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October 7, 2011 7:37:51 PM

trying to play max settings hd games like batlefield 3 mw3 crysis 2 i have a budget of around a 1200 dollars but i do have money to spend if it would be smarter to get somethin these are the prices the items where at like 3 months ago
i also would like a recomended blue ray player and burner if i even need that to watch blue ray? if not nvm then just like a disk burner. and if i should get a primary faster hard drive and a bigger data drive if so please recomend some.

and what psu should i get

Case: AZZA Hurrican 2000 : $134.99 ( 8 Fans!) WOW!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] -_-Product

Motherboard: MSI 890FX : $199.99 (5 PCI Express Slots!) SUPER!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813130274

Video Card: Radeon HD6950 by VisionTek : $289.99 (2GB GDDR5!) GADZOOKS!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814129171

CPU: AMD Phenom II x6 1100T Thuban : $239.99 (6 processing cores!) AMAZING!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819103913

Hard Drive (HDD): Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB : $74.99 (1TB!) GEE-WHILICKERS!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136767

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4GB DDR3 1600 : $57.99 (High Performance!) HOLY-MACKEREL!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820233141

Disk Drive: ASUS : $17.99 ( 24x DVD-R!) YOU GET THE POINT!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204

Wifi Card: Rosewill RNX-N300 : $24.99 (Up to 300Mbps!) IM OVER THIS!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6833166038

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" : $199.99 (Full 1080p!) ..........!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236102

Card Reader: SABRENT CRW-UINB 68-in-1 : $14.99 (68-in-1!) THE CAKE IS A LIE!
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820300608
October 7, 2011 8:33:15 PM

Well dude, for starters:

4GB? C'mon, we can throw another 4 for very little money. You aren't eve using dual-chanel with 1 stick.

HD 6950 is a good card, but certainly not for the 2GB VRAM. 2GB will be useful if you plan on crossfiring the card later on, otherwise it won't really be an advantage.

Phenom 1100T: Again, good CPU but not because of the 6 cores. It's a decent performer for the price, but 4 cores are still underused, let alone 6. I get the feeling you are leaning to AMD parts, wich is allright, but a 2500k would be a better gaming CPU.

I would reccomend going 2500K+EVGA z68 FTW for about the same amount of cash, maybe a little more.
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October 7, 2011 8:34:03 PM

the links are broken but meh, look slike an ok build, if your not doing any encoding / decoding i would either step the proc down to a x4 or up to an i5

Edit: and why choose the most expensive 4g you can find :p 
October 7, 2011 8:41:36 PM

Mobo: ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 $125

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K $220

CPU HSF: CM Hyper 212 Evo $35

RAM: G.Skill 2x4GB DDR3 1600 RAM $52

HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 $60

Case: NZXT Phantom White $125 (or any other good case you like around that price)

GPU: MSI 6950 1GB 850 MHz $260 + free Batman game

PSU: Corsair HX750W Modular $150

Total: $1027 excluding MIRs/discounts. Spend the rest of the cash on our scren and addon cards. Asus DVD is good; but that card reader... there're better choices, I believe.

That wireless card is not good, it will be in the PCI slot - in between PCI Express, which will mess around with the GPU cooling. Get PCI Express x1 Wi-Fi card, this is what you need.
October 7, 2011 8:43:09 PM

Now, the PSU in my build is 750W modular overkill. You might get the non-modular version if you want to save cash, or even drop to 650W if you will not be Crossfiring that 6950 later.
October 7, 2011 8:45:41 PM

Also, if you want a "faster" primary (system) drive, it must be an SSD. You could maybe stuff a 60-80GB SSD into that budget, if you can increase it a bit... they range from $100 to $200.
October 7, 2011 9:42:44 PM

PCI-E adapter > USB adapter :) 
October 7, 2011 10:23:27 PM

why? whats the difference. no difference in connectivity, and you can put the usb one anywhere you want with extension cables.
October 7, 2011 10:41:55 PM

More output power (usually), better reception and it's way cooler to have a PCI-E card, IMO. Less crowding the back of the case, too ;) 
October 7, 2011 10:59:25 PM

If your going to go with an AMD sytem, why not wait another week before buying everything and see if BullDozer finaly lands on Oct 12, as the last of the hundreds of rumors say it's supposed too....key words...supposed too! The Thuban is 6 core, but its still old tech. BD should be much faster and price comparible....so the rumors say again.

Other than that I agree with above, for a few bucks more go with 8GB mem.

Only other thing I would change is the case. Im lovin' my CM HAF 922. Its a little deeper than the AZZA box. This is important when you cram long graphics cards into short cases. The air moves easier when theres more room to move.

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