Mid to high range gaming build

Hi guys,

I'm trying to build a rig that it is future proof (5 years) and can run diablo 3 on max settings.

My current parts picked out.


My budget is $1000. Any help is appreciated!
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  1. actually I would make several adjustments. first i'd go with a 3rg generation Ivy bridge intel processor. I'd also get 16 gigs of ram as ram is cheap. why the slow hard disk? do you already have another one your using as a primary hard disk? I'd recommend an SSD or at least a 7200rpm drive.
    Finally in June MS is having a promotion where you can upgrade to Windows 8 for $15 if you get a windows 7. that would future proof it quite a bit I think.
  2. 16gb of ram is not needed. Use any extra cash to get your gpu budget to $200 if you can so you can pick up a 6950 or lower pick up a 6870. Gpu muscle is the most important factor in gaming.
  3. 50 bucks over w/ MIR at newegg


    NZXT Source 210 S210-001 Black “Aluminum Brush / Plastic” ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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    ASUS VS Series VS228H-P Black 21.5" 5ms HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen LCD Monitor
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    -$30.00 Instant


    -----------solid solid GPU---------
    HIS IceQ X H785QN2G2M Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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    -$35.00 Instant


    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
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    -------------combo---- You can add drives later as they get cheaper
    Western Digital Caviar Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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    ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner - Bulk - OEM
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    -$10.00 Instant
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    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power ...
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    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9
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    -$30.00 Instant
    -$15.00 Combo
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    Intel Core i5-2550K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Without IGP BX80623i52550K
    Item #: N82E16819115230
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    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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    -$15.00 Combo
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    Subtotal: $1,087.90
  4. Your build is perfectly fine as it is with one exception, I would get a more powerful video card than a 6850.

    If you plan to overclock, I would not consider an Ivy Bridge over a Sandy Bridge, Ivys are more or less a failure in Intel's history book, under overclocking conditions they get insanely hot, and stock to stock, at best the 3570K is only a 6% improvement over the 2500K.


    I would consider this video card instead, its factory overclocked, and It would be about the Nvidia Equivalent of a GTX 570.

    And no, you do not need any more than 8GB of RAM for gaming, take it from someone who thought he was being cute by getting 16GB.
  5. On second glance though, I would get a different hard drive as your primary boot.

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