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I'd prefer the dx11, as I said in the post, future-proofing the build is very important.

Sorry I majorly ninja edited my post take a look at it again.
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256GB Mushkin Enhanced Chronos Deluxe SSD & 640... Liteon Blueray & Liteon DVDRW w/ iXtreme Burner... Custom Watercooing Loop Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit 
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post #12 of 106
I'd say i5-2400, 560TI or 6870, MOBO with USB3, SATA3, 2x PCIE, 650W quality PSU.
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post #13 of 106
Intel Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5w6x

This build is designed with an eye towards future upgrades. The i5-2500k is a great CPU, but it's OC-ability is greatly limited on the stock cooler. Get an aftermarket CPU cooler, and you'll be able to push those clocks way (not that the 2500k is slow at stock by any means). Possible options include opting for a much cheaper i5-2400 or i3-2120 processor, and while not OCable, are still great CPU. In fact, the i5-2400 is arguable the best performance/price value is $100+ CPUs. Then you could keep your eyes on an IB upgrade in the near future.

The PSU is a bit overkill (you could easily do with a 430W PSU), but the 650W (in addition to being cheap) gives you the ability to upgrade your GPU to a high-power monster and/or CF the GPU.

At present, the 6870 is a great value at $150, and will serve you well. If you upgrade, CF 6870 is more than a match for a GTX580.

For this build, and the AMD below it, you can easily get by with a cheaper case (like $30 cheap), but that's really more of a personal aesthetics question.


AMD Build: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/5w65

Compared to the Intel build, there are two real differences. The A8-3870k series CPU is about a step down from the i5-2500K, but you get a step-up in the GPU department. The A8 can be overclocked, but it doesn't overclock like the 2500k. However, the difference between the two in games with the same GPU won't be that significant, so the extra GPU horsepower in this build adds a lot of value.

However, the upgrade path here is lacking. Socket FM-1 is targeted towards the medium to budget performance, so there probably won't ever be anything much better than the 3870 on FM-1. On the other hand, CPU performance is getting less and less important for games, so that might not actually be a real-world problem.

Again, the PSU is overkill as setup, but easily allows for SLI with another 560ti.
post #14 of 106
Does this include tax and that? Do you really need a monitor and keyboard or would you be open to picking some old ones off cregslist?
post #15 of 106
So you want a rig that costs you ~$700 and perform like a $1500 rig?
Good luck on that.
For $700 the best I can think is:
i3 2120
ASrock Z68 Pro3-M
4gb (2x2gb) Kingston 1600 ram
NZXT Source 210
Hitachi 500gb hdd
Corsair Builder series 600w psu
Gigabyte GTX 560Ti
LG multi DVD burner oem
That totals $694.92
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post #16 of 106
Heres my pick:

CPU-AMD Phenom II X4 960T Zomsa-$125
Motherboard-Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3-$110
RAM-Patriot G Series 'Sector 5' 1600MHz 8GB (2x4GB)-$40
GPU-Sapphire AMD Radeon HD 6870-$170
PSU-Corsair Builder Series 600watt-$70
HDD-Seagate Barracuda 1TB ST1000DM003-$115
DVD-On-lite DVD Burner-$15
Case-Rosewill Redbone-$40

Total~$680
post #17 of 106
That gives you more gaming power then a 560, a 4/6 core proc and a motherboard that will likly be backwards compatable for two or three gens. (im talking piledriver steamroller and excavator) as well as 1tb of disk storage (pretty fast, too- 1tb per platter) an ok case, a reliable power supply and what i think is 8+2 phase power. If your willing to go a little over budget, pop in a 212 evo and overclock the crap out of the cpu.
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BF3 Machine
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8GB Corsair Vengeance 1800 WD VelociRaptor 600gb Syncmaster P2370HD Razer Lycosa 
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post #19 of 106
Have you seen the bd benchies? There not as bad as people say since tey overclock well, but the phenoms are still better deals.
post #20 of 106
why is everyone recommending the cx600 for $70? the rg630 is better for less ($60)

also why not the new Samsung 30nm RAM? its worth a few extra bucks for some of the best overclocking RAM out currently.
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