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Title says it all. My laptop is dead for good, happened last week and im not quite over it yet. In short, I was not prepared for buying a new PC but w/ BF3 out maybe it's for the best.

I'm trying to build for under 1100 dollars but so far the best build i've come up with is as follows:

Gigabyte 990 FX MOBO

ASUS Phenom ii x6 1090t CPU

EVGA superclocked gtx 570 fermi GPU

Corsair Vengeance ddr3@1600 4gx2 RAM

Corsair tx850 PSU

Corsair Force series 128Gb SSD SATA III HD

NZXT Guardian 921 case

ASUS ML228 21.5 LED monitor

Comes out to about 1350 with cpu fans and other random odds and ends.


Can anyone think of any improvements to the build that would save me a nickle or two? Or maybe better parts for the same amount?
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How about a after market fan and heat sink? That monitor is awesome I have it. I also have the 990FXA UD3 gigabyte and 1090T both are a good combo. I am getting ready to put them on eBay though BC I got a new setup.

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Edited by gabead - 11/1/11 at 5:52pm
    
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sounds good to me , i would go with a 2500k for BF3 but im not sure that will fit into your budget .

if you want a gaming pc , get intel .. spend that little bit extra , its worth it imo .
    
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the UD3 is amazing! I love mine!
I would get the sapphire toxic over the 570 GTX and flip the switch
If you wanted to save some money, you could get the 960t for 125.00 off newegg. Its a 4 core thuban, and lots of them unlock and OC just like the 1090t's
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the i52500K would perform better for gaming, but if its too far out of budged then the 1090T will be fine. like gabead said, you should go for a aftermarket cooler. the hyper 212+ is $25 right now.

you can cut $20 by buying the vanilla 570 and overclocking yourself.

how much storage are you gonna need? i can only see the 128 gb ssd. you can cut it down to the 60gb version and use it as a boot+a few apps drive and then use a regular harddrive for storage.
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the i52500K would perform better for gaming, but if its too far out of budged then the 1090T will be fine. like gabead said, you should go for a aftermarket cooler. the hyper 212+ is $25 right now.

you can cut $20 by buying the vanilla 570 and overclocking yourself.

how much storage are you gonna need? i can only see the 128 gb ssd. you can cut it down to the 60gb version and use it as a boot+a few apps drive and then use a regular harddrive for storage.
Blah, I5 2500k is overrated for gaming. and if your keeping stock clocks, there is no reason for an aftermarket cooler on the AMD cpu's.
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Newegg Wishlist

Probably what i'd do if I was going i2500k with it. About the same price. 1300 isn't exactly a "budget" build, budget builds don't start with a GTX 570 lol

You could save a 100 bucks by just going with a 560TI, 6870 or 6950.

I chose the TX650 because I didn't know if you planned to do crossfire later on or not, 650 is more than enough for the system as it stands though. You could likely do without the SSD or just get a cheaper one and that will save you some serious cash on the build.

It'll be really hard to fit a monitor + top end graphics card + top end SSD into 1100, while keeping the core components top end as well.

You said your old rig crapped out? Is there anything you can salvage from it to save some cash? Even if its just the case?
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You might want to go far a 560Ti and a i5 2500k with a lower PSU because its not needed unless you plan on SLI'ing
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i recently build my rig and had about the same budge, i ended up with the 1090t and I am very happy with it. I overclocked mine easily to 4ghz
    
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i have the case you want. Its a nice case and built strong but it has terrible cable management and with most aftermarket heat sinks you'll have to take the side fan off. Get it if you like it though.
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