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December 17, 2011 2:24:08 AM

I want a new pc, I play a lot of fps shooters, WoW, HoN, Dota2, Cs:GO, and ect... I asked for help from old teammates that are more pc savy then me and this is what they came up with. I wanted to spend less then 1000 or less but right now its at like 950 not including taxes and I still have to buy windows and a cheap monitor for the gf. ( I have a new monitor already, which I will use and give her this cheaper one that I will buy her and let her use my old pc with.)

Power Supply http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Video Card http://www.evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=01G-P3-146...
Mother Board http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Processor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If you can help me with maybe better bang for the buck stuff for around the same price or cheaper would appreciate it! thanks

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December 17, 2011 2:31:26 AM

For any build over $800 you should be aiming at the i5 2500k hands down.

To make that happen I would drop your SSD to get the i5

i5 2500k (~$220)
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 (~$125)[2-way SLI/CF]
Hyper 212+ (~$25)
Seagate Barracuda 500GB HDD (~$100)
Any $20 CD/DVD Drive
Low Profile RAM (ones that dont have the toothy heatsinks) Corsair Veneance 8GB DDR3 1600mhz
PSU: 750W (if you plan to SLI, if not 600W will do)
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December 17, 2011 2:50:38 AM

Best answer selected by ryanphamtastik.
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December 17, 2011 3:00:58 AM

Emelth +1

Unless your a huge computer guru and want to rearrange your data all the time I like the idea of getting rid of the SSD, 64 gigs isn't much and you really have to be conscious of where your installs and information are being stored. As a moderate to high level gamer I support just a normal HDD and who cares if you have to wait a second or two between maps or areas, the price VS. size and functionality just hasn't arrived for SSD yet IMO. I like Emelth's setup because worst case you can add a SSD later for as a cache drive with the z68 chipset. The i5 will take you places that AMD hasn't engineered yet, AMD is the definition of price/functionality, IMO it's for people who want to game cheap. Also agree on the PSU way overboard and gold certified to boot, not necessary.
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