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May 4, 2012 12:39:48 AM

Hi. I'm looking for a new pc to max out all games out now through the end of 2013 at least. Im not that smart with pc's so I could use some help. Like Max Payne 3,BF3, Arkham City, and most importantly, SWTOR. I'll go through cyber power or Ibuypower as long as they are reliable. My budget is 1700 after shipping. I need an OS but no monitor and I would like fastest shipping without going over budget. I want no lag or stuttering like I had with my crappy pre built Ibuypower that I just sent back. Thank you!

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May 4, 2012 12:56:28 AM

Are you opposed to building the pc yourself? there are multiple guides online that help with this as well as plenty of support here on Tom's. you'd learn a lot and get exactly what you are looking for in a pc.
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May 4, 2012 1:05:56 AM

CaedenV said:
please use the system builder form so that we know exactly what you are looking for and what you already have in mind (if anything).
You should be able to build a pretty sweet rig for $1700

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic...

Approximate Purchase Date: sometime next week

Budget Range: $1-$1700 :) 

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING

Parts Not Required: Monitor Not Required

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any site that will build it for me, no home builds, I'm not nearly competent enough nor will I ever be lol.

Country: (e.g.: India) USA

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: None, whatever will provide the best gaming experience for the money.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe: Maybe, don't know enough

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Maybe: My pre-built had Xfire and it still sucked, that might just be cuz it was a crappy pre built.

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1440x900, 1600x1200, 1680x1050, 1920x1080, 1920x1200) The one I have is 1920x1080

Additional Comments: (e.g.: Need to have a window and lots of bling, I would like a quiet PC) I would like a good combo of quiet and cool, quiet is 60/40 with cool.
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May 4, 2012 1:51:40 AM

kelthic said:
Are you opposed to building the pc yourself? there are multiple guides online that help with this as well as plenty of support here on Tom's. you'd learn a lot and get exactly what you are looking for in a pc.

I don't think I have enough time, patience, skill, or confidence to get inside an expensive machine like that with just a guide and some helpful guys on the forum. Unless anyone lives near Davidson NC and wants to earn 50bucks lol
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May 4, 2012 4:28:39 AM

DUUUUDE! I just bought your rig lol.

It was $1600 and an i5-2500k, AMD Radeon 7970, 8GB Ram, Mobo had 2 pci slots so i could add a second card later and a 1200W 80PLUS GOLD PSU so i could run a second card later. It has a 90GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. I got the price down to 1600 by showing them prices from avadirect, ibuypower, and cyberpower.
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May 4, 2012 4:29:17 AM

Shoot forgot to tell you where i got it lol. It was a local shop but they have a website, its custompcandrepairs.com
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May 4, 2012 6:48:51 AM

EDIT: scratch that. I had a build but I second guessed after reading about bottlenecking issues and how it wasn't good enough to last. I guess I just need somebody who knows about this stuff to do it for me. :( 
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May 4, 2012 2:56:03 PM

Go on Cyberpower and choose these:

i5-3530
ASRock Extrem4 Z77
4gb x 2 Kingston Hyper X
1 TB Seagate Barracuda HD
Thermaltake FRIO CPU cooler
Corsair 400R case
Corsair 850 TXV2 PSU
Nvidia GTX 680 GPU

If its too much $$, downgrade the 680 GPU to the 580.

Also, use SPRING0410 promo code for 5% off.
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May 4, 2012 2:57:20 PM

use the GAMER XTREME 1000 under 3rd Gen PCs.
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May 4, 2012 3:38:37 PM

Hah - I'm like 30 miles away. But yes, get one on Cyberpower if you don't want to do it yourself. But get the i5-3570K and a GTX 680 - you should be good through next year with those.
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May 4, 2012 7:58:37 PM

jessterman21 said:
Hah - I'm like 30 miles away. But yes, get one on Cyberpower if you don't want to do it yourself. But get the i5-3570K and a GTX 680 - you should be good through next year with those.

Only next year? :( 
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May 4, 2012 8:05:46 PM

Nobody can predict the future. But it should be good for a few years.
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May 4, 2012 8:54:47 PM

Configuration
*BASE_PRICE: [+1169]
BLUETOOTH: None
CAS: Thermaltake Commander Mid-Tower Gaming Case [-4] (Black Color)
CASUPGRADE: None
CD: 24X Double Layer Dual Format DVD+-R/+-RW + CD-R/RW Drive (BLACK COLOR)
CD2: None
COOLANT: Standard Coolant
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-3820 Quad-Core 3.60 GHz 10MB Intel Smart Cache LGA2011 (All Venom OC Certified)
CS_FAN: Default case fans
ENGRAVING: None
FA_HDD: None
FAN: Asetek 510LC Liquid Cooling System 120MM Radiator & Fan (Enhanced Cooling Performance + Extreme Silent at 20dBA) (Single Standard 120MM Fan)
FLASHMEDIA: None
FREEBIE_CU: None
GLASSES: None
HDD: 1TB SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 32MB Cache 7200RPM HDD (Single Drive)
HDD2: None
IEEE_CARD: None
IUSB: Built-in USB 2.0 Ports
KEYBOARD: Xtreme Gear (Black Color) Multimedia/Internet USB Keyboard
MEMORY: 8GB (2GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Quad Channel Memory (Kingston HyperX [+16])
MONITOR: None
MONITOR2: None
MONITOR3: None
MOTHERBOARD: (SLI/CrossFireX) ASRock X79 Extreme4-M Intel X79 Chipset Quad Channel DDR3 mATX w/ UEFI bios, XFast LAN, Charger, & USB Technology, 7.1 HD Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, SATA-III RAID, 3 Gen3 PCIe X16 & 1 PCI
MOUSE: XtremeGear Optical USB 3 Buttons Gaming Mouse
NETWORK: Onboard Gigabit LAN Network
OS: Microsoft® Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit Edition)
OVERCLOCK: No Overclocking
POWERSUPPLY: 850 Watts - Corsair CMPSU-850TXV2 80 Plus Power Supply - Quad SLI Ready [+83]
RUSH: RUSH!!! READY TO SHIP IN NEXT BUSINESS DAY
SERVICE: STANDARD WARRANTY: 3-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY PLUS LIFE-TIME TECHNICAL SUPPORT
SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
SPEAKERS: None
TEMP: None
TUNING: None
TVRC: None
USB: None
USBFLASH: None
USBHD: None
USBX: None
VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 1.5GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+406] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA [-20])
VIDEO2: None
VIDEO3: None
WNC: None
_PRICE: (+1650)
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Is that any better for the money?
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May 4, 2012 9:12:05 PM

ahawkeye419 said:
Only next year? :( 

Through the end of 2013, yes. I doubt you'll still be maxing out ALL games in 2014, but they'll still likely be very playable on high settings.
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May 5, 2012 1:08:55 AM

So all the parts are good quality? No bottlenecking? Long life?
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May 7, 2012 6:06:28 PM

Change the RAM config to 4gb x 2.

Change the CPU cooler to anything else (my choice) but if you keep that make sure you get the dual fan (push-pull) configuration. i would highly recommend just getting a normal fan. its zero maintenance and easy to understand.
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May 7, 2012 6:08:56 PM

i would probably do MAX CASE FANS for +9.

also no bottlenecking on that rig, like the other dude said. at least thru 2013.
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