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Under 900 Gaming Pc Build Help! Opinions/Suggestions. Need help ASAP

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December 2, 2011 5:49:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before Christmas

Budget Range: Under 900 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Graphic Design, Surfing

Parts Not Required: OS, Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg preferably or somewhere I can buy it all at once

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like to use the I5 2500k
And either the 560ti or the Radeon 6870
Anything that will basically let me play skyim on ultra/high settings and crysis on high/ultra, and CoD.
Just to max out games pretty much

Overclocking: Yes /

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe in the future... I have a small overview of what this is so if someone could explain

Monitor Resolution: Im on a vizio 32 inch... So whatever that would be... would I need an HDMI to connect it all?

THANK YOU SO MUCH IF YOU LOOKED AT THIS.

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Parts already selected.
Intel I5 2500k
( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a... )

Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s with NCQ 32MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive
( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004IZN3YI/ref=ox_sc_a... )

Im open to anything....I've been looking around at MOBOs (which i have 0 knowledge of) and I've heard good stuff about the ASrock p67 pro3 b3?

Anyways... thanks!
December 2, 2011 6:06:16 AM

Asus P67 is what I use, and its great. Also using the EVGA 560 ti fermi, and I love it.

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

Have 8 gigs of gskill gaming ram, at the time cost me like 45 bucks, but prob can find it cheaper now.

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

I would definitely recommend getting a 64 gig or 120 gig solid state, and using the 1 TB as a backup. If you are going to play Skyrim, a Solid state would increase performance quite noticeably. If thats too expensive, then perhaps a 10k rpm drive. Skyrim isn't internet based, so since its going to be a system based game and not lag city like WoW, hard drives play an important role.

I am using an Intel 510 Elmcrest 120gig and I have near instant load times. Its the best upgrade you can possibly buy for anything...and Windows 7 Trim helps, along with Intels Toolbox which tracks and keeps the drive in tip top shape.

Also here is the board I am using:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 2, 2011 6:17:52 AM

Ok, so what all do I need

Well your specifications.
And that board isnt in stock :( 
I have this 160 harddrive from my old laptop I ghetto jack out of it haha...
Is there anyway I could use that as a solid state?

this is what i have so far....
( http://gyazo.com/1a676e30b2310bd44dfde3c6057112b3 )

That 750 watt PSU isnt overkill is it? I got it cuz it was in a bundle...
I dont wanna blow up the MOBO haha
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December 2, 2011 6:35:31 AM

Found out i could do the laptop hdd to externall hdd... so thats a plus....
With an hard drive enclosure...
But its no ssd.
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December 2, 2011 1:17:19 PM

yeah ill probably just go with the 560ti.
It seems to be fine for what im doing, and i think ill only be playing in 1080p for now
thanks man!
Now i just need to find a mobo, and cpu haha
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December 2, 2011 3:02:32 PM

the cpu you picked is great, in fact I use the exact one and I OC it to 3.7ghz.

Motherboard, just go to newegg, and look for a 1155 board that supports SLI. My board doesn't, and thats fine, because one card is more than enough for me to run these games.
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December 3, 2011 4:54:27 AM

Can someone compose a build... without i5 2500k
Under 900
That will run skyrim on ultra/high settings and CoD
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