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October 20, 2011 4:45:30 PM

Hello,

Im building a computer for the first time with a budget of 1000-1300 in mind. I have priced out a few AMD builds that I will post. I will primarily be using it for SWTOR. Im trying to decide between the CPUs AMD 1090T, 1100T or the new AMD FX-6100. As for video cards Im on the fence about the EVGA overclocked GTX 560 or the GTX 570, if its only a few FPS is it work spending the money on the 570. Please feel free to change components and state opinions. Im trying to get the best for my money and not spend money on higher end components that are not going to make a evident difference. As with this build I have to include peripherals monitor, keyboard, mouse, and wireless card. I want to stick with ASUS MOBO. Thanks Everyone for your help. This means alot as it is my first home-build. Ive been using newegg.com to price parts.

More Expensive build:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-TR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi)
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W
AMD Phenom II X6 1100T Black Edition Thuban 3.3GHz, 3.7GHz Turbo Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black 104 Key USB Wired illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
Logitech G300 Black/Gray 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
Rosewill Audio Pro RHM-6308 USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM


AMD:

Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
ASUS M4A87TD EVO AM3 AMD 870 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard
EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1463-KR GeForce GTX 560 (Fermi)
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Socket AM3 125W Six-Core
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Logitech G300 Black/Gray 9 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical Gaming Mouse
I-ROCKS KR-6820E-BK Black 104 Key USB Wired illuminated Backlit Gaming Keyboard (Orange LED)
Linksys WMP600N PCI Wireless Adapter with Dual-Band
Rosewill Audio Pro RHM-6308 USB Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM


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October 20, 2011 4:53:24 PM

What is SWTOR. heard of it before, dont know what it stands for.
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October 20, 2011 5:20:20 PM

Star Wars The Old Republic.
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October 20, 2011 5:21:02 PM

ahhh, ok. Thank you. What is your budget?
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October 20, 2011 5:39:51 PM

-I think you will find that, for your budget range, most people will recommend an Intel setup. The i5-2500k is an awesome overclocker and is a much better value than Thuban/Bulldozer at this point in time (the only place where those chips have any real advantage is in seriously hyperthreaded activity; for games, Sandy Bridge is king.) One potential Intel configuration is i5-2500k + ASUS P8P67 Motherboard, which will only run you about $55 more than your current higher-end AMD configuration.

-I'm curious why you've chosen the VH247H over the VH236H? Seems like an easy way to trim 20 bucks.

-The 570 is a beast of a card, and will crush whatever you throw at it on that monitor. A more budget oriented (but still quite powerful!) option is a 6950 like this XFX one, which will clock in about $120 cheaper. You can also easily get away with a good PSU in the 600-650W range with a 6950, assuming you're not overclocking heavily.

-The rest of your selections looks generally fine to me.

Just some food for thought.
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October 20, 2011 5:45:56 PM

If it's mainly for SWTOR you are spending a lot of money for something not too demanding...
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October 20, 2011 6:13:06 PM

@ultimabeam- Thanks for the recommendations im really new to building a computer I have a few friends in different cities that build them for a living that I run things by. As far as the monitor I just choose one that I thought seemed good for price.

@Michxymi- Im going to be playing primarily SWTOR. I have another computer for school work and personal. I just want an AWESOME experience with this game. My comp now meet the bare minimum specs for the game with no upgradability. what build would you recommend? I primarily use my console for gaming. I used to play WOW on this comp but its time for an upgrade with SWTOR.
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