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Hey everybody,

I don't post a lot but I follow this site like I'm addicted....

A friend of mine from overseas is going to be moving to the US and wants to put together a gaming machine and asked if I'd help out. His budget is from 1k to 1.5k and it needs to include everything including a 2.1 system, headset, mouse etc... The only thing I'll get him for free is W7 64-bit. I'd love to keep it as far away from 1.5k as possible just to be nice.

It will literally just be a gaming machine, as far as I'm concerned if it plays BF3 really well (hopefully maxed) then my job is done

Also the keyboard and mouse are subject to change (confirming if he's a claw or palmer), I put them in there to get a better idea of the end price.

I don't think he'll really overclock, but I picked this CPU just in case....


Cooler: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus - 24.99

Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 - 129.99

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - 219.99

Case: Rosewill Challenger Black Gaming - 49.99

GPU: MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB - 239.99

PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready - 94.99

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - 45.99

HD: F3 1tb (this might change depending on the space he needs) - 64.99

Monitor: Acer G245HBbd Black 24" Full HD - 159.99

Keyboard: Microsoft Sidewinder X4 - 52.95

Mouse: Death Adder - 49.99

Speakers: Logitech Z523 40 Watts RMS 2.1 Speaker System - 81.99

Headset: Creative Fatal1ty Professional Series Gaming Headset MKII - 39.99

Total so far w/ shipping and tax: $1373.14

Also I apologize ahead of time if the format for this post is wrong or anything!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 - 3.2ghz evga p55 sli evga gtx 480 OC'ed Mushkin 2x2 Ridgeback 
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150 gb Raptor Windows 7 64 bit LG 24" Leopold Otaku Tenkeyless 
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CM 700w Fractal Arc Midi Lunar White Deathadder 
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You can get this MSI Twin Frozr 6950 2GB at Newegg for $280 after mail in rebate.

Or would he consider SLI in the future?
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I had picked that video card/mobo in case he felt like shellin out for SLI later on.... From what I've read the 560ti in SLI is pretty awesome.
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
150 gb Raptor Windows 7 64 bit LG 24" Leopold Otaku Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouse
CM 700w Fractal Arc Midi Lunar White Deathadder 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 - 3.2ghz evga p55 sli evga gtx 480 OC'ed Mushkin 2x2 Ridgeback 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
150 gb Raptor Windows 7 64 bit LG 24" Leopold Otaku Tenkeyless 
PowerCaseMouse
CM 700w Fractal Arc Midi Lunar White Deathadder 
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