I am building another rig for my bro. what parts should i grab 1.5kplz

1.5k at the most AMD Intel doesn't matter lots of upgradeablity he will use this as a gaming rig
Thanks in advanced :na:
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  1. MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    CPU : I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
    SSD : Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    GPU : XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    TOTAL : $1,459.89 without rebates.
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    MOBO : ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
    CPU : I5 2500K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    RAM : Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226191
    SSD : Crucial M4 CT064M4SSD2 2.5" 64GB SATA III
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148441
    HDD : Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284
    GPU : XFX Radeon HD 7950 Core Edition 3GB 384-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150590
    PSU : CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650M 650W
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139031
    CPU COOLER : COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
    DVD-RW : LG DVD Burner 24X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
    CASE : COOLER MASTER HAF 922
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197
    OS : Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986
    TOTAL : $1,459.89 without rebates.


    This isn't a bad system, but I would change up some stuff, and this isn't factoring in you might want to include a monitor, keyboard, mouse, gaming headset, etc. in your build price.

    I would change the case out for a CM Storm Scout, and unless you plan on getting more than one monitor or a very high resolution monitor, I'd get a cheaper video card. Honestly you will most likely be perfectly happy with a 1080p monitor and a radeon HD 7770. That will save you $400 dollars off that price right there to spend on a good Razer Keyboard and mouse. I'd also exchange that Core I5 processor for AMD's offerings. Both their motherboards and processors will save you hundreds off your build price for similar performance. Love the PSU listed above as well as the RAM. I'd also try to get two 320-500GB WD Black drives in RAID0 rather than a single 1TB drive. This might cost a little extra, but will litterally double your HD performance at that same capacity. The SSD is a nice addition, but can be added later if it helps you get the two drives for RAID. Usually it wouldn't be a big deal, but due to the Tailand flooding hard drive prices are outstanding. I bought my two 500GB Black drives for $60 dollars a piece last Feb and now they are $160 I think.

    Save some money back for extras you might need like case fans, Wifi card, speakers, etc. I spent $1300 total on a system with THREE monitors over a year ago similar to that and I can play BF3 in eyefinity. Albiet, that 7770 card isn't going to cut it for eyefinity playing BF3, but will do swimingly for a single screen.

    OH! And one more note, I would never buy an ASrock Mobo unless it was a cheap cheap build. Go with ASUS, they are nice.
  3. Not a bad set up you have chosen sosofm, knock off the coolermaster cpu cooler and get yourself a Noctua cooler instead, stick to the Intel 2500K , its the best bang for buck cpu for gaming in my opinion and very popular with most people.
    Nothing wrong with Asrock , did you know that Asus originally created Asrock and was made by Asus?
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    Not a bad set up you have chosen sosofm, knock off the coolermaster cpu cooler and get yourself a Noctua cooler instead, stick to the Intel 2500K , its the best bang for buck cpu for gaming in my opinion and very popular with most people.
    Nothing wrong with Asrock , did you know that Asus originally created Asrock and is made by Asus?


    Agreed with the Cooler, but I like Zalman almost as much. Personal preference on the CPU I guess, but I'd NEVER say Intel provides best bang for the buck on ANY hardware they make, especially processors. There is no question AMD takes the bang for buck prize, but Intel is the more desirable product if you value that enought to spend the money.

    ASRock blows. It's like putting a big block V8 engine on a smart car chasis, it might work but eventually somethings gotta give. I didn't know ASUS made them, but do you honestly think the company is using the same quality components and features for a reduced price and a different name? It is a bargain brand, and I woudn't suggest it for a $1500 build. That's all I was implying.
  5. Yeah Asrock was Asus's budget product, I hear mixed things about Asrock , Ive used 2 Asrock motherboards and never had a problem , but you are right you would want to put that big block V8 into a better chassis, I do prefer to use Asus and Gigabyte for motherbords.
  6. This topic has been moved from the section Graphics & Displays to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  7. is it worth getting a 3gb of vram for a single monitor
  8. also do you think that the price of Fermi will drop when Kepler arrives
  9. flgt12 said:
    1.5k at the most AMD Intel doesn't matter lots of upgradeablity he will use this as a gaming rig
    Thanks in advanced :na:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- this helps us help you. Otherwise everyone on here is just shooting in the dark.
  10. Why_Me said:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <---- this helps us help you. Otherwise everyone on here is just shooting in the dark.

    oh i apologize for being vague :( so i would preferably spend under my limit of 1500
    so is it really worth getting the 3gb vram or the 1.5 vram
  11. i got him the rig thanks for the suggestions my bro is kickin my butt at bf3 now :)
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