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Need help building gaming computer

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February 12, 2012 4:32:12 PM

I want to build a new gaming computer. I'm using a site called cyberpowerpc.com. If anyone could help me with a nice setup for around $2800 that would be awesome. I just want the best preformance I can get for my money on games such as SWTOR and SC2
February 27, 2012 12:10:01 AM

on cyberpowerpc.com go to intel desktops, hang over fang III click rattler.
At the check out put promo code SPRING0410 for 5% discount. grand total $2797

BASE_PRICE: [+1035]
BLUETOOTH: None
CARE1: Ultra Enhanced Packaging Solution - Protect Your Dream System During Transit [+19]
CAS: Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-33]
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: LG 12X Internal Super Multi Blu-Ray Rewriter [+72] (Black Color)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-2500K 3.30 GHz 6M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified) [-110]
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: CoolIT ECO II-240 Extreme Performance Liquid Cooling System 240MM Radiator & Dual Fans
FLASHMEDIA: INTERNAL 12in1 Flash Media Reader/Writer (BLACK COLOR)
FREEBIE_CS: None
FREEBIE_VC1: FREE Game Coupon Batman: Arkham City [+0]
GLASSES: None
HDD: 240GB Kingston SSDNOW V200+ SATA III 6.0Gb/s SSD - 535MB/s Read & 480MB/s Write [+219] (Single Drive)
HDD2: 500GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 16MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [+94] (Single Hard Drive)
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Razer Arctosa Black USB Gaming Keyboard [+38]
MB_SRT: None
MEMORY: 8GB (4GBx2) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory [+3] (Corsair or Major Brand)
MONITOR: * 23" Widescreen 1920x1080 Asus 3D VG236H Gaming LCD w/ NVIDIA 3D Visioin Glasses Bundle [+499]
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
MOUSE: Coolermaster Storm Inferno Wired 4000 DPI Storm Tactical Laser Sensor Gaming Mouse [+34]
NCSW: None
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: Ultimate OC (Ultimate Overclock 30% or more) [+80]
POWERSUPPLY: * 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+103]
RUSH: NO; READY TO SHIP IN 10~15 BUSINESS DAYS
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOFT1: Free Microsoft® Office® 2010 STARTER EDITION (Reduced-Functionality versions of Word and Excel that include advertising) [+0]
SOUND: * Asus Xonar D1 7.1 Channels 24-bit 192KHz PCI Sound Card [+89]
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+246] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
VIDEO2: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 1.2GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+375] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)
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February 27, 2012 12:11:31 AM

Thats what you can get for $2800, but that is total overkill for Star wars and Starcraft. do you want to lower your budget?
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March 2, 2012 4:30:33 PM

Nice system build he put up there, but you could run your games very well for around 600 bucks. (Assuming you have a suitable case and power supply)

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