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Old 04-27-2011, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi. I haven't been on this site much since I built my comp almost 6 years ago and the time has come to build a new one.
My budget this time is very limited...around $1000.
Mostly for gaming (I need this for BF3...)
I have monitor,keys,mouse,etc. and also I don't need to buy any HDs and PSU (have OCZ 850w)
But I need everything else including OS and case.
As of now, those are in my list:

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
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
$224.99

EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA SuperClocked 01G-P3-1563-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$259.99

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.com - ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
$159.99

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL
$99.99

Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16811139005
$179.99

ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
Newegg.com - ZALMAN CNPS9900 NT 120mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
$64.99

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 1-Pack - OEM
Newegg.com - Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit 1-Pack - Operating Systems
$179.99

Total:$1,169.93
This is basically as much as I can go.

I know its $180 for Ultimate but I need that for langauge options since I use multiple languages daily.
Maybe I should get cheaper case and use stock cpu fan to get i7 or better GPU... not sure...
All suggestions are very helpful to me.
Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-27-2011, 12:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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After market CPU cooler isn't really necessary.
See if you can use your current computer's chassis for this rig as well.
Should bump your costs down quite a bit.
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OK. I haven't look at the OS side much but as long as it works without hustle.
I really need a new case... been using 6 year old case that looks like bare bone white noise maker.
Of course there is no side panels and such things anymore...
Thanks for the suggestions, though.
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boomstick the only thing I would do is get rid of the third-party cpu cooler, get a cheaper case, then get a better graphics card. Keep the cpu as an i5; and i7 won't help much for games.
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boomstick the only thing I would do is get rid of the third-party cpu cooler, get a cheaper case, then get a better graphics card. Keep the cpu as an i5; and i7 won't help much for games.
Thanks. If I don't have to get CPU cooler and OS, I can get better GPU.
I've narrowed down to those 4 cards. Which one do you think it's better?
They are basically between 480 and 570, both in same price range w and w/o super clocked.

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 015-P3-1480-AR Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 015-P3-1480-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 015-P3-1482-AR Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Newegg.com - EVGA 012-P3-1571-KR GeForce GTX 570 HD w/Display-Port (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 012-P3-1572-AR Video Card
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I'd get the regular GTX 570. Super-clocked is useless in my opinion...if you really care about the slight difference that overclocking gives you for games, then overclock yourself.

That, and the 570 beats the 480 according to the Graphics Performance List:

HD6990
GTX 590
HD5970
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GTX 570
GTX 480
HD6970
HD6950
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I'd get the regular GTX 570. Super-clocked is useless in my opinion...if you really care about the slight difference that overclocking gives you for games, then overclock yourself.

That, and the 570 beats the 480 according to the Graphics Performance List:

HD6990
GTX 590
HD5970
GTX 580
GTX 570
GTX 480
HD6970
HD6950
GTX 560 Ti
I'll just use the stock cooler and get regular 570.
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After market CPU cooler isn't really necessary.
That's only true if he isn't going to overclock so it all depends on if he is planning to or not
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That's only true if he isn't going to overclock so it all depends on if he is planning to or not
I might and might not OC. Depends on how it runs and how it will run in the future.
I don't think I'll OC just because it can handle it.
So if it needs to OC, I'll get after market cooler I think.
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Ya sandy bridge is fast already...I don't think you'll really need to overclock, but yes, just see how it goes and if you want to, then invest in a cooler
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