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

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January 3, 2012 4:15:13 AM

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

OCZ Fatality 750w modular PSU 99.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Biostar z68 mobo 109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Kingston hyperx blu 16gb 89.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial m4 64gb SSD 109.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracudda 1tb HDD 129.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

total:599.93

Just need a CPU and Video card. gives me around 600 bucks for them.
January 3, 2012 4:32:15 AM

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.
January 3, 2012 4:34:52 AM

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
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January 3, 2012 4:35:49 AM

$1277

Case - $ 135 - Antec DF-85 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Case Fan - later - Antec Red 120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
PSU - $ 115 - Antec CP-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
MoBo - $ 200 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
CPU - $ 205 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Cooler - $ 50 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
RAM - $ 48 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $ 130 - Segate Barracuda 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
SSD - Later - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
DVD Writer - $ 59 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium OEM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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
January 3, 2012 4:49:05 AM

he dosent need os so take 100 dollars off and u like ur fps per cent stats dont you
January 3, 2012 4:54:38 AM

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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