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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 8
Start with a 2500K CPU, a P67 motherboard, at least GB or 1.5V Ram, and your choice of GPU. Those mani components will let you build one heck of a gaming rig
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Give this a shot:

Case: CM HAF 912 $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

CPU: 2500K $224.99 (179.99 plus tax if you live close to a Microcenter) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Mobo: Gigabyte UD4 $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

GPU: XFX 6950 $239.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523

PSU: Antec 500W $69.99 with another $20 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035

HDD: F3 Spinpoint $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Ram: 4GB Gskill ripjaws $49.99 with another $10 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Cooler: CM 212 $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Total including using the promo codes is $899.92

You can add to this in anyway you like, but this would be a nice build for your budget that will run any game you throw at it. The mobo I picked will allow you to add another GPU in the future. If you think you are going to do that, then you might want to up the PSU to a 750W. You can increase the RAM to 8GB for another $50 and you could add a 2GB GPU instead of the 1GB I included for about $60 more as well. SSD would be sweet, but it would tough to fit into your budget.

Hope this gets you started on the right track at least.
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Thermaltake TR2 RX 850W COOLER MASTER HAF X 942 
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C300 128GB, WD 1TB, Samsung F4 2TB LG 10x Blu-ray Burner Windows 7 Home Premium Samsung 27" 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou3824 View Post
Give this a shot:

Case: CM HAF 912 $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

CPU: 2500K $224.99 (179.99 plus tax if you live close to a Microcenter) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Mobo: Gigabyte UD4 $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

GPU: XFX 6950 $239.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523

PSU: Antec 500W $69.99 with another $20 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035

HDD: F3 Spinpoint $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Ram: 4GB Gskill ripjaws $49.99 with another $10 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Cooler: CM 212 $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Total including using the promo codes is $899.92

You can add to this in anyway you like, but this would be a nice build for your budget that will run any game you throw at it. The mobo I picked will allow you to add another GPU in the future. If you think you are going to do that, then you might want to up the PSU to a 750W. You can increase the RAM to 8GB for another $50 and you could add a 2GB GPU instead of the 1GB I included for about $60 more as well. SSD would be sweet, but it would tough to fit into your budget.

Hope this gets you started on the right track at least.
nice build. i would change the case to a 922 and try to go bigger on the psu. atleast a 650 80+ psu.
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post #5 of 8
if you want to get rid of an extra 250 then just get one graphics card... but you won't be able to max out some current games (metro2033)

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the cheapest i could make it

Edited by badatgames18 - 5/3/11 at 6:51pm
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Start with the monitor size in pixels (preferably an IPS), then see what GPU can run that in 32bit color, 60 - 72 Hz (or a true 120Hz if you have the dough), about 60FPS with all settings maxed out - must be a high end DX11 GPU... or 2 of them. Check Unigine Heaven 2.5 scores to find some GPU setup that fits your games and budget.
Then pick the motherboard (crossfire etc), CPU, RAM, PSU to run them all, cooling solution if overclocking and so forth.
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post #7 of 8
id start with an ATI GPU and then build a Z68 or P67 system around that. you won't get the best parts for $1K but you can do a good job. Just start with what you have, like case and maybe other parts liek RAM and CPU if you have it and find a good powerful GPU and build a system around that per say.
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post #8 of 8
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lou3824 View Post
Give this a shot:

Case: CM HAF 912 $59.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119233

CPU: 2500K $224.99 (179.99 plus tax if you live close to a Microcenter) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072

Mobo: Gigabyte UD4 $179.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813128478

GPU: XFX 6950 $239.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150523

PSU: Antec 500W $69.99 with another $20 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371035

HDD: F3 Spinpoint $69.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822152185

Ram: 4GB Gskill ripjaws $49.99 with another $10 off by entering the promo code http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Cooler: CM 212 $34.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231427

Total including using the promo codes is $899.92

You can add to this in anyway you like, but this would be a nice build for your budget that will run any game you throw at it. The mobo I picked will allow you to add another GPU in the future. If you think you are going to do that, then you might want to up the PSU to a 750W. You can increase the RAM to 8GB for another $50 and you could add a 2GB GPU instead of the 1GB I included for about $60 more as well. SSD would be sweet, but it would tough to fit into your budget.

Hope this gets you started on the right track at least.

I'm really liking this setup you gave me! Thanks man appreciate your efforts to help me
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