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July 19, 2012 11:52:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: A few weeks (Maybe 4-5)

Budget Range: 650-1000 After Rebate

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Surfing Web

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything? Building first computer.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: MA, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 2500k

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution:

Additional Comments: I would like to run games better and on higer graphics. Want to pay only about 650-950$

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: To run games better. To get experience of building computers. Upgrade from a laptop ;) 

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July 20, 2012 12:04:32 AM

I might be able to spend more if NEEDED
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July 20, 2012 12:07:59 AM

Hi :) 

For high end gaming you NEED to spend more, with an Operating system thats not enough money...

When customers come in my shops in the UK for a high end gaming machine to be custom built by us.... the general rule is at least 50% of their budget MUST go on the graphics card....

Otherwise you are going to be gaming on medium not Ultra...

All the best Brett :) 
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July 20, 2012 12:11:52 AM

Buy a Asrock or GIGABYTE motherboard socket LGA 1156.
Buy a ATI HD 6000/7000 series for very fancy graphics
Use a SATA hard drive or even better a SSD
Use like 8 Gb of RAM
PSU of 600 watts
A nice HD 1900 x 1400 monitor
Use a PCI-e WiFI card to not lose the ability for using it

All are recommendations.
Good Luck!
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July 20, 2012 12:39:33 AM


CPU

Core i5 2500K

$220

Graphics

XFX Radeon HD 6870

$200

Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-Z68MA-D2H

$125

Memory

Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 8GB kit

$95

HDD

Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB

$60

Optical drive

Samsung SH-B123L BD-ROM combo

$65

Case

Coolermaster HAF 912

$60

PSU*

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600W

$70

OS

Windows 7 Home Premium OEM

$99

Total cost


$994

Does that look pretty good?
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July 20, 2012 12:41:13 AM


Vengeance® — 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 Memory Kit
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July 20, 2012 12:42:46 AM

Yea I like it. But I would go for the Windows Ultimate
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July 20, 2012 12:45:32 AM

Whats better about Ultimate?
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July 20, 2012 12:55:34 AM

It has everything. And the Ultimate version is optimized and is better for more heavy things.
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July 20, 2012 1:48:40 AM

miimario221 said:
It has everything. And the Ultimate version is optimized and is better for more heavy things.

So besides that would you change anything?
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July 20, 2012 4:25:13 PM

miimario221 said:
Buy a Asrock or GIGABYTE motherboard socket LGA 1156.
Buy a ATI HD 6000/7000 series for very fancy graphics
Use a SATA hard drive or even better a SSD
Use like 8 Gb of RAM
PSU of 600 watts
A nice HD 1900 x 1400 monitor
Use a PCI-e WiFI card to not lose the ability for using it

All are recommendations.
Good Luck!



I hope you mean socket 1155 and not 1156
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July 20, 2012 5:50:30 PM

No its perfect. Go buy it :D 
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July 20, 2012 6:12:29 PM

miimario221 said:
No its perfect. Go buy it :D 



the 2500k uses socket 1155 not 1156 :p  that's what im saying mate :D 
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July 20, 2012 7:26:26 PM

Thanks for correcting me. I always get confused between the LGA 1155 and 1556.
Its LGA 1155.
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