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November 9, 2012 6:37:35 AM

I am looking for an amazing gaming desktop to run MW3 and Black op's 2 on high (preferably ultra) on a consistent and smooth FPS. I am new to building computers this will be my first ever computer and I want it to last me for at least 4 years.

Approximate Purchase Date: Christmas Day.

Budget Range: $700 - 1000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Sole Purpose: MW3 and BO2, 60+ FPS on ultra/max settings (high settings if ultra/max is not possible with my budget), I would like my minimum FPS to be in the 45-60 range.

I have looked at Alienware's x51 but I don't think that will be able to handle MW3 or Black op's 2 on high or even ultra

I assempled this build on the iBuyPower Website What can I fix to save money and will I be able to play black op's and mw3 on ultra or max? and how much fps should I get with this build if anyone has a better build for a lower price please let me know and also will my build overheat? I'm very worried about that.

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers

Country: USA

Overclocking: If necessary and not too much - I do not wish for my computer to overheat and die

Additional Comments: Please let me know if you have any questions

I am eager to read through your builds, advice, suggestions and guidelines. Thank you for your valued time!

Case : AZZA Armour Gaming Case

Processor::Intel® Core™ i5-3570 Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache)

Processor Cooling::Liquid CPU Cooling System [SOCKET-1155] - Standard 120mm Fan

Memory::8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module

Video Card::NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 - 2GB - EVGA Superclocked

Motherboard::Gigabyte GA-B75M-D3H

Power Supply::750 Watt - Thermaltake TR2 TRX-750M

Primary Hard Drive::1 TB HARD DRIVE -- 32M Cache, 7200 RPM, 6.0Gb/s - Single Drive

Optical Drive::24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black


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November 9, 2012 6:47:41 AM

well you have a couple options .. but i would say a 7870 would be a good match or a 660 ti .. there about in that range saying you plan to play at 1080p .. if its a lower resolution then that you could possibly go with a less powerful card.. but i would say that is your starting point .. if your going for a higher end card get the 7970 GHZ edition ..
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November 9, 2012 6:49:42 AM

keep in mind that around dec/jan time frame amd will come out with the newer graphic cards.. so if you hold out a little longer you might be able to get a better deal and make sure to take advantage of cyber monday and black friday if possible. to get the good deals.
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November 9, 2012 6:50:52 AM

I think you will be disappointed with the performance of the GTX650 in high-end games. Get a 660 at least, or a Radeon HD 7850.
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November 9, 2012 7:06:04 AM

never consider alienware.. ever..
I put together a price up for the components in their maxxed out $7,000pc.. it came out at $2600 to build it yourself.

I would suggest the i5-3570k meaning its really easy to overclock.. the watercooling would almost be put to waste with the regular i5-3570..

8gb ram, fine for games..

gtx 650 will pull through, if you can shoot higher, then do so.. something like a gtx 660 will be nearly twice as powerfull..

consider an ssd for your favorite games + OS.. the OCZ Agility 3 120gb is cheap, high transfer speeds, and overall good value for performance..

and i dont have those games personally and i dont have a setup like yours but i can guess you will get greater than 60 fps with those games
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November 9, 2012 1:38:12 PM

Hey guys thanks for the help after some research i've made some changes and i'm pretty sure this would be a much better buy

CPU Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core $215.99
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-H77-DS3H ATX LGA1155 $95.23
Memory Corsair XMS3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 $36.98
Storage Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM $74.99
Video Card Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB $234.99
Sound Card StarTech PCISOUND5CH $15.00
Power Supply XFX 550W ATX12V / EPS12V $53.99
Optical Drive LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer $17.99
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) $89.99
NZXT Guardian Black SECC Steel Chassis ATX Mid Tower Case $76.00

Grand total of $911.15 just under my limit

So what do you guys think? could you suggest something else or do I have a pretty solid build?
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November 9, 2012 2:45:27 PM

Are you planning to overclock? If not, you can get the basic i5-3570 instead of the K version, which will save you some money.
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November 9, 2012 3:04:27 PM

Herr_Koos said:
Are you planning to overclock? If not, you can get the basic i5-3570 instead of the K version, which will save you some money.

Might as well get the cheapest Ivy-Bridge i5, then.

Get DDR3-1600 - it isn't any more expensive.

I'd suggest the more powerful GTX 660 or HD 7870 if you're budgeting $230 for a video card. My pick would be the GTX.

No reason to get a $15 sound card - integrated sound is fine. The only way you'll be able to tell a difference is if you buy a $50+ sound card.
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November 10, 2012 12:45:26 AM

ditch the sound card.. you will see no benefit at that price..
and upgrade to the caviar black.. being your boot and storage drive, you want it to be good..
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November 19, 2012 11:28:41 PM

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