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    Sorry about this but, need gaming PC advice

    First, I checked the sticky and some of the links dated back to 2009. I don't really want to go by that, so I'm just going to post a new thread and hope I get a few people giving me similar advice. I did check Google, but I have no idea what I am looking at and it is hard to find information on what I am specifically looking for. I also do not really know what sites are "good" and what sites like to scam, etc. If I can't find any helpful information, I am just going to buy an Alienware (And I REALLY don't want to do that).

    Basically I just want something that can play even the most graphical game on the market on at least high settings. Metro would be a good comparison. I found this http://tpucdn.com/reviews/ASUS/GeFor..._1920_1200.gif so I know what kind of graphics card I am looking for vaguely, but when it comes to processers, etc, I have no idea what the hell I am doing. I want something pre-built.

    I am willing to spend up to $2000, but I certainly do not want to go that high if I can help it. If that is not enough to buy something top-end, then I will use what my budget allows for.

    Thank you very much for whoever helps me, you'll likely save me several hours on google looking for information I am ignorant of.

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    You should check this link. The specifications listed are up to date. http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-Sample-Builds
    If this is not what you are looking for, please include more information, akin to http://www.mmo-champion.com/threads/...-build-Read-me!

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    Budget -- $1900
    Resolution -- @1920x1080
    Games / Settings Desired -- Highest or near-highest possible on the most graphic intense game on the market.
    Any other intensive software or special things you do (Frequent video encoding, 3D modeling, etc) -- No
    Country -- NY, USA
    Parts that can be reused -- Looking to buy from scratch, so no.
    Do you need an OS? -- Yes.
    Do you need peripherals (e.g. monitor, mouse, keyboard, speakers, etc)? -- No

    I am looking for something already put together for me because I do not know how to do that and I have no interest in trying.

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    where are you from?
    So we know what sites we can use. (also do you need any peripherals?)
    if you want to future proof yourself abit go for a 670 (found budget had the room for 680 easy so took that instead )
    also that link was a benchmark for a kinda odd resolution (1920x1080 being the common high end gaming one)
    edit : bah too slow
    anyway something here for around $1600 +-
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    1 x Case ( Corsair Graphite 600T Gaming Case - Special Edition White )
    0 x Case Lighting ( None )
    0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Noise Reduction ( None )
    0 x iBUYPOWER Labs - Internal Expansion ( None )
    1 x Processor ( Intel® Core™ i5-3570K Processor (4x 3.40GHz/6MB L3 Cache) - Intel Core i5-3570K )
    0 x iBUYPOWER PowerDrive ( None )
    1 x Processor Cooling ( Corsair Hydro Series H60 Liquid CPU Cooling System - ARC Dual Silent High Performance Fan Upgrade (Push-Pull Airflow) )
    1 x Memory ( 8 GB [4 GB X2] DDR3-1600 Memory Module - Corsair or Major Brand )
    1 x Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680 - 2GB - EVGA SC Signature 2 - Core: 1163MHz - Single Card )
    1 x Video Card Brand ( Major Brand Powered by AMD or NVIDIA )
    1 x Free Stuff ( [FREE Game Voucher] Assassins Creed III - Free with purchase of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti or above )
    1 x Motherboard ( ASUS P8Z77-V LK -- 2x PCI-E 3.0 x16, 4x USB 3.0 )
    0 x Intel Smart Response Technology ( None )
    1 x Power Supply ( 650 Watt - Corsair CMPSU-650TXV2 - Free Upgrade to 750 Watt Corsair CMPSU-750TXV2 ($20 Savings) )
    1 x Primary Hard Drive ( 120 GB Corsair Force Series GT SSD - Single Drive )
    1 x Data Hard Drive ( 2 TB HARD DRIVE -- 64M Cache, 7200rpm, 6.0Gb/s - Singe Drive )
    1 x Optical Drive ( 24X Dual Format/Double Layer DVD±R/±RW + CD-R/RW Drive - Black )
    0 x 2nd Optical Drive ( None )
    0 x Flash Media Reader / Writer ( None )
    0 x Meter Display ( None )
    0 x USB Expansion ( None )
    1 x Sound Card ( 3D Premium Surround Sound Onboard )
    1 x Network Card ( Onboard LAN Network (Gb or 10/100) )
    1 x Operating System ( None- Pre-formatted Hard Drive Only )
    1 x Keyboard ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Keyboard )
    1 x Mouse ( iBUYPOWER Standard Gaming Mouse - Blood Red )
    0 x Monitor ( None )
    0 x 2nd Monitor ( None )
    0 x Speaker System ( None )
    0 x Video Camera ( None )
    0 x Case Engraving Service ( None )
    1 x Warranty ( 3 Year Standard Warranty Service )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zafire View Post
    I am looking for something already put together for me because I do not know how to do that and I have no interest in trying.
    Just to let you know, it is really really easy. A lot easier than you think to put it together yourself. I know you said no interest in trying, but just for comparisons sake here is a build you could do yourself that is about the same price as the one above but has a larger SSD(larger=faster), does have Windows which you said you needed, does not have keyboard and mouse which you said you don't need. Same price-ish(actually about $100 less), but you get exactly what you want.

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    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU Cooler ($69.70 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.93 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($219.00 @ B&H)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($68.98 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($72.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1508.52
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    There are several guides out there for how to do it yourself, it is really easy. Or, you could find a family member/friend that does it, or pay a local shop to do it.
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    finding local tech shop/guy is a good alternative and would give us more freedom with certain parts to pick (looking at ibuypower h60 while i wanted a h100 in that build!)
    also at build above me why a dvd and bluray drive? (ditching bluray could give some nice room for better parts )

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    Quote Originally Posted by shroudster View Post
    finding local tech shop/guy is a good alternative and would give us more freedom with certain parts to pick (looking at ibuypower h60 while i wanted a h100 in that build!)
    also at build above me why a dvd and bluray drive? (ditching bluray could give some nice room for better parts )
    ummm, yeah, that was a mistake. The pricey one can burn blu-rays, the cheaper one only read but can burn DVDs. Pick one or the other depending on needs.
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