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so, I want to get a new computer for running BF3 and recording at a frame rate >24fps, for about $1,250. I also will be using this PC regularly for video editing with CS5.

so far, the best I've come up with is this:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pub...umber=14963311

for CD drives, I have 2 from my old T5026, and if they don't work for some reason, I'll go to a computer store near my house, and buy one

no trolling please

EDIT: I don't have a CPU is this wishlist, because you guys told me to wait for the BD and I don't want to get this until about X-mas
Edited by Ken.Turner - 10/6/11 at 2:02pm
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Wait for Bulldozer.
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Wait for Bulldozer.
People are getting tired of waiting on AMD.
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I am an amd fan but would really recommend an intel 2600k at this price and what you are going to be using it for. Or wait and see how bulldozers does when it shows up here shortly
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Yep. If you're an AMD guy, then hold off another couple of weeks. If not, Sandy Bridge is a beautiful thing....
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I would get a 900 series chipset instead of the 800 series. And buy a cheap processor for now and get a Buldozer when they hit in a few weeks.
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post #7 of 63
Yes, wait for bulldozer. Get the Asus 6870. Dont buy a mobo speaker... should come with the motherboard.

Get a M5A99X Evo board, its the new chipset, and is AM3+ compatable, and a little less expensive. You can probably do a little better on the monitor as well. Do a little hunting on the open box section... that is where I have been looking... picked up my 6870 for 110....
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so, I want to get a new computer for running BF3 and recording at a frame rate >24fps, for about $1,250. I also will be using this PC regularly for video editing with CS5.

so far, the best I've come up with is this:

http://secure.newegg.ca/WishList/Pub...umber=14963311

if you're wondering why I don't have a case, it's because I have on already that's a few years old (14"H, 7"W, 15"L) so if it won't fit, please recommend one for a decent price

no trolling please
Thubans (like the 1100 that you want) are notoriously overpriced for what you get.

I really suggest going for sandy bridge at this point. It wont bottleneck you if you upgrade your GPU, is faster than the thuban even in heavily threaded applications, is more efficient, overclocks like mad, and it 32nm instead of 45 nm.

If you cant afford a 2600k, a 2500k is only slightly more expensive than a 1100T and outperforms it in every way.
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1100T vs. 2600K

You have a different choices, depends on your needs and wants.
  • If you want to go AMD, go for a 990x board instead, that processor may get you buy with what you need for now. The you'll have the option to go with BD, too. If you want to wait. Don't get a 890 board- not really worth it at this time.
  • Go with Intel and a z68 or p67 board for overclocking to make your tasks just a slight bit quicker. This is the sweet spot during this tech race, at the moment, and well worth the SB upgrade.

What ever you do, don't wait, if you want to buy, the time is now.
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i5-2500k is significantly better than the 1100T, I would highly recommend it. I havent heard much about power cooler cards, so i cant really say anything about that. I would buy a cheaper mouse, and upgrade it later since you are working with a budget. Used the saved money on an i5-2500k or get a even better GPU
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