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    Looking for help on what to buy (new desktop)

    Hey all, first time poster in this section.

    I've seen over time that there is a lot of people who help with figuring out what to get for a new build. My younger brother has indicated that he wants a new computer for Christmas. He knows how to put one together and I'm the guy with the checkbook so I'm wondering what's the best setup for a desktop for around 1000-1500$. Or say what would be the best setup for running Diablo 3 Rift WoW etc on ultra settings. I've seen the threads about the black friday sales, but all of this is foreign to me so I would love some suggestion on steering me on the right path.

    Thanks so much!

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    @ newegg

    i5 2500k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 - 199$
    Noctua NH-D14 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...octua%20nh-d14 -84$
    gtx 570 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127582 - 369$
    ASUS P8Z68-V LE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773 - 132$
    2x4GB corsair vengeance - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233180 -39$
    OCZ Vertex 3 120gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706 - 189$
    corsair 650w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005 79$

    Total: 1092$

    I don't think spending more than 400$ on gpu is a good thing in the long run so i recomended the gtx 570 just because you had the budget. You can surely save a lot of money on it if your brother isnt playing any GPU intensive games (Eg: BF3)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vilaca View Post
    @ newegg

    i5 2500k - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115072 - 199$
    Noctua NH-D14 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...octua%20nh-d14 -84$
    gtx 570 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127582 - 369$
    ASUS P8Z68-V LE - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131773 - 132$
    2x4GB corsair vengeance - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233180 -39$
    OCZ Vertex 3 120gb - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227706 - 189$
    corsair 650w - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139005 79$

    Total: 1092$

    I don't think spending more than 400$ on gpu is a good thing in the long run so i recomended the gtx 570 just because you had the budget. You can surely save a lot of money on it if your brother isnt playing any GPU intensive games (Eg: BF3)
    Thanks so much! Yeah my brother usually just plays fps for his 360. This will be just for his mmo/diablo3 fix. Appreciate the response

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmgbro View Post
    Thanks so much! Yeah my brother usually just plays fps for his 360. This will be just for his mmo/diablo3 fix. Appreciate the response
    U can go with this options then(from better to worst[or similar]):
    gtx 560 ti(still runs the latest fps games)
    HD6950(still runs the latest fps games)
    gtx 560(will run most mmo's w/o any probs)
    HD6870(will run most mmo's w/o any probs)
    HD6850(will run most mmo's w/o any probs)
    gtx 460(will run most mmo's w/o any probs)

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    vilaca pretty much nailed it, I'd suggest get a 7200RPM HDD rather than an SSD, those are a luxury, and unless you feel like splurging, not needed.

    You could probably downgrade the GPU to GTX560Ti if you really wanted to, also.
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    CPU: i5 2500k @3.3Ghz; GPU: MSi GTX560Ti Twin Frozr II
    RAM: 8GB 1600Mhz Corsair Vengeance; MB: MSi Z68-G45 G3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adsertif View Post
    vilaca pretty much nailed it, I'd suggest get a 7200RPM HDD rather than an SSD, those are a luxury, and unless you feel like splurging, not needed.

    You could probably downgrade the GPU to GTX560Ti if you really wanted to, also.
    Alright cool thank for the info. Appreciate it a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adsertif View Post
    vilaca pretty much nailed it, I'd suggest get a 7200RPM HDD rather than an SSD, those are a luxury, and unless you feel like splurging, not needed.

    You could probably downgrade the GPU to GTX560Ti if you really wanted to, also.
    I suggested a SSD do to the price the HDD are atm cuz of the floods. its a good investment and noticeble. altho im with you its a luxury

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