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June 11, 2012 3:04:10 AM

:hello:  , well I will be buying a new PC for gaming, my budget is around $900 (dollars) (just the pc not including monitor nor windows) , no more Ill get cracked windows and a cheapy monitor. I will be playing Battlefield 3 all day now with the new maps im really excited hopefully I wont see sunlight again :D  lol... Ah well im a noob and dont know much about computers... the components I really want right now are

Processor: i5 2500k (3.3 to 3.7ghz(turbo) or i5 2400 ( 3.1 to 3.3ghz(trubo) so I can save money as it is a budget build. One question here: Do you think I really really really need 2500k for gaming? I think i5 2400 will be enough as I will be gaming in one screen hoping to get a 1600 resolution or a 1920 one...

Graphics card: GTX560 Ti 1gb (plus overcloack, I dunno how but I could ask here later when I get my pc if i ever get it) could you guys tell me if gtx560ti will run battlefield 3 ultra? I just want to get at least 35fps so its playable you know lol, even though 45 or more would be very nice I could sell some things to buy GTX 570 1.2GB ive read very nice things on da web of it...

and thats all well the other things, i will just go to a local pc store, since i live in Mexico sending the components through tigerdirectcom is 360 dollars or something plus 15% of what I bought or something according to Mexican importation taxes... *** it we suck well will that work? and by the way are there good sound cards under 30 dollars? the other question is: is 8gb really needed for gaming? I was thinking of 4gb or 6gb so i can save up

remember things arent what they coast in usa they sell it as if they were newer (Date) and stuff lol well thats all recommend the other parts byebye :hello:  hope you can help me thanks
June 11, 2012 10:27:00 AM

i5-2500k with a GTX 560Ti is a good start.

You should see the 35+ fps results you want with a little over-clocking I think a steady 40 is possible.

Add a Z68 or Z77 motherboard,
2x4GB (8GB) 1600MHz Dual Channel DDR3 RAM,
CPU cooler (to OC your CPU to a nice frequency),
decent 80PLUS rated 500-500w PSU,
+ the other bits and bobs, HDD, Optical Drive, Case ect....and you should be good to go :) 
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June 11, 2012 1:04:54 PM

I've always heard mixed feedback on the 480's - noisy, produces loads of heat, and not to mention it's an "old" card now. I'd be tempted to stick with the 560Ti or even look towards AMD's new 7xxx series.
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June 11, 2012 1:28:19 PM

Buy Windows dont be a cheap ass. Wouldnt help ya just because you didnt read the ToS before posting.
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June 11, 2012 1:48:35 PM

Edit: Nevermind

Cut your budget to 800 and throw in a $100 copy of Windows 7. Or if you want, just use Windows 8 Release Preview until Windows 8 comes out and you can buy it.
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June 11, 2012 1:58:25 PM

Because we can get him to cut his hardware budget to 800 and still get a decent build.
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June 11, 2012 2:02:20 PM

Quote:
"Ill get cracked windows "

Why are we still helping?

You missed the "no more" in front of it.
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June 11, 2012 2:06:49 PM

The "no more" is saying no more than $900 I believe. Which $100 for Windows 7 and $800 for hardware can still get a good system.
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June 11, 2012 2:10:19 PM

Well, it's after the comma so I think PO means he wouldn't get cracked W7 and cheap monitor any more. So yes, the $900 include a copy of legit W7. Throwing in a decent monitor will be very difficult. Challenge accepted?
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June 11, 2012 2:10:42 PM

Put down the mouse and get some sleep! :D  You been doing some gaming?

He can get a basic TN monitor, forget IPS at his budget. Then at 1600x900 he can save some on the GPU with fewer pixels to push.
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June 11, 2012 2:13:04 PM

I do that a lot. I hop on Tom's for a "few" minutes before launching a game, and never get around to the game. lol
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June 11, 2012 2:14:28 PM

It's like 2:15 pm where recon-uk is. Go to sleep. I'll do the same (almost midnight in where I am).
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June 11, 2012 2:15:13 PM

Hmm its 10:15am here in Ohio :D 
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June 11, 2012 2:45:02 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3V Micro ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($77.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($239.70 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred ATX Mid Tower Case ($49.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Antec 450W ATX12V Power Supply ($34.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $845.18
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-06-11 10:44 EDT-0400)
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