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SWTOR $600-$800 Build

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December 9, 2011 12:28:41 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP with SWTOR coming out in the next week or so.

Budget Range: 600-800 After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School Work, Entertainment

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, microcenter.com, amazon.com, tigerdirect.com
Country: USA

Parts Preferences: CPU: AMD, Intel (if affordable)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Want to run a good amount of fps with SWTOR, somewhere around 60fps if possible.

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December 9, 2011 1:55:22 AM

Do you have a monitor?

If you do, you can check out my $550 build here:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module14669582...
Just get this motherboard instead (+50)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
And get the 2500K at Microcenter for $180 (+55)
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml...
Then get this 6950 1GB (+110)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Total: Roughly $765

Suprisingly SWOTR doesn't take a good CPU to run, but it's nice to have the 2500K since it's cheap at Microcenter, but SWOTR does take a pretty hefty GPU which is where the 6950 comes in, the 1GB version perform quite similarly to the 2GB version so always money saved there.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/star-wars-gaming-te...
AMD GPU's seem better for it.

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December 15, 2011 7:22:40 PM

This is actually my first build, but when i priced everything that you suggested it came out to around $850, not really sure why... but that seems a bit out of my range
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December 15, 2011 7:55:47 PM

u can get combo 2500k and z68 or p67 mobo for extra $50 off at microcenter.
go for it
the biggest problem is HDD very expensive right now .. so I would suggest to go for SSD
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December 15, 2011 9:31:54 PM

It's probably the HDD which is why. So I'd get a cheaper HDD. HDD prices have risen about 200%. Or 150% depending on the the drive.
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December 16, 2011 1:52:55 AM

I've decided to invest a little more than I thought I was going to lol... heres what I've come up with based on your advice

CPU
CPU
GPU
GPU
PSU
PSU
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Memory
Motherboard
Motherboard
Case
Case
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December 16, 2011 2:03:27 AM

Looks solid! If you're locally close to a microcenter I'd suggest going there and getting the 2500K. If not then just get it off Newegg.
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December 16, 2011 4:22:31 AM

Definitely microcenter. What location are you close to? Honestly if I have a chance to swap for a wsy better board for only extra 40 bucks I'd go for it.
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December 20, 2011 12:17:04 AM

is the 850w power supply going to be enough or am I going to need 1000w?
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December 20, 2011 1:02:46 AM

850 is enough to power up 2 HD 6950
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