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Need Help Building A Budget Gaming PC

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May 25, 2012 5:07:10 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Middle of June

Budget Range: $800-$1100 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming hd 1080p videos, downloading music/video, burning DVD/CD

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.memoryexpress.com/

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: Intel 3rd gen cpu, nvidia GTX 560Ti, ssd, mid-size gaming case, Windows 7 64bit

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:
-Quiet PC if possible
-Cool style case with visible side
-If I buy a i5 3570K and not planning to over clocking it, but just for the performance, is that alright? Or should I just get the i5 3550?
-I'm not those gaming "people" with headsets and all those hard core gears (No offense)
-8gb memory is good enough (with future upgrades available on mobo)
-Planning on playing BF3 or Crysis 2, a decent MMORPG, and League of Legends
-I like to stream hd 1080p movies, downloading them and burning them
-Thank you for taking your time helping me

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May 25, 2012 6:28:10 AM

Thanks for your suggestion, but I would rather get a gtx 560ti for an ssd and a better mobo
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May 25, 2012 7:23:30 AM

670 is way better than a 560ti-
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
560ti is not enough to max out many games with smooth frame rates-
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/10/battlefield...
SSD is a good "accessory" but not a necessity,it cuts loading times but i don't think it's a good idea to get a weaker gpu for a ssd.
the motherboard has every required feature for you.you don't wanna overclock,you don't wanna SLi then why do you need a better(more expensive)board?
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May 25, 2012 7:32:15 PM

Thanks for your help, can anyone else give me some more builds and suggestions so I can have more choice please?
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May 25, 2012 7:39:28 PM

hellfire24 said:
670 is way better than a 560ti-
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-670-rev...
560ti is not enough to max out many games with smooth frame rates-
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2011/11/10/battlefield...
SSD is a good "accessory" but not a necessity,it cuts loading times but i don't think it's a good idea to get a weaker gpu for a ssd.
the motherboard has every required feature for you.you don't wanna overclock,you don't wanna SLi then why do you need a better(more expensive)board?


How about changing the i5 3450 to i5 2500? It is the same price in Memoryexpress but and i5 2500 has more GHz
And the gtx 670 2gb is meant for over clock?
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May 26, 2012 3:33:59 AM

^in fact it's a good idea(i thought you wanted IB).and yeah gtx 670 is a great overclocker.
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May 26, 2012 5:46:57 AM

O ***, the windows 7 OC worths like 100$ also =O
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