Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month Budget Range: $600-800 System Usage:Gaming (Skyrim, Battlefield 3, StarCraft 2, Diablo 3) Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS, i have a Radeon HD 4890 I can reuse for now Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com if there is any other reputable sites i have missed i would appreciate being informed of them Country: United States Parts Preferences: i5-2500k or a AMD alternative Overclocking: I want to but I've never done it before SLI or Crossfire: Yes please Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 Additional Comments: Best bang for my buck, Don't care about the flashy lights on the case just want to keep the pc cool and basically run skyrim on ultra and have no issues
Are you going to salvage parts from the old PC, or do you want to keep it running?
2500K for sure; you picked the two most CPU-intensive games around.
You don't have the budget for SLI/Xfire at the moment, but we can build you something that'll let you add another card in the future.
$125 ASRock Z68 Extreme3
$100 Hitachi 500gb HDD
$35 212 EVO
$20 ODD whatever
$60 case? Trawl Newegg and see what catches your eye; most cases work fine. Just check here.
Try the Apollo, Challenger, 912 and Antec 300.
That's $560 without PSU and GPU. This is looking a little tight, especially if you want a PSU that can handle SLI.
Corsair TX750W, $90 after rebate.
$160 for a GPU? That's kinda lame for a 2500K build, and it certainly won't come close to maxing BF3.
You can get a 560 Ti for $190, and two of those will almost max BF3. One will do you quite well on high settings, and you can add another later to catch up to the latest games.
I can just take my 4890 and use that for the time being and whenever it decides to snow in Illinois when my other job picks up I can dump an additional $300 on a GPU.
I do have this in my current rig its only a year old. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/ite...
My current rig is a AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+ with Asus M3N78 Pro with 6GB of DDR2 ram i dont see anything other than possibly the GPU and PSU being salvaged..
I was thinking of reusing the case tho i have a NZXT Tempest