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[New Build] $700 Battlefield 3 Machine

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March 19, 2012 10:36:28 PM

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...

Thanks a bunch for looking!
March 19, 2012 11:31:32 PM

Just so you know, the i3-2120 isn't really overclockable. You can probably squeeze another 150MHz out of it but that's it!
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March 19, 2012 11:38:52 PM

great starting platform, can upgrade to SLI and IVB/unlocked CPU @ a later date and play everything currently.
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March 19, 2012 11:52:03 PM

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.
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March 19, 2012 11:58:16 PM

In that case, the 2120 is fine. As for your ram, make sure it will fit below your future aftermarket CPU cooler too.
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March 20, 2012 12:19:57 AM

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?
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March 20, 2012 3:29:48 AM

If you ever want something like a Noctua NH-D14 it is. Only certain rams fit with heatsinks like that.
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