Help on building a Gaming PC
I'm looking into building a PC for gaming, mostly MMOs like the old republic, but would also like to be able to play Battlefield 3. I'm not to confident in what choices to make on CPU and Graphic cards. i would like to keep my budget around $800 or so. Any recommendations on good CPU and Graphic cards would be great.
Do you need the OS? Do you plan to overclock? What settings do you prefer? What resolution do you play at?
If not, here's a nice set-up for you under 800;
dvd drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
If you do need OS... probably go with an AMD system... that would require totally different combos.
This will give you an idea of what AMD/nvidia cards to look into for BF3 performance.:
Here is a better price on the same GPU chip set almost 30 less after rebate.
With that saved money I would consider a 600 watt psu 500 isn't bad but it will limit your future expansions with that card.
The budget of $800 is that for the complete Pc build or just for the cpu and gpu and how much are you allowing for those two if your budget is for a complete Pc build.
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
If you don't plan on overclocking then you could go for this;
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz (3.4GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52400
ASUS ENGTX560 TI DCII TOP/2DI/1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$249.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $229.99
EVGA 01G-P3-1561-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$229.99 and a $20 rebate makes it $209.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$99.99 and a $15 rebate and a $10 promo code makes it $74.99
This is the current deal at Newegg and if ordered today you would get a really great deal on this power supply.
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
$104.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $89.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive