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$1000 gaming system (cuts if possible?)

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December 14, 2011 5:20:39 AM

Hey guys, its my first time building a computer and i would like some advice and some compatibility checks or inputs from you guys. If possible i would like to make some cuts here and there, only if it doesn't affect my performance too much though. Thanks in advance.

Approximate Purchase Date: Next week

Budget Range: $900 – 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, music, etc

Parts Not Required / Already owned: Mouse and keyboard, Monitor

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

Parts Preferences: Intel, quality brands.

Overclocking: Maybe CPU

SLI or Crossfire: Nope

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I want to run crisis 2 on max settings.


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This is what i have so far

CPU

1 x Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz CPU

Motherboard

1 x ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) Motherboard

Memory

1 x Kingston ValueRAM 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333 Desktop Memory

Hard Drive

1 x Seagate Barracuda 1TB SATA Hard Drive (ST31000524AS)

Optical Drive

1 x LG GH22NS70 Internal SATA 22x Super-Multi DVD Burner

Video Card

1 x ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Video Card

Power Supply

1 x CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX Power Supply / OCZ Fatal1ty 550W Modular Gaming Power Supply

Tower Case

1 x NZXT LEXA S ATX Mid Tower Case

Thanks again!

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a b B Homebuilt system
December 14, 2011 5:59:36 AM

My sig is coming your way!

Check the $1000 build. i5 2500k + HD6970. The only downgrades from your picks would be the cheaper case and smaller hard drive. Performance wise, its much much faster. It would push $1100 with shipping though.

Take a look at the $800 build also. It needs a CPU cooler added. Still would be faster than the one you picked.
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 14, 2011 6:54:10 AM

The i5-2500K is the way to go. I wouldn't downgrade that.

You can cut some costs on the case. I have some favorites at $50 and $40
Rosewill challenger: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Antec Three Hundred (this is a good deal): http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
NZXT Gamma: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Also you can get a 500GB HDD to cut costs a little. My recommendation would be whatever 500GB 7200RPM drive from Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi, or Samsung is cheapest on the day you order your parts.

You can definitely save some money on your motherboard. I would recommend the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 or the Gigabyte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3. P67 is fine, but at the $115 price point Z68 is about the same price and Z68 has a few more features.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This isn't going to save you money, but the stats you want to aim for on your RAM are 1600mhz, 1.5V, and CL9. Anything from the following list will perform about the same:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
I recommend Corsair, G.Skill, Mushkin, or Kingston.

I would get the Corsair CX600. You can maybe get away with a little bit lesser of a PSU but it's only going to save you $15 or so and the CX600 is a quality CX600 with enough room for a nice overclock and a second 6850.

That all being said, on a $1000 build I usually aim to fit in a $250 card like the 6950 or the 560ti. You might be cutting it close on $900 but in a $1000 gaming build today if you can fit an i5-2500K and one of those graphics cards then you're in really good shape.
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December 16, 2011 1:28:08 AM

Ok so far ive decided on this, is it all compatible? what do you guys think

CPU

1 x Intel Core i5-2500K Unlocked Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz CPU

Motherboard

1 x ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) Motherboard

Memory

1 x CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

Hard Drive

1 x Seagate Barracuda 7200 500 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 16 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST500DM002

Optical Drive

1 x LG GH22NS70 Internal SATA 22x Super-Multi DVD Burner

Video Card

1 x ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Video Card

Power Supply

1 x CORSAIR Builder Series CX600 V2 600W ATX Power Supply

Tower Case

1 x NZXT LEXA S ATX Mid Tower Case
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December 16, 2011 2:16:51 AM

oh and btw whats better ASUS EAH6850 DC/2DIS/1GD5/V2 Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit or SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit and what are the differences?
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2011 2:24:55 AM

I would go with Sapphire or HIS for great ATI brands
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a b B Homebuilt system
December 16, 2011 9:07:27 AM

it's all compatible
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