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post #11 of 22
This stretches the budget a fair amount, but it was quickly put together so there are probably some better deals out there. But this is along the line of what you should be looking for.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k ($219.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3 ($124.99)
RAM: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 ($39.99 after rebate)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 1GB ($219.99 after rebate)
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2 ($69.99 after rebate)
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.D 1TB 7200rpm ($69.99)
Case: Lian-Li Lancool PC-K58W ($79.99)
Optical: Sony 24x DVD Burner ($18.99)

Shipped: $911.67
After Rebates: $856.67

Happy hunting!
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post #12 of 22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ayyini;15404231 
This stretches the budget a fair amount, but it was quickly put together so there are probably some better deals out there. But this is along the line of what you should be looking for.

CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k ($219.99)
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen3 ($124.99)
RAM: Mushkin Silverline 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600 ($39.99 after rebate)
GPU: Gigabyte Radeon HD 6950 1GB ($219.99 after rebate)
PSU: Corsair TX650 v2 ($69.99 after rebate)
HDD: Hitachi Deskstar 7k1000.D 1TB 7200rpm ($69.99)
Case: Lian-Li Lancool PC-K58W ($79.99)
Optical: Sony 24x DVD Burner ($18.99)

Shipped: $911.67
After Rebates: $856.67

Happy hunting!

Thank you smile.gif Hmmm so many choices.

My friend was really stuck on the Coolermaster haf X case, and the xfx 6970 but we pushed his budget way past and ended up at about 1350.00 smile.gif
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post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs;15404282 
Thank you smile.gif Hmmm so many choices.

My friend was really stuck on the Coolermaster haf X case, and the xfx 6970 but we pushed his budget way past and ended up at about 1350.00 smile.gif

just wait till he catches the upgrade bug.. very bad for the wallet, or is it:thumb:
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post #14 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bugs;15404282 
Thank you smile.gif Hmmm so many choices.

My friend was really stuck on the Coolermaster haf X case, and the xfx 6970 but we pushed his budget way past and ended up at about 1350.00 smile.gif

You know what scary? My plan was $1000 budget system end up $2000 by the end in 3 months of building it... the tower alone...
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post #15 of 22
Battlefield 3 is not that CPU intensive. All you need are 4 cores and you're good to go. I put this together and it gets you two 6870's in crossfire at right around your budget. Honestly the 2500k rapes but graphic cards are more important for this game.

Asus DVD 20
Rosewill Blackbone Black Steel Case 40
Samsung 1tb F3 70
GIGABYTE GA-990XA-UD3 139
SAPPHIRE 6870 x2 360
Corsair tx750 109
GSkill 4gb F3-10666CL8D-4GBRM 32
AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 119.99

889.99

This build will definitely get more fps than a 2500k and a 6950. You'll probably get 40 fps on a 6950 on high settings while this will push you past 60 fps.
Edited by critical46 - 10/21/11 at 11:17pm
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post #16 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by djriful;15404365 
You know what scary? My plan was $1000 budget system end up $2000 by the end in 3 months of building it... the tower alone...

i had the same "problem" as you. and then i had to add a new desk, chair, keyboard, mouse and a couple monitors.
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post #17 of 22
my budget was 1200, I'm already at 1800 and still need a need desk and keyboard lol
    
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post #18 of 22
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Thank you all for your suggestions, and yes i agree. I have contracted the upgrade bug as well. I just purchased a new Mobo, ram, and Intel Chip. I upgraded about 1 year ago. Ive got several parts that just arrived this week and there waiting to be installed:)
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post #19 of 22
The and x4 is not powerfull enough to handle 2 69xx in CF

i suggest you go with this
cpu- i5 2500k
mobo- asrock z68 extreme3 gen3
cooler- cm hyper 212+
ram- 8gb corsair vengeance/gskill ripjawsX 1600mhz cl9
gpu- xfx/sapphire hd6950 1gb
hdd- 1tb wd cavair black
optical drive- asus 24x dual layer
pc case- cm HAF912+
psu- corsair tx650v2
Hope you like my suggestion!

BEst suggestion and great built, was already posted. Choice this and you wont regret it and its not that bad for the wallet lol
post #20 of 22
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955.91$ for total build minus 40.00$ for mail in rebate. Eh not bad at all smile.gif
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