Gaming build for friend budget $1100

Approximate Purchase Date: Sooner the better

Budget Range: $1100 is the max without shipping.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: no

Do you need to buy OS:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (e.g.: newegg.com, ncix.com -- to show us selection & pricing) :

Location: US

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: probably

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1980x1080
He wants to be able to play BF3 on ultra if possible im not sure if he can with a $1100 budget and intel based system. If you think he should go with AMD build a pc with that ;p
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  1. Is $1100 including the OS? If not, what about this build...

    CPU: Intel i5 3570k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504


    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293


    Ram: G. Skill Ripjaws DDR3 8gb 1600 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314


    PSU: Corsair TX750 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021


    GPU: GIGABYTE Windforce GTX 670 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423


    Case: Cooler Master Haf XM - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119257


    HDD: SAMSUNG Spinpoint 500gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152181

    These specs should let your friend run ultra setting in comfortable frame rates in bf3.
  2. COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $79.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $69.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    $16.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    $229.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    $34.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $119.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $134.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    $89.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $79.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023

    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $409.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $399.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787-

    The total for this build comes to $1132.91 and with the GTX 670 and 3570k cpu you will be able to game at ultra settings in BF3.
  3. inzone said:
    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    $79.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $69.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119196

    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    $16.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204

    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    $229.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    $34.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    $119.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533

    G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAO
    $45.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231544

    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    $134.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157293

    CORSAIR Gaming Series GS600 600W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    $89.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $79.99 and free shipping.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139023

    EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    $409.99 and a $10 rebate makes the final price $399.99.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130787-

    The total for this build comes to $1132.91 and with the GTX 670 and 3570k cpu you will be able to game at ultra settings in BF3.


    No SLI so the extreme 4 is not needed. Z77 Pro3 will do.

    And I'd switch the PSU to something better. Such as http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=65319&vpn=PPCMK3S600&manufacture=PC%20Power%20%26%20Cooling or http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=59616&vpn=P1650SNLB9&manufacture=XFX

    Those changes would get you under $1100.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bFzM

    You could even reduce that price more by going with the Z75 Pro3.

    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/bFCe

    Unless there is a microcenter near by the PSU is gonna run you ~$7 more so the savings from the Z75 will keep you at the $1100 mark.
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