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My budget is 1,875$ and I would appreciate it so MUCH if you guys/girls can budget a build for me.

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The rig I have at the bottom I just sold and am waiting for a new build to change info. This is my third build and I have an idea what i'm going to get, I just want others inputs so I could get a better idea. I am going to be using this build for a ton of school related programming since I am a Software Engineer Major and I am going to do some gaming. I would like it to max out games at 1920x1080 with good framerates. Thanks!
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I'd recommend waiting until Kepler comes out. That will really shake up the GPU market, and could either get you much better performance (in the way of the new cards) or a much better deal (in the way of the older cards going on sale).
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do you want 3d?
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Good frame rates, as in what games?
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$10 below.

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Thank you Arslay for taking your time to build it, it means a lot. Fortunately I have a Windows 7 OEM disk that I haven't used so that will save some money. Also great point on Keplar Nick smile.gif. I was thinking of using two refurbished 560ti's in SLI. Would that be able to max out crysis, skyrim, BF3 in 1080p with at least 70FPS? Thanks everyone for taking valuable time out of your day! smile.gif
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Two 560ti's should be enough. I have a single 580, and I have no problems in those games maxed out. The only concern that you might have (especially with a game like Metro), is the 560ti's don't have that much VRAM. For most games at 1080p, it won't be a problem (you might have to turn down AA a bit on some more intense games), but it's something to think about.
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If you want maximum gaming performance put 1000 dollars into two 79** series cards and use the remaining 800 or so for a basic sandy bridge build. You will crush any game coming out for a long time.
    
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post #9 of 14
I don't know why you sold your system since it was already quite good.

The 560ti's in SLI will be more than fine for you for 1080p. Maybe not always around 70fps but around there. And I only recommend the 2700K because from what I have seen, they overclock better. Some people argue that it is the same as the 2600K but coming from the 2600K, I prefer my 2700K much more.

And I would look at the 650D or NZXT Phantom case. My 2 favourite.
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Originally Posted by jtom320 View Post

If you want maximum gaming performance put 1000 dollars into two 79** series cards and use the remaining 800 or so for a basic sandy bridge build. You will crush any game coming out for a long time.

On one hand, I strongly agree with this, and on the other hand, I strongly disagree.

In general, I feel that CPU generations are much longer than GPU generations, so blowing a bunch of money on a GPU won't give you the best future-proof computer. For example, I purchased a C2D system in 2007 (OCed to 3.5GHz) and an 8800GTX GPU. Over the four years that that system was my primary system, I upgraded my GPU twice (GTX 295 and HD 5970). Even with a mere Conroe C2D, simple GPU upgrades kept me playing all but the most intensive games at max settings. And I could play pretty much any game, as long as I accepted either lower resolutions and/or lower settings (but rarely did I have to go below medium high).

In this train of thought, I'd recommend spending more on the CPU now, with GPU upgrade plans down the road. However, the reason this plan works is because most games are heavily dependent on the GPU. So if you go all-out on the GPU now, you'll be better equipped to play today's and tomorrow's best games, but you might struggle in a few years if you have a lesser CPU.

Now, this is just my musings based on my experience, so please take it with a grain (or more) of salt.
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