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May 10, 2012 9:27:01 PM

Alright, I am looking to build a new rig and I need it strictly because I work off of it for school using programs like UDK as well as I play games like Skyrim, Battlefield 3 and World of Warcraft. I need help picking the parts. The budget is $1000 and please try not to go over it as I am a student in college. I already have the video cards, CPU cooler and PSU already picked out. Also, when the motherboard is being picked out I would like a motherboard capable of SLI for my geforce gtx 550 TI's please. Also I would like a Quad-Core CPU and at minimum, 8GB of RAM with a minimum of 500GB HDD. Can someone please help me? The case is also something I am looking at so please don't be hesitant to pick one for me to see. I also need these parts picked for next month.

EDIT: Also, I have the mouse, keyboard, speakers and monitor already. I live in Canada and the perferred website is tigerdirect.ca and newegg.ca Please try to keep it on the same website if you could.

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May 10, 2012 10:58:36 PM

when you say "picked out" do you mean you have them? If you do list them for us.

for 1k or less you can get a i5/z68/7850 set up that would rock....
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May 10, 2012 11:13:05 PM

Like I already have Gigabyte Geforce GTX 550TI (OC) x2, Corsair H70 Liquid Cooling and a Corsair Enthusiast TX 750W and I already have them in my possession.

EDIT: Like I said before I need a motherboard for SLI so I can Dual Video Cards unless there is a better solution for that.
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May 11, 2012 1:27:05 AM

Have you already bought these parts? If not get a 560ti or 7870 for your graphics card. They will both do much better and use less power.
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May 11, 2012 5:37:19 AM

I see, I have one gtx 550TI but I still need the other one but now that you say that I am probably going to get one of the ones you listed. What is your suggestion out of those two? Also, about the other parts I have already bought the CPU cooler and the PSU.
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May 11, 2012 5:10:13 PM

If you can return the 55t0ti I would do so.

Your PSU looks good. Cooler is fine but not needed. Here is a build I'd get:

Save Money Build/ keep 550ti x2 :

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Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Item #: N82E16811147153
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


$59.99
$49.99
1

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231308
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$39.99
1

----------------------combo----------------
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118067
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$13.00 Combo


$102.98
$84.98
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-------------------combo--------------------
GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813128502
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Intel Core i3-2120 Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz LGA 1155 65W Dual-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I32120
Item #: N82E16819115077
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant
-$12.00 Combo
$20.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


$254.98
$232.98
Subtotal: $407.94


===================or return 550ti x 2 and go with ======================

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COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Item #: N82E16811119233
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$10.00 Instant


$69.99
$59.99
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-------------------other 7850s are out of stock but feel free to wait for them-----

XFX FX-785A-CNFC Radeon HD 7850 Core Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Item #: N82E16814150608
Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy


$254.99
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AMD Gift - Dirt SHOWDOWN Gift Coupon
Item #: N82E16800995124
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$59.99 Saving


$59.99
$0.00
1

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1066 (PC3 8500) Desktop Memory Model F3-8500CL7D-8GBRL
Item #: N82E16820231308
Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


$39.99
1

--------------combo---------
Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136769
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM
Item #: N82E16827118067
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$13.00 Combo


$102.98
$84.98
1

--------------mad combo------------
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
Item #: N82E16819116504
Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy
BIOSTAR TZ77XE3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
Item #: N82E16813138355
Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
-$5.00 Instant
-$20.00 Combo


$379.98
$354.98
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Newegg Promotional Gift Card - $20.00
Item #: N82E168GC000001
Your Promotional Gift Card will be emailed 4 days after invoice.
Subtotal: $794.93

The 2nd build is a much better build. It allows for a meaningful Crossfire in time as it is needed and gives you all the current high end CPU/mobo stuff you need.

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May 11, 2012 11:06:06 PM

Thank you for all of this information. I am definitely going to get a new 7850 or I am thinking of getting a GTX560 instead. And yeah, I had bought the liquid cooling system because the stock one I had in my PC died so I had to by one so I could get my school work done :p  I also keep forgetting to say this but I also don't need a DVD drive. Sorry for the inconvenience.

EDIT: I also am going to be recording videos of games and rendering them as well on this computer.
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May 12, 2012 12:36:54 AM

One thing you should check. Get 1333 MHz ram. It is not that much faster, but it is only about $5 more.
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May 12, 2012 9:50:59 PM

Will do good sir.
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