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Friends looking to build his first Rig and plans on purchasing all the parts within the next day or two. He's using Neweggs payment plan so all parts will be bought from them.
This Rig is being built with the intention of playing games like BattleField 3, bad company 2, Witcher 1 and 2, Metro 2033, Crisis etc.
Would like the build to last for some time without having to upgrade in a year or so.
Here are some parts that were already sure on but would highly appreciate input on building a Rig for roughly $1000


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119225
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post #2 of 14
If your friends going with gaming, I recommend the 2500K. Part together a complete build in a public wishlist and post it here and I'll have more comments for you .

Unless you want to stick with AMD, then go with a 955BE or higher pII, I can't recommend a BD right now until I see more beneficial data.
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This is the bulk of what were looking for.
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post #4 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
This is the bulk of what were looking for.
You really don't need 16GB of ram for gaming. It is harder to overclock as well. 8gb at the most and even that that is still a tiny overkill like me
That case is awesome but it is huge maybe the HAF 922? It is listed as a midsize but it is HUGE lol.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811119197
    
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post #5 of 14
Also, it would be better to get a CPU cooler whether you are overclocking or not. Most of them will run a lot quieter. If you tell us if you are planning to overlock I can help you decided what coolers to run with. Also I do not see a graphics card. Does he already have one?
    
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post #6 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs View Post
This is the bulk of what were looking for.
K i'll check it out when I have some free time .

well, more free time to make an educated recommendation!
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Mouse
MS Intellipoint 3000 
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2500k GigaByte Z68M-D2H-B3 MSI 560 Ti TFIII Corsair Vengance 
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Samsung 830 Antec Khuler 920 Win7 HP Samsung FX2490 
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post #7 of 14
1. Don't need that much RAM, especially if he's only gaming. I'd suggest getting a good 8gb kit with nice low timings.

2. I'd recommend a SSD over the VelociRaptor., especially at that price.

3. GPU? I'd go for a 2gb 6950 or maybe a GTX 570.

4. CPU cooling? I'd recommend this or a Corsair H60 or H80
post #8 of 14
Heres a wish list I just made for your 1000 dollar budget:

Wishlist i5 2500k $1000

No point in spending majority of your budget on a 180 dollar case, that's a huge chunk of a 1000 dollar budget. The HAF 912 will house anything he'd ever need.

The board supports PCIE 3.0, plenty of room for RAM upgrades, crossfire/sli support, usb 3.0, etc. 850watt PSU will give you the overhead needed if later down the line he wishes to run the 6950 in CF.
Edited by Allen86 - 10/19/11 at 7:01pm
    
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen86 View Post
Heres a wish list I just made for your 1000 dollar budget:

Wishlist i5 2500k $1000

No point in spending majority of your budget on a 180 dollar case, that's a huge chunk of a 1000 dollar budget. The HAF 912 will house anything he'd ever need.

The board supports PCIE 3.0, plenty of room for RAM upgrades, crossfire/sli support, usb 3.0, etc. 850watt PSU will give you the overhead needed if later down the line he wishes to run the 6950 in CF.
I second this build, except I would dump the OCZ and get a Crucial M4.
post #10 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Allen86 View Post
Heres a wish list I just made for your 1000 dollar budget:

Wishlist i5 2500k $1000

No point in spending majority of your budget on a 180 dollar case, that's a huge chunk of a 1000 dollar budget. The HAF 912 will house anything he'd ever need.

The board supports PCIE 3.0, plenty of room for RAM upgrades, crossfire/sli support, usb 3.0, etc. 850watt PSU will give you the overhead needed if later down the line he wishes to run the 6950 in CF.
Thank you.

This is what were looking at, oh and he has pushed the budget a little
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