Advice for a $1500 gaming build

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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
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  1. FinneousPJ said:


    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
  2. 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.
  3. 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=N82E16811147107

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $200.00 (on sale GRAB IT FAST!)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    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=N82E16820231314&cm_sp=Cat_Memory-_-Daily_Deal-_-20-231-314

    EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-TR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB - $500.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130615

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $150.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - $17.00 (on sale)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W - $90.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188

    Total: $1258.00 (add $100 for OS if needed)
  4. Thanks, a few questions inline..

    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=N82E16811147107

    Intel Core i5-2500K - $200.00 (on sale GRAB IT FAST!)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072


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

    Quote:

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

    Quote:



    Hyper 212 Plus - $26.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

    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=N82E16820231314&cm_sp=Cat_Memory-_-Daily_Deal-_-20-231-314

    EVGA SuperClocked 015-P3-1582-TR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB - $500.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130615

    SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200RPM - $150.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - $17.00 (on sale)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289

    Rosewill BRONZE Series RBR1000-M 1000W - $90.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182188


    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?


    Total: $1258.00 (add $100 for OS if needed)
  5. 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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