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As the title says this is my first build and im mainly going to be using it for heavy gaming i would give parts that i like and prefer but really i have no idea what im doing so please help me out. My budget ranges from 800 - 1000 and little up or down is no problem. I was going to go for a sandy bridge but because of the SATA port problem and discontinuation i am not sure when the restock date is. So please help me out and thank you so much.

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What type of games do you intend to play? Steam game like TF2? or games like Metro 2033, BFBC2, MoH, CoD, Dead Space 2? Are u more inclined towards Intel or AMD, ATi or nVidia?

I'm definitely thinking a GTX470/570 and a Core i5 750.
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ill sell ya my board for 150$
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Whats your current setup? Maybe you can upgrade your GPU or something and then wait till all those Sandy bridge issues are fixed or wait for bulldozer what ever comes first
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My current setup is a store bought over priced computer from 2006 but its a amd phenom 9600 and im running a 8800 gts factory oced gpu with 3gbs or dd2 ram. Im going to be playing games that range from crysis 2 but i play comp tf2 so thatll be my main but im planning on playing bulletstrom, brink, i currently play bc2, blackops etc, Also going to play the new old republic mmo.
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post #6 of 14
That doesn't seem to bad actually, I would buy a new GPU and then wait it out for a new socket or sandy bridge fix.


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post #7 of 14
This'll play anything you throw at it and is pretty future proof. The case/video card is up to u, I just threw in some well known performers.

If you get the CPU from Microcenter, it's $170. That's a lot of savings.

Edit: EVGA GPUs aren't a must, I'm just a fanboy and they cost 10-30 USD more. Also, ASUS mobo isn't a must, I'm also a fanboy, you could go for something cheaper. I just can't settle.

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Originally Posted by JFuss View Post
also MeeMoo
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Edited by MeeMoo220 - 2/2/11 at 10:32am
post #8 of 14
$200: i5-750
$120~: Gigabyte, Asus, eVGA motherboard
$80?: 6gb DDR3 (corsair, g.skill, etc)
$350: gtx 570 || $250: gtx 560 | $260-$300: amd 6950
$110: corsair 750w || $130: corsair 850w
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Total: Roughly $860

Does not include drives / case. Can probably go cheaper on the board slightly, but if you want a "heavy-gaming" rig you really can't skimp on the GPU/CPU. Prices may vary.
Edited by xsf - 2/2/11 at 10:39am
post #9 of 14
AMD Phenom II X6 1055T $179
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H $134
Coolermaster storm scout $89
SeaSonic M12II 620 Bronze 620W $95
Western Digital Caviar Black 640GB $64
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 1600 $50
EVGA GeForce GTX 570 $349

Total $960

I went with the 1055T because its fairly cheap and it has 6 cores whats not to like
Not the best with PSUs so I went with MeeMoos option
I don't tend to steer to far away from Western Digital hard drives but its your choice

So yeah there's my suggestion
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WD Caviar Black 1.0 TB,1Tb green & WD 500Gb System Asus DVD burner 2 x XSPC RX 360 Rads Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit 
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post #10 of 14
Heavy gaming at what res?
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