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November 25, 2011 12:38:39 AM

Wanting a cheapish gaming build. Good enough to be able to play BF3 while looking decent. Trying to stay in a decent price range. As far as LGA socket I'm thinking 1155? 2011 is too expensive and 1155 is better/newer than 1366 and or 1156?


Approximate Purchase Date: Soon. Black Friday Sales

Budget Range: $1000 or prefferably under

System Usage: Gaming only

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: Intel, ATI, Asus, Gigabyte, Corsiar,

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Have monitor

-Quick Build (comments/suggestions?)

CPU and Mobo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Differences?

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


GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... (Dirt 3 rocks xP)
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2x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... with 2 better or worse than above? If so which better mobo above would be a better fit for Crossfire?

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

cheap. good?

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

DiskDrive: simple 20-30$?

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

good enough? or.....

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

trying to think cheap, but I don't know much about the power usage of 1155 cpus or 6series ati gpus?

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a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2011 12:48:25 AM

9500GT? Don't get that. I almost cursed back there.

Get this combo. i5-2500k + Gigabyte Motherboard + G.Skill Ram + 650w PSU + Case + HDD. $590
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboBundleDetails.aspx?I...

Liteon DVD Burner $17
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI Twin Frozr II GTX560ti $245
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

$852

It's pretty good. :D  Will play all your games at high! What is your monitor resolution?
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November 25, 2011 1:07:29 AM

I like that pricing! Why is the RAM so cheap? And is 650 watts of power enough?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2011 1:12:51 AM

Yep. You can even put 2 GTX560ti's on 650w since you won't be overclocking! Ram is cheap because it is currently on sale.

Good luck! Don't get the ATI equivalent since 6950 don't fit on the case.
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November 25, 2011 1:18:05 AM

Thanks, good advice. My only concern is the Antec greenwatts psu. I had one of these and it starting having a very high pitched squeal after about 3 months. Had to replace it. Are these not reliable? Or did I have just an unlucky bad experience?
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a b 4 Gaming
November 25, 2011 2:05:05 AM

It's an unlucky experience. Antecs are one of the most popular PSUs because of their quality.
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November 26, 2011 9:26:30 PM

Best answer selected by Knight_91.
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November 26, 2011 9:29:52 PM

Ended up with same brand and series of RAM only faster. Smaller hdd, bigger PSU. Under 1,000 with oem Win 7 64 OS. Thanks for the help
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