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Hello everyone -

I am looking for some advice as I delve into my first *real* custom PC build. I have bought in the past a lot of stock systems and added upgrades - but I am really interested in this one being completely from scratch.

In terms of graphics:
It has been a LONG time since I have done any PC gaming but I am ready to be back... I would like to get into StarCraft 2, RIFT, and other current games and be able to play them at High-ish settings at a good framerate... to clarify - I don't need to run Metro at max settings to be happy - but I would like to run most current titles with no visible drop in performance at higher settings (and if they look nice too that would be great ). I do some low level photo editing at times (no real graphics-intensive stuff).... I also have an interest in multiple monitor setups.... I have a couple of old yet trusty monitors I can use for now, so buying monitors can wait til later... however I would like my graphics card to have the ability to use two monitors.

in terms of processing power:
I have never had any experience (or real interest in) overclocking, although that may change with the advent of this new system for me. I would like my CPU/motherboard to keep up with everything i put it through, and have the ability to overclock if my interests bud

in terms of ram:
simply put, i need to be able to have many windows/tabs open at a time without any drops in performance. I prefer quality over quantity here (I think 4gb should do fine, but 8 if you feel it is necessary).

in terms of cooling: I am planning just to stick with air on this one - stock cooling would be fine, although the cooler the better, of course i prefer cooler temps over noise reduction. I guess this also parlays into a case - as much front-loading and ease of use as you can find. the goal being to spend as little time pulling the pc out of its niche as possible

in terms of storage -
I like to store lots of movies and music.... one drive works fine, no need to RAID or anything excessive

already have Win7, no need for an OS.

Can y'all help me out with a build that fits semi-closely to these needs? My budget is around $1000 USD - allthough I am happy to liquidate some savings if deemed necessary I realize this is a small budget for such a high-level idea, but as close as you can get would be great

Thanks in advance for any and all help

Smorgan
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What would be your budget, good sir?
    
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My budget is around $1000 USD - allthough I am happy to liquidate some savings if deemed necessary I realize this is a small budget for such a high-level idea, but as close as you can get would be great
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.634382

Newegg has DIY computers that you can purchase and put it together for yourself
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is it just me or is there no gfx card in the build you linked? Not accusing, I may just be blind
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cpu- im a intel guy so the 2600k -309.99
mobo- p67 is for overclocking h67 has built im video card, cant overclock pick one -200.00
ram- 4 gigs are fine
stock fan will be fine
the case matters if u want it to look cool, if not a decent case -50.00
video cards all could do two monitors its three that you would need to buy 2 cards or kinda adaptor that does for you like matrix but its like 800.00. for the cards u dont need high end but to keep up i suggest nividea gtx460-180.00

there are 2tb thaat will be great for u around -74.99
a good 1tb drive is samsung spinpoint f3

here are some good sites
memoryexpress.com- free shipping its really good
newegg.com- good deals, freat quality always have sales on end of month

hope i help pm me for questions
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There isn't your asolutely correct however my point is you could search though those DIY computers see what fits you best and then add whatever you need to.
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Originally Posted by washueik10 View Post
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboB...t=Combo.634382

Newegg has DIY computers that you can purchase and put it together for yourself
No, combo deals = bad crap put together.

OP, get yourself a i5-2500k, GTX 580, Biostar TP67B+, 4GB of ddr3 (the speed doesn't matter that much if you don't bench, around 1-3% different), Corsair or antec or seasonic 650w, case of your preference. Totals about $1000 even, can get much lower if you wait for the deals.
    
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No, combo deals = bad crap put together.
Really? my impression of newegg's combos is that they were individual parts and not pre-built systems (e.g. alienware) which would lead to better quality.... am I totally wrong? lol
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For $1000 you can make a very high-end rig that can last for years to come gaming at high settings. Also, don't listen to the guy hating on combo deals. They're good as long as you know the parts are good and work together.

With that out of the way, here's the best I could make for that price:

Lite-ON DVD+RW Burner: $21

LIAN Li Lancool PC-K58W Case: $70

Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD: $65

MSI GeForce GTX 560 Ti TwinFrozr II: $250

Antec TruePower New 650W PSU: $80

G.Skill 4GB DDR3 1600MHz 1.5V RAM: $48

Crucial RealSSD C300 64GB SSD: $135

Intel Core i5 2500K + MSI P67A-G43 Motherboard: $330

Subtotal: $999
Total: $1004

With this you'll be able to do anything. The SSD will bring a HUGE performance boost and the GPU can handle everything maxed out except Metro 2033. If in the future you want to SLI so you can keep playing at high settings, you can do that as well because the motherboard handles multiple GPUs and so does the PSU. You'll also be able to get high over-clocks if you add a Scythe Mugen 2.
    
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