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February 10, 2012 1:14:29 AM

Hey guys i am building my first gaming rig. I would appreciate any advice i am really amp'd up because i finally have the money i need to make this happen and want to build as soon as possible!

Approximate Purchase Date: the closer the better

Budget Range: $1000-1,200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,speakers, monitor and i have a CoolerMaster HAF 932(tower)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg is preferred. I have compiled an idea of a rig myself let me know what you guys think

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: no Preference

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: take a look at the pc i have in mind



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

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

ram: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042A7CAA/ref=as_li_s...

hdd: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=as_li_s...

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

PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PJ6QWE/ref=as_li_s...


Cooling Unit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=as_li_s...

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

this is just a suggestion i am open for any suggestions. I dont care if none of these parts are in the computers you guys suggest i just want the best rig possible for 1-1200 range. Thanks for your help guys!



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February 10, 2012 1:57:03 AM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $229.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $46.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $174.99
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $4.99
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $449.99 + Dirt3 coupon
SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Total: $1186.91 - $10MIR + Dirt3 coupon

February 10, 2012 2:08:05 AM

drunkducki said:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $229.99
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $104.99
ASRock Z68 PRO3 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $46.99
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $84.99
Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $174.99
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $4.99
Rosewill RX-C200P 2.5" SSD / HDD Plastic Mounting Kit for 3.5" Drive Bay

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $29.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel Core i5 & Intel Core i7

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $59.99 - $10MIR
CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - $449.99 + Dirt3 coupon
SAPPHIRE 11196-00-40G Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

Total: $1186.91 - $10MIR + Dirt3 coupon

Everything looks decent other than the psu. That psu is manufactured by CWT for Corsair and it's pure junk. Also the Plextor SATA 3 120GB is going for $155 and free shipping from newegg.

http://www.amazon.com/PRO550W-Wired-Bronze-Power-Supply... $73.23 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
XFX PRO550W Core Edition Full Wired 80+ Bronze Power Supply
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February 10, 2012 2:16:53 AM

Yea this build from my limited knowledge looks solid

In your opinion do you think this game will be able to run games for the next 2-3 years on ultra/high settings?

February 10, 2012 2:51:23 AM

willdoctor said:
Yea this build from my limited knowledge looks solid

In your opinion do you think this game will be able to run games for the next 2-3 years on ultra/high settings?

Guessing the future in regards to computer tech is more of a gamble than shooting craps in Vegas. You would go with the option of dual vid cards...that board you have in your build with a solid $100 psu and that would give you a bit more future proofing.

February 10, 2012 5:12:52 AM

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

what do you think about this for my PSU?

That one sucks also.

Brands you want to look at and in no particular order: Seasonic, Silverstone, Enermax, Corsair, XFX, Antec, OCZ "ZS" series, upper tier LEPA, and PC Power & Cooling.
February 10, 2012 5:44:12 AM

willdoctor said:
also thinking about taking it down a notch with the GPU and getting a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

That's a good card.

Here's another one to check out also.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $299.99 - $269.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
MSI N560GTX-Ti 448 Twin Frozr III PE/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti - 448 Cores (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-44... <------ If only they did 1920x1080 on there. That's that MSI card I linked (over clocked) vs a gtx 580

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_560_Ti_448_C... <---- there's that MSI card again. There's a few more reviews on it also.
February 10, 2012 5:56:45 AM

Ive heard good things about the GTX 560 and ill have to make my decision.

I almost forgot im buying a regular cdrom/dvd drive is their any compatibility issues in regards to the drivers and the mobo/cpu etc.. im a rookie
February 10, 2012 5:58:16 AM

and will that radeon 6950 gpu and the gtx both be compatible with my cpu/mobo depending on which i choose?
February 10, 2012 6:07:29 AM

willdoctor said:
and will that radeon 6950 gpu and the gtx both be compatible with my cpu/mobo depending on which i choose?

Yep. Either card will work with the mobo, cpu and psu.
February 10, 2012 6:08:55 AM

Sweet deal, im about to submit my purchase thanks so much for the play by play help you are providing for me. I am so excited about this I cant even explain. Ive been running on a 10 year old MAC i b ought when i thought i was going to be a video editor ...cant explain my grief haha
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