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Old 08-20-2011, 06:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The i5 2500k is $95 more, on Newegg.
I think the i3 2100 is just fine for your purposes, especially considering that you need to add Win7 into the budget.

Here is a side-by-side comparison just for reference.
While the 2500k is obviously more powerful, the 2100 holds its own just fine.
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The 2400 is only $60
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just back in to my house and read all of your suggestions and have to say you really really help out a lot haha i feel good about finding these forums . Also with all of those parts would i need to buy cable for them or should they already come with the tower or in the box themselves?
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The cables are included wth the motherboard and powersupply.
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Old 08-21-2011, 07:07 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I would go
CPU(able to overclock) -
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
Motherboard

- Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Ram(High speed) - Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

Hard drive (one SSD and one standard runing Z68 smart responce technology)

- Newegg.com - OCZ Vertex 2 OCZSSD2-2VTXE60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

- Newegg.com - Western Digital Caviar Black WD6401AALS 640GB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Case(painted interior and cable management and Usb 3.0)

- Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER Storm Enforcer SGC-1000-KWN1 Black SECC / ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case ATX PS2 / EPS 12V (optional ) Power Supply

Powersuppy(Very popular and well like dont want a bad power supply limiting your upgrades

- Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Graphic(Best bang for bucks)

- Newegg.com - XFX HD-685X-ZNFC Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity
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Its a nice build, host, sadly it doesn't fit into the $600-$700 budget.
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well turns out im getting a lil bit of financial aid back (like $200) so i upgraded some of the parts especially the mother board, power supply and case and i think the ram im at about 865$ so ill just upgrade the rest later ty everybody for the help and support, and FA for the extra bump of cash ! ooh almost forgot the gfx too!

would this pc be able to run battlefield 3?
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Old 08-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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What are the final components you decided on?

Not sure if these are the official specs but:
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Recommended system requirements for Battlefield 3
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
Processor: Quad-core Intel or AMD CPU
RAM: 4GB
Graphics card: DirectX 11 Nvidia or AMD ATI card, GeForce GTX 460, Radeon Radeon HD 6850
Graphics card memory: 1 GB
Hard drive: 15 GB for disc version or 10 GB for digital version
A dual-core is in the minimum specs, so you should be fine even with the i3 2100.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:51 PM   #19 (permalink)
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If you built the pc i recomended you will not be disapointed with the preformance with most any games you play... it will play them all
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heres the parts that i have and are going to buy i was getting settled into a new place so had to wait to get online anyways heres the list tell me what you guys think now

Driver:
Newegg.com - ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - CD / DVD Burners


HardDrive:

Newegg.com - Recertified: Western Digital RE3 WD1002FBYS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

PSU
Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

RAM
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL

MoBo
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

PCU
Newegg.com - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 6MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K

OS
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - Operating Systems

GFX
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!

Tower
Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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