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March 28, 2012 11:00:23 PM

So, I am looking to build my first gaming rig as I am completely fed up with console games and the wonky controllers and I miss my old days of spending all day playing games like Battlefield 1942, Counterstrike and Diablo. A few things to keep in mind; I am a very practical person, I like things to perform better rather than have flashy lights and gimicks. I am almost completely deaf so I am not looking for anything amazing for sound cards, I am interested in playing games like Fallout 3, Battlefield 3, Skyrim and especially DIABLO 3! on high-ultra settings in 1080p (graphic enhancement mods on too), without any performance hitches. Also, I am getting into game creation so I need to be able to run programs like Unity, Blender and Photoshop without any problems. Budget isn't that big of a deal but I would prefer it stays under $1700. Please don't give me grief if I am way of on these items because I am new to all of this. I am here for a reason, constructive comments. Thanks in Advance:D 

DVD burner/CD Drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0057FRTPW/ref=ox_sc_a...

Case - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026FCI2U/ref=ox_sc_a...

Power Supply - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004W2T2UQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

Hard drive - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00461G3MS/ref=ox_sc_a...

Motherboard - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005UDITPK/ref=ox_sc_a...

Video card - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F6GJAU/ref=ox_sc_a...

RAM - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004RFBIUU/ref=ox_sc_a...

Processor - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004EBUXHQ/ref=ox_sc_a...

CPU cooler - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_a...

OS - Win 7 64 bit
March 28, 2012 11:05:42 PM

Also, Is there anything I am missing?
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March 29, 2012 12:35:08 AM

You will need a better graphics card to meet your requirements, but other than that it looks pretty good. I would suggest checking out Newegg for a price comparison on the components also. I found the same video card you picked on their site for significantly less ($140, and another $20 off in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
New egg has a 6870 for $160 with a $10 rebate..better card less money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I didnt compare other items on your list, but they carry about all you picked
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March 29, 2012 12:50:34 AM

GI_JONES said:
You will need a better graphics card to meet your requirements, but other than that it looks pretty good. I would suggest checking out Newegg for a price comparison on the components also. I found the same video card you picked on their site for significantly less ($140, and another $20 off in rebate)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
New egg has a 6870 for $160 with a $10 rebate..better card less money
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
I didnt compare other items on your list, but they carry about all you picked


If you're not going to overclock I'd actually suggest dropping the i5-2500K to the i5-2400 and lose the cooler - you'll save about $90 that way - use that to upgrade your GPU to the much newer Radeon 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 29, 2012 12:57:40 AM

I was going to suggest going with i7-2600k and 16GB ram(not the ones you linked) without tall heat spreaders so the cooler will fit. As stated you will have to up your GPU to get BF3 to play on ULTRA - GTX680 or HD7970. The 2600k and the extra RAM are for the video work you want to do. Also I would not build a computer now without a SSD.
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March 29, 2012 1:11:22 AM

dish_moose said:
I was going to suggest going with i7-2600k and 16GB ram(not the ones you linked) without tall heat spreaders so the cooler will fit. As stated you will have to up your GPU to get BF3 to play on ULTRA - GTX680 or HD7970. The 2600k and the extra RAM are for the video work you want to do. Also I would not build a computer now without a SSD.


2600K and 16GB RAM on a gaming system would be absolutely worthless. If the budget is $1700 this is what I typically recommend:

Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3h - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 8GB 1333MHz 1.5V - $42.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $94.99
HD: Seagate Barracuda ST 1TB - $109.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 680 - $499.99
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - $99.99

Total: $1,487.89
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March 29, 2012 11:40:54 AM

^2600K and 16GB RAM on a gaming system would be absolutely worthless. If the budget is $1700 this is what I typically recommend:
I know - it was not for the gaming it was for the other uses th OP was interested in.
Quote"Also, I am getting into game creation so I need to be able to run programs like Unity, Blender and Photoshop without any problems."
It is not always just about gaming!!!
-Bruce
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March 29, 2012 6:45:52 PM

dish_moose said:
^2600K and 16GB RAM on a gaming system would be absolutely worthless. If the budget is $1700 this is what I typically recommend:
I know - it was not for the gaming it was for the other uses th OP was interested in.
Quote"Also, I am getting into game creation so I need to be able to run programs like Unity, Blender and Photoshop without any problems."
It is not always just about gaming!!!
-Bruce


Oh I didn't catch that part. True - it's not always about gaming, but for some reason I for the most part assume it is. :lol: 
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