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So my friend wants to spend $1500 on a gaming PC including a monitor. Can you guys put together the best possible combo of parts for this price? He plays mostly BF3 and Skyrim and wants to run them at max. Price can go up a bit.
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i7 2630QM Clevo P151HM1 nVidia GeForce GTX 560M 8GB DDR3 1333MHz  
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post #2 of 6
1055T + 990XA UD3 ($240)
Corsair A70 OR -$5 for hyper 212+ /w $10 rebate
Seasonic X 660 +$20 for SS X 760
369.97

CM Storm Scout
8GB Ripjaws X
Intel 320 80GB SSD
Samsung DVD Burner
$335.95
(245.95 AR)

Throw in your choice of GPU.

Wanted to add a GTX 560 TI
or MSI Radeon HD 6950 Twin Frozr III OC $200
but they're sold out.

so total would be around
$815 after rebates with the 6950 (or any $200 gpu)

upgrade the SSD to a higher capacity (or just get a second 80gb intel) for about another 70 after rebates


Throw in a 24" monitor for ~150


Get an i5 2500k/Z68 for about ~100-150 more.

Maybe get a second video card if he feels like SLI/Crossfire. (in that case get SS X 760 to be safe.

So around 1,350-1,400 with some good deals on the 2 GPUs, a montior, and a 2500k/Z68 combo.

Other option is to wait till Christmas (hey its only 3 weeks) and see when the HD 7xxx's come out.
Edited by SpiritGear - 11/28/11 at 12:54pm
 
Ze Zombie
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Intel i5 2500k Gigabyte UD3H HD 7950 2x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 
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Hitachi Desktar Western Digital Green Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Burner 
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Hyper 212+ Windows 7 Pro Dell 24" Logitech G15 
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80GB Maxtor Samsung DVD+R Hyper 212+ Win7 Pro 
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19" Dell LCD Antec Trio 650w AMD Ref Card 
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i7 3770k ASROCK Z77 Professional-M Micro ATX SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... SAPPHIRE Vapor-X 100351-6GVXSR Radeon HD 7970 G... 
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G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240... Samsung 840 250GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 
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Hitachi Desktar Western Digital Green Samsung 830 Samsung DVD Burner 
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G.SKILL Sniper Gaming Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) 240... Samsung 840 250GB Corsair H100 Windows 7 x64 
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I'd say stick with the 6950. The Dirt 3 Edition or Toxic edition from sapphire has a switch. NVIDIA though seems to be better at a lot of games but AMD is good at things like Bitcoin (don't talk about this. Prohibited but I don't know about just mentioning it), etc.
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AMD A10-5800K Biostar Hi-Fi A85W APU Integrated Graphics G.Skill 8GB (2 x 4GB) 1600MHz CL9 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
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Corsair CX430 NZXT Source 220 Logitech Click! Mouse SteelSeries QcK Mini Diablo III Edition 
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Crucial M4 64GB Western Digital WD Blue 500GB Lite-On iHAS124 CD/DVD Burner Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO (Pull Configuration) 
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Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX NEC MultiSync LCD1970VX Filco Majestouch Black w/ Cherry MX Blue (JIS l... 
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i5 2500k - $225
250

Asrock z68 Extreme 3 gen3 - $124
456

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) F3-17000CL11D-8GBXL - $70
338

Corsair AX 850 PSU - $190
343

2x powercolor 6870 with free dirt 3 game - $160 each, $320
367

Corsair H80 cpu cooler - $94
366

Antec 902 case - $115
350

SAMSUNG Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Combo w/LightScribe TS-HB43L/HPBHF - $60
Edited by Denim-187 - 12/2/11 at 7:31pm
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^^ What no HDDs? Otherwise, that looks good to me.
   
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ScribbyDaGreat View Post

^^ What no HDDs? Otherwise, that looks good to me.

OOPS lol. Ok.

OCZ Vertex 2 50gb for OS - $99

WD caviar black 1tb - $200

So lets change that monitor to a 24" LED

ASUS VE248Q Black 24" 2ms LED - $213

New total - $1711

Abit over but hey.... its a decent build.
Might wanna take a graphics card out or the SSD to get on budget.... if not get yourself another $200 tongue.gif
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[OCZ] Vertex 3 + [WD] VelociRaptor 600gb Gen3 +... [SONY] Optiarc DVD+RW Combo [EK] Res/Rad/Pump + [Koolance] CPU-360 block + ... [Microsoft] Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
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[Samsung] 120hz 3D 27" LED 2ms -S27A950D- [Logitech] G19 [Antec] Quattro 1200w OC Edition [Antec] Dark Fleet 85 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
[OCZ] Vertex 3 + [WD] VelociRaptor 600gb Gen3 +... [SONY] Optiarc DVD+RW Combo [EK] Res/Rad/Pump + [Koolance] CPU-360 block + ... [Microsoft] Windows 7 Ultimate x64 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
[Samsung] 120hz 3D 27" LED 2ms -S27A950D- [Logitech] G19 [Antec] Quattro 1200w OC Edition [Antec] Dark Fleet 85 
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[Logitech] G500 [Razor] Vespula [Asus] Xonar HDAV 7.1 THX DTS [Logitech] Z-5500 speakers 
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