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Hello everyone. I am currently deployed and would like to build a computer while I am here possibly. It depends how much time I end up having. I may end up waiting until I return to the states but in case I do it out here I want some advice.

I was on newegg for about two days looking at components and cases and I finally admitted to myself that there is a good portion that I dont even know the differences in. So I turn to you for the experianced advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: In two weeks or so.

Budget Range: $1,000 stretchable to $1,200 if need be. After Rebates, After Shipping. This is for components and case only.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Playing MMO's namely SWTOR at the highest settings possible with at least a 40 FPS rate./ Internet surfing/ Movie watching

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: New build from the ground up.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Not in this budget)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No preferance just want reliable and best price.

Location: Deployed Location. All will be ordered online.

Parts Preferences: From what I have heard Intel trumps AMD but I honestly don't know.

Overclocking: Maybe (Don't know how.)

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe I don't know what this is really. This is my first build attempt ever and I am here to learn.

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 (I will be purchasing a second monitor on a separate budget of the same definition as I want to dual screen.)

Additional Comments: I would like to have a little flash but it can wait until later if need be.

I am currently playing SWTOR on an old laptop at low/med setting at about 19-23 FPS :(

I may start playing WoW again but I understand that SWTOR is more demanding of a game on components anyway.

That is the most demading stuff that I do. I want to be able to dual screen playing SWTOR and browing the internet simultaneously.

Why Are You Upgrading: My only computer has been a $1,200 laptop I bought three years ago and just isn't cuttin it anymore. I have wiped it and reloaded Window's 7 on it and even after a fresh wipe I can tell the performance has been deeply decreased from new.

Thanks to anyone who helps me out. I look forward to learning and building my first computer!
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  1. Best answer
    get this
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/pF2G

    video card. last day to get it
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=75183&vpn=GV-N66TOC-2GD&manufacture=Gigabyte&promoid=1030

    SSD. last day to get it
    http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=75231&vpn=PX%2D128M5S&manufacture=PLEXTOR&promoid=1286

    hard drive. give me the ncix points if you are not to use it.
    http://ncix.com/products/?sku=58746&vpn=ST31000524AS&manufacture=Seagate&promoid=1030

    it should be decently priced now. if the case is on the high side for you, id get this
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139011&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    SLI and crossfire basically means using 2 video cards at once to increase gaming performance. i left that option for you open by using a 650w power supply. if you are not to do SLi, id get a 550w
  2. most RPG, MMO, or racing games are not that demanding. the most being fps games like bf3 and metro 2033. and this video card can play them at near max settings. AA is not going to be maxed though
  3. TheBigTroll said:
    most RPG, MMO, or racing games are not that demanding. the most being fps games like bf3 and metro 2033. and this video card can play them at near max settings. AA is not going to be maxed though



    That all looks good to me. If I can get really good performance out of a single card I will stick with 1. What is the purpose of both the 128 SSD and the hard drive?
  4. You may want to factor in that most computer parts are quite a bit cheaper here in the US than anywhere else except maybe Canada. So unless your BX or PX have a large selection of parts where you are you might be better off waiting.
  5. anort3 said:
    You may want to factor in that most computer parts are quite a bit cheaper here in the US than anywhere else except maybe Canada. So unless your BX or PX have a large selection of parts where you are you might be better off waiting.


    I can have all the parts shipped here for the same cost as shipping in the US I believe.
  6. the 128gb SSD is to store your OS, your apps, and some games that deem the need for speedy loading times. files are to be stored on the hard drive.
  7. Best answer selected by kronik147.
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