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October 30, 2011 12:20:19 AM

Hello, I'm fairly new to the pc gaming world and looking foward to buying a pc next month I wanted to know if someone could build me the best possible pc for 1400$ willing to spend extra 100$ more if its for a must have part

I will be playing Wow,Cod,BF3,Hello, I'm fairly new to the pc gaming world and looking foward to buying a pc next month I wanted to know if someone could build me the best possible pc for 1400$ top willing to spend maby 100$ more

I will be playing Wow,Cod,BF3,forza 4,NFS The Run.
I will be recording gameplay and live streaming

1920 x 1080 Resolution
Monitor: ASUS VE248H - 24" - widescreen TFT active matrix LCD display w/ Stereo speakers

I prefer a Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor


Purchase date: Next month

Budget range: 1000-1400 USD

System usage: Strictly Gaming. BF3 on high with 50+fps

Parts not required: Mouse,Keyboard,Speakers

Preferred website: newegg

Country of origin: USA

Parts preference: Intel processor, nvidia card.

Overclocking: Yes

(I have never done any overclocking if someone could link me a detailed guide on overclocking I would greatly appreciate it.)

Also if I have a 7.1 headset Astros A40 for example could I use these for gaming on my pc and get 7.1 sound if my comp didn't have a sound card for 7.1



I will love any help you guys/girls can provide for me because I'm not very computer tech savy


October 30, 2011 12:41:21 AM

The i5 2500k is a great processor for gaming. It has a great value for performance and is a great over clocker! You can look up articles on google, but here is one:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/07/how-to...

Also, here is a link to the processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I've always had liked the motherboard P8Z68-V Pro. In that article that I showed you for over clocking they used the Deluxe version, but for $50 it's not worth it. All it offers is slightly bigger heatsinks and I think a couple more (insignificant) BIOS options.
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October 30, 2011 3:33:52 PM

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October 30, 2011 4:03:43 PM

This newegg combo is a winner. It should be cheaper but dang HDD prices have tripled since the flood.

i5-2500k + Motherboard + Ram + PSU + HDD + CASE COMBO $578
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

MSI Twin Frozr II 560ti $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$818 for a build that can the games you listed at ultra except BF3.

Get this cooler if you plan to overclock. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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October 30, 2011 4:47:16 PM

cutebeans said:
This newegg combo is a winner. It should be cheaper but dang HDD prices have tripled since the flood.

i5-2500k + Motherboard + Ram + PSU + HDD + CASE COMBO $578
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

MSI Twin Frozr II 560ti $240
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$818 for a build that can the games you listed at ultra except BF3.

Get this cooler if you plan to overclock. $35
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...








I found this prebuilt pc http://computers.toptenreviews.com/gaming/cyberpower/cy...

Do you think its worth the price?
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October 30, 2011 6:19:11 PM

Yeah, it probably is worth the price, but there are a few things you may want to consider:

1) It is using the outdated LGA1366 socket. They're powerful processors, but you have NO upgrade path in the future. Also, the LGA1155 performs better in gaming benchmarks.

2) It's a prebuilt. Just to name a few, there are probably lower quality parts, and you have no documentation on the motherboard, ram or anything if something goes amiss.


So you could get it, and it looks like a pretty powerful machine, but for that price I'd really be worrying about the quality of parts, and the lack of documentation is never good. I'd suggest building a system.
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January 11, 2012 7:10:07 PM

boeing114 said:
The i5 2500k is a great processor for gaming. It has a great value for performance and is a great over clocker! You can look up articles on google, but here is one:

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/07/how-to...

Also, here is a link to the processor:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


I've always had liked the motherboard P8Z68-V Pro. In that article that I showed you for over clocking they used the Deluxe version, but for $50 it's not worth it. All it offers is slightly bigger heatsinks and I think a couple more (insignificant) BIOS options.


Well, you see when you overclocking a CPU the warranty doesn't cover it, So i5 2500k is already a good Cpu with turbo boost you really don't want to ruin your intel CPU warranty
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