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Old 11-22-2010, 11:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking for a build that will get me at least 30FPS and preferably under $1,000, but going over some isn't much of an issue.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This is what I'm thinking would be your cup of tea-

CPU: Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz (Quad-core)
CPU Heatsink: CORSAIR CAFA70 120mm Dual-Fan CPU Cooler
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 6870 Black Edition
Motherboard: ASUS Sabertooth X58
RAM: G.SKILL PI Series 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB
DVD Drive: ASUS Black
PSU: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V
Case: (Choose your own, but this is a good case.) LIAN LI Lancool PC-K62 Black 0.8 mm SECC (Mid Tower)

It's over $1000, but this is a very solid build... Hope I could help!
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Get a different set of ram, i7s support triple channel.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:31 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a different set of ram, i7s support triple channel.
Yeah I just caught that myself. I'll fix it...
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Get a WD black. The Green series is designed for storage not for performance, 5400rpm.
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This is a nice case. If you aren't up to spending that much for a case look at some of the other HAF's.

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Black RC-932-KWN3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Side window
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There is a combo where you can get a HAF X, i7-950 and a sabertooth, CPU comes with a fan so if you dont plan to overclock dont worry about the cpu cooler. Also for $40 less you can get a Sapphire 6870 from Ebay,
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Yup, here it is- Newegg.com - Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, LED LCD TV, Digital Cameras and more!
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