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$1000 Gaming Rig

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May 30, 2012 10:34:13 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as I figure parts out.

Budget Range: $900-$1000, +/- a bit.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming.

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.ca

Country: Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Parts Preferences: Able to play on a 42" LCD HDTV.

Overclocking: I believe so.

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe down the road.

Monitor Resolution: 1080p LCD

Additional Comments: Not too loud.
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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($106.28 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2GB Video Card ($249.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $939.22
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-30 18:23 EDT-0400)

I've been doing my research, or at least as much as a newbie's head can grasp and I guess this is what I have come up with.
The biggest dilemma I would say I have is trying to figure out what works with what, and what parts will give me max graphics for games like Diablo 3, Guild Wars 2, and some other randoms.

I would appreciate any help regarding gpu's as I have little to no idea which runs best and if theres functionality issues with different setups.

As far as parts go, I am still open to 100% new parts. The parts I have chosen are what I believe the direction I am supposed to go in.
I am sure parts will need to be adjusted. But as long as the goal of max settings on said games is achievable thats what matters. *Build it as if it were your own*

And as far as case goes, I believe I am leaning towards this one.
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681...

COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case



Thanks for your time.

Dee

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May 30, 2012 11:01:00 PM

650w psu is going light for dual 560 ti's. If it were something like 6950's then a 650w psu would be fine, but 750w is the norm for dual 560 ti's. Also look at "Direct Canada" with it's free shipping. Those cards are going for $25 cheaper on there.
May 30, 2012 11:06:19 PM

Well I am new to buildings and have no idea about graphics cards. What single card should I use to get the most out of it? $250-350 range what would be the best I can get a hold of?
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May 30, 2012 11:23:18 PM

Dual as in I'd have to buy 2 of em? What if I didn't want to buy 2. At least not now.
May 30, 2012 11:31:15 PM

Funk Stylez said:
Dual as in I'd have to buy 2 of em? What if I didn't want to buy 2. At least not now.

No, it means it leaves you the option open if you ever decide to add another one of those cards later on for a dual card configuration.
May 31, 2012 12:26:10 AM

Drop the Z77 board if you're not going with IB. The Extreme3 Gen3 Z68 board is better value for SB.
May 31, 2012 1:30:33 AM

sweet thanks azeem40 and why_me

And just a last question. I know i asked this before but gpu wise, whats the best graphics card for the build so far / budget of $250-350? that would be top of the line now while leaving me the option to dual card later on?
May 31, 2012 1:32:03 AM

At $240, you can get a Radeon 7850, which is the best value in its price range.
May 31, 2012 1:36:16 AM

Does it make much of a difference between 240 and 300?
May 31, 2012 1:50:58 AM

XFX Double D FX-785A-CDFC Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

EVGA 02G-P3-1568-KR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Which one is better?
May 31, 2012 3:21:10 AM

The 7850 hands down. It OCs far better, and even at stock, outperforms it in almost every game. Like I said, in its price range, it is unbeatable.
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