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April 15, 2012 4:26:00 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of september. I have my IGCSE exams and results ain't gonna arrive till July-august.

Budget Range: $1090.13 exactly, not more than this.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (crysis 2 dx11+hrt,assassin's creed,fallout3,bf3 dx11) and watching movies in HD

Parts Not Required: Keyboard,Mouse,Monitor,Speakers(i have skull candy headphones :sol:  ) and

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

Parts Preferences= CPU: Intel SB or IB, GPU: Nvidia 600 or 500 series, Sound Card:Creative EAX support
Overclocking= No
SLI or Crossfire= No
Monitor= It is an ACER rez 1366x768
Additional Comments= Is it possible to have a case with a side panel (like you know arcylic stuff). Do skullcandy headphones support EAX.

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April 15, 2012 4:40:59 PM

Why no overclocking? If you're serious, then:

CPU: IB i5-3470 - $200ish, I believe

Motherboard: ASRock Pro3 Z77 - $140
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

GPU: MSI Twin Frozr OC 7870 - $380
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

HDD: 1TB Seagate 7200rpm - $110
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

RAM: 2x4GB DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5v G.Skill (or Kingston, Crucial) - $55
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Case: Corsair 400R - $120
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

PSU: PC power and cooling Silencer MK II 750W Silver Rated - $125 ($30 off before 4/15):
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

Total: $1130 with Shipping and Handling.
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April 15, 2012 4:49:04 PM

@ddan49: My rez is so low (atleast what my cousin says) that overclocking would be worthless. Can you suggest an nvidia instead of an AMD( i want physx in batman arkham city).
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April 15, 2012 5:09:25 PM

Overclocking your CPU doesn't do anything to your fps... it just makes your computer work faster. CPU has NO relation to resolution. Better graphics cards affect fps. FYI, AMD performs fine in Batman, but if you insist....

GTX 570 MSI Twin Frozr OC for your GPU. FYI, NVidia is so, so much more expensive than AMD right now, even though AMD has better performance (when overclocked). http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AMD released the 78xx series, and it completely undercut NVidia. I think if you had a GTX 560 Ti, though, you could still max anything at that resolution. The 570 might be overkill.
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April 15, 2012 5:17:46 PM

ddan49 said:
Overclocking your CPU doesn't do anything to your fps... it just makes your computer work faster. CPU has NO relation to resolution. Better graphics cards affect fps. FYI, AMD performs fine in Batman, but if you insist....

GTX 570 MSI Twin Frozr OC for your GPU. FYI, NVidia is so, so much more expensive than AMD right now, even though AMD has better performance (when overclocked). http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

AMD released the 78xx series, and it completely undercut NVidia. I think if you had a GTX 560 Ti, though, you could still max anything at that resolution. The 570 might be overkill.



A bit off topic: will the gtx 600series equivalent of the gtx 560 will perform better than the gtx 580? Asking this cuz the gtx680 managed to smoke the gtx 590 in some tests and many ppl over the interwebz say that the gtx 680 is infact a gtx 670
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April 15, 2012 5:31:46 PM

Er... I'm unfamiliar with NVidia's lineup. Maybe someone in the graphics cards section can help you with that... I am way more familiar with AMD. Sorry!
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April 15, 2012 5:39:16 PM

actually i should be sorry for bothering you. thanx alot
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April 15, 2012 5:39:34 PM

Best answer selected by Darksol.
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April 15, 2012 5:53:01 PM

It's no problem at all! I'm not an expert in any one area, but I am good at matching up systems. So when someone asks me to decide between two elements I'm not familiar with, I don't feel right about giving advice because I'd just look up benchmarks... which anyone can do, so I wouldn't really be offering any expertise.

Good luck! If you have any more questions, feel free to pm me!
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