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New Build for a Friend. ~$1k - $1.5k for Epic Gaming

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September 4, 2011 1:45:13 PM

Hey guys so my friend asked me to find him some parts for his $1-1.5k budget. Now he wants to play BF3 etc.. all those fancy game shenanigans.

He needs mouse and keyboard, NO OS. He prefers Intel.

Thanks.

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September 4, 2011 2:36:19 PM

cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
intel core i5 2500k - $220

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - $53

for single card... this model is more than enough and also able to handle sli gtx 580 as well...

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LEPA G900-MA 900W - $130 after MIR

for graphics card... currently hd 6950 2gb crossfire gives you most bang for buck...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
2x SAPPHIRE Toxic 100312TXSR Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $540 after MIR

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Rosewill THOR V2 - $130

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

ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $193

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
LG DVD Burner 24X GH24NS70 - $21

cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CORSAIR CAFA70 - $27 after MIR


total: $1499 after MIR(excluding shipping)






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September 4, 2011 2:37:37 PM

Just out of curiosity, why not an i7 2600k? just wondering.
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September 4, 2011 2:40:41 PM

because i7 2600k has no significant advantage over i5 2500k in gaming... while being $95 expensive than the latter... so why pay more for nothing? i7 2600k is better suited for heavily multi-threaded task and thats outside of gaming scope....
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September 4, 2011 2:47:38 PM

Well done @phenom90 you suggest him to outstanding pc.
@iceycold just do that.
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September 4, 2011 2:48:02 PM

okay thanks! computer technology is incredible, I built something in February for 1k and now a few months later for $500 more u build something 10x better.
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September 4, 2011 2:50:04 PM

Best answer selected by Iceycold.
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