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I know about doubling my budget lol i seen a nice laptop for about 1,600 that could run 3 of my games on ultra without a problem. Im just trying to save money.

As for the SSD it's not really necessary never really had any use for a SSD games run on ultra without a problem on a reg hard drive and as for a SSD 64gb would be plenty to fit all 3games on it and the os.

Just curious why for a gaming system on a budget why a SSD would be slipped in lol
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I know about doubling my budget lol i seen a nice laptop for about 1,600 that could run 3 of my games on ultra without a problem. Im just trying to save money.
As for the SSD it's not really necessary never really had any use for a SSD games run on ultra without a problem on a reg hard drive and as for a SSD 64gb would be plenty to fit all 3games on it and the os.
Just curious why for a gaming system on a budget why a SSD would be slipped in lol

1000 is a pretty generous budget tbh, ive done much lower budgets. but you can always scratch the ssd and then upgrade the vid card witht he cash saved. i believe the ssd speed increase for load d times would make a gamer want it. doesnt give you more fps, but when loading into a town like org in wow it makes a difference
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military transport is very rough on equipment. SSD = solid state drive = no moving part = you can bounce that drive pretty good and still boot up every time. besides it's a game changer when it comes to computers. instead of waiting 90+ seconds for your machine to boot up, you'd be up and gaming in less then 30 seconds on a SSD. less waiting on your machine = more gaming time.
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military transport is very rough on equipment. SSD = solid state drive = no moving part = you can bounce that drive pretty good and still boot up every time. besides it's a game changer when it comes to computers. instead of waiting 90+ seconds for your machine to boot up, you'd be up and gaming in less then 30 seconds on a SSD. less waiting on your machine = more gaming time.

didnt even think about the non moving parts, great logic there LOL
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Looks good but Im looking for a more mobile case. Like the cubes or something easy to carry, I also live in Germany and am currently deployed dont have a microcenter over here tongue.gif Online is my only option unless they sell it on their online site.
except for the RAM which can be ordered online and about the 2500k i took in accout that is taken from NCIX US which is for 200$ have a close look here
well if you want smaller Case and motherboard try to replace the motherboard with
this and case with this
post #16 of 74
HDD is at most risk when active AND moving. The whole ~ no moving parts thing really only applies to laptops since that is the only device that can be used in transit (unless you're in a vehicle that can power a desktop computer). That is why laptops have "freefall" sensors. Depending on the case (if it has a dedicated hard drive cage), it should be pretty well protected from normal shock of transport (air, ground, or otherwise).

I would decide on the type of HDD based on your storage needs.

I also think a H80 is a tad excessive for a budget build. Depending on CPU needs (and it doesn't seem like its much given the list of games provided), a stock cooler would likely be sufficient. If not stock, air coolers can be found for under $40-50. The savings can be...saved, or invested in a different component.

For a case, I highly recommend you take a look at (take my case advice with a grain of salt ~ I am a Lian Li fanboi, primarily due to the fact that Silverstone uses steel bodies instead of aluminum - making a case heavier than it needs to be):

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112347

It has a handle for easy transport. According to the reviews, it can really take physical abuse (3 foot drop). It is also a very light case due to its aluminum construction. They actually just dropped the price on it so I am rather tempted...

Edit:

JanqeD,

I think more information is needed. $1000 is a lot to play with. I think it would help if you were to provide specify some requirements. For example, what is mobile to you? Just being a SFF build? A case with a handle? With wheels? Does weight matter? Is there a specific dimension you'd like the stay under (perhaps for luggage purposes)?
Edited by minnus - 4/24/12 at 6:37am
post #17 of 74
would an ATX build be okay in a Storm Scout case (has a strong handle) or must it be smaller? I love the Vulcan and such but I can hardly find those for sale anymore.

Last time I checked none of the Blizzard games make good use of more than 2 cores. With your budget might as-well go 2500K though, or a Pentium/i3 and swap it to Ivy Bridge when it comes out.
For the GPU anything like a 560 ti/7850 (you can max 1080p with less, but your budget should be able to fit something like these)

Here's an example cart:
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currently I wouldn't even recommend OCing a setup like this for most games, though the cooler should be enough for a fairly decent one (and is quieter than the stock one) and the PSU can certainly handle any OC.
Edited by Sainesk - 4/24/12 at 6:27am
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post #18 of 74
This build is actually fairly simplistic.

Your motherboard and CPU should be Sandy Bridge or Ivy Bridge. Go with a reasonably priced i5 model and a z77 motherboard. I'd suggest looking on the used market for an i5 2500k.

You can get any case you want, but I recommend the Silverstone SG05 or the LIAN LI PC-Q11B. Both are sweet lookin' cases. The Lian Li gives you a little more space for your dollar and the ability to use a full sized PSU; I'd still recommend a SFF one anyway.

GPU should be the GTX 680, or wait until the 670 launches if you're over budget. We already know the 680 is killer, and the 670 will probably be as good or better than the 7950 and come in around $400ish. You cannot get a 7970 or 7950 (yet), because all the cards are 10.5" or more. The 680 comes in at just over 10 inches, and that half inch difference is critical in mITX builds.
    
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For the record my budget is $1,000 though I dont want overkill I need a build to max diablo 3/sc2/wow in a small case. Nothing more nothing less lol. Just because it can be afforded doesnt mean it should be selected. Only select whats nessecary. Sorry if Im being picky. As for the SDD talk, I am in Logistics for the military Im aware of how things are handled. I can assure you the hard drive will be removed when shipping and it will have 100% insurance on it to cover any damages. Sorry again tongue.gif
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For the record my budget is $1,000 though I dont want overkill I need a build to max diablo 3/sc2/wow in a small case. Nothing more nothing less lol. Just because it can be afforded doesnt mean it should be selected. Only select whats nessecary. Sorry if Im being picky. As for the SDD talk, I am in Logistics for the military Im aware of how things are handled. I can assure you the hard drive will be removed when shipping and it will have 100% insurance on it to cover any damages. Sorry again tongue.gif

Not being picky; you asked for future proof, the big boys are your most future proof card(s). CPUs are now so good they don't always alter much Hypothetically:

i3 2100 $120
MoBo: $140
670: $400
Case: 100-150 (w/PSU)
HDD: 90ish
RAM: 50

Total: $910-960

Though I think you're better off with a laptop.
    
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