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Have $1000 to spend... Need help with custom build

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I want to buy parts and build a gaming PC but I don't know what to buy. Could someone help me make a machine that is able to run games like BF3 and then some? I don't know what to look for really so I'm asking for help. I don't need monitor/speakers/keyboard/mouse, but I do need everything else! Just post with the best possible rig I could get for 1k please!
post #2 of 143
Will you be overclocking?
post #3 of 143
Thread Starter 
Not sure how to do that, but should I oc?
post #4 of 143
Definitely, overclocking allows you to get that extra bit more out of the hardware, and depending on the 'level' you go to, is pretty safe.
There are guides here for overclocking the i5 2500k, that will almost guarantee a stable 4.0 GHz overclock.

CPU + Mobo:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.822654

RAM:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104262

GPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161382

PSU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207014

HDD:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148767

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

It wont Max battlefield, but it'll do pretty damn well.

I assume you'll be playing at 1080p also smile.gif
post #5 of 143
Thread Starter 
Is there a way to max out BF3 for under $1k and be able to be set for a couple years?
post #6 of 143
Ive just noticed, this is the AMD forum tongue.gif

maybe, it's very Graphics intensive, so you can buy a pair of second hand GTX580s / HD6970s
and thatcwould have you set..
post #7 of 143
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Originally Posted by McMogg View Post

Ive just noticed, this is the AMD forum tongue.gif
maybe, it's very Graphics intensive, so you can buy a pair of second hand GTX580s / HD6970s
and thatcwould have you set..

AMD General biggrin.gif He could be interested in an AMD GPU amirite?
@OP Best way to go is the Intel route and you could add an AMD GPU.
And yes a 1000$ build can max out BF3
post #8 of 143
Okay this is what I came up with,
It has no HDD cause I think the HDD prices right now are outrageous and if you can, get an HDD from somewhere just to put the rig functioning. It can be even be the HDD from a laptop or old rig just needs to be SATA.
It goes 100$ above your maximum but thats because of the cooler, if you are going to be overclocking you will need a cooler but if you remove it it will be in the 1000$ mark.
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It also comes with some extra's of some sort lol
Theres a dirt3.
post #9 of 143
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X - $17.99
Fractal Design Arc Midi - $99
EVGA 560 Ti 448 Cores FTW 1280MB - $289.99
NZXT HALE82 750W-Modular - $109.99
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB DDR3 1600 - $49.99
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO - $34.99
i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz + ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) P67 - $394.98

Comes to $997.92 before shipping and $60 in MIRs

I'd look around fo some sales on a hard drive.
Desktop
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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Desktop
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 2500k Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3P SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (OC Edition) Corsair Vengenace 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB Cooler Master Hyper 212+ Windows 7 64-bit LG W2353V-PF Black 23" 2ms(GTG) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Cooler Master QuickFire Pro (MX Brown) Rosewill HIVE-550W Cooler Master 690 Logitech MX518 
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post #10 of 143
i guess this would be enough for max BF3 at 1080p wink.gif

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