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September 18, 2011 11:25:46 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas Time

Budget Range: 1000 - 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming,Video Editing,Photoshop.Surfin The Web

Parts Not Required: Everything is required :D 

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes Down the road

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I was wondering if the Bulldozer and/or the HD 7000 series would be out in time for christmas and if i should get it? also I like my cases Purdy :D 

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September 19, 2011 8:33:46 AM

Anybody?
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September 19, 2011 9:06:09 AM

klutchify said:

Additional Comments: I was wondering if the Bulldozer and/or the HD 7000 series would be out in time for christmas and if i should get it? also I like my cases Purdy :D 


They should be, yes.

Its pretty hard to design a build now that's not going to be purchased until Christmas. Prices, deals, components change very quickly - especially with such big releases planned between now and December.

Id recommend have a browse over these forums for the next couple of months, see what people are buying, see what people are waiting for, and then come back in December with a proposed build idea and see what feedback you get then :) 
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September 19, 2011 9:59:04 AM

AdrianPerry said:
They should be, yes.

Its pretty hard to design a build now that's not going to be purchased until Christmas. Prices, deals, components change very quickly - especially with such big releases planned between now and December.

Id recommend have a browse over these forums for the next couple of months, see what people are buying, see what people are waiting for, and then come back in December with a proposed build idea and see what feedback you get then :) 


Thanks Also i was wondering if i should get a Sandy Bridge and wait for Ivy bridge (which is Q2 or Q3 of 2012?) And what FPS would i be getting on games like Saints row 3, And SW:TOR?
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September 19, 2011 10:15:32 AM

The i5-2500k is a great value for money processor, unless BullDozer brings out something truly price competitive, I wouldnt hesitate to buy an i5. Waiting round for IvyBridge could be a long wait. If you really did want an IvyBridge processor your best option would be to buy a cheap socket 1155 CPU (i3) and then just swap it for a IvyBridge later on.

In game graphics will be more GPU dependant than CPU. Based on your $1500 budget, you should have no problem buying a GPU that will EASILY run both games in highest details with very good FPS (I presume at least 60fps, since the games you listed aren't too graphically intensive).

The $210 GTX 560Ti range will run all current games maxed out with very good FPS (aside from Metro 2033, since that's a real card-killer). You can expect to look even higher than that on your budget, probably 570/6970 or even as high as a single GTX580.
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September 19, 2011 10:21:32 AM

Waiting a bit for the bulldozer seems like a smart choice to me (thats what im doing right now).

Once the benchamrks are out there, we could see some changes in the prices (lower the sandys if bulldozer is far better, or increase if are very close to them).
So as in stock markets, be on your guard, and ready to act.
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September 19, 2011 10:23:36 AM

cats_Paw said:
Waiting a bit for the bulldozer seems like a smart choice to me (thats what im doing right now).

Once the benchamrks are out there, we could see some changes in the prices (lower the sandys if bulldozer is far better, or increase if are very close to them).
So as in stock markets, be on your guard, and ready to act.


Yup, its going to be a VERY hectic few weeks following the first few processor releases.
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September 19, 2011 11:00:54 AM

AdrianPerry said:
The i5-2500k is a great value for money processor, unless BullDozer brings out something truly price competitive, I wouldnt hesitate to buy an i5. Waiting round for IvyBridge could be a long wait. If you really did want an IvyBridge processor your best option would be to buy a cheap socket 1155 CPU (i3) and then just swap it for a IvyBridge later on.

In game graphics will be more GPU dependant than CPU. Based on your $1500 budget, you should have no problem buying a GPU that will EASILY run both games in highest details with very good FPS (I presume at least 60fps, since the games you listed aren't too graphically intensive).

The $210 GTX 560Ti range will run all current games maxed out with very good FPS (aside from Metro 2033, since that's a real card-killer). You can expect to look even higher than that on your budget, probably 570/6970 or even as high as a single GTX580.



Thanks and last thing Any Recommendations for a Nice case And/or A keyboard and Mouse?
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September 19, 2011 11:23:50 AM

klutchify said:
Thanks and last thing Any Recommendations for a Nice case And/or A keyboard and Mouse?


keyboard and Mouse?

I ran the mx revolution 5500 desktop, which I really like, and recently gave the mouse to my wife and bought a RAT 7, which is just about the best mouse I have ever ever used. I love it more than.... "other things".
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September 19, 2011 12:39:19 PM

More than anything else, Keyboard and Mouse totally depends on budget. There are huge price differences in these peripheral device's.

Personally I use a Logitech Keyboard with a Logitech MX-518 mouse and couldn't be happier with it. RAZER are also a very popular choice, however they also come at a "premium" price.

Find something you like the look of, check it's within budget, www.google.com some reviews, and unless all the reviews say its terrible, buy it :) 

Be aware of the style of mouse you purchase as well. Personally I like Logitech because it fills the palm of your hand, RAZER mice sit much lower to the desk and have a totally different feel to them.
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September 19, 2011 2:19:59 PM

Processor : Intel Core i5 2500K - $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HeatSink : CoolerMaster Hyper 212+ - $30
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Motherboard : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM : Gskill Ripjaws X Series 8(2x4GB) DDR3 1600 - $52
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphics : XFX HD-697A-CNFC Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 - $320
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Power Supply : XFX PRO850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80 Plus Silver Certified 850 Watt - $125
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hard Disk : SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive - $60
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD : OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive - $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case : COOLER MASTER HAF 922 BLUE RC-922M-KWN2-GP Black ATX Mid Tower - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical Drive : LG CD/DVD Burner 22X DVD - $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total : $1129 after rebates

Spend the rest on Monitor, Keyboard, Mouse and OS. If you'd prefer bulldozer (8core) for a little more let me know and I'll create another build for you.
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September 19, 2011 2:28:48 PM

008Rohit - Very nice build :D  although personally i'm not a fan of HAF cases :( 

Also being as your a fair way under the OP's max budget, id consider a 120GB SSD > 60GB.
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September 19, 2011 3:11:44 PM

chedderslam1976 said:
keyboard and Mouse?

I ran the mx revolution 5500 desktop, which I really like, and recently gave the mouse to my wife and bought a RAT 7, which is just about the best mouse I have ever ever used. I love it more than.... "other things".


Agreed on the RAT. I bought the RAT 5 as a replacement for my Razer Naga and DeathAdder (which had odd firmware issues all of a sudden and died within 30mins of each other).

I must say it's quality is superior to Razer's products. First off - machined aluminum vs. plastic. Build quality there is self-explanatory. You also get better fitting options (and moreso with the RAT 7 or 9), because you can adjust the palm, weight, and (RAT 7/9 only) pinkie/thumb. Couple a good metal gaming surface (mouse "pad") and you've got literally one of the smoothest mouse set ups. I use my RAT 5 with a Steelseries SX mat. The metal mats are very large though, so make sure it fits if you want one.
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September 19, 2011 3:15:12 PM

@ AdrianPerry

Another option : Antec 900 - $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If he doesn't like the HAF 922.

Also, I'd advise him not to shell out more on a SSD atm, as their prices will hopefully go down drastically in future. Plus, he'll have to get monitor, mouse, keyboard etc with the remaining money.
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September 19, 2011 3:26:28 PM

008Rohit said:


Also, I'd advise him not to shell out more on a SSD atm, as their prices will hopefully go down drastically in future. Plus, he'll have to get monitor, mouse, keyboard etc with the remaining money.


Another good point.
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