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    Need help with buying a new computer!

    Hello everyone, my computer is starting to get outdated and i'm in need of a new rig. So let me list the specifics below.
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    I prefer a premade computer.

    My budget is 700-1200$, up to 1400$ if the place it's being bought from does 12/18 month buying plans.

    500GB or 1 TB is more than enough hardrive space, i have a hard enough time filling up 250GB.

    My Monitor, key board, speakers, and mouse will most likely be reused as they are all in good working condtion.

    I'm in the United States.

    I'm aiming towards a computer that is specifically for gaming, but that can also run the microsoft office programs (I do occasionally have to do papers and power points for college). I want to be able to play some of the new gen mmo-s like Star Wars and Guild Wars 2 and also Diablo 3 on high (or ultra if budget is good enough). I'm looking to get a good 3-5 years use out of this computer, but want to have the possibility of upgrading if needed in the future.

    Thanks in advance for all the suggestions and help you all might have to offer :)

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    Custom build by Uggorthaholy

    moboGigabyte Z68 – $159.99
    cpuIntel i5 2500K – $219.99
    ramCorsar 1600 MHz Vengeance Low-Profile 2X4GB – $57.99
    gpuTwin Frozr GTX 560 Ti – $244.99
    hdd1Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $59.99
    osWindow 7 Home Premium 64-Bit – $99.99
    psuCorsair 80+ 650w – $84.99
    sinkCorsair A70 – $41.42
    caseCooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower – $159.99

    Final Price – $1129.34
    Note that certain parts can be changed in/out for personal preference, ESPECIALLY the case. I do not include SSD’s because I am not comfortable/knowledgeable enough to recommend them with any form of confidence

    If you have a microcenter near you, the 2500k is $180.00 and you get $40.00 off with that mobo.

    This system is pretty much the best bang for the buck in your price range.
    The only problem is, no computer is guaranteed to last that many years. The PSU leaves room to SLi a second 560Ti in the future, and the A70 lets you easily OC the 2500k.

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    Newegg.com


    Intel i7 2600k
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155
    EVGA gtx 560 ti
    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
    WD Black Caviar SATA III 1TB 7200 RPM
    Windows 7 pro 64-bit

    + an SSD of your choosing (for OS)
    + case of your choice

    You can do it for under $1400. Leave off the SSD and you can do it for probably $1200.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phrixor View Post
    Newegg.com


    Intel i7 2600k
    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO LGA 1155
    EVGA gtx 560 ti
    8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 1600
    WD Black Caviar SATA III 1TB 7200 RPM
    Windows 7 pro 64-bit

    + an SSD of your choosing (for OS)
    + case of your choice

    You can do it for under $1400. Leave off the SSD and you can do it for probably $1200.
    2600k isn't needed for gaming (and MS office obviously). If you're interested in video editing/3D rendering go for it though. And if you decide to get a SSD, get a Crucial/Intel/Corsair one. Stay away from OCZ disks, they tend to fail more.
    (uggor's build is a really powerful one!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by uggorthaholy View Post
    Custom build by Uggorthaholy

    moboGigabyte Z68 – $159.99
    cpuIntel i5 2500K – $219.99
    ramCorsar 1600 MHz Vengeance Low-Profile 2X4GB – $57.99
    gpuTwin Frozr GTX 560 Ti – $244.99
    hdd1Samsung Spinpoint 1TB – $59.99
    osWindow 7 Home Premium 64-Bit – $99.99
    psuCorsair 80+ 650w – $84.99
    sinkCorsair A70 – $41.42
    caseCooler Master HAF 932 Full Tower – $159.99

    Final Price – $1129.34
    Note that certain parts can be changed in/out for personal preference, ESPECIALLY the case. I do not include SSD’s because I am not comfortable/knowledgeable enough to recommend them with any form of confidence

    If you have a microcenter near you, the 2500k is $180.00 and you get $40.00 off with that mobo.

    This system is pretty much the best bang for the buck in your price range.
    The only problem is, no computer is guaranteed to last that many years. The PSU leaves room to SLi a second 560Ti in the future, and the A70 lets you easily OC the 2500k.
    Thanks for your advice Yeah computers might not last that long ^.^ But every computer i have owned i have been able to get at least 3 years out of them ^^

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    From my sample builds:
    Gaming 1000
    MoBo: ASRock Z68 Extreme3$124.99
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k$219.99
    RAM: G.Skill Sniper 1600MHz 2x4GB$54.99
    GPU: Gigabyte Radeon 6970$349.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB$59.99
    PSU: Corsair CX600 V2$69.99
    Heatsink: CM Hyper 212+$27.99 Review
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 922$89.99 Review

    Estimated Total Price – $998

    Recommended for:
    Strong gaming build that will take care of
    most gaming needs. With a stronger PSU
    there is room for another GPU (SLI/CF).
    Gaming 1200
    MoBo: Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H$159.99 Review
    CPU: Intel i5 2500k$219.99
    RAM: G.Skill Sniper 1600Mhz 2x4Gb$54.99
    GPU: ASUS DCII GTX 580$499.99
    HDD: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB$59.99
    PSU: Corsair TX550M$99.99 Review
    Heatsink: Corsair A70$38.00 Review
    Case: CM 690 II Advanced$89.99

    Estimated Total Price – $1223


    Recommended for:
    Very strong gaming build that will take care
    of most gaming needs. Will handle most newer
    titles at max or close to max settings given
    a resolution of 1080p.
    Both without Windows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marest View Post
    From my sample builds:




    Both without Windows.
    Thanks for some more options I still have a few weeks b4 i'm solid on my decision (and funds), but i do appreciate you all helping me out, it's very much appreciated !

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