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April 11, 2012 3:07:23 AM

Alright, so I currently have a Toshiba Satellite laptop. It's one of the higher end models though. Recently, it's begun to break(broken lid hinge) so I've decided to build a new desktop. I'm a quick learner and have done a bunch of stuff involving mechanical things(airguns, firearms, etc.). I've been doing a bit of research and before I go and start ordering parts I'd like to get you guys' help in improving and possibly cutting my list of parts down.
My main use for this build is playing BF3 and Skyrim. I have them on 360 and love them! Would love to play on max settings for both, but if my budget doesn't permit it, I can deal with it. I'd love to be able to upgrade in the future too. Since I'm building a desktop from basically nothing, I'd need everything except a keyboard and mouse. Here's what I have now:

Motherboard: Asus P8z68-V/Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel
CPU: Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy-Bridge 2.8GHz(3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 115

GPU. Here's a place where I'm split. Do you think getting one or SLI two GPUs would be better? Here are the one's I'm thinking of using: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Would it be better to get the two or spring for a better one?

Power Source: Seasonic M121II 620 Bronze 620W

Here's a link to the cart I have on Newegg(planning on purchasing from here too). http://secure.newegg.com/Shopping/ShoppingCart.aspx?Sub...

So what do you guys think of this? I probably over looked a detail and something isn't compatible with something.

Thanks in advance!

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April 11, 2012 3:08:05 AM

One high end GPU is always better than two lesser ones in CF.
April 11, 2012 3:09:20 AM

whats you budget?
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April 11, 2012 3:10:19 AM

elyjah said:
whats you budget?


Forgot about that! I hope to keep in under 1.3k.
April 11, 2012 3:13:24 AM

That cart I can't see. Make it a wishlist.

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April 11, 2012 3:22:55 AM
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windows home premium,any samsung/asus/lg/viewsonic monitor at 23" or 24"1920x1080 resolution

a sapphire hd 7850 or a sapphire hd 6850 for a single gpu whichever one fit your budget.

18.99$ asus optical drive cd-rom/dvd-rom on newegg.
your psu the seasonic one is a great psu you should have no problem, and it's better to stick with a single gpu setup as it gives you lesser hassle

G.skill ripjaws X 8gb (2x4gb)1600mhz cl9 for RAM at 46.99$ or something

a 500gb or 1TB seagate 7200RPM or the 1TB samsung spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm for hard disk.

antec 300 or any nice case you think looks pretty.

after that your good to go, but you should still have room for like a sapphire 7850/7870 2gb on your budget if you choose the 150$ monitor one.

btw I didn't include the parts that you already have on your budget which is your mobo and intel i5 2300 (which i think you already have if i understand you right)

with a little tweak you might fit in a gtx680
April 11, 2012 3:54:19 AM

Tavo_Nova said:
windows home premium,any samsung/asus/lg/viewsonic monitor at 23" or 24"1920x1080 resolution

a sapphire hd 7850 or a sapphire hd 6850 for a single gpu whichever one fit your budget.

18.99$ asus optical drive cd-rom/dvd-rom on newegg.
your psu the seasonic one is a great psu you should have no problem, and it's better to stick with a single gpu setup as it gives you lesser hassle

G.skill ripjaws X 8gb (2x4gb)1600mhz cl9 for RAM at 46.99$ or something

a 500gb or 1TB seagate 7200RPM or the 1TB samsung spinpoint 1TB 7200rpm for hard disk.

antec 300 or any nice case you think looks pretty.

after that your good to go, but you should still have room for like a sapphire 7850/7870 2gb on your budget if you choose the 150$ monitor one.

btw I didn't include the parts that you already have on your budget which is your mobo and intel i5 2300 (which i think you already have if i understand you right)

with a little tweak you might fit in a gtx680


No, I don't have any of the parts yet. Just gathering a list for the total cost/damage report. ;) 

I was going to build an NVIDIA based computer though I've read that AMD is a better value for gaming computers. Which one is the best if planning for future upgrading?
April 11, 2012 3:56:47 AM

For 1.3K, get a 680 or 7870.
April 11, 2012 5:21:07 AM

You mean 680 or 7970?
April 18, 2012 12:16:58 AM

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