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Buying a gaming rig, need help!!?

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October 13, 2011 9:06:05 PM

Hey Im new here, just joined a couple of seconds ago. Since BF3 is coming out, I was looking to buy a rig from iBuyPower.com. I'm completely new to this stuff, I built a comp. before but used old, old parts, just got into the whole running games needs a good gpu and cpu, and such. I am planning to keep this UNDER $1600. Anyways this is what I have customized so far, I need help on this because I will be running games like GTA IV, Battlefield, COD, and other steam games. I have watched YOUTUBE vids and lots of people use video cards above 560, and some use around the high 400's and lower 500's. I don't want an AMD Processor, or ATI Video card, as I am sticking with Intel and Nvidia, sorry. This is the rig so far:
I have chose this one called the GAMER PALADIN E860.
Case 1 x CoolerMaster HAF 932 Full Tower Gaming Case-Black
Processor 1 x Intel® Core™ i7-2600K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/8MB L3 Cache)
Motherboard 1 x ASUS P8P67 LE
Memory 1 x 8 GB [2 GB X4] DDR3-1600 Memory Module-Corsair or Major Brand
Video Card 1 x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 - 1.2GB-Single Card
Case Lighting 1 x Cold Cathode Neon Light-Red
Power Supply 1 x 1000 Watt -- Extreme Gaming Series
Processor Cooling 1 x Asetek 550LC Liquid CPU Cooling System (Intel)-ARC Dual Silent High Perfornamce Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow)
Video Card Brand 1 x Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA
Primary Hard Drive 1 x 1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s-Single Drive
Data Hard Drive None
2nd Optical Drive None
Optical Drive 1 x [12X Blu-Ray] LG BLU-RAY Reader, DVD±R/±RW Burner Combo Drive-Black
Sound Card 1 x 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard
Speaker System None
Network Card 1 x Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100)
Monitor None
Keyboard 1 x iBUYPOWER USB Keyboard
Mouse 1 x iBUYPOWER Internet Mouse
Operating System 1 x Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel)-64-Bit
Warranty 1 x 3 Year Standard Warranty Service
Rush Service 1 x Rush Service Fee (not shipping fee)-No Rush Service, Estimate Ship Out in 5~10 Business Days
Video Camera None
Headset None
Meter Display 1 x NZXT Sentry 2 Touch Screen Fan Controller & Temperature Display
Flash Media Reader / Writer None
2nd Monitor None
Free Stuff 1 x [Free Game Voucher] - Batman Arkhan City-Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or above
Free Stuff 1 x [Free Game Voucher] - Dungeon Siege 3-Free with Purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 550 or above
iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction None
iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion None
iBUYPOWER PowerDrive None
USB Expansion None
Case Engraving Service None
Subtotal $1,594.00

Total is $1594. I have no monitor, as I already have a spare one. Thanks so much to whoever helps out! I need help with what gpu to buy the most, as I am very confused as which to buy that can run games from Ultra-Max for under $1600 with all the stuff added above. Again, thank you!

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October 13, 2011 9:45:40 PM

You say you don't want an ATI video card... but in your system build specs you specify a GTX570, and a few lines down have Video Card brand = will be powered by AMD / Nvidia.... (Confused why there are 2 video card lines in build list)

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O_o; ATI = AMD bro...

And why arn't you going with SSD primary drive? and then hookup some slaves for storage...
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