$1,500 dollar gaming rig

I'm 16 and i know a little about computers but not much well anyway i need help building a rig from scratch with a $1,500 budget i want be able to max out battlefield3 and crysis2/shogun2 with dx11 any takers?
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  1. Ya didn't say what ya needes in the way of peripherals but I'll give ya the extras just in case. Ya should be able to get the OS at school for $10 or so.

    Case - $ 155 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129087
    Case Fan - $ 15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835209013
    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371024
    MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131792
    CPU - $ 220 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835185168&Tpk=Mugen%203
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121424
    GFX - $ 230 - Same
    HD - $ 60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    SSD - $ 174 - Corsair Force Series GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233191
    DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    Game Free Batman incl w/ GFX Card
    Game Free Batman incl w/ GFX Card
    Keyboard - Existing - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - Existing - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318
    Monitor - Existing - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236059
    OS - Not Req'd - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Total $1,553

    Sell one of the Batman's and you should be down very close to ya $1,500 budget

    If ya do need some of the peripherals, (KB & Mouse are $150), Ya can drop the 2nd GFX card and get it for XMas.....that total would be $1,473
  2. ASUS Sabertooth X58 $199.99
    SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 x2 $264.99x2= $529.98
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 $74.99
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 $134.99
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $49.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $25.99
    COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm Silent case fan $9.99x3=$29.97 (for side and for push pull on radiator)
    WD Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM $69.99 (data drive)
    Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK 240GB $329.99 (OS drive+BF3 drive)

    Total $1445.88
    That should beast through any game, have fun!
  3. much faster than the system built by jack ( :
  4. Computers don't run much faster with no cpu....
  5. thats a good point ( : haha i am sorry though, here is a revised option hehe

    ASUS Sabertooth X58 $199.99
    SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 x2 $264.99x2= $529.98
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 $74.99
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 $134.99
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $49.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $25.99
    COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm Silent case fan $9.99x3=$29.97 (for side and for push pull on radiator)
    WD Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM $69.99 (data drive)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G $139.99 (OS drive+BF3 drive)
    Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99

    Total $1475.87
    there we go
  6. Patg_25 said:
    thats a good point ( : haha i am sorry though, here is a revised option hehe

    ASUS Sabertooth X58 $199.99
    SAPPHIRE 100312-3SR Radeon HD 6950 x2 $264.99x2= $529.98
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C8 $74.99
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 $134.99
    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower $49.99
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus $25.99
    COOLER MASTER SickleFlow 120mm Silent case fan $9.99x3=$29.97 (for side and for push pull on radiator)
    WD Caviar Blue WD7500AALX 750GB 7200 RPM $69.99 (data drive)
    SanDisk Ultra SDSSDH-120G $139.99 (OS drive+BF3 drive)
    Intel Core i5-2500K $219.99

    Total $1475.87
    there we go



    Sandy bridge CPUs don't work on X58 mobos - only the older series lga1366 chips do.

    I like jacks build but would go with the 6950s from this build over the nvidia option.
  7. id reccomend one 580 over two 560's theres less chance of driver issues and it leaves more room for future expansion. 2x 580's = awesomesauce
  8. hellooo Mr.armacombat.welcome.we are almost parallel in terms of age.i would like to help you out with your build.let's go-

    LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 - OEM

    $18.99


    Antec DF-85 Black ATX Full Tower Computer Case

    $154.99


    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard $69.99


    MSI N580GTX Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI $499.99


    NVIDIA Gift - BATMAN Arkham City Game Coupon
    Item #: N82E16800999283
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$49.99 Saving
    $49.99
    $0.00


    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 V2 850W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
    $134.99


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 $49.99


    ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    $124.99


    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    $219.99


    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R1 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
    $34.99


    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    $199.99
    Subtotal: $1,508.90

    this should run the game at almost high settings(not sure as game is not out yet).
    happy gaming.
  9. id say get a haf 912 case but get a 3gb 580 for higher resolutions
  10. You could check out my $1000 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
    Save you a boat load of money for similar performance.
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