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First PC. For bf3 ~$1200

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May 15, 2012 2:42:20 AM

Yes I am a first poster hahaha :) 

First time doing this and doing research is doing my head in so i'll ask for advice which seems easiest

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Approximate Purchase Date: whenever

Budget Range: 1000-1500 if you can convince me

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming>internet>watching movies>etc

Parts Not Required: mouse, headset, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: msy.com pccasegear.com i don't really mind

Country: Australia

Parts Preferences

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 pretty standard?

Additional Comments: wouldn't mind having a quiet pc but don't mind that much tbh

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Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (6M Cache, up to 3.80 GHz)

SAPPHIRE HD 7850 OC 2GB GDDR5

More about : bf3 1200

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May 15, 2012 5:46:26 AM
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May 15, 2012 11:22:58 AM

MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$169.00

Intel Core i5 3570KIn stock
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$245.00

Corsair Vengeance CML8GX3M2A1600C9 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$65.00

Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$99.00

Crucial M4 SSD 64GB
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$99.00

Sapphire Radeon HD7870 2GB GHZ
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$359.00

Fractal Design Define R3 Black USB 3.0
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$145.00

Fractal Design Silent Series 140mm Fan
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$16.00

Arctic Cooling 120mm F12 Fan
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$11.00

Corsair TX-650 V2 Power Supply
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$115.00

CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$39.00

ASUS VE247H 23.6in Widescreen LED Monitor
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
$175.00
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$1537.00

The Silent Fractal Case and Fans puts it a little over the budget, but well worth it.

I used a I5 ivy Bridge unlocked CPU for the build and a newer HD 7870 GPU. The 6950 is being phased out. the 7870 is faster and run cooler using less power.
HD 7850/7870 review
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-hd-7870-revi...
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May 15, 2012 12:16:04 PM

yes go with jerreddredd. the fractal case is the best
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May 15, 2012 1:04:17 PM

Realised about the updated ivy bridge about an hour ago and then the phase out of the 6950s

Is the extra 100 dollars for the better version of the gpu worth it or not
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
for the motherboard also would keep me around 1400

EDIT:
went with SanDisk Extreme 120GB $129 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
and HDD: WD Green 2TB $119 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
just because 64gb isn't really enough for everything and 20 dollars more for another tb seems worth it
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May 15, 2012 3:11:20 PM

Confuzleds said:
Realised about the updated ivy bridge about an hour ago and then the phase out of the 6950s

Is the extra 100 dollars for the better version of the gpu worth it or not
http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
for the motherboard also would keep me around 1400

EDIT:
went with SanDisk Extreme 120GB $129 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
and HDD: WD Green 2TB $119 http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?main_page=product_i...
just because 64gb isn't really enough for everything and 20 dollars more for another tb seems worth it


SSD and HDD switch works for me. I was looking a the Crucial M4 128Gb, but it wasn't in stock and a little more$

I was going to go with a single PCIe 3.0 MB, but you said maybe on SLI, so I wanted to leave the option open to you. the AsRock MB works for me also.

the 7870 vs the 6950 the 7870 is a faster GPU and is more efficient. it ultimately your call. the 6950 isn't a bad card for gaming. it does run a little hot, so it you are putting the rig in a warm environment then you should go with the 7870.
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May 15, 2012 9:45:04 PM

Extra $100 dollars from the 7850 to the 7870 I meant
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May 16, 2012 2:33:08 PM

Confuzleds said:
Extra $100 dollars from the 7850 to the 7870 I meant

Yes, its worth it in my opinion.
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May 27, 2012 2:47:27 AM

Best answer selected by Confuzleds.
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