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February 29, 2012 10:56:22 AM

Im about to build a custom computer I have been a pretty big apple guy but the way games are progressing I want to go back to a gaming rig. Im looking to spend 750-1000 I mainly will be playing BF3, Star Wars, Wow. I want to be able to run on ultra settings I was looking at some stuff on PCpartpicker.com and was tinkering with some setups I just have no idea where to begin :(  No need to include a monitor, OS, mouse or keyboard I have a different budget for that ;)  I would like to be run two monitors so I can stream on one and watch my own stream on the other or netflix and play wow or even Edit Music and running duel monitors I doubt I will ever go to three monitors. If you guys could help I would be so appreciative I have looked on alot of forums the last few days but all signs point to Tom's. I have some really tech savy guildies but Multiple options never hurt plus it doesn't help that some of them have won Alienware's for SC2 tourneys or using Doghouse systems I feel like they are super over priced for what you get and you can build your own 100x cheaper. Plus is the sandy worth all the hype or should I just use the 2500. Thanks again in advance

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February 29, 2012 11:14:43 AM

Also saw this and thought I'd answer more questions

Approximate Purchase Date: March 2012

Budget Range: 750-1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Music and video editing, streaming

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor (unless you know of some really good ones on sale but I saw some at best buy from 100-150 price range that didn't look bad at all.)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com or Tigerdirect.com

Country: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Not a stickler on parts just want something that will remain current updated drivers for atleast 3 years before I have to upgrade or rebuild one.

Overclocking: Yes this will help me not have to turn this project into a gold sink lol the more potential the better

SLI or Crossfire: No idea what this means :o  think it means multiple monitors not sure

Monitor Resolution: High res on a 21-25" monitor and able to use duel
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February 29, 2012 11:43:29 AM

Or would I be better off using Cyberpowerpc and just get one built and ready to go out the box what is the pros and cons of that.
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February 29, 2012 11:47:20 AM

First of all, build one yourself. Buying is too expensive for your budget. In a while I will post the rig.
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February 29, 2012 11:50:10 AM

GPU: MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 1GB $189.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz $179.99
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX UEFI BIOS $124.99
PSU: Cooler Master Elite eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500 Watt $44.99
RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 SDRAM Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8 $33.99
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $59.99
Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black Model GH24NS70 $18.99
CPU Cooler: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00
Thermal Compound: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00

This is an extremely cheap Gaming Rig that will run BF3 in High. I'll post one at around $1000 that will run it in Ultra.
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February 29, 2012 11:53:47 AM

The one u posted to run everything on high is at 650 or so plus a case and I could just get a beefier video card and power source to go from high to ultra?
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February 29, 2012 11:54:23 AM

$1300 build, I know this is $300 dollars too far from your budget, but for the price, this is pretty awesome:

GPU: Galaxy 58NLH5HS3PXZ 1536MB GeForce GTX 580 $479.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz $219.99
Motherboard: MSI P67A-GD53 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX UEFI BIOS $129.99
PSU: Thermaltake Black Widow W0319RU 850 Watt $129.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL $49.99
HDD: Samsung Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s $69.99
Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black Model GH24NS70 $18.99
CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Frio $57.99
Thermal Compound: IC Diamond 24-Carat $18.99
Case: Silverstone RV02B-EW Silent Full Tower $179.99
Total Price $1355.90

And BTW, SLI or CrossFire is when you put two (or more, even four) GPU's on one motherboard.

Hope I helped!
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February 29, 2012 11:56:58 AM

Lostguy said:
The one u posted to run everything on high is at 650 or so plus a case and I could just get a beefier video card and power source to go from high to ultra?


The 350 dollars? Yes, you could get a 570 and a 700 watt PSU. Also I forgot the case.... OOPS :o 
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February 29, 2012 11:57:04 AM

That is almost the exact same one I had at pickapc same ram, cpu,gpu, And Basically crossfiring I can have a motherboard that would split a graphic card? Sorry for the stupid question :( 
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February 29, 2012 11:58:20 AM

So here it is, revised!
GPU: MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 1GB $189.99
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz $179.99
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX UEFI BIOS $124.99
PSU: Cooler Master Elite eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500 Watt $44.99
RAM: PNY XLR8 4GB (2x2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 SDRAM Model MD4096KD3-1600-X8 $33.99
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $59.99
Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black Model GH24NS70 $18.99
CPU Cooler: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00
Thermal Compound: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00
Case Antec One Hundred Black ATX Mid Tower Chassis $49.99
Total Price $702.92
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February 29, 2012 12:00:32 PM

Lostguy said:
That is almost the exact same one I had at pickapc same ram, cpu,gpu, And Basically crossfiring I can have a motherboard that would split a graphic card? Sorry for the stupid question :( 


Cool, same config? What do you mean by "splitting"? Like, two on one motherboard? Yes, sure. This is what these are for:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VqkR1rop2BQ/TcEV9wH76bI/AAAAA...
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February 29, 2012 12:02:18 PM

Oh, two monitors? Yes, modern video cards support two screens. YouTube has a million different guides for those.
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February 29, 2012 12:08:18 PM

Case $59.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram $41.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Processor 199.99 Reg 224
http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=57962&vpn=BX80623I5250...

Total for that is around 302

So I still need a motherboard, harddrive, videocard, power supply and optical drive.

