SWTOR $600-$800 Build

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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  1. Do you have a monitor?

    If you do, you can check out my $550 build here:
    http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore#module146695821
    Just get this motherboard instead (+50)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    And get the 2500K at Microcenter for $180 (+55)
    http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0354589
    Then get this 6950 1GB (+110)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161388
    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-tests-review,3087-6.html
    AMD GPU's seem better for it.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 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
    Memory
    Memory
    Motherboard
    Motherboard
    Case
    Case
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. is the 850w power supply going to be enough or am I going to need 1000w?
  9. 850 is enough to power up 2 HD 6950
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