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July 3, 2012 8:57:47 AM

Hello,everybody
i want to build a gaming rig in mid-budget range, about 1500$...
i have a 1080p monitor and wanted to play games like crysis 2 ( and later 3) on atleast 40-50fps...
also wanted to watch full hd movies...
i was confused about many things:

1. amd cpu or intel??
2.mobo?
3.gpu? (ati 7850 or nvidia 560ti?)
4.a good 600w psu
5. pc case

please help me out with this one...
thanking u in advance....


sayash kapoor

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July 3, 2012 9:32:31 AM

1. Intel
2. ASRock Z77 Ext4
3. 7850
4. Yes :p 
5. Fractal Design
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July 3, 2012 11:42:15 AM

Hi ,

Look at this build:

http://gamingrig.blogspot.com/2012/06/1000-gaming-pc-ju...

If you don't see the parts disable adblock.

It has everything you will need in next 2years+
It cost 1000$ with Win7 but you can of course remove the Windows cost.

enjoy.

for those who are too lazy to click:
Intel Core i5 3450 + Nvidia GTX 670 :) 
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July 3, 2012 12:50:20 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 3, 2012 1:07:11 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($137.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($94.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master CM 690 II (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Microcenter)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($62.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($25.97 @ Newegg)
Total: $1141.75
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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July 15, 2012 10:00:04 AM

Best answer selected by sayash.
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