New PC for gaming and game capture/rendering. Please help

Approximate Purchase Date: (beginning to middle of Febuary 2012

Budget Range: (1100-1300

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming while capturing the game then rendering the vids

Parts Not Required: (Keyboard,mouse,headset,mic,monitor OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (Newegg

Country: (America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: possibly later on

Monitor Resolution: (1600x900
Additional Comments: (Ok i want to be able to play BF3,SWTOR,Skyrim and other games coming out while recording with Fraps or roxio and have good FPS on high-max settings. My biggest concern is if the i7-2600k is worth the extra 100 over the 2500k. Also not sure about the video cards. Idk if a 6950,560 ti 448,6970 or 570 would be the best.

Please help and thanks for any info

Heres what i have so far. im editing this from the original post.

CM Haf 912 59.99

OCZ Fatality 750w modular PSU 99.99

Biostar z68 mobo 109.99

Kingston hyperx blu 16gb 89.98

Crucial m4 64gb SSD 109.99

Seagate Barracudda 1tb HDD 129.99


Just need a CPU and Video card. gives me around 600 bucks for them.
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  1. i would get a i5-2500k for 220 or an i 7-2600k for 320 and get a gtx 560ti or 570 or you could wait for the amd 7000 series to come out.
  2. see thats the thing. those are the ones im stuck between. Idk if the 2500k will do well at the video rendering and stuff. i know its great for games. then the graphics cards idk. i know the 6950 whoops the 560 ti but i want to be able to play BF3 on high
  3. $1277

    Case - $ 135 - Antec DF-85
    Case Fan - later - Antec Red 120 mm
    PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850
    MoBo - $ 200 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    CPU - $ 205 - Intel Core i7-2500K
    Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu
    RAM - $ 48 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $ 130 - Segate Barracuda 1TB
    SSD - Later - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB
    DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS
    OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM

    If your rendering program is multithreaded, the 2600k would be a benefit.....if not, stick w/ the 2500k

    As for the whooping, here's the comparison of the factory OC'd models of the 6950 (484 fps as single card / 759 in CF) and 560 Ti (495 fps as single card / 862 in CF) . They pretty close in single card configuration with a teeny edge to the 560 but in SLI, the 560 stomps.

    Guru3D uses the following games in their test suite, COD-MW, Bad Company 2, Dirt 2, Far Cry 2, Metro 2033, Dawn of Discovery, Crysis Warhead. Total fps (summing fps in each game @ 1920 x 1200) for the various options in parenthesis (single card / SL or CF) are tabulated below along with their cost in dollars per frame single card - CF or SLI:

    $ 240.00 6950 Frozr OC (484/759) $ 0.50 - $ 0.63
    $ 215.00 560 Ti - 900 Mhz (495/862) $ 0.43 - $ 0.50
  4. he dosent need os so take 100 dollars off and u like ur fps per cent stats dont you
  5. yea i have a haf 912 right now and i love it, i love my biostar z68 too. they are really good products. I think imma just go with the build in my post and add an i5 2500k, hyoer 212+ and a 560 ti 448/1150 bucks. cant beat it. Im sure it will do everything i want it too.
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