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So ive decided to build a new gaming rig to run bf3 like a beast. im new to whole PC building thing and i was wondering if any1 could give me some insight on how this works. im trying to keep my budget as low as possible~500-600. everything i dont plan on upgrading, i plan to replace with parts from my current comp. now what i basically need is for my new pc to work. could sum1 tell me if everything would fir together. for example, if there are enough PCI express slots or enough mem slots and stuff like that

First, here is a report form AIDA64 of my current comp:

Computer:
Computer Type ACPI x86-based PC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
OS Service Pack [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer 8.0.7601.17514
DirectX DirectX 11.0
Motherboard:
CPU Type DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E6600, 2400 MHz (9 x 267)
Motherboard Name Dell OptiPlex 745
Motherboard Chipset Intel Broadwater Q965
System Memory [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM1: Kingston KPN424-ELG 1 GB DDR2-667 DDR2 SDRAM (5-5-5-15 @ 333 MHz) (4-4-4-12 @ 266 MHz) (3-3-3-9 @ 200 MHz)
DIMM2: Kingston KPN424-ELG [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM3: Kingston KPN424-ELG [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DIMM4: Kingston KPN424-ELG [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type Phoenix (05/21/07)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Display:
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (512 MB)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT (512 MB)
3D Accelerator nVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Monitor Dell 1704FPT (Digital) [17" LCD] (Y4299568CF2Q)
Multimedia:
Audio Adapter Analog Devices AD1983 @ Intel 82801HB ICH8 - High Definition Audio Controller [B-0]
Storage:
IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH8 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2825
IDE Controller Intel(R) ICH8 4 port Serial ATA Storage Controller - 2820
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive ST3250820AS ATA Device (250 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA-II)
Optical Drive TSSTcorp DVD-ROM TS-H353B ATA Device (16x/48x DVD-ROM)


Heres what i plan to buy:

CPU: i3 processor 2100 @3.1ghz
Mobo: some cheap z68 mobo (any suggestions? might just use a h61)
Graphics card: nvida gtx560 (or 560ti, doesnt make a diff right?)
Mem: gskill ram(2x4gb) DDR3
PSU: corsair tx 650W
Case: Cooler Master ELite 430

appreciating any advice. thanks in advance!
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case psu cpu and ram are good. if you plan on getting good frames on BF3 id suggest dropping the 560/560 ti and investing in a two lower end 6850s or 6870s. maybe even two 460s. price to performance would be better than a single 560 ti.
    
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I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
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2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
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2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
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Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
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thanks do you know if it would all fit though on the mobo? Would i even have enough slots considering the general build-up of my PC for two graphic cards?
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thanks do you know if it would all fit though on the mobo? Would i even have enough slots considering the general build-up of my PC for two graphic cards?

most of the z68 boards support sli. msi z68a-gd65 or the asrock extreme 3 gen 3 are the best lower end z68 boards you can get. lower price(not much but still lower) and dont sacrifice features. i personally prefer msi over the competition due to its new click bios II. simple and everything is easy to adjust. asrock is kinda jumbled into different groupings and under several different tabs. msi customer support is amazing too, not so much for asrock, but the online community has taking a liking to the asrock z68 boards so its not hard to get help.
    
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I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
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I5 2500K 4.7ghz 1.36v MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3) MSI GTX 680 TFIII 4GB SLI 1248mhz core 6.5ghz mem 16GB Patriot Viper X Div 2 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
2xM4 64 GB Raid 0 4x5900rpm Baracuda Raid 0 Pioneer BDR Windows 7 Home Premium Triple Asus 27" monitors 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Tt Challenger Ultimate Corsair AX-1200 NZXT Switch 810 Mionix Naos 5000 
Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 
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Be careful of the BlessingJohnson guy, he is spamming this message all over the newcomer forums
    
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Athlon 2 640 Quad Core stock foxconn galaxy gts 450 factory overclock stock 
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Asus 22 inch Cooler master Quickfire Rapid Antec 430 Watt Corsair 300r 
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1TB Segate Barracuda 7200RPM SataIII WDC Blue 500G 7200RPM SataII Samsung 500G 7200RPM SataII Swiftech Apogee XT v2 
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EK-FC6970 EN Full Cover 6970/50 Waterblock Swiftech MCR320-XP YATE LOON 120mm Medium x6 Push/Pull Swiftech MCP655  
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
Swiftech MCRES-Micro Rev 2 Resevoir Windows 7 64bit 37'' Vizio E371VL Logitech G110 
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