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post #1 of 17
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Hello OC, so i registered here to ask some professionals about building a gaming rig from a total dweeb when it comes to PC knowledge

My budget is around $2500-$3000, i'm an avid SC2 player, as well as FPS, and im trying to make a PC that can max out BF3/MW3, & SC2, as well as be able to stream these games to Justin.TV without any noticeable frame lag. I'd also like to run 2, maybe even 3 monitors at a time.

some brands i prefer are the following, although i'm totally up to change.

Intel, EVGA GPU, ASUS/EVGA Mobo, Western Digital HDD. Crucial SSD. G.Skill Memory.

Any more info you might need i'll be more than willing to give.

Thanks for the help!
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
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post #2 of 17
You have a large budget, I will start by saying you dont need to spend that much to max out BF3, MW3 and SC2. IF you are hell bent on spending that amount I would do this. Either wait till the new Gpus come out than set your rig up than. If your going to buy now Get a rig with ATLEAST a 3.0ghz quad core, 8 Gigs of ddr3 ram , AMD 6950 or 6970 / Nvidia 570 or 580 Gpu. If you do not want to build it yourself, Buy one from a company like this
http://www.ibuypower.com/
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post #3 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeroToxin View Post
Buy one from a company like this
http://www.ibuypower.com/
Don't do that THIS IS OCN! We build and we overclock and (for the most part) we do it well!

Give me a few minutes and I'll put my build recommendations in here.

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post #4 of 17
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Quote:
Originally Posted by CarlosSpiceyWeiner View Post
Don't do that THIS IS OCN! We build and we overclock and (for the most part) we do it well!

Give me a few minutes and I'll put my build recommendations in here.

Do you plan on folding?
probably wouldn't hurt to.
New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
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Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
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Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
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Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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post #6 of 17
That's a HUGE budget. You can build a kickass gaming rig with that. Gimme a moment while I put together a parts list for ya
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Are you a fan of watercooling??
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Kingston HyperX 2x2GB DDR3 1600 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-S223C Cooler Master Hyper 212X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG E2350T SteelSeries 7G FSP Aurum Gold 600W 
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 2x2GB DDR3 1600 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-S223C Cooler Master Hyper 212X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG E2350T SteelSeries 7G FSP Aurum Gold 600W 
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post #8 of 17
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yeah i'd prefer it to be. Again im pretty open to anything though
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Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
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Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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How much storage do you need??
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Kingston HyperX 2x2GB DDR3 1600 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-S223C Cooler Master Hyper 212X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG E2350T SteelSeries 7G FSP Aurum Gold 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
X5 Raynor Tower G1 Razer Abyssus Razer Sphex Audio-Technica ATH-M50 
Audio
Edifier M3300SF 
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Need a doctor??
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RAMHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Kingston HyperX 2x2GB DDR3 1600 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3 Samsung SH-S223C Cooler Master Hyper 212X 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 7 LG E2350T SteelSeries 7G FSP Aurum Gold 600W 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
X5 Raynor Tower G1 Razer Abyssus Razer Sphex Audio-Technica ATH-M50 
Audio
Edifier M3300SF 
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post #10 of 17
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I'll probably need quite a bit, i do music for a living so i need a lot of hard drive space. I'd like an SSD to put my OS on as well.
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Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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New Rig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-2600k ASUS Maximus-IV EXTREME eVGA 590GTX Classified 16GB G.Skill 1600 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSKeyboard
WD 2TB Caviar Black Pioneer Blu Ray Windows 7 Premium Filco Majestouch-2 Cherry MX-Brown 
PowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master 1200W Silent Pro Antec 1200 Roccat Kone[+] 
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