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Friends First Real Gaming Machine

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March 1, 2012 9:59:29 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: No Rush

Budget Range: ~600 but willing to go higher for it to be better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Diablo 3, Starcraft 2, Counter-Strike, League of Legends) all on great settings

Parts Not Required: (e.g.: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS) Monitor, Mouse, Keyboard,Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: (e.g.: India) USA

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) Not sure



PARTS PICKED
Intel Core i5-2500
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Antec BP550 Plus 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PRICE: 870 (Going to talk to him in a bit to see what he thinks on price) but will like to see if you guys have better suggestions on the parts
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March 1, 2012 10:22:27 PM

Ditch the 550Ti..for quality gaming you need a 560 or better
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March 1, 2012 10:37:34 PM

Thanks for the advice, the case I was trying to get a big one, I have a antec 900 and with my 260 vid card i have like no room and cable management sucks.

also it can prob go higher the 600 if upgrading somethings to little bit better components
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March 1, 2012 10:38:27 PM

Oh also prob gonna have to spend the 99 on windows 7 :/ 
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March 1, 2012 10:48:41 PM

Go for a Radeon 6850, they're at $135 after MIR now. You could also get a good Z68 mobo for that price, they're a better option. You could probably also save on the HDD (a solid 500 gig drive can be found for ~$100) and PSU- check out the OCZ Fatal1tys, at least on Microcenter the 550W one is only $40 right now. Another idea is to get an i3 now, and save a bit of $$, but then upgrade to Ivy Bridge in a while. Definitely don't go with the 550 ti, the Radeon 6790 or 6770 would be better options in the same price range.
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March 1, 2012 10:56:30 PM

i really advice you to ditch that 550ti card, its way belove 6850, and the 6850 amd card is there with gtx560ti lol, no kidding, but it's your call....

now everything else looks awesome if you ditch the card and get amd sapphire 6850 or the msi gtx560ti (or evga if you want)....

and intel i5 2400 (non K) and it's all good
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March 1, 2012 11:03:41 PM

Intel Core i5-2400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819115074

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157253

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231314

Antec BP550 Plus 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817371016

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814102948

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822136697

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811119233

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827135204


Ok with the updated CPU, Card and Case.... Anything else I should look at changing?

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March 2, 2012 5:31:49 AM

Its great.
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March 2, 2012 6:23:49 AM

typo on my setting above wrote belove instead of below sorry about that...

ok about that final setting your just lacking 1 thing..

and that is.......... order it now and then build it afterwards ok maybe thats 2 thing but well you get it anyway..
thats an awesome set up gives decent fps on a high setting, can play even bf3 with nice eye candy but not in the same aspect of 7970 but still great quality of game play
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March 3, 2012 5:37:30 PM

Just talked to my friend and with the OS that I keep forgetting to add its at 917. He doesn't want to spend that much. Could we somehow drop like 200 bucks? or will that much money really hurt the performance?
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March 4, 2012 4:01:15 PM

lets say 750 including OS
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March 4, 2012 4:22:00 PM

Downgrade the CPU and mobo. i3 and a H61 mobo, that'll save some cash at least.
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