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January 20, 2012 5:34:02 PM


first off im a very bad speller

Approximate Purchase Date around feb 10 th

Budget Range 800-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, gaming, and more gaming

Parts Not Required: I have nothing and this is my first time building a pc

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: where i can get the best deal that is reliable

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: umm ????

Overclocking: when i learn more but not right away

SLI or Crossfire: if i can learn how ok

Monitor Resolution: ??????


Additional Comments: Im new to the gaming world i have always played games but nver got all that in to proformance but now im playing star wars the old republic and i want a pc that i can run the game at top speed and as over the next few years be able to upgread and stay compatitve

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January 20, 2012 5:51:18 PM

I am working on my first build too I have done a lot of research and this is the set up i have come up with most of the items on this list are there because they are (from my research) the best bang for the buck as well as best reliability. This setup runs closer to 1500 than 1000 but i'm sure you can find some cheaper alternatives to substitute (i.e. one graphics card like a GeForce 560 for example) and a cheaper case. The best places to buy are either NewEgg.com or Amazon.com Imho.

Processor: Intel Core i5-2500k

Mobo: Asus P8Z68-V Pro Gen3

RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600

Graphics Cards: Two SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 (in crossfire)

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5"

SSD: Crucial M4 2.5" 64GB SATA III

CPU Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

Optical Drive: ASUS SATA 24X DVD Burner

Power Supply: OCZ ZX Series 850W

Monitor: ASUS VH232H 23" 1080p LCD Monitor

Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
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January 20, 2012 5:59:31 PM

Check out my $900 build herE:
http://www.squidoo.com/electronicandmore
OS here:
http://www.softwaresupplygroup.com/microsoft-windows-7-...

I don't recommend a monitor quite yet, Newegg has lots of monitor deals typically each month. So just wait until you're going to buy they check in with the monitor. If you were buying this month, I'd suggest this monitor.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 20, 2012 6:55:13 PM

MicroCenter:
i5 2500k $180
Biostar TZ68A+RCH (if you are planning to CF/SLI in the future) or Asrock Pro3-m $110
-$50 MicroCenter deal.
Cooler Master Elite 430 $45
Newegg:
GIGABYTE GV-N570OC-13I Rev2.0 GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB $345
Seagate 500GB 7200rpm $85
Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III $180
Antec NEO ECO 620C 620W $60
DVD drive $18
Kingston HyperX 8GB(2x4gb) 1333mhz $40

Total: $1013

If you need a OS, drop SSD to 64Gb.
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January 20, 2012 7:51:44 PM

all very good what would play star wars the old republic the best that is what im building this pc around
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January 21, 2012 4:48:59 PM

Either builds are good. But Somekid's prices are associated with Microcenter and those prices can only be had locally, not through the internet. So that's an issue. You can check out my build I listed above and that'll run SWOTR pretty well.
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