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$1300 Gaming PC

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September 27, 2012 12:12:42 AM

I have never built computer before so I need some advice for picking parts. I want to play Skyrim, Minecraft, BF3, Crysis, Just Cause 2, Portal 2, Mass Effect 3 and Witcher 2. I will be playing at 1080p resolution but plan on getting two more monitors in the future. I need enough storage for lots of music in CD or flac quality as well as many movies. The build must include Windows 7 in the budget. Any help would be great thanks.

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September 27, 2012 1:58:07 AM

im kinda new but for gaming you should go with the i5 cpu with a z77 board i chose asus v pro do you plan on cross fire or sli (using more than one GPU) thats a start
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September 27, 2012 1:59:49 AM

dependng on your CPU and GPU set up wil determine your PSU. and case is more than just looks you want it to be able to keep cool
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September 27, 2012 2:01:21 AM

i have a decent build in system forum if you just scroll down its the ivy brdge i5 3750k build from yesterday its cheaper than 1300 but its a good gaming build only thing better for it would be even better gpu maybe
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September 27, 2012 2:32:03 AM

Get this.

cpu & motherboard combo - i5 3570k & asrock z77 extreme3 $337 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
cpu cooler - cooler master hyper 212 evo $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
memory - corsair vengeance low profile 8gb $39 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hdd - wd black 1.5tb $104 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61468&vpn=WD1502FAEX&m...
ssd - ocz vertex 4 128gb $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu - xfx double d 7950 $290 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case - corsair 400r $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu - corsair tx750 $80 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58382&vpn=CMPSU%2D750T...
optical drive - samsung $22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
os - windows 7 $90.50 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

total - $1182.50 after rebates and shipping
The gpu has lots of ports for the monitors you plan on getting later.
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September 27, 2012 10:59:01 AM

strife_ff7 said:
Get this.

cpu & motherboard combo - i5 3570k & asrock z77 extreme3 $337 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...
cpu cooler - cooler master hyper 212 evo $30 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
memory - corsair vengeance low profile 8gb $39 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
hdd - wd black 1.5tb $104 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=61468&vpn=WD1502FAEX&m...
ssd - ocz vertex 4 128gb $100 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
gpu - xfx double d 7950 $290 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
case - corsair 400r $90 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
psu - corsair tx750 $80 http://us.ncix.com/products/?sku=58382&vpn=CMPSU%2D750T...
optical drive - samsung $22 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
os - windows 7 $90.50 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004Q0PT3I/?tag=pcpapi-20

total - $1182.50 after rebates and shipping
The gpu has lots of ports for the monitors you plan on getting later.


Would that power supply be enough if I crossfire or sli or whatever in the future?
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September 27, 2012 10:59:34 AM

Oh and thanks for the input Vannytran.
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September 27, 2012 1:11:18 PM

Power supply will be able to handle crossfire but i would not recommend it. If you are going to cross on that build i would go above 800 in any case. IT should support it but always leave your self at least 200W of a margin in case of overclocking etc and overall so you don't tax the PSU too much.
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September 27, 2012 9:39:29 PM

gloomfish said:
Would that power supply be enough if I crossfire or sli or whatever in the future?


That's a good psu it's more than enough for overclocking and crossfire.
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