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September 2, 2012 6:39:07 AM

So I am a nub and I learned how to put everything together and stuff but when it comes to parts I am not exactly sure.

This is my budget build list. Please check if any of these parts wont work with each other, or leave suggestions of what I should get instead.

NZXT Phantom Black Mid Tower Case - Already bought.
http://www.amazon.com/NZXT-Phantom-Tower-Gaming-Case/dp...

ASUS P8H67-M PRO/CSM LGA 1155
http://www.amazon.com/P8H67-M-PRO-CSM-REV-3-0/dp/B004Q7...

Intel Core i5-2500K Quad-Core Processor 3.3 GHz
http://www.amazon.com/Intel-i5-2500K-Quad-Core-Processo...

Corsair Builder Series CX600 600 watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Certified-Compatible-Plat...

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-DL-DVI-I-SL-DVI-D-PCI-Ex...
ie=UTF8&colid=6UA4NSBF4EJB&coliid=I1K6CG7GG5GSI1

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XFX AMD Radeon HD 6870 900M 1 GB
http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-MINIDP-PCI-E-HD687AZHF...

Corsair Vengeance Blue 8 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-PC3-12800-1600m...

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB
http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Cache-Desk...

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Windows-Home-Premium-Up...

Probably not gonna get ALL of these parts on Amazon but please leave suggestions. Thanks for your time :) 
September 2, 2012 7:23:34 AM

Here my suggestion since you already have the case you mentioned this would preform way better than your build as is reasons why 7850 is better faster than a 6950

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7850 2GB Video Card ($216.97 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 600W ATX12V Power Supply ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $883.89
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 03:20 EDT-0400)
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September 2, 2012 7:32:40 AM

It's incredibly pointless to pair a 2500K with an H67 because you lose access to the multiplier.

Try something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($194.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($97.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB Video Card ($307.86 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($64.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair 650W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $879.34
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-02 03:32 EDT-0400)
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September 2, 2012 7:38:43 AM

Thanks I am a total nub when picking parts. So what settings will i be able to run bf3 on with G-units build. If you know. lol.
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September 2, 2012 10:48:40 AM

Best answer selected by TRoJAN1107.
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