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Looking to move from xbox to pc gaming

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February 23, 2012 6:29:57 PM

I have been playing bf3 on xbox since it came out, and have loved every battlefield game i have gotten my hands on. For many various reasons, i am looking to switch over to pc gaming. I'm in school right now, so budget is a concern. I'm looking to build a rig that is <$1000 including OS. I would like to have a lot of headroom to grow in the future.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks

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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 6:35:18 PM

Hi there, welcome to the forums.

Welcome to the dark side! We have cookies :)  Seriously, you won't look back once you get yourself a screaming PC.
Can you do me a favor and fill out the form here? Gives us important information pertaining to the build.

I think it should be pretty easy to do. Cheers!
February 23, 2012 6:42:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: mid-march

Budget Range: $600-$1000 After Rebates, including OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Full tower case, ability to upgrade to SLI or Crossfire in future

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: would like to be able to run bf3 at ~60fps
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a b B Homebuilt system
February 23, 2012 6:54:51 PM

Id suggest saving a bit more money..... at $1100 you can greatly increase ya performance

Case - $ 125 - Corsair Carbide 500R
PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition-850
MoBo - $ 370 - ASUS P8P67 Pro Combo
CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-2500K Included w/ above
Cooler - Later - CM Hyper 612 PWM
TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu
RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance
GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz
GFX - Later - Same
HD - $ 100 - Seagage Barracuda 1TB
SSD - Later - 120 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe
DVD Writer - $ 21 - Asus Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS
OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium


February 23, 2012 7:06:48 PM

You will love PC over buying a console.... I switched years back. Takes some getting used to playing with a keyboard, or you can buy a game pad with USB. That extra three hundred can go into your computer instead of being only a game station
February 23, 2012 7:15:50 PM

Thanks! that build looks pretty nice.
February 23, 2012 7:34:09 PM

Best answer selected by dabidimas.
February 23, 2012 9:04:08 PM

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