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Hey OCN,

I've been wanting a new Pc for a while and since BF# is coming up i thought it was a good time to strike. I want a semi high to a really high End PC. By this I mean from $3,000 - $5,000.

My first thought was a sandy bridge i7-2600k with GTX 580 sli, but I don't know if the sandy bridge would bottleneck the sli.

My second thought was going the route of the i7 990x with GTX 580 sli, and I've been told not to sli unless the cpu is at 4.0 Ghz or higher so of course OC is an option.

From here I don't know where to go. I know nothing about computers or even building one, I'd be buying all this from cyberpowerpc.com or ibuypower.com, and i just really could use some help.

Again my budget is around $3,000 - $5,000, and i want the best performance that i can get, also probably good thing to note, i wont be doing 3d gaming, i like my 1080p 24" monitor and that's enough for me.

Thanks.
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You dont need to spend $5000 on a computer to run one 24 inch monitor on just battlefield you can spend much less than that and still run on all max settings... also i would suggest getting a local shop or friend to build it rather than giving my money to ibuypower or cyberpowerpc they rip you off on upgrades and charge much more than the part actually costs . That might be why you have a ridiculous figure of 3-5k$
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post #3 of 87
Save the money on the CPU and get the 2600k instead because it won't bottleneck. Then you can maybe get another 2 monitors and do surround. Because if you are only gaming at 1080p, there is no need to get 2 580s.
Edited by neonraver - 8/2/11 at 12:17pm
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Well, if you DON'T want to spend all that money, you could get super nice frames in BF3 with much less money, especially if the res will be 1080.

If you DO want to spend the money, I'm sure people on here will make you feel pretty damn good about spending it.
    
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For a semi high end gaming pc you're looking at around 1.2k. Don't buy from cyberpower, build it yourself because you can save a lot of money doing so and plus its fun! Also if you're only going SLI , get more than 1 monitor because it's overkill with only 1.
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lol 5000 for high end pc? build 2 high end pcs and send me your other.
    
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I know my spending seems... high... but i guess i was thinking of not having to upgrade again for awhile, good luck with that though i guess. A think about building my own pc, I never built my own pc, all my Pc's have either been alienware or some other cheap pre made junk, and thank you for all the fast replies, more help then what i was expecting.
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I know my spending seems... high... but i guess i was thinking of not having to upgrade again for awhile, good luck with that though i guess. A think about building my own pc, I never built my own pc, all my Pc's have either been alienware or some other cheap pre made junk, and thank you for all the fast replies, more help then what i was expecting.
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You dont need to spend $5000 on a computer to run one 24 inch monitor on just battlefield you can spend much less than that and still run on all max settings... also i would suggest getting a local shop or friend to build it rather than giving my money to ibuypower or cyberpowerpc they rip you off on upgrades and charge much more than the part actually costs . That might be why you have a ridiculous figure of 3-5k$
Running a business and charging a customer for doing them a service is ripping them off?
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I know my spending seems... high... but i guess i was thinking of not having to upgrade again for awhile, good luck with that though i guess. A think about building my own pc, I never built my own pc, all my Pc's have either been alienware or some other cheap pre made junk, and thank you for all the fast replies, more help then what i was expecting.
You will end up technically throwing money away if you do not know what you are spending...
On a single monitor at 1080p, just a 2600k and one gtx 580 is more than enough... Even 4 GB is enough to run any game.
These listed here isn't even a quarter of what you are willing to spend. Buy a SSD to the size that meets your needs, get a cool case that meets your needs/parts and read reviews...

We are here to help, but need more info if it's JUST for gaming or are you really a power user and do EVERYTHING?
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