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Approximate Purchase Date: One week from today

Budget Range: $1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework, streaming, web browsing, music/movies (all around computer)

Parts Not Required: mouse and keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to dual screen. I want the computer to be able to run fast with a lot of things open at once. Games played on highest quality. A lot of storage for music/movies/games.
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    Asdfxdasdf said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: One week from today

    Budget Range: $1000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, homework, streaming, web browsing, music/movies (all around computer)

    Parts Not Required: mouse and keyboard

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

    Country: United States

    Parts Preferences: None

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

    Additional Comments: I would like to dual screen. I want the computer to be able to run fast with a lot of things open at once. Games played on highest quality. A lot of storage for music/movies/games.


    Tall order for $1000. Below is an i3 system that will do the job for you for about $700 after rebates. You don;t want to run SLI or XFire.

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  2. Here you go:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Corsiar CX600 - $69.99
    Motherboard: Asrock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3 - $121.99
    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: PNY 8GB 1600MHz 1.5V - $42.99
    HD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB - $89.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6870 - $169.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Monitor: Acer G245HQABD 23.6" LCD Monitor Black 5ms Full HD Widescreen - $139.99

    Total: $1,071.98
  3. Thanks, but is i3 enough to run games such as Starcraft 2 and Battlefield 3 on high quality?
  4. Asdfxdasdf said:
    Thanks, but is i3 enough to run games such as Starcraft 2 and Battlefield 3 on high quality?


    The i3 is fine for gaming. To run BF3 on high you need to foucs on the video card. Anything in the AMD 6800/6900 series should do a good job. However, reading the forums on BF3 people running high end cards are still not satisfied.
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