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Advice for a $1500 gaming build

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November 24, 2011 9:47:53 AM

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Approximate Purchase Date: this or next week

Budget Range: 1200 ~ 1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, additional HDs

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: US

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Looking to own in BF3. :D 
a b B Homebuilt system
November 24, 2011 10:19:00 AM



Dont really with this comment a lot of sales are currently going on that can smash the crap out, plus its only a 1k build he said 1.2k-1.6k

Give me a second to come up with one
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 24, 2011 10:36:25 AM

I posted it as a general guideline since it seems he has given this no thought. He should read the SBM to see what was selected and why - I doubt you'll be going into as much detail.
a b B Homebuilt system
November 24, 2011 11:19:02 AM

Deal of a life time right here!
Get an SSD if you want (go with a Crucial M4 SSD)
You can change the case if you want to something that you find more appealing (the one i picked has USB 3.0 on the front)
Motherboard supports USB 3.0 as well
I wouldnt usually suggest a Rosewill PSU but for 1000W for less than $100....shhiii..... I would even take that deal it would be able to support two GTX 580s, OC'ing, and still have head room left

Don't think I forgot anything hit us up if you need anything else

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $70.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K - $200.00 (on sale GRAB IT FAST!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-TR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB - $500.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - $17.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W - $90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total: $1258.00 (add $100 for OS if needed)
November 24, 2011 11:44:17 AM

Thanks, a few questions inline..

Emelth said:
Deal of a life time right here!
Get an SSD if you want (go with a Crucial M4 SSD)
You can change the case if you want to something that you find more appealing (the one i picked has USB 3.0 on the front)
Motherboard supports USB 3.0 as well
I wouldnt usually suggest a Rosewill PSU but for 1000W for less than $100....shhiii..... I would even take that deal it would be able to support two GTX 580s, OC'ing, and still have head room left

Don't think I forgot anything hit us up if you need anything else

Rosewill BLACKHAWK Gaming ATX Mid Tower - $70.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-2500K - $200.00 (on sale GRAB IT FAST!)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Does it make sense to get i7 instead. Is there/will there be any good deals on i7?


How is this brand? Not familiar with it, have been using Gigabyte mobo before.

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Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $30.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-TR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB - $500.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $150.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LITE-ON DVD Burner - $17.00 (on sale)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W - $90.00
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Not familiar with this brand either. Do I need 1000W for this build? I read some reviews on newegg that it has short life cycle.
Will 850 be enough even if I go SLI?
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Total: $1258.00 (add $100 for OS if needed)
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a b B Homebuilt system
November 24, 2011 11:57:22 AM

For SLI of 580s you want a 1000W, 850W is only good for 1 GPU. Like i said its not a usual brand I would advise someone to get thats why... [oops noticed I didnt advise the other brands to get for PSUs]

I would go with an Antec, XFX, Corsair brands

If you want the i7 then go for it but it will not imporve gaming by much.

ASRock is as good as Asus if not better for quality
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