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September 14, 2011 2:00:03 AM

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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September 14, 2011 5:53:27 AM

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a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2011 5:59:13 AM

i5 2500K + MSI 560 Ti TFII OC $449 ($20 MIR + $15 EMCKAJG23 Promo code)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 1600 $40
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Asrock Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 $125 ($10 EMCKAKA32 code)
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OCZ ZS 750w $100 ($25 MIR)
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Seagate S3 1TB + Lite-On CD/DVD burner $72
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Rosewill Challenger $55
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hyper 212+ $29
http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10...
Windows 7 64-bit 100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: $945 before rebates after codes

You should probably upgrade the monitor sometime soon.
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September 14, 2011 6:23:45 AM

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a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2011 6:25:23 AM

This build includes Windows 7 and allows you to add another one of those cards later on.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $99.99 - $74.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
OCZ ZS Series OCZ-ZS750W 750W ATX12V v2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Performance Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 $10 off w/ promo code EMCKAKA32, ends 9/15
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... $304.98 FREE SHIPPING $15 off with promo code EMCKAJG23, ends 9/14
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $29.99 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

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G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $71.48
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.amazon.com/ENGTX560-DCII-OC-2DI-1GD5/dp/B005... $199.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS ENGTX560 DCII OC/2DI/1GD5 - Geforce GTX 560 DCII OC - 1 G GDDR5 Video Card

Total: $931.40 *not including shipping, rebates, and promo codes

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $121.99 FREE SHIPPING
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

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EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB 1204 MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 2DVI/Mini-HDMI SLI Ready Graphics Card, 01G-P3-1561-KR

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ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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MSI GeForce GTX560 1 GB DDR5 2DVI/Mini HDMI PCI-Express Video Card N560GTX TI TWIN FROZR II OC

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Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 Desktop Memory Model BL2KIT25664BA160A
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September 14, 2011 7:00:53 AM

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!
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a b 4 Gaming
September 14, 2011 9:42:09 PM

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.
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September 14, 2011 10:03:32 PM

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
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September 15, 2011 11:26:40 PM

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.
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September 15, 2011 11:28:35 PM

Best answer selected by japman.
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a b 4 Gaming
September 15, 2011 11:46:35 PM

Gawd damn it Why_Me...
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September 16, 2011 3:02:34 AM

aznshinobi said:
Gawd damn it Why_Me...

Dont worry you build the best one for Michael :p 
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a b 4 Gaming
September 16, 2011 4:04:54 AM

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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