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I'm looking into buying a gaming rig. My budget is around $1000 (Give or take).

All I need is a graphics card, ram, PSU,.

This is what I am going to buy so far:
NZXT Phantom Case - $120
ASUS P8Z68 PRO/GEN3 - $200
i5-2500K $230

That leaves me with $500 - $600 for GPU, PSU, and RAM.

I can't decide between a GTX 570OC or a GTX 560TI? Which is better for Battlefield 3? I probably will do SLI, but not for a while.

I'm thinking about the Corsair 850 PSU for $200. Is that overkill?

And of course ram... I heard G.Skill is good.

What are your thoughts?

Thanks!
post #2 of 18
850watt is overkill for 1 gpu. Get a 650-750 and you'll be set, even for SLI. Gskill makes good ram, so does corsair. And a 570>560ti
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post #3 of 18
i dont think 850watts is overkill but maybe you can found a good PSU for less then 200$ and for BF3 a 570GTX would be better for sure G.skill is a good brand.

edit: http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151108

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817256058

both great and cost a little less
Edited by marduk666 - 2/4/12 at 7:53pm
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Originally Posted by Sfdpiggy View Post

I'm looking into buying a gaming rig. My budget is around $1000 (Give or take).
That leaves me with $500 - $600 for GPU, PSU, and RAM.

If you can squeeze out a little more you can make a huge improvement with a 7970 (or 7950) over the gtx570

7970/7950 = $550+/$450+
Ram = $40
PSU = Whatever you feel necessary
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post #6 of 18
RAIDMAX RX-850AE. Gold Plus Certified and Semi-Modular! smile.gif $119.99. You know... for when you SLI.

Choose the GTX 570 because it still outperforms the 560 Ti 448(and of course the 560 Ti). The 560 Ti 448 is essentially a "crippled" 570.

G. Skill, Mushkin, Corsair, Kingston... all great RAM manufacturers. Hope I helped! thumb.gif
    
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Maybe the Fractal Design Define XL instead of the Phantom, EVGA 560 Ti (Fermi) 448 Cores FTW 1280MB, NZXT HALE82 750W-Modular and CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600. That comes out to $599.96 before shipping and $40 in MIR.
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post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Hellish View Post

If you can squeeze out a little more you can make a huge improvement with a 7970 (or 7950) over the gtx570
7970/7950 = $550+/$450+
Ram = $40
PSU = Whatever you feel necessary

Thanks for the feedback! What brand do you recommend for the 7970? Also, do you think that a 650W PSU is enough to run that beast? smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Sfdpiggy View Post

Thanks for the feedback! What brand do you recommend for the 7970? Also, do you think that a 650W PSU is enough to run that beast? smile.gif

Id go either MSI or Asus, and for the psu it should be fine but I would go at least 750w to be safe especially if you plan to overclock
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PSU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073
GPU
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130613
RAM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428

Total comes out to $500.
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