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Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: 3000+? (Whatever will get done what I need, money is not an object but the lower the better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing, movies

Parts Not Required: I need EVERYTHING, I mean everything,

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preference

Country: U.S.

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: I would prefer Intel and Nvidia at this time due to poor reviews ive read on AMD products, but I'm no expert.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200 (Give me some advice on this)

Additional Comments: I need something that will run Skyrim and SWTOR on ultra, last me a reasonable amount of time, and something that will be upgradable in the future.

PS: Could you tell me where I can find good info on modems and routers that are fast and useful for gaming with multiple consoles/computers? (charter communications)

Thank yall so much, let me know if I missed anything. OH, actually also "how to build your own comp tutorial links if possible' lol
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  1. Your military arent you?

    Give me a second to put something together
  2. Best answer
    Here is what I got for you

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - $150.00 ($140 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) - $320.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $43.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    EVGA 03G-P3-1591-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Hydro Copper 2 3072MB - $730.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130665

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $197.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

    Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD - $240.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506

    LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature - $70.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106369

    Rosewill 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port - $20.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223113

    Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - $29.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

    Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam - $47.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104368

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER - $220.00 ($210 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - $180.00 ($170 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3899435&SID=skim1402X558040Xa5f7cade7417a79bf6166a713b1a5a62

    Total: $2641

    Plenty of places to save if you wish:

    If you never plan to go Quad SLI/CF bump down to the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ($125 and supports 2-Way SLI/CF)
    You can also knock down the the CPU to an i5 2500k (best bang for you buck CPU) or even i5 2400 (if you plan not to OC)
    Drop the HDD down to a 1TB ($130) (if you are military like i assume you are, you should probably have a crap load of movies and music like i)
    The GPU I selected has been praised all over the web for its quietness compared to the others but you can always lower it down to a regular $500 version if you want (you can SLI another one later down the line right now its way over kill for just one 1080 screen, )
    You can also drop the card reader if you want (dont know about you but even im paying 2k+ for a rig I want it to be able to do everything I need it and I take lots of pictures)
    You can also drop the BR player to a regular DVD drive if you want ($20)
    I'll let you choose your mouse, keyboard, and headset cause its all about what you like and how it feels
    Also I put in a complete water cooling system for the CPU, if you dont plan to OC drop it as well, if you dont want to mess with water cooling go for the CM 612
  3. Also for routers I would go with linksys from prior experience with them
  4. Wow good guess on me being military. Actually prior service Army. How did you know? But yeah with my wife's picture taking habits and my music downloading habits a large HDD is a good idea.

    Anyway, thanks for the builds and the quick replies guys!

    I won't be connecting wirelessly from this computer but I have some laptops in the house that will be connecting. I was thinking about these:

    Motorola Surfboard Xtreme DOCSIS 3.0 SBG6580
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16825122014

    OR

    Going with a seperate modem and router:

    Motorola Surfboard DOCSIS 3.0 SBG6121
    http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-SB6121-SURFboard-DOCSIS-Cable/dp/B004XC6GJ0

    Linksys E4200 N Router Maximum Performance Dual-Band (Or maybe a E3200)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833124411


    To Emelth, that's a great set up. I will probably go SLI(no more than two) later, but as you said one gtx580 will do the trick for now. If I do go with SLI later, will I need to upgrade that processor? Also, I'm not sure if I'll need to OC.

    Thanks
  5. You said chart cummunications in Jacksonville, NC thats a internet provider used on base (I do know they also have so off base services but havent seen much of it)

    No you wont need to up the CPU or PSU, the 2600k is the second or third best cant remeber correctly just woke up.

    Well I wish we had more people in here that could alleviate on wether the 580 Linked is better on not
  6. Best answer selected by 123ballsack.
  7. I figured out the modem/router thing. Solid build, thanks for the help. What do you think for a sound card, or do I need one?
  8. No you dont need a sound card just get a good sound system you like
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