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October 17, 2011 8:22:26 PM

ill have about $700 by the end of the year. i know nothing about specs and all that. The games ill play are Skyrim, Battlefield 3, starcraft 2, and star wars the old republic. so, whats the best pc to get with that money? i have a keybord, mouse and moniter already. thanks

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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2011 8:47:21 PM

Hi there, welcome to the forums.

Well, tough to say. I think a good starting point would be pairing up a 6950 or GTX 560 Ti with an i5-2400. I can't get a detailed rig priced out until I know more. Could you fill this out and put it in your post? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... It would help tremendously. I'll get back to you once you finish that.

Cheers!

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a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2011 9:17:55 PM
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Are you willing to build your own? (you posted in 'prebuilt', so I have to ask), you didn't say you had an OS, so That'll chop a lot off.

If you don't mind going Micro-ATX, here is a solid build for now:

I5-2400 + 8 GB RAM: $219.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Xigmatek Asgard II case + Win 7: $124.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

HIS HD 6870: $165.99 w/ promo code:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

AS Rock H61M/U3S3: $69.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek PC402 400W PSU: $39.95
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
with 32 amps across its 12v rails, it'll handle a 6870 easily.

Seagate 1 TB HDD: $54.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Samsung DVD player: $16.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total $690.87
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October 17, 2011 9:22:38 PM

Nice build screwy - way to take advantage of them bundles ;) 
a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2011 9:25:32 PM

bundles are the secret to really saving at Newegg.
a b 4 Gaming
October 17, 2011 9:50:37 PM

Wow, that is a nice build! Great job. If he doesn't need an OS, even better :p 
October 18, 2011 1:10:36 AM

striker410 said:
Hi there, welcome to the forums.

Well, tough to say. I think a good starting point would be pairing up a 6950 or GTX 560 Ti with an i5-2400. I can't get a detailed rig priced out until I know more. Could you fill this out and put it in your post? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... It would help tremendously. I'll get back to you once you finish that.

Cheers!






i do need an os.

Approximate purchase date : end of 2012
 
Budget Range: 600-700.
 
System Usage from Most to Least : gaming, internet, photoshop, microsoft word.
 
Parts Not Required: moniter, speakers, mouse, keybord.
 
Preferred Website(s) new egg, cyber power
 
Country of Origin: USA
 
Parts Preferences: by brand or type I'm fine with either intel or amd
 
Overclocking: ?
 
SLI or Crossfire: ?
 
Additional Comments: none

a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2011 3:22:48 AM

end of 2012? A year from now? lord only knows what we'll recommend then, we'll be a generation farther along in CPU and GPU tech, wile expecting *their* replacements!

you sure you don't mean by the end of 2011? (even then, the combos I listed are this month..and while some renew, not all of them do
October 18, 2011 4:05:13 AM

crap your right. 2011. typo. sorry.
a b 4 Gaming
October 18, 2011 2:37:47 PM

Sqrl's build is the way to go lol. It kicks ass. Just sayin!
October 19, 2011 5:32:50 AM

Nice this is just the kind of system (price range) I'm looking for too.

I would be a first time builder. I changed out the graphics card and power supply in this old thing I'm using now, but thats as far as I got, so any advice is welcome.

My current system has a silencer 750 eps12v power supply - how do I tell if that would fit in the case you recommended?

Thanks!

Paul
a b 4 Gaming
October 19, 2011 3:15:58 PM

Hey Paul, welcome to the forums. Why don't you start another thread, and then PM me and Sqrl?

If it's a PC Power & Cooling PSU, it should fit just fine.
October 27, 2011 11:16:16 PM

Best answer selected by spectre45.
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