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September 24, 2011 5:42:31 PM

Ive been out of the game for awhile now and my computer is really outdated. A lot has change since 2004 and need a little help here. Im really stoked about Bf3 coming out soon and cant forget rage and diablo 3. Would like to pull off high settings in BF3 if my budget of $1000 allows it.


Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime before BF3


Budget Range: $1000


System Usage from Most to Least Important:
Mostly gaming - BF3

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, case(xblade case from 4 years ago, will eventually upgrade), dvd/cd drive,


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, tigerdirect

Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: Intel, nvidia 570(if it fits in budget), mobo to be ready for ivy bridge and pci 3.0

Overclocking:
of course!


SLI or Crossfire: Yes, sli in future


Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Additional Comments: would like ssd but i can get that eventually, not a must right now. very expensive and rather save up for 120g. so 1tb standard harddrive will do for now.

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September 24, 2011 5:59:38 PM

I hope your not going to use Windows XP.

You can build more than a "budget" pc for $1000, you can build an 'enthusiest" pc.

Start here:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-cpu-ssd,3...

You could actually get it for cheaper than $1000 with different selections.

Personally I would pick different parts.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Cheaper and better Z68 with pci-e 3.0.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $39.99 after rebate and promo code. More power and more efficient than that Corsair 600.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... 8GB for $1 more than the 4GB they listed + free 4gb flash drive.

I would also change the GTX460's to GTX560's for the same price.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... More efficient and faster than GTX460. HIGHLY overclockable. Free Batman game.

Not only will you be able to max BF3 you'll be able to max every game for the next couple years.

Deals don't last long though, so buy fast.
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September 24, 2011 6:36:26 PM

Add a cpu h/s and gtx 570 to this.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $119.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate
XFX Core Edition PRO850W (P1-850S-NLB9) 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99
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... $259.98 FREE SHIPPING
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model 997002

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $67.48 $5 off w/ promo code EMCKAHH23, ends 9/28
ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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September 24, 2011 7:08:24 PM
September 24, 2011 7:12:37 PM

I would get a faster h/d myself. Like a WD Black edition or a Seagate, Hitachi or Samsung. Also look at the Cooler Master HAF 922 for $90 atm on newegg. If and when you decide to add another card to that build, you can add another 200mm fan to that case.
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September 24, 2011 8:01:42 PM

hoodlumcorp said:
better?

Harddrive: $59.99 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

GPU: $339.99 EVGA 012-P3-1578-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classified 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

as far as the case comes i am really picky and havent seen anything i like except the expensive ones. I'd rather not get one at this moment, but thx anyways man.

That Samsung you have up there is first rate and is the most recommended h/d on this site. Good choice.
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September 24, 2011 10:33:26 PM

Two 560's would destroy a GTX570, even at stock speeds.

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September 24, 2011 10:42:25 PM

Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 [Case] - Price: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 [Motherboard] - Price: $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core I5-2500k [CPU] - Price:$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus + Cooler Master R4 120mm Blue LED Fan - Price: $35.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [CPU Heatsink]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [Fan]

(SLI) MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II/OC [Video Card] - Price: 379.98 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB [Memory] - Price: $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Hard Drive] - Price: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W [Power Supply] - Price: $89.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1022.90

Somethings to note with this build:
1)- This Motherboard has poor CPU Overclocking since its almost all automatic.
2)- With the Push-Pull setup and Twin Frozr II Overclocking this system should be easy.
3)- You can Move anything you throw at this build in 1920*1080.
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September 24, 2011 11:00:51 PM

@geekapproved - Sorry but a 560 will not max bf3. Check the game specs.
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September 24, 2011 11:03:58 PM

Mastervivi10 said:
Rosewill
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 [Motherboard] - Price: $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Somethings to note with this build:
1)- This Motherboard has poor CPU Overclocking since its almost all automatic.
2)- With the Push-Pull setup and Twin Frozr II Overclocking this system should be easy.
3)- You can Move anything you throw at this build in 1920*1080.


If someone chooses to use the UEFI bios than it will be almost "automatic" but that doesn' hold back the o/c, it just gives you too many volts more time than naught. Anyone on any board can use the boards bios to o/c instead of UEFI bios and the quick click o/c options. That board has the same o/c options as the extreme7 Z68 which hit over 5.0Ghz on a few reviews done on it.


As far as the gtx 560ti being able to max out games like BF3...that's questionable.
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September 25, 2011 12:50:01 AM

Mastervivi10 said:
Rosewill CHALLENGER-U3 [Case] - Price: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 [Motherboard] - Price: $124.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core I5-2500k [CPU] - Price:$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus + Cooler Master R4 120mm Blue LED Fan - Price: $35.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [CPU Heatsink]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... [Fan]

(SLI) MSI GTX 560 Twin Frozr II/OC [Video Card] - Price: 379.98 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB [Memory] - Price: $51.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Hard Drive] - Price: $59.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX Core Edition PRO850W [Power Supply] - Price: $89.99 After MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1022.90

Somethings to note with this build:
1)- This Motherboard has poor CPU Overclocking since its almost all automatic.
2)- With the Push-Pull setup and Twin Frozr II Overclocking this system should be easy.
3)- You can Move anything you throw at this build in 1920*1080.


Do not need a case, but i like everything else in this setup. I think i may still stick with a 570 card and sli it later. i'd rather have a single good card for now and dual it later, rather than have already 2 graphic cards and have too toss them both
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September 25, 2011 1:25:17 PM

Does this look good? Will that PSU handle 2 of those cards(in the future)? I would really like to order parts today. Let me know if you find any deals also.

CASE: Don't need

DVD/CD: Don't need

MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 [Motherboard] - Price: $124.99

CPU: Intel Core I5-2500k [CPU] - Price:$219.99

CPU Heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus - Price: $27.99

GPU: GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) Classified - Price $339.99+Free game

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB [Memory] - Price: $51.99

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB [Hard Drive] - Price: $59.99

PSU: XFX Core Edition PRO850W [Power Supply] - Price: $89.99 After MIR

Total cost - $914.93
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September 25, 2011 7:19:56 PM

Get this one instead. One of the most efficient PSUs out there.
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