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Best build for gaming... 800$ ... I am at 1000 now.

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I was actually going to be an idiot and buy a gaming laptop because I like portability but after seeing a price tag of 1500$-2000$ I decided another desktop build would suffice. I only want to spend around 800 on the tower and want to be able to play SCII on all HIGH settings. Having the ability to play BF3 and a couple future games would be awesome too .

P.S I decided to try an AMD build since my last desktop build was Intel. Thanks much.
Edited by Exhitokiri - 4/18/11 at 11:44am
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post #2 of 32
Are you planning on oc it?
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I might OC the gfx card and CPU but thats later on down the road. For now I just want it to be capable of what I stated .
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Here is everything I have gathered so far and it stands at 1000$ and I was wondering if you guys could just substitute better items? I just want the capability to upgrade one part at a time once they become too slow. I kept my old AGP alive for about 6 yrs .

Rig:

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208034

Power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Motherboard/CPU combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.628397


Drives:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136178


Harddrive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909

OS:

Windows 7 home edition -----100$

Fan/Heatsinks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185139

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233054
Edited by Exhitokiri - 4/18/11 at 11:30am
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post #5 of 32

Case: Get an HAF 912, the best case in its range. Superior air flow, great cable managment, I'm luvin my HAF

HDD: Get a Samsung F3 1Tb, its one of the best performers out there and its only $65

CPU heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+, its $30 bucks and it competes with heatsinks way out of the $30 price range

Fans: Yate Loons, the best for the price


Edited by CrazzyRussian - 4/18/11 at 11:47am
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Case: Get an HAF 912, the best case in its range. Superior air flow, great cable managment, I'm luvin my HAF

HDD: Get a Samsung F3 1Tb, its one of the best performers out there and its only $65

CPU heatsink: Cooler Master Hyper 212+, its $30 bucks and it competes with heatsinks way out of the $30 price range

Fans: Yate Loons, the best for the price Amazon.com: Yate Loon 120mm Case Fan, Model "D12SL-12" Black: Electronics
I have to completely agree with that.
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post #7 of 32
I'd still go with Intel. Much more bang for your buck
     
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Why would intel still be better?
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post #9 of 32
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Originally Posted by Exhitokiri View Post
Why would intel still be better?
The i5 2500k or a i7 2600k are the best CPU's you can buy right now and they fit right into a 1000$ budget.
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Originally Posted by Exhitokiri View Post
Here is everything I have gathered so far and it stands at 1000$ and I was wondering if you guys could just substitute better items? I just want the capability to upgrade one part at a time once they become too slow. I kept my old AGP alive for about 6 yrs .

Rig:

Case:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811208034

Power supply:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005

Motherboard/CPU combo:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboD...t=Combo.628397


Drives:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16827136178


Harddrive:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16822136284

Memory:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

Video Card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102909

OS:

Windows 7 home edition -----100$

Fan/Heatsinks:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185155

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835185139

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835233054
no need to buy windows 7
the released a slim version for free
    
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