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February 11, 2012 4:37:45 PM

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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February 11, 2012 6:20:18 PM

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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COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

MSI Z68MA-ED55 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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Item #:N82E16813130596
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$159.99 -$20.00 Instant $139.99


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SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Item #:N82E16814102908
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XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

XFX Core Edition PRO550W (P1-550S-XXB9) 550W ATX12V 2.2 & ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified ...
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Item #:N82E16817207013
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Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105

Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105
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Item #:N82E16819115090
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G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR

G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR
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Item #:N82E16820231416
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ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM

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February 11, 2012 6:22:48 PM

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
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February 11, 2012 6:26:43 PM

Thanks, but is i3 enough to run games such as Starcraft 2 and Battlefield 3 on high quality?
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February 11, 2012 7:30:52 PM

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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February 18, 2012 1:02:44 AM

Best answer selected by Asdfxdasdf.
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