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Need help building first gaming rig for 1000$ budget

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April 17, 2012 6:03:55 PM

first time builder , wonder if this build will help me play games like BF3 or MW3 on max settings. Need help on which parts i should switch or is this going to last me for the next 2-3 years :) . I do appreciate the help from the people that are nice enough to give me advice
here is the build i currently have on my mind

Processor: Intel i5-2500k ($219.99)

Case: Cooler Master HAF X ($179.99 After rebate)
Video Card: EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti (Superclocked) - ($229.99 After rebate)

RAM: Corsair Vengeance 8GB 1600 MHz ($49.99)

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium OEM 64-bit ($99.99)
Motherboard: MSI P67A-G43
CPU Cooler: Corsair Hydro
Hard Drive: Seagate 7200 RPM 1TB HDD
Optical Drive: You could find an OEM dvd drive at newegg for $20.
PSU:… ($69.99)

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April 17, 2012 7:16:52 PM

CPU cooler: Hyper 212 Evo

You should cut some money on other things and get a 7870 (MSI Twin Frozr II OC) if you want to max out games... even that might not quite get it. Get a Corsair 400R as a case, and an ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 as your motherboard. Get a 7870 with the money you save. By the way, none of the links work.

Your GPU as is will not max out BF3... a 7870 would strain. Ideally, you would get a GTX 680... if you can.
April 17, 2012 9:40:25 PM
April 17, 2012 9:58:21 PM

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CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-G45 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($148.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($349.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 210 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($42.08 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Rosewill 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1088.98
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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