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Friends First Real Gaming Machine

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=N82E16819115073

ASRock Fatal1ty P67 Performance
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157253

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314

Antec BP550 Plus 550W
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371016

EVGA 01G-P3-1556-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) FPB 1GB 192-bit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130625

Western Digital RE4 WD5003ABYX 500GB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136697

COOLER MASTER HAF 922
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

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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  1. Change the case with this COOLER MASTER HAF 912 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119233
    and the video card with this SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6870 1GB 256-bit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102948 and you are in the budget. 6870 is much better then 550Ti in gaming.
  2. For gaming i5 2400 is the best option if you don't buy a K cpu.
    Intel Core i5-2400 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115074
  3. Ditch the 550Ti..for quality gaming you need a 560 or better
  4. 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
  5. Oh also prob gonna have to spend the 99 on windows 7 :/
  6. 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.
  7. Best answer
    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
  8. 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?
  9. Its great.
  10. 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
  11. 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?
  12. lets say 750 including OS
  13. Downgrade the CPU and mobo. i3 and a H61 mobo, that'll save some cash at least.
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