Your being very helpful btw :)  Is that case any good I see alot of people recommend it and at that price its a steal.
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February 29, 2012 12:11:59 PM



Use the stuff from the revised 700 dollars version.

gxavier38 said:
So here it is, revised!
GPU: MSI N560GTX-M2D1GD5 GeForce GTX 560 1GB $189.99
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G45 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX UEFI BIOS $124.99
PSU: Cooler Master Elite eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3-US 500 Watt $44.99
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD5002AALX 500GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s $59.99
Optical Drive: LG DVD Burner Black Model GH24NS70 $18.99
CPU Cooler: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00
Thermal Compound: Stock, Included With CPU $0.00
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February 29, 2012 12:12:50 PM

With the 2500k, you should utilize everything. Find a good CPU cooler, then overclock the CPU.
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February 29, 2012 12:33:17 PM

Also Im not close minded to other set ups if anyone else seeing this has some suggestions or exp as well the more input the better (unless it confuses me lol) Like my friend went to a place here in town and they built it all for him and it runs all his game on ultra as well 3 fans inside he stays at 60 + fps unless he comes to org on a crazy horde high pop server he drops sometimes to 45. Pretty sure going from my macbook that I run 15-30 fps on low anything will seem like a amzng increase to me lol. I pvp alot so getting off this laptop will prolly raise my personal mmr 500 points haha.
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February 29, 2012 12:42:31 PM

You want a card with extra VRAM like this 6950 2GB down below if you plan on using a dual monitor set up.

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on if you so choose.

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Tower-Case-RC-912-K... $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF 912 Mid Tower ATX Case (RC-912-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-80PLUS-Bronze-Performance-com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129.99
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500... $224.54 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10... $24.05 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $41.99 FREE SHIPPING
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

http://www.amazon.com/Barracuda-7200RPM-Cache-3-5-Inch-... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Barracuda 7200RPM 1 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive - ST1000DM003

http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Intern... $20.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

http://www.excaliberpc.com/611198/sapphire-radeon-hd-69... $268.74
Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 100312-3L 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card

Total: $970.72 *not including shipping and mail in rebates
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February 29, 2012 12:56:25 PM

Thats nice too. On your link, (it works btw) use a case fan:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Nice, but big. There's a blue version too.)
Or this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
(Very cool, big CFM, quiet, but ugly as hell...)

If you want, use an SSD. Its an HDD that's extremely fast. You wanna install Windows there. Choose from here:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
I recommend the OCZ Octane:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

And if there's STILL cash lying around, optional, of course, get a better graphics card with big memory, e.g these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...
Or these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

In the end it depends on your budget.
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February 29, 2012 4:20:48 PM

Ok So say if Im spending 1 grand before mail in rebates. I just want to be able to have a system that will be up to date for 3-4 years able to over clock, run two monitors off. That I can play any game out like BF3 or old republic on Ultra settings and still have 60+ fps and no spikes or anything.
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February 29, 2012 9:02:40 PM

I meant cpu cooler. At your budget this is probably the most future proof setup possible. In around 1 or 2 years, add another graphics card and put them in SLI.
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March 1, 2012 6:38:11 AM

Thats okay. Note the price though. Also, as I said, if you have some cash lying around, add a CPU cooler. That way you can overclock. The 2500K is specially designed for overclocking. If you don't want to overclock, get the cheaper 2500.
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March 1, 2012 6:48:34 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5fBk with that ball bearing correct puts the system with monitor at 1400 how do u think it will run everything I want it to run?
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March 1, 2012 7:00:48 AM

I'll check. Oh yeah, sorry I didn't read that. If you want to play BF3 on ultra, you probably need a 580 or 590, which costs a lot. A 570 however, is pretty close to your goal. Once you get more spare money, use it to do SLI with 570. That will get you ultra. This is the best you can do right now with a 1000 budget.
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March 1, 2012 7:03:51 AM

Do note that the difference between high and ultra isn't big, and I'm happy currently with one 570.
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March 1, 2012 7:09:11 AM

So if I go 560 or 570 I could do BF3 on high atleast. I mean im playing on a macbook and play wow on ultralow settings and get 30-45 fps on a great day haha but usually 20-30 on turned down so Ill prolly be in awe for a bit and going form a 13" to a 23" will be nice as well and able to use a mouse and be off a laptop cant wait.
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March 1, 2012 7:30:28 AM

Yes, high at least. Or 4 AA and no motion blur will probably get you ultra at a decent FPS, although on multiplayer it will lag. Go ultra with turned down settings on SP (Check for stability first), and high for MP.
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March 1, 2012 7:48:09 AM

so say I stuck with the 560 and used that one for a year then upgraded power source, and the card I should be very current with BF, Wow and mist of panderia coming, Star wars. Mainly all I play is wow but want to start computer gaming more I used to be a big unreal tourny gamer back in mid school and early high school.
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March 1, 2012 7:52:23 AM

560Ti, I'd say. Overclock it, because its a beast overclocked. But then you'd need better cooling... That means more costs...
Your PSU should be enough for 2 560Tis, but I really would suggest the 570.
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March 3, 2012 6:04:29 PM

My budget is 1250 now what should I do.
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March 4, 2012 10:18:29 AM

Remember the list you gave me? Get a 570 liquid cooling (optional) so overclock will be epic. Psu is enough. Or get a better case. Note: I forgot what your case is. I'm not sure if its good already. Ill check back with you for compability (size, etc)
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March 4, 2012 10:19:02 AM

I meant to say 570 and water cooling.
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March 5, 2012 5:29:39 PM

Best answer selected by Lostguy.
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