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Will the rig run the latest games ( Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, Arma 3) at a decent

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January 10, 2012 6:03:20 PM

I do not know much about this only the basic stuff i have never built a PC before. Please make Recomendations to what i have picked. If i picked something that is too expensive and there is the same thing but cheaper. Please tell me. Processor: Intel Core i7 quad LGA 1155 http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Motherboard: BOXDH67BLB3 LGA 1155 H67 mATX Intel Motherboard http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Hard Drive: 1tb already owned RAM: XMS3 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800) CL9 Desktop Memory Kit (Two 4GB Memory Modules) http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... GPU: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SuperClocked 1024MB GDDR5 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... PSU: TR2 RX 750W Modular Power Supply http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Case: Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower ATX Gaming Computer Case http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Sound Card: XtremeSound XS51 5.1 Sound Card http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... i would like most things to be from http://www.microcenter.com/index.html. Since there is a store near me.
January 10, 2012 6:13:01 PM

hmm please tell your budget also if your getting the gtx 560 make sure it says ti
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January 10, 2012 6:16:42 PM

You dont need an i7, get an i5 2500k instead and sink the saved money into a better graphics card (gtx 560ti, gtx 570, HD 6950) Basically the only difference is the i5 has 4 cores, and the i7 has four cores as well as four virtual cores, but games rarely even use 4 cores. (Hyperthreading is what gives one virtual core for every physical one)

Get a mobo with the p67 or z68 chipset.

You dont need fast RAM, it dosnt make any difference in game. However, WARNING: if you get ram that runs at 1.65 volts, you will burn out your intel sandybridge cpu. Get 1333mhz cl9 1.5v ram.

You dont need a soundcard unless you are an audiophille with a really good speaker/headphone setup. Again, use that money for a better graphics card.

So if you get a 2500k, lets say gtx 560ti, and 8gb of ram, you will be able to run all games at at least high settings.
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January 10, 2012 6:19:28 PM

max1s you seriously don't know what you are talking about z68 is better
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January 10, 2012 6:22:02 PM

This total was like $850. budget is $700.
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January 10, 2012 6:28:04 PM

Wow nick, chill. The only difference between z68 and p67 is that z68 has SSD caching, (and DRubsam didnt say anythind about an SSD), and some video encoding boost, which I assumed he wasnt doing if he only talked about games in his post.

or do I have no idea about something else?

if you are already over your budget, just stick with your card and drop the i7 to the i5.
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January 10, 2012 6:32:35 PM

If you had told us your budget, they wouldn't have gone over it...
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January 10, 2012 6:33:56 PM



Intel Core i5 2500K LGA 1155 Boxed Processor
SKU: 200121

$179.99


Samsung 22X DVD±RW Burner with Dual Layer Support ...
SKU: 534651

$17.99

ASUS P8Z68-V/GEN3 LGA 1155 Z68 ATX Intel Motherboard
SKU: 041483

$139.99


Corsair Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 (PC3-12800)...
SKU: 403980

$49.99

Cooler Master HAF 922M Mid Tower ATX Computer Case
SKU: 107862

$104.99
$84.99
after Rebate

EVGA 012-P3-1573-KR NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 HD Supe...
SKU: 477216

$349.99

Antec High Current Gamer 750W Gamer Power Supply
SKU: 413443

$94.99

OCZ Technology Vertex 3 Series VTX3-25SAT3-120G 12...
SKU: 395517

$179.99
after Rebate
$199.99

Op said nothing about an ssd because he does not know what it is maybe he says he is new to building computers maybe we should suggest him an ssd you get much more speed if you install os on ssd and use hard drive for files op remember in the build i gave you ssd in optional but i recommend it
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January 10, 2012 6:34:17 PM

Intel i5 2500k $179.99 (-$70)
Geforce Gtx 560 ti $ 239.99 (+$60)
Ditch the sound card -$20
it comes to about $729.99
it is going to be a family owned computer but will be used for games i dont know anything about this SSD cache.
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January 10, 2012 6:36:14 PM

There are guides out on SSD Cache. It is basically a space of your SSD where applications are loaded faster than the other locations.
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January 10, 2012 6:40:33 PM

does it SSD cost more or Less
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January 10, 2012 6:41:36 PM

Why would it cost less? It is still a technology that isn't widely used, but I assure you that an SSD is the single best upgrade you can do to a computer.
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January 10, 2012 7:04:11 PM

in short, with a 560ti,yes it could run the latest games, and decently too, dependant on resolution of course.
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January 10, 2012 8:01:41 PM

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Z78 MOBO $110

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II $229.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... 2500K $179.99 unlocked so you can overclock in future...

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... HAF912 Mid Tower $54.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Vengeance Series 8GB DDR3-1600 $49.99

http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml... Cooler Master GX Series 650W $49.99

Comes out to 675 +tax includes unlocked 2500K and GTX 560 TI, HAF912 case.....

Just suggestions though and I don't know how long the Micro-Center prices last... and these are the prices after rebates. I wish we had Micro-center in Canada.
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January 11, 2012 4:09:42 AM

If your on a budget, an ssd isnt a great idea. But hardrives are also super expensive right now, so unless you have an older one to use, your going to have to make a decision.

SSDs work (virtually) just like harddrives, they are much faster (around 10x faster), but hold alot less and are usually more expensive.
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