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Hey guys,
I would like to build my own gaming computer and I have no knowledge of how to build one and what to buy. I am trying my best to learn all the tech specs and what they mean/do. I would like to be running games like crysis 1 and battle field 3 at the max setting for the best experience, well I would like all games to be played at max settings. This computer will be only for gaming and nothing else. The max Price that I would like to pay is 1000 but that price can be lifted if needed. It would be great if you could give me some suggestions of what I should buy!

Thanks,
Jesse
post #2 of 29
does this budget include monitor? what resolution did you want to be playing at?
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If you can include the monitor within the price that would be great but if not thats fine as well. And I would Like to be playing at the highest resolution
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In all honesty, if you don't already know AMD and INTEL are about to release some MAJOR breakthroughs in cpu technology. If you are not in any hurry wait until mid-June when AMD releases their Bulldozer line of products and see what the prices are like. That way when you build, you will have a degree of "future proof" computer components. If it is too pricey for you can always buy the current latest and greatest at a reduced price. Present day components are bond to drop in price once Bulldozer is released.
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Hmm Never knew about that, I'm in no hurry right now but I would still like to know "If I were to buy now" what things I would need.
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cpu
motherboard
ram that is compatible with motherboard (ie. ddr2 or ddr3)
power supply unit (psu)
graphics processing unit (gpu) 500 series Nvidia or 6000 series AMD/ATI
hard drive (hdd) which may be a solid state drive (ssd)
computer case + miscellaneous fans or water cooling
cpu heatsink (after market)
operating system(os) ie. windows 7
keyboard + mouse
22" or bigger monitor
DVD drive(Blueray or regular)
Edited by Ronin Tanker - 5/3/11 at 5:38pm
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post #7 of 29
Here is a list of items you would need.

Motherboard
Processor
Video Card
Hard Drive
Memory
Power Supply
DVD Drive
Case

Considering you will be using it primarily for gaming, try to focus more on a good processor, video card, and power supply. A fast SSD drive will be nice too. I would first choose a motherboard and processor, then work my way from there.
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post #8 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ok sweet so I know what I need but what kind of Motherboard,processor,video card etc. Should I get?
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Also, welcome to OCN!
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post #10 of 29
check out peoples systems that they have listed below
gOOgle some of their parts listed to get a idea with what each one does. Just to familiarize yourself with different components. Educate yourself about every part that people suggest to you and weigh the pros and cons of each piece. My system in particular took me 2 months of research on my own to try and figure out what I needed and what I wanted to do in the future. My system also is now 2 years old and still plays anything at max settings. The new stuff coming out will be even BETTER!
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