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Here you go. Spend the additional cash on a mouse and keyboard of his choice and you're in.
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A 580 should for sure max that game. I heard it was just an XBOX port... If anyone has any news that would prove me wrong I would be happy to hear it! Personally, I was pretty bummed when I heard that. It'll still look great but a 580 should max it for sure.

Also, make sure you get a mobo that has a slot of space if you are going to go with the 212+ and dominator RAM. If I am correct, that Corsair has pretty tall RAM sticks and might not fit. I had the 212+ and that thing is HUGE! I ended up swapping it for a H50. My i7 idles at 28-30C and in games it jumps to around 47C.
Not sure if it's an XBOX port but it bethesda promised high-res textures and mods just for pc.
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Yeah...lol, not gonna happen. He won't be doing that. He will be using this to play a few games on and that's it. I appreciate it though. I will think about it for sure.
Revised my build on page 1 to reflect no SSD and that SWEET ASRock board. If BD does poo I'm getting that 1155 fo sho. Nice board.
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here would be my build for $2000 with what i learned from my current build
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If your gonna buy the processor at Microcenter might as well get the Motherboard there too since they are having a deal of $40 off the motherboard if you buy a the i5 2500k or i7 2600k.
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I've just read through the thread, and I'll offer a few comments.

The price difference between the GTX 570 and the GTX 580 is too great for a minimal increase in performance in my opinion.

If only one GPU, then don't get anything larger than a solid 650W PSU. The SeaSonic unit in my recommended build above is your best bet.

While I agree that a SSD isn't necessary, please don't get scared away from the tech by folks telling you that they're unreliable. That simply isn't the case.

If you would like me to justify any of my recommendations or comments, please just say so and I'll be glad to elaborate.
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dont waste money on an SSD. Use the money from that for a monitor/throw more at the GPU.

A magnetic HDD is only gonna make you wait longer to start the game, and I'd rather have a longer wait time, but nicer details in game.
I agree.


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I've just read through the thread, and I'll offer a few comments.

The price difference between the GTX 570 and the GTX 580 is too great for a minimal increase in performance in my opinion.

If only one GPU, then don't get anything larger than a solid 650W PSU. The SeaSonic unit in my recommended build above is your best bet.

While I agree that a SSD isn't necessary, please don't get scared away from the tech by folks telling you that they're unreliable. That simply isn't the case.

If you would like me to justify any of my recommendations or comments, please just say so and I'll be glad to elaborate.
All of that makes perfect sense. Concerning the SSD, the ROI just isnt there for me. I dont see spending 100-200 dollars for windows to load a little faster.

Also, the monitor will need to be big, I'm thinking 26-27". Let me show you guys what I put together. Keep in mind I did total overkill on the PSU because he might want to SLI later. Also tyvm to the poster who reminded me he will need a mouse and keyboard! lol.

https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/M...px?ID=13280394
Edited by fuloran1 - 8/21/11 at 7:02pm
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All of that makes perfect sense. Concerning the SSD, the ROI just isnt there for me. I dont see spending 100-200 dollars for windows to load a little faster.
It provides other uses like faster application loading times (get a 60gb, put Windows & Skyrim & internet browser on there!). But, if you're not convinced and he doesn't specifically want it, you're probably right to save the $$ and spend it somewhere else.

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Hmm, can't see the wishlist. Try putting it into a Public wish list?
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It provides other uses like faster application loading times (get a 60gb, put Windows & Skyrim & internet browser on there!). But, if you're not convinced and he doesn't specifically want it, you're probably right to save the $$ and spend it somewhere else.



Hmm, can't see the wishlist. Try putting it into a Public wish list?
I did that, how do I link it? hmm...
Here it is.
total is 1635.00

Edited by fuloran1 - 8/21/11 at 7:22pm
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We can't see your private wish list.

As for the PSU, a quality 750W unit would be up to the job rather easily.
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