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Looking to move from xbox to pc gaming

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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  1. 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? http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice Gives us important information pertaining to the build.

    I think it should be pretty easy to do. Cheers!
  2. 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: newegg.com, tigerdirect.com, amazon.com

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

    Case - $ 125 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    PSU - $ 90 - XFX Core Edition-850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207011
    MoBo - $ 370 - ASUS P8P67 Pro Combo http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.822654
    CPU - incl - Intel Core i7-2500K Included w/ above
    Cooler - Later - CM Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
    GFX - Later - Same
    HD - $ 100 - Seagage Barracuda 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
    SSD - Later - 120 GB Mushkin Chronos Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226225
    DVD Writer - $ 21 - Asus Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204
    OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    $1,091
  4. 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
  5. Thanks! that build looks pretty nice.
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