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August 26, 2011 7:21:00 AM

So I have been doing alot of reserch and have came up with two configurations. I am wanting to build a gaming pc and want to play games like bfbc2 and bf3 on max settings. Would like to know the parts will all work together. Please feel free to sugest different parts aswell!

first configuration:
Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60.00
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $170.00
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $220.00
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $480.00
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $180.00
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55.00
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80.00
ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $115.00
cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20.00
os: windows 7 home $90.00
total: $1470.00

second configuration:
case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80.00
mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $220.00
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $220.00
gpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $330.00
psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $100.00
ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $55.00
hard drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80.00
ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $115.00
cd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $20.00
os: windows 7 home $90.00
Total $1310.00

Am i forgeting anything? Will both work as they are? any fan, cpu coolers, water cooling, neon lights :D 
I want to future proof this thing for a while, so am willing to spend a descent amount for it. For gaming, and it is my first build, so it has to look cool as well!!!!

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a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2011 9:30:47 AM

In that second build you have a $220 board and a psu that will not push two of those cards. First build has a Rosewill psu.

For pushing two gtx 580's in SLI then look at these two psu's down below.

This one is manufactured by Enermax for LEPA and is modular.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $179.99 - $129.99 after mail-in rebate card
LEPA G900-MA 900W SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

or for a non modular psu for dual 580's...

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/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- For a psu to push dual gtx 570's either one of these XFX 850w will do the job. XFX is manufactured by Seasonic. One is modular, one is not.

For a cheaper yet effective modular psu to push dual 570's then here's one worth looking at imo.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
LEPA B850-MA 850W ATX12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Now for a nice RAM + cpu combo...this down below.

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

And this board just hit the market a few days ago and has the new PCI-E 3.0 slots for the new generation vid cards. It supports SLI and Crossfire.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99 + $7.87 Shipping
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z68%20Extre... <----- A better look at that Asrock board

Here's an inexpensive yet effective cpu cooler that includes excellent thermal compound.

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

For a quick h/d ....

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

or this combo down here works nicely also...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $72.48
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

And if you decide to go with dual gtx 560ti's then these down below o/c well

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

and of course a psu to push two of those cards...

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

And with your budget there is no reason you should lower yourself to a Raidmax case. Here's three cases worth looking at that have plenty of room, cooling, etc..

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... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $79.99 FREE SHIPPING
COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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August 26, 2011 10:37:39 AM

Ahh when I think I am figuring it out you post somthing like that above :??: 

So was the 1st build good then? I was kind of leaning twards the 1st one. So would it be a better choice to run one gtx 580 or run two gtx 560ti cards? Im assuming the raixmax case is not any good? I am preeetttttyyyyy new to this, but thats why I am asking you experts in the first place! The board you picked has one 5 star review and one single star review, so that kind of throws me off there.
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a b 4 Gaming
August 26, 2011 11:19:27 AM

sickness24 said:
Ahh when I think I am figuring it out you post somthing like that above :??: 

So was the 1st build good then? I was kind of leaning twards the 1st one. So would it be a better choice to run one gtx 580 or run two gtx 560ti cards? Im assuming the raixmax case is not any good? I am preeetttttyyyyy new to this, but thats why I am asking you experts in the first place! The board you picked has one 5 star review and one single star review, so that kind of throws me off there.

Notice that 1 star review says that the reviewer didn't purchase a "K" cpu? Well that's what we call "mentally retarded seeing how only the cpu's with a "K" at the end over clock. 2500K and 2600K. So yes, we can honestly say that reviewer is nothing short of a total moron and he's going to order another board and discover his cpu still won't over clock. That's why I take newegg reviews with a grain of salt. But the best thing about that reviewer is that he has his "Tech Level" maxed out on there. So we can actually call that reviewer a "Super Moron". :) 

With dual 560's or a single 580...that's your call. If you think your going to purchase another card later on then the 580. If not, then dual 560's now.
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