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I currently have a pretty substantial check in hand and have been wanting to move away from my macbook pro and now that the opportunity has come, I have no idea where to start. My budget is 2500k which I'm sure is more than enough to get some above average hardware. I do have Windows 7 and that's pretty much it. No monitor or shell. Thanks in advance.
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  1. What country?
  2. United States
  3. buy this:

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($314.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($414.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($414.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($101.93 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: Antec 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VW246H 24.0" Monitor ($183.95 @ SuperBiiz)
    Total: $2038.77
  4. Perfect, thanks for the quick answer. This no doubt will run BF3 on ultra at max resolution? Or guild wars 2 max settings?
  5. justanothername said:
    Perfect, thanks for the quick answer. This no doubt will run BF3 on ultra at max resolution? Or guild wars 2 max settings?


    Absolutely do doubt! it can run Crysis 2 @5760x1080
  6. justanothername said:
    I currently have a pretty substantial check in hand and have been wanting to move away from my macbook pro and now that the opportunity has come, I have no idea where to start. My budget is 2500k which I'm sure is more than enough to get some above average hardware. I do have Windows 7 and that's pretty much it. No monitor or shell. Thanks in advance.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice <------ This is the sticky at the top of this forum. Copy & paste it on here please.
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