[New Build] $700 Battlefield 3 Machine

Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime in early June

Budget Range: 600-720 (before rebates)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING (Battlefield 3, Skyrim, any new games that intrest me), possible HTPC usage, surfing the web

Parts Not Required: OS, Monitor, Speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: www.newegg.com

Country: USA, Austin, TX
Parts Preferences: Intel would be nice

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 42" 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I would like to have a wireless keyboard and mouse. I also need a wireless adapter (preferably PCI-E)

Hey guys, first post on this site. I've already put together a build that's a bit over budget, here it is:

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx?WishListNumber=18659492

Thanks a bunch for looking!
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  1. Just so you know, the i3-2120 isn't really overclockable. You can probably squeeze another 150MHz out of it but that's it!
  2. great starting platform, can upgrade to SLI and IVB/unlocked CPU @ a later date and play everything currently.
  3. ohhgourami said:
    Just so you know, the i3-2120 isn't really overclockable. You can probably squeeze another 150MHz out of it but that's it!

    Oh sorry, I neglected to mention that this is a gradual upgrade system. I'm gonna throw in another 6870, then upgrade to an i5 2500k/IVB processor down the line.
  4. In that case, the 2120 is fine. As for your ram, make sure it will fit below your future aftermarket CPU cooler too.
  5. ohhgourami said:
    In that case, the 2120 is fine. As for your ram, make sure it will fit below your future aftermarket CPU cooler too.

    Would it be worth it to get the low profile RAM?
  6. If you ever want something like a Noctua NH-D14 it is. Only certain rams fit with heatsinks like that.
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