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January 3, 2012 8:50:01 AM

So basically, i've spent the last month researching and looking at different builds and i'm still really none the wiser on what is good/bad/best/alright and i'm a little frustrated and finding it a bit daunting. Could anyone recommend a decent build for under $1000. i just want to be able to play bf3 really, and skyrim. if i could play on med-high with at least 50/60fps i'd be really happy. it'll probably be at least another month before i put this build together, as i've just had a few weeks off work over christmas and funds are a little low. so any tips, help, builds, components you think i should check out, stuff getting released soon would be greatly appreciated.


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a b 4 Gaming
January 3, 2012 1:39:46 PM
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January 3, 2012 10:25:53 PM

I forgot to mention that i don't need a cd drive, or a hdd as i already have them, and i'd probably just get a 60gb ssd for the os, and certain games. but the price will be about the same anyway.

How well would the GTX 560 Ti sli? I've read a bit about it bottlenecking with 8x8.

Do you think the Radeon 7000 will be worth waiting for?
January 3, 2012 10:45:13 PM

There will be no bottleneck with current gen PCIe slots. Also do you have a preference for HD 6950 or 560 TI? The Radeon 7000 series will be worth waiting for so you could get a cheap card that lets you play on low for now, and sell it and get a 7xxx card in the future.
a c 472 4 Gaming
January 3, 2012 11:33:40 PM

I like Soso's build...tho I'd....

Up the HD to the Barracuda 1TB 64 MB cache model

DVD Writer - $ 25 - Asus 24X DRW-24B3L w/ LS with Media Combo

I'd spend an extra $10 on the PSU so I could SLI that GFX card later on

I'd find a case with a USB3.0 USB port up front

And finally, I'd get a P67 or Z68 board that is x8 x8 SLI capable that offers an industry standard 3 year warranty. If ya read the following article, I don't think you will find a need for X68

Save $35 on this combo between discounts and MIR

January 4, 2012 7:03:42 AM

Alright, so how does this sound


So i went 4 x 2gb of ram. as far as i'm aware, the more slots used the better?
i already have a 500gb hdd, that will do just fine for now, and a cd drive. so i just went with a 60gb ssd for the os, and probably bf3.

Um, i don't really have a preference for either the HD 6950 or the 560 TI

is there much of a difference? which is better/would you recommend. I'd probably end up adding another in the future as well, so i guess, whichever would work better sli'd or crossfired i guess.

how much do you think the 7000 will be worth?

also, i live in australia, so i'll probably just order parts a little more locally, i guess it'll end up being a little bit more expensive than the prices on newegg.
January 4, 2012 7:31:11 AM

edit, i'm probably going to need a cheaper power supply, how important is the bronze/silver/gold label?
January 11, 2012 11:59:28 AM

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