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New Build advise please ($1000 Gaming)

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October 23, 2011 5:40:20 PM

Hi I'm currently saving money and watching the shell shocker deals on newegg to see if any useful items come up for my new build. So far I just have a PSU 700w. I want to get the best for my money obviously.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of the year idly, looking o play some games at the end of the year or beginning of next year

Budget Range: The most bang for my buck, under $1000, the cheaper the better. I could use a couple hundred in my pocket right now

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mainly gaming, surfing internet, streaming movies, but I wouldn't mind being capable of some extra features

Parts Not Required: Cougar 700w PSU http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... and I don't need, mouse, keyboard, or monitor.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg(only company I've dealt with)

Country of Origin: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type prefer Intel processor and nvidia graphics

Overclocking: Only if necessary I want everything to ast as long as possible

SLI or Crossfire: yes, maybe not straight off the bat though. (so not included in the $1000 budget)

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) This I'm personally not sure about I currently hve a cheap $100 monitor from acer( maybe 20in?) and a 42in lcd tv from dynex. Generally I play all my games on the monitor though so I'd guess 1024x768

Additional Comments: looking to play, Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, Dota 2, Starcraft 2, and an up to date FPS, maybe Battlefield 3

I made a build myself but would like another opinion and/or suggestions on different products.

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68XP-UD3 $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5 2500k $220
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Graphic: MSI GeForce GTX 460(fermi) $160
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 CL-8 $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint f3 1TB $70
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: Nothing fansy, I guess LITE-ON drive. they are all the same about $20

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R $140 (I know its an expensive case, but personally I think it gives me top of the line accessibility)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $830 - MIR's

+ PSU( already have): Cougar 700w PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Basically I want to know if I'm looking at the right items for what I want to do? Is there anywhere I can save money or is it worth it to be more future proof, I'd definitely prefer a computer that would last. Are all these items gonna work together? Any suggestions on better graphics options for the PSU. Am I gonna need 460 sli to run these games? Should I fork up another bill and get 560 gtx? or even more to I dunno 590? Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
October 23, 2011 6:23:43 PM

find a different PSU it will not be powerful enough to run two GPUs and did not get good reliability reviews.

for $130 you can get a 850W PSU which will support two GPUs easy
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October 24, 2011 3:48:15 AM

Emerald said:
find a different PSU it will not be powerful enough to run two GPUs and did not get good reliability reviews.

for $130 you can get a 850W PSU which will support two GPUs easy


Really? Msi is saying 700w for 560 sli or 1 590 gtx
http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/power-requirements-...
Am i missing something?
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October 24, 2011 11:52:34 PM

Anyone know anything about the video requirements on these games? Would I just be better off get a single 580 gtx and upgrading psu when i go sli later on? or would sli 460's be about the same come future proof? I heard i might get caped with the 460's becuase they are only 1gb and when you go sli they don't combine. Can anyone fill me in here? I'm really new to all this
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