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    Building a computer.

    I want to build a computer, and I'm fairly new to it.
    I've seen several videos (most notably the Computer Build videos on newegg.com), So...

    Upgrade or New Computer:
    New computer

    Upgrade on what (you hope):
    Everything? :|

    Willing to Self Build or a Pre-Built:
    Self build.

    How much you want to spend:
    Ideally.. < $2000.

    How much you can spend:
    $2500

    What all you plan to use it for:
    Mostly playing games: WoW, SWTOR, D3 like everyone else.

    What Operating system you want to use & Bit:
    Windows 7, 64 Bit

    What Resolution you hope to be in:
    1920 x 1080

    What Settings do you Want & how much FPS:
    High/Ultra settings, that doesn't make it choppy. I notice on the computers I play shadows tend to be what make it choppier. Then just the normal low settings themselves don't go well with the card.

    What Country are you from:
    U.S.

    What can you re-use:
    Nothing, my current computer is an all in one. as much as tearing it apart could be an option to take out maybe an HDD? XD I'm giving this one to my parents since it's still good.

    Network will be wired or wireless:
    Can it be both? D:
    I'd prefer it to be wireless since the modem is set up in another room until I convince my brother to set that shit up in my room!

    Any Additional Info Here:
    I want if possible something that is compatible with future upgrades like processors.. etc. (I'm aware of the upcoming Ivy Bridge intel processors though I'm not looking to always have the 'top of the line' everything. :|
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    Part list permalink / Part price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.44 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.25 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi Tower ATX Mid Tower Case ($109.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus PA238Q 23.0" Monitor ($263.03 @ Amazon)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Keyboard: Das Keyboard DASK3PROMS1SI Wired Standard Keyboard ($154.98 @ Newegg)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($44.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1586.34
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated 2011-12-28 02:23 EST-0500)

    Add or subtract whatever you need. I think I outdid myself here.

    All choices of parts should be pretty obvious. I went with a larger Power Supply in case you wanted to add on another graphics card later.

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    Case - personal preference - my suggestion - HAF 932 - $159.99
    Motherboard - Gigabyte Z68 UD4 - $194.99
    CPU - i5 2500k - $219.99
    RAM - 2X4GB Vengeance Low Profile 1600 MHz - $46.99
    GPU - Twin Frozr GTX 570 - $369.99 (currently out of stock at newegg)
    CPU Cooler - Corsair A70 - $38.99
    Monitor - 23" Dell IPS panel - $394.99
    Aleternative Monitor - 23" HD Acer - $159.99
    Windows 7 Home Premium - $100.00
    DVD Burner - $20.00
    HDD - Spinpoint F3 1TB 7200 RPM - $149.99
    Keyboard and mouse are EXTREMELY personal, and I won't even begin to speculate.

    You can also add a fan controller and extra fans for your case, and things of that nature.

    With IPS Monitor - $1695
    With Acer Monitor - $1460

    Add a keyboard and mouse and you are done.

    You could also technically upgrade to a GTX 580 (best card on the market) for an additional $180.00

    GTX 580

    And, as Fuzzy listed, if you have a Micro Center near you, go save some cash on the i5 2500k.
    They also have some good on and off GPU deals.
    Last edited by Uggorthaholy; 2011-12-28 at 07:41 AM.

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    useful info up in here, in for later

    on that note anyone wanna toss me together a list for around 1k? if thats possible

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    Quote Originally Posted by Almighty1 View Post
    useful info up in here, in for later

    on that note anyone wanna toss me together a list for around 1k? if thats possible
    I advise making your own thread and filling out the relevant info.

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    What are my choices to switch out the graphics card? I have a thing with ATI/Radeon cards... would a GeForce GTX 570 chipset be good or would it be a better choice to go for something like the GeForce GTX 560 Ti? I forgot to mention wanting to toss in an SSD to put the OS in, I've seen a couple. is the OCZ Vertex 3 good by any chance?

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    560ti is pretty good if you're not doing insanely graphic games like BF3. My 560ti handles pretty much anything save BF3 and Crysis 2 at their highest settings.

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    Mostly playing MMOs. I save FPS's for my console, though I keep hearing I'm not experiencing the full game's experience in terms of graphics and whatnot. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanol7h View Post
    Mostly playing MMOs. I save FPS's for my console, though I keep hearing I'm not experiencing the full game's experience in terms of graphics and whatnot. :P
    You aren't. :P
    A 560ti is more than enough for MMO's.

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    I do think you can play bf 3 on ultra with a 560 ti, I got an Radeon hd 6950 1gb wich I dont think is that big difference from a 560 ti and I play on ultra np. And my friend that got a 560 non ti can play on ultra aswell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heenksa33 View Post
    I do think you can play bf 3 on ultra with a 560 ti, I got an Radeon hd 6950 1gb wich I dont think is that big difference from a 560 ti and I play on ultra np. And my friend that got a 560 non ti can play on ultra aswell.
    No you can't...

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    My 560ti handles ultra for BF3 fairly well but if I want better framerates I need to turn down a few things, generally just ambient occlusion and AA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sichoe View Post
    My 560ti handles ultra for BF3 fairly well but if I want better framerates I need to turn down a few things, generally just ambient occlusion and AA.
    Please don't derail the thread, OP stated he mainly plays mmos and fps on his console.

    I topic: gtx 560ti will handle your mmos with ease.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzzykins View Post
    No you can't...
    Okay..
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    Stop derailing from the OP, please

    @OP - the Vertex 3 is a good drive.
    The 560Ti is the best bang for buck card on the market, and you'll be able to max wow, and probably swtor on it. D3 will be maxed by it. I said 570 or 580 simply because it gives you more future proofing. Honestly, I don't know if they'll do any graphics overhauling in MOP and what it will require to max out.

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    I really like that setup you posted Fuzzy. What settings would that be able to play say BF3, or Skyrim at, at great fps? Also what is a good, cheapish SSD that could be tacked on to it just for the purpose of the OS and a few games?

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    Yeah, it's a great setup and you'll be able to play both Skyrim and BF3 at Close-To-Ultra settings. In respect to SSD, if you're not storing WoW or anything on it, go for a Crucial M4 64GB.

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    Yeah, all I really want out of the SSD is holding the OS. Thank you very much for the awesome setup, I may just have to get that for myself! Could you also possibly recommend another, possibly cheaper PSU? I don't think I will be adding a graphics card (or should I plan to). Also (and hopefully finally), how highly would you recommend the Das Keyboard, it does seem pretty pricy, or is it worth it in your honest opinion?
    Last edited by Khaaaaaaaan; 2011-12-29 at 06:48 AM.

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    So here's the final build, let me know If something's wrong or what.
    I'm not allowed to post links.. so I'll just do names of the stuff. :|
    Those with price tags are the original configuration provided by Fuzzykins + the cooler.


    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4 GHz (3.8GH Turbo Boost) LGA 115 95W Quad Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler
    Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($122.86)
    Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99)
    Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($118.25)
    Video Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 650D ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99)
    Optical Drive: ASUS Black blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
    Monitor: LG D2342P-PN Black 23" HDMI LED Backlight Widescreen Cinema 3D LCD Monitor
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)

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    2600k is a waste of money, 2500k is what you want.

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