New Gaming Build suggestions 1000-1500$

Approximate Purchase Date: need help on video card

Budget Range: 1000-1500$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: mouse, speakers, moniter

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: doesn't matter

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: w/e is good for a video card

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No for now

Monitor Resolution: 1440x900,

Additional Comments: What is a good mechanical keyboard? Using the steelseries 6gv2, but the lettering on the keys wearing out fairly quickly

Case: corsair obsidian 650D
Mobo: ASUS p8z68 v pro
ram : 16gb corsair vengeance 1600 ddr3
cpu : intel 2600k i7
psu: corsair tx750M
bluray : asus 16x blue ray writer
hdd : seagate 1 tb harddrive
no ssd.
video card : ????

What video card would go well with these components to be able to play any/most/new games that come out on medium to high settings?

What is also a good mechanical keyboard?
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  1. get a GTX 580 or Radeon 7970. don't buy 2 GPUs for a fresh build. some people do that because 2 GPUs make them feel like a bawss. not cool, because not only does it shut doors for upgrade, but it's pretty much like building a house and then immediately hiring a contractor to knock down a wall add another room.

    also most people are going to tell you dropping an extra $100 on a 2600k over the 2500k is dumb. you could dump that cash into the GPU and get a better one. the only real benefit, when it comes to gaming, would be throwing around "i7" in conversation with people who have entry level knowledge about processors - i.e. average best buy employee.

    also you'd get med/high settings in most games with the GTX 560 TI, but you budget asks for a little more power.

    i'd also drop $100 off that case budget and get a 64-90GB SSD for the OS just because the first time i installed mine i went all double rainbow. that's just an opinion though.
  2. flossbandit said:
    get a GTX 580 or Radeon 7970. don't buy 2 GPUs for a fresh build. some people do that because 2 GPUs make them feel like a bawss. not cool, because not only does it shut doors for upgrade, but it's pretty much like building a house and then immediately hiring a contractor to knock down a wall add another room.

    also most people are going to tell you dropping an extra $100 on a 2600k over the 2500k is dumb. you could dump that cash into the GPU and get a better one. the only real benefit, when it comes to gaming, would be throwing around "i7" in conversation with people who have entry level knowledge about processors - i.e. average best buy employee.

    also you'd get med/high settings in most games with the GTX 560 TI, but you budget asks for a little more power.

    i'd also drop $100 off that case budget and get a 64-90GB SSD for the OS just because the first time i installed mine i went all double rainbow. that's just an opinion though.


    Yeh I kinda figured out the 2600k wasn't worth it, and the case wasn't either, but it was boss lol.
    I don't want to get a SSD until maybe next year or so, but a gtx 560 ti - gtx 580 seems like my best bet, whats a good brand for video cards, specific ones if you don't mind.

    Also, whats the difference between Nvidia cards and the Radeons?
  3. hello op

    as u are gaming then a i7 is a overkill and i5 2500k is the best choice for u

    u can max on any game with 1440x900 on a 6870 even 1600x900.

    But for graphic card i would suggest to wait a few days as 7870 is gonna come out and is as fast as 580. Amd said that the price will be around 300 usd :D

    for keyboard the microsoft sidewinder x4 or razer black widow ultimate

    i would suggest

    intel i5 2500k
    cooler master hyper 212 evo universal cpu cooler
    asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
    corsair vengence 2x4gb 1600mhz
    seasonic x 770w 80+ gold psu
    corsair carbide 600t white edition
    asus 24x dvd writer
    windows 7 pro
    muskin treadline 128gb ssd
    samsung spinpoint f3 500gb

    u wont need more than 8gb ram and wait for graphic card
  4. serialkiller said:
    hello op
    i would suggest

    intel i5 2500k
    cooler master hyper 212 evo universal cpu cooler
    asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
    corsair vengence 2x4gb 1600mhz
    seasonic x 770w 80+ gold psu
    corsair carbide 600t white edition
    asus 24x dvd writer
    windows 7 pro
    muskin treadline 128gb ssd
    samsung spinpoint f3 500gb

    u wont need more than 8gb ram and wait for graphic card

    Any particular reason for recommending Win7 Pro over Win7 Home; is it 64-bit?
  5. sorry i ment windows 7 home premium which is x64 as well as x86 :D
  6. if u want the graphic card now then get 6950 or nvidia 560ti 1gb but i wont suggest last gen hardware :P
  7. serialkiller said:
    sorry i ment windows 7 home premium which is x64 as well as x86 :D

    Oh ok, thanks.
  8. man you should get a higher resolution monitor... such as 1920 x 1080 or 1920 x 1200..... around 23 to 24" in size...


    cpu: i5 2500k
    mobo: asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
    ram: gskill sniper low volatage series 8gb 1600mhz cas9 1.25v
    hsf: corsair a70
    ssd: mushkin enhanced chronos 120gb
    hdd: seagate 1tb
    case: corsair 550d
    psu: xfx pro850w xxx edition
    gpu: galaxy gtx 580 arctic cooling edition
    monitor: LG IPS231B-BN Black 23"
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