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$700 Gaming PC for MW3 and BF3 *Updated*

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August 27, 2011 5:58:19 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week,up to the end of the month.

Budget Range: $700 to $765 Before Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies, Surfing the net, listening to music (Clearer Audio Quality, the better)

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Speakers,Monitor,Hard Drive, DVD Drive, (MAYBE) Power Supply I Have a Corsair CX430 V2 (80+) I Just Purchased So I will take that back if i need a bigger one.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, eBay.

Country of Origin: USA.

Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe (Sure my monitor res really doesn't require this, I Just love getting the most I Can out of FPS though, Depending on price you can leave this out or keep it in if you can find a build with SLI up to $700)

Monitor Resolution: 1600x1200 (Samsung Syncmaster 20 inch) & 1680x1050 (Apple 20 inch Cinema Display) & 1280x800 (Dell 15 inch)

Additional Comments: Case I Would Prefer to have LED Lighting and A Side Window, the PC Doesn't need to be quiet, though would be nice, I Will not use watercooling. I Play FSX, GTA IV, Crisis 2, MW2, Portal 2, And WILL Be playing BF3 and MW3 (These games are my whole reason I Am Building a more modern Gaming Rig). I Need Help choosing parts As I Don't know much about the latest Parts, I Still look for Core 2 Extremes when I Look to build or upgrade.

Heres What I Got So Far:

ASRock P67 PRO3 SE LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($107.55)

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 RAM:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($32.99)

Intel Core i5-2500K:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($219.99)

ASUS ENGTX560 DC/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi) 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($192.55)

Cooler Master Hyper 212+ CPU Cooler:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($27.99)

Thermaltake V9 BlacX Flex Edition Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($99.99)

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound - OEM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($24.98)

CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
($84.99)

Total Cost: $763.04 before rebates :D  If I Get enough from rebates I Will Most Likely Get A Second GTX 560.

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August 27, 2011 6:32:43 AM

Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz $140
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI P67S-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 $80
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) $33
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX HD-685X-ZNFR Radeon HD 6850 1GB $130
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Any DVD drive $20

PSU You have it already

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM $92
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

After rebates price is $615

And if you want to run your entire budget then replace the cpu with this Intel quadcore
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
which adds $50 to the price , and IMO is totally worth it
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August 27, 2011 6:35:00 AM

here's a good build similar to mine.i cant put links but you can find this all on newegg.
dvd drive
Lite-On Super AllWrite IHAS124-04 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive (Black), Bulk IHAS124-04 $19.99
case
NZXT m59 $49. (alot of people dont like the way this case looks but its a good case .theres a side window but it only has a led fan but you can put in led lights that are about $20).
cpu
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core Processor 840 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail HDX840WFBX $99.99
hd
Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive HD-HD103SJ $57.99
ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
motherboard
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard MB-970EX4 $109.99
psu
Antec EarthWatts EA650 Green 650W $55.99
gpu
GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB $239.99
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August 27, 2011 7:01:56 AM

9_breaker said:
here's a good build similar to mine.i cant put links but you can find this all on newegg.
dvd drive
Lite-On Super AllWrite IHAS124-04 24X SATA DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Drive (Black), Bulk IHAS124-04 $19.99
case
NZXT m59 $49. (alot of people dont like the way this case looks but its a good case .theres a side window but it only has a led fan but you can put in led lights that are about $20).
cpu
AMD Phenom II X4 Quad Core Processor 840 (3.2GHz) AM3, Retail HDX840WFBX $99.99
hd
Samsung SpinPoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB SATA2 7200rpm 32MB Hard Drive HD-HD103SJ $57.99
ram
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) $50
motherboard
ASRock 970 EXTREME4 Socket AM3+/ AMD 970/ AMD Quad CrossFireX& nVidia SLI/ SATA3&USB3.0/ A&GbE/ ATX Motherboard MB-970EX4 $109.99
psu
Antec EarthWatts EA650 Green 650W $55.99
gpu
GIGABYTE GV-R695OC-1GD Radeon HD 6950 1GB $239.99


Nice Build, But I Found how I Have Another $65 to put twords my build! So Tell me what you think of the parts I Listed, Would they go together well?
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August 27, 2011 7:18:00 AM

It would be very wasteful to build an SLI rig , or use a top end card like the 6950 on such a low resolution monitor .
Even the 6850 I included in my build would max out any game
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August 27, 2011 7:18:15 AM

your new build is a great build but a 6870 will perform better than a 460 in gaming . 4gb of ram is stable for gaming but for $20 more you can get the 8gb one in my build .
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August 27, 2011 7:21:19 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It would be very wasteful to build an SLI rig , or use a top end card like the 6950 on such a low resolution monitor .
Even the 6850 I included in my build would max out any game

he's not using the 6950 (he changed the thread) but i dont think a 6850 can max out crysis 2
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August 27, 2011 7:22:40 AM

Outlander_04 said:
It would be very wasteful to build an SLI rig , or use a top end card like the 6950 on such a low resolution monitor .
Even the 6850 I included in my build would max out any game


Your right. But as far as the 6850 or 6950 goes I prefer Nvidia. I love Physx and cuda. So I might just end up getting a cheap card for Physx or just save the money. Thanks for your input!
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August 27, 2011 7:45:54 AM

wahmmtwo said:
Your right. But as far as the 6850 or 6950 goes I prefer Nvidia. I love Physx and cuda. So I might just end up getting a cheap card for Physx or just save the money. Thanks for your input!



There are nVidia equivalents of the 6850

But I included the 6850 because it uses less power , and that makes your current power supply an option .
Physics runs just as well with an AMD graphics card . A tiny bit more set up
And AMD has an identical technology to cuda . The drivers are freely available with the CCC

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August 27, 2011 7:53:12 AM

the nvidia equivelent is a gtx 460
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August 27, 2011 10:49:03 AM

On your build ...
this mobo doe not support x8/x8 cf/sli. which u probably shouldn't even consider. Just go with one GPU (decent one) no need in spending 25 $ on a thermal paste .. i mean r u kidding me ?? Cm hyper 212+ comes with perfectly good one
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August 27, 2011 1:59:15 PM

A cheap build which will max out any game on your small monitor.

Processor : Intel Core i3 2100 - Dual Core - 65W - 32nm LGA1155 Sandy Bridge - $124.99
Motherboard : ASRock H61-M GE - $69.99
Graphics Card : Sapphire Raedon HD 6850 1GB - GDDR5 - $129.99
RAM : Corsair 2 x 4GB DDR3 1333Mhz Dual-Channel Memory - $45.99
Storage : Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s - $59.99 Optical Drive : LG DVD R/W - $19.99
Case : Your Choice - $50
PSU : You already have.

Since the MoBo has only one PCIe slot, you can't SLI or Crossfire. So getting a better GPU is gonna make the PC more future proof. For example, a EVGA GTX 560Ti or a HD 6950. That fits in your budget, too.
For $60 more, you can get the i5 2400.
Good Luck.
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