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Building 950$ Gaming PC

Submitted a few builds but a lot of the answers i get are not exactly what i was asking.
I want a computer that can run the newest games, on this budget. (AKA Skyrim, Deus Ex, Battlefield 3)
So i decided not to submit my own build but to let a few people from the community do it for me. (Thanks in advance)

Approximate Purchase Date: Next Tuesday, exactly one week.


Budget Range: up to 1000 before rebates with shipping.


System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, then maybe some media streaming, mostly gaming.


Parts Not Required: Monitor (1440x900), mouse, speakers.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: New Egg only.


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type ( I like AMD and ATI ) but good deals im always open to.


Overclocking: I might if i feel comfortable with cooling.


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, at a later date not yet, i will get a second card in December.


Monitor Resolution: I have one, its 19" 1440x900


Additional Comments: I want 8gb of ram and Windows 7 64 bit. Preferable a colorful case. I also want the Saitek Cyborg keyboard but don't HAVE to have it. I will also need a wireless adapter as i cant run cords through my house.(Not a long distance so a 12 dollar usb one will work just something that will work with a 600kbps (92kbps transfer rate) internet connection.
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  3. Wow all of those are much better than the build i was planning! Wow why couldn't i make a build that nice. Well im having issues deciding which one, Someone please help me pick between these three Wonder full builds! Please!
  4. My build would give you the best graphics and overall build.

    Why_Me would give you a good 2nd build. Morgoth's build isn't the best since ATM AMD chips are a bit iffy especially the price of the 1100T also you're only getting a 6870.
  5. aznshinobi said:
    My build would give you the best graphics and overall build.

    Why_Me would give you a good 2nd build. Morgoth's build isn't the best since ATM AMD chips are a bit iffy especially the price of the 1100T also you're only getting a 6870.


    I know it isn't the best, but he did say that he preferred AMD, so I decided to do one for him, since you had already given him an i5 build

    though I do agree that yours is probably the best
  6. I used parts from all of youre builds so i wish i could make you all best answer, but i will pick the one that helped me most.
  7. Best answer selected by japman.
  8. Gawd damn it Why_Me...
  9. aznshinobi said:
    Gawd damn it Why_Me...

    Dont worry you build the best one for Michael :P
  10. Haha, on another note though, for that Skyrim build. The parts I suggested would be all he would need to run it at max. Though I would wait to see what BD has to offer, if he can't the build I suggested would be fine.
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