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October 21, 2011 7:04:00 PM

Hello all,

Im want to build a gaming comp for the first time. I would like some help with builds for SWTOR. My budget can go up to 1200-1300. But if I dont need to spend that much to max this game out then that is better. Im only going to be playing SWTOR. I need everything including wireless care, mouse, monitor, and keyboard. I just want AWESOME graphics and game play.

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October 21, 2011 8:13:02 PM

krunkcustoms said:
Hello all,

Im want to build a gaming comp for the first time. I would like some help with builds for SWTOR. My budget can go up to 1200-1300. But if I dont need to spend that much to max this game out then that is better. Im only going to be playing SWTOR. I need everything including wireless care, mouse, monitor, and keyboard. I just want AWESOME graphics and game play.



i5-2400 + 8 GB DDR3: $214.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

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

OCZ Agility 3 120 GB SATA III SSD: $154.99 + $30 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
a boot drive. Windows will take 20 GB, SWTOR by itself will eat 30 GB of it!

Seagate 1 TB HDD: $64.95:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
your data drive

Sony DVD burner: $18.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
after shipping, this is cheapest.

Zonet N-class Wireless adapter: $19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX 560ti w/ dual fans: $219.99 + free batman + $20 rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair CX500 500W 80+ PSU: $54.99 + $20 MIR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Xigmatek Asgard II case + Windows 7 Home Premium: $124.98 + Free Corel Paintshop Pro
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Rosewill 4-pk of blue LED fans: $12.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
cheaper than buying just 3 fans.

Acer 21.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
on special thru Oct 24th

Rosewill USB Keyboard: $13.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
this is cheaper than the $5.99 keyboard because of shipping.

Rosewill 6-button mouse: $9.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech 2.1 Speaker set: $25.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total: 1120.84
Shipping: $10.45

$1131.29 before $60 in rebates.

the 2400 is a solid cpu, and will push SWTOR to excellent results. Its your first PC, so I figure you didn't want to overclock. the same build with an AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3, a 2500K = 8 GB DDR3 combo, and a Hyper 212+ would be about $1215 before shipping.
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October 22, 2011 5:52:55 PM

that is a nice setup! to be honest from what Ive been reading SWTOR only support Dx9c so you could pretty much run it on a 5 year old system No Problems!!! this system definitely is OVERKILL! for this game but if your buying a new system i would also recommend this system!!! Only thing id change is the PSU and go with atleast a 650! remember PSU is usualy the first thing to go as they degrade huge over time! but all in all its a nice setup enjoy!
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October 22, 2011 6:08:03 PM

Deeks- I am only using ti for SWTOR. But I want max settings for the game with awesome graphics. Do you think this is overkill for SWTOR or should I go with this build. If I can save money then by all means I would like to.
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October 22, 2011 6:22:19 PM

From what ive been reading on SWTOR on release the game is only going to be released in Directx9c but they said there are plans for adding in other dx10 or dx11 in the future. for this reason i would keep the 560ti. its a good mid to high level card and will suite your needs. This is assuming your taking Screwysquirls build and using the 1080 screen. If you want to save money then i would get rid of the SSD drive on that build as it wont benefit u much at all for gaming. only thing you will notice faster is load times but you will gain no FPS in game cause of it. The SSD will increase boot times for your OS and loading/install times on your computer. To be honest you probably could use just the regular gtx 560 and not the TI as well to save money and it still should max the game out No problem. i haven't looked at prices recently but if the Ti is only 20 - 30 more id go with the ti because its a bit faster.
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October 22, 2011 9:54:04 PM

Deeks: This is an MMO with a large number of worlds and load times, the SSD will speed that up *immensely* -- the less time you take loading Tatooine, the sooner you can get to Anchorhead and sell those moisture farmers some power converters.
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October 22, 2011 10:28:56 PM

I do realize this. The 2 rigs im running right now, one with reg wd caviar black 1tb 7200rpm hd and another with a 120gig kingston hyperx sata3 (6gb/s). Loading different zones/raids in wow i dont notice a HUGE difference.He asked if there was a way to save money im just giving him my opinion on the best way to save with loosing the least performance.
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October 22, 2011 11:32:48 PM

Yeah Ive never used a SSD so I dont think the loading time will be a issue for me. I played wow on my comp now and it worked just fine. So saving money is a plus. But saying that I want the system maxed out for SWTOR because I wont be playing any other games on it. I know benchmarks wont be out untill the game comes out but I want to order by end of November. I can post some specs of comp Ive been looking at if you want to take a look at that.
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October 23, 2011 12:08:18 AM

Yea ill take a look at it for sure. Even though benchmarks are not available you can safely assume that because its running Dx9c/Hero Engine it will require no more then wow currently requires. That being said the 560 ti should max everything out without a doubt.
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October 23, 2011 8:37:13 PM

I'll still suggest the SSD, the speed can't be beat
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