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Hello, I haven't been so up to date with things for the past year and a half, I would like some help building a computer that can play games on every setting set to max, something that would go above and beyond, for example WoW, click all those settings to their limit, i'm curious to know what it would be like, not just graphically but in all other aspects of the game, ie having a further out camera view requires more memory/processing.

What cost should I expect? I am a college student so have a budget, but don't mind paying for something reliable and overpowered. newegg list is fine, input much appreciated!!
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What is your budget?
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You can probably do it for under 1000. You can max out everything with GTX 580 pretty much.
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You aren't getting great responses (no offence to those who responded) because this should be in a different section.

No worries tho , just go post a thread in the Intel Section. (Yes, I'm biased towards Intel)

Cheers to a better PC gaming experience!
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post #5 of 13
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sorry but when I said budget, what I meant was stuff that's not overpriced like intel and their processors. Things that do the same thing for a different price and aren't going to be unreliable, that's what I'm looking for.. amd is the direction I'm leaning in.
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What is your budget?
my budget is somewhere around 1000. But I have no problem seeing a sample thats for a 1500 USD build-
post #7 of 13
I'm not a fanboy at all and I'm really happy with my i5-2500k and it was only 215. Intel prices are coming down, you can pick up great mobo for the 150 range. Their last line of cpu's and mobo were a little more expensive but with Sandy Bridge you really are getting more bang for your buck than AMD. I do like AMD products and my other computer is straight AMD. If you have a low budget then AMD is the way to go, but if you want most bang for your buck then Intel is the way to go if you go Sandy Bridge.

You can build a strong Sandy Bridge rig for 1000. Mine was only 1000 not including monitor, keyboard, or mouse. Which you could build cheaper now, that does not include my water cooling.
Edited by leichtwork - 7/18/11 at 2:17pm
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post #8 of 13
Over priced like Intel and their CPUs huh? Seems you have alot to learn. The Intel CPUs that are at the same price point as the AMD Phenoms blow them away. AMD is now a couple generations behind.

With that kind of budget you are not going to have max capabilities as you put it. Look at a cheaper i5 and a 560Ti or AMD 6XXX series. If you go AMD CPU stick with older GPUs otherwise you are just bottle necking them and wasting your $.

Watch the online deals section for open box or buy used you could get a much better machine than paying for new for alot less.
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sorry but when I said budget, what I meant was stuff that's not overpriced like intel and their processors. Things that do the same thing for a different price and aren't going to be unreliable, that's what I'm looking for.. amd is the direction I'm leaning in.
oh wow like all Intel's are overpriced

Anyway, what games do you play and what resolution do you play at. 1920x1080, a 2500k($215), 6970($350), 650w PSU($90), decent board($200), case($140), 8GB RAM($80), hard drive($100) would be fine(total around $1250)
    
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sorry but when I said budget, what I meant was stuff that's not overpriced like intel and their processors. Things that do the same thing for a different price and aren't going to be unreliable, that's what I'm looking for.. amd is the direction I'm leaning in.
It's so awesome when people have no clue what they are talking about.
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