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...the problem is, I am almost clueless when it comes to building computers/computer parts. I don't even know what overclocking is...

Which is why I have come here to get everyone's help.

My budget is around $1300-1500 but I'm willing to spend a little more - I already have a monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse. I'd like a supreme gaming machine with a cool case.

I mostly play FPS's.

EDIT: Made some changes to the rig to save some money. What do you guys think?


Edited by ModerateGatsby - 3/16/11 at 2:25pm
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To get the best bang for the buck I'd go AMD/Radeon setup. gimme sec to build a setup for you.

Attachment 200347

oops forgot a case.

Cooler Master Elite 340, nothing fancy but it will serve it's purpose.

Edited by Kratthew D. Kraids - 3/15/11 at 11:23pm
    
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ok go to newegg.com and search for these parts:
this way you can learn how to shop for computer parts and see what else is out there that you like more.

See if you like this style of case:

Cooler Master HAF 932

so you need processor, motherboard, ram, graphix card(s), power supply, hard drive(s), Cooling.

ill post some parts list in a minute as i gotta check up on the latest sales
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hes got 1300$ why not go intell, they are far more superior right now
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Originally Posted by Kratthew D. Kraids View Post
To get the best bang for the buck I'd go AMD/Radeon setup. gimme sec to build a setup for you.
I would go far a sandybridge/ radeon setup.
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Originally Posted by ModerateGatsby View Post
My budget is around $1300 but I'm willing to spend a little more - I already have a monitor, OS, keyboard/mouse. I'd like a supreme gaming machine with a cool case.
Cases are really opinion

You can go with a "ricer" case like alienware or many raidmax cases. Like this.



or

The "sleek and sexy" look like this




Anyway. For $1300 I would suggest intel 2600k with either a gtx580 or ati 6950/6970
    
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Yeah, as far as cases go, I think I like the "sleek and sexy" look. I was checking out some Lian Li's earlier.
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yeah let us know a bit more on case design...it really is all in the eye of the beholder

anyway through this little setup together for you that should work great for FPS's
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although i forgot to put in a hard drive
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