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October 22, 2011 1:41:22 PM

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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October 22, 2011 2:21:14 PM

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=N82E168...
Case Fan - $ 15 - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 190 - ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 220 - Intel Core i5-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Scythe Mugen 3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 (900MHz) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Same
HD - $ 60 - Spinpoint F3 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - $ 174 - Corsair Force Series GT http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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=N82E168...
Mouse - Existing - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Monitor - Existing - ASUS VH246H 23.6" LED http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - Not Req'd - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
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October 22, 2011 2:26:29 PM

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!
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October 22, 2011 2:27:55 PM

much faster than the system built by jack ( :
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October 22, 2011 2:34:53 PM

Computers don't run much faster with no cpu....
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October 22, 2011 2:44:15 PM

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
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October 22, 2011 3:00:02 PM

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.
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October 22, 2011 3:35:17 PM

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
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October 22, 2011 4:43:59 PM

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.
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October 22, 2011 4:47:42 PM

id say get a haf 912 case but get a 3gb 580 for higher resolutions
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