New Build Need Advice

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=N82E16819115073&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

ram: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042A7CAA/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=hardwarevol03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B0042A7CAA

hdd: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005T3GRNW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=hardwarevol03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B005T3GRNW

ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820171545&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10440897&PID=3067296&SID=

PSU: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PJ6QWE/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=hardwarevol03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B003PJ6QWE


Cooling Unit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=as_li_ss_tl?tag=hardwarevol03-20&ie=UTF8&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399349&creativeASIN=B002G1YPH0

GPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150517

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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  2. drunkducki said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072 - $229.99
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  3. 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?
  4. 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.
  5. willdoctor said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182072

    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.
  6. got you,

    about to finish my cart last piece is the psu and then windows

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 looks really badass too lol
  7. willdoctor said:
    got you,

    about to finish my cart last piece is the psu and then windows

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 looks really badass too lol

    That's a good one. :)
  8. also thinking about taking it down a notch with the GPU and getting a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945
  9. willdoctor said:
    also thinking about taking it down a notch with the GPU and getting a http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102945

    That's a good card.

    Here's another one to check out also.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127615 $299.99 - $269.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
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    http://www.guru3d.com/article/msi-geforce-gtx-560-ti-448-core-oc-power-review/23 <------ 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_Cores_Twin_Frozr_III/30.html <---- there's that MSI card again. There's a few more reviews on it also.
  10. 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
  11. and will that radeon 6950 gpu and the gtx both be compatible with my cpu/mobo depending on which i choose?
  12. 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.
  13. 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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