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Originally Posted by awturner;15398613 
My roommate suggested this site to get some advice on my RIG. I'm wanting to get a little more into pc gaming. I've mostly been playing minecraft, but am looking to maybe get into bf3 and a few others. I want to make sure this machine lasts me a while and can provide a solid performance. Anyone have any suggestions?

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I would recommend this build:
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- asus p8z68v pro/gigabyte z68xp ud4/asrock z68 extreme4 gen3
ram- 2x4gb corsair vengeance/gskill ripjawsX 1600mhz cl9
gpu- xfx hd6950 1gb($209 at newegg)
cooler- cm hyper 212+
pc case- cm 690II advanced
psu- corsair hx650
hdd- 1tb wd cavair black
ssd(optional)- ocz vertex3/agility3 60gb
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer.
Hope you like my suggestion!
Cyrus
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Razer Spectre Starcraft II  Razer Goliathus Dragon AgeII Edition (speed) 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
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Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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No, the only advantage of the "k" series is the ability to overclock. Other wise they are exactly the same.
    
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I5 2500k ASUS P8P67 Pro Rev. 3.1 MSI Twin Frzr 3 GTX 570 G. Skill 1600 2x4GB 
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F3 Spinpoint 1tb HDD M4 Crucial 64GB Boot Drive Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium Dell u2312hm 
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F3 Spinpoint 1tb HDD M4 Crucial 64GB Boot Drive Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Home Premium Dell u2312hm 
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Originally Posted by awturner;15399366 
Thanks for the suggestions, I really appreciate it. I do agree with getting a lower scale CPU cooler, and am actually looking at this GPU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125363

Upgrading too much more beyond that is a little out of my budget.

I also am going to look into a higher speed ram instead of 8gb for the lower speed.

As for the CPU, I really don't have a desire to OC, I wouldn't even know what I was doing, do you still think there is any advantage in going with the 2500k?

Thanks again for any help

get the xfx hd6950 1gb insted,its a faster card,
8gb of ram is always better than 4gb of faster ram,yes,spending on a i5 2500k does worth it!
Cyrus
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Phenom II X6 1100T Asus M5A97 Evo R2.0 MSI HD6950 TF III PE 2GB unlocked @ HD6970 2x 4GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz CL9 @ 1800MHz ... 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
1TB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 HP dvd1260 Zalman CNPS 9900 NT Windows7 Ultimate 64bit SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Samsung SyncMaster P2250 21.5" 1920x1080 Logitech G105 Corsair gs600 80+ Bronze Corsair Carbide 400R 
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