite large good monitor :) , ive also got a dvd drive with an asus HDD cable.. and a CPU fan that i hope will fit into the new mobo i get.

So will i get what i am hoping for? and is there anything i am missing that is necessary or i can upgrade before i buy, Thanks Heaps!! :) 

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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 2:25:38 AM

You want a 750w psu if you plan on pushing two of those cards and have something left over for o/c.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $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... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 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... $27.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 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 AD-7260S-0B - 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.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- a better look at that ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <------ All the Gen3 boards on there have the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards.

Wider case...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

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August 24, 2011 2:33:46 AM

Why_Me said:
You want a 750w psu if you plan on pushing two of those cards and have something left over for o/c.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $94.99 - $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... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $264.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Profile Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <---- a better look at that ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3

http://www.asrock.com/mb/index.asp?s=1155 <------ All the Gen3 boards on there have the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards.

Wider case...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan


Thanks for the reply, that rig will run BF3 ob medium-high setting's and wow on high-ultra? thanks again.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 2:42:35 AM

honker55 said:
Thanks for the reply, that rig will run BF3 ob medium-high setting's and wow on high-ultra? thanks again.

I'm not sure what your monitors resolution is, but if it's the standard 1920 x 1080 then you want to get two of those 560's now...and with your budget that shouldn't be any problem. That's a lot of money though for that Antec case, not to mention that case is narrow.

dual gtx 560ti's in SLI > single gtx 580
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August 24, 2011 2:52:58 AM

Why_Me said:
I'm not sure what your monitors resolution is, but if it's the standard 1920 x 1080 then you want to get two of those 560's now...and with your budget that shouldn't be any problem. That's a lot of money though for that Antec case, not to mention that case is narrow.

dual gtx 560ti's in SLI > single gtx 580


Is using two graphics cards a bit dogey? all up that is 1,104 without shipping costs.. Do i need to buy Windows 7? and could you please link me a nice cheap case Thanks!!
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August 24, 2011 3:15:10 AM

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Toms did a great piece on micro stuttering, A single card setup will run the smoothest with a 2card setup having some stuttering issues and 3 card setups having a smaller stuttering issue but only a small increase in performance compared by the two card setup.

So imo I would either

a. go with a single powerful card
a2. add a 2nd later if you hear good things
b. go with a 3card setup like 3x 6850's and oc them for epic win
c. spend your money however you see fit >_<


micro stutter + scaling thread - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...


I would like to go with two cards but im not too sure on how to install them :p  , do you have any suggestions on more powerful Grahpics Card? but not over 750 dollers lol
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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 3:19:16 AM

honker55 said:
Is using two graphics cards a bit dogey? all up that is 1,104 without shipping costs.. Do i need to buy Windows 7? and could you please link me a nice cheap case Thanks!!

If you want to go with just a single card set up then there are cheaper boards for that.

As far as getting one powerful card now and one later on...well it's like this. A single gtx 580 won't run BF3 on max settings on a standard 1920 x1080 monitor. Now figure out that the new generation cards are due out sometime around X-mas. Everyone wants the new toys (the newer hotter tech) by the time they get around to adding a second card. BF3 is coded for SLI. I would get two of those cards now and just do it.

As far as a case and Windows...check my build up above, I edited that post and added it on there along with a killer case.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 3:22:47 AM

honker55 said:
I would like to go with two cards but im not too sure on how to install them :p  , do you have any suggestions on more powerful Grahpics Card? but not over 750 dollers lol


It's a SLI bridge that comes with the board. It's pretty much plug and play.

If you want to go the one now, and old tech later...another card I mean then this down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W 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... $489.99 - $469.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
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August 24, 2011 3:35:43 AM

Why_Me said:
It's a SLI bridge that comes with the board. It's pretty much plug and play.

If you want to go the one now, and old tech later...another card I mean then this down below.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 - $109.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W 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... $489.99 - $469.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


I think ill go with the two Graphics Cards :)  So here is what ive got..


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

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

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2

Ive got some fans left over from my old comp.. (it wont stop crashing after 60- seconds) :( 
So am i set? :) 


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a b 4 Gaming
August 24, 2011 3:52:57 AM

honker55 said:
I think ill go with the two Graphics Cards :)  So here is what ive got..


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

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

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

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

Graphics Card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... x2

Ive got some fans left over from my old comp.. (it wont stop crashing after 60- seconds) :( 
So am i set? :) 

Nice :)  If you use that combo(RAM + cpu) I posted up above you save some money. Also seeing how your running dual cards, add the 200mm case fan to that case.

You can get it on newegg for $20 + free shipping or cheaper @ amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... <---- amazon link, and on newegg go to "case fans > Cooler Master > 200mm fans
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August 24, 2011 4:03:38 AM

Why_Me said:
Nice :)  If you use that combo(RAM + cpu) I posted up above you save some money. Also seeing how your running dual cards, add the 200mm case fan to that case.

You can get it on newegg for $20 + free shipping or cheaper @ amazon.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4... <---- amazon link, and on newegg go to "case fans > Cooler Master > 200mm fans


Thank you for all your help you were great haha :) 
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August 24, 2011 4:03:54 AM

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