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~$1500 gaming build, need help

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December 28, 2011 4:51:08 AM

I'm not entirely new to building pcs, but i've been out of the loop for a few years, so i need some help finalizing this purchase.

Primary uses: gaming, movies, music. I'd like to be able to play skyrim on its highest settings, or at least come close. I dont plan on overclocking right now.

I need everything except for the monitor. Eventually this will act as a wireless hub for all other pcs in the house, but for now it needs to be wifi capable.

Price range: 1500 - 2000. But the closer i can drop the price towards 1000 the better, so any suggestions as to how i can make this cheaper without sacrificing performance aregreatly appreciated.

Case http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Hdd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Ssd http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Im setting up the OS on the solid state drive, everything else on the hdd

Ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mobo http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Disk drive http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Wifi card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Gfx card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Im planning on doing a crossfire setup later on down the road

Sound http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Power http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Peripherals:
OS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Av http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Mouse http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total is right about $1600.

Im not sure if i need to buy any additinal fans, or if the wifi card is necessary. Other than that im Just wondering if there are any compatibility issues, things i'm missing, or improvements that can be made in brands or prices. Thanks.

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December 28, 2011 6:03:37 AM

There's a sticky at the top of the forum that has a template for new build advice. That's not what's causing your lack of replies though.

Try reformatting so that the parts you're listing are visible w/o having to actually navigate off the page. Try the url= tag like this:

<url=INSERT LINK HERE>Type name and price of product here</url>

The end result is this, which is much more readable:

CPU: i5-2500k 219.99

Gluck with it.
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December 28, 2011 6:34:08 AM

Try this one shooter way better than that build!
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that was not a double typo I would get 2 raedon 6870's. I would spend 1500$ on this system because it has a faster processor, better mother board and it has screaming fast memory. I would hold off on getting speakers unless you are able to invest 150$ at least for a good setup. also I would get a cheap mouse and keyboard until you are ready to spend maybe 100$ on both. Buy this setup now it will beat out your i5 2500k and it costs the same as your current config!
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December 28, 2011 6:37:36 AM

Also I feel like the ssd I selected is a lot better than the one your selected. Also the hitachi 7200 hd is a better hard drive! I hope this helps I build on average 20-30 gaming systems a year at my business.
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