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  1. evlsnowman

    evlsnowman New Member

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    Hi,I am new to the forums,and I would like to ask for help.I am looking to build a gaming rig for under $1000 that can play Battlefield 3 and SWOTR on highest details at 1080p.I would like to make it a i5 2500k rig.If somebody can make suggestions,and maybe even sell me parts the a great discount that would be fantastic.
     
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    Better wait for IvyBridge CPU and AMD/ATI HD7950. Else look for hardware of your choice like that:
    -i5 2500k ;
    -Z68 Gen3 mobo with strong VRM , at least 6 dedicated vCPU phases ;
    -4x4GB DDR3 1600MT RAM ;
    - upper-mainstream to high end GPU of your choice with at least 2GB of VRAM ;
    -1TB 7200RPM HDD ;
    - 750W PSU.
    If you chose to wait, be sure to buy the RAM, cause now it's extremely cheap.
     
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    Do you need everything under the 1000$?
    Case, Cpu, Cooler, MB, Ram, Hdd, Gpu, Psu, Dvd etc...
     
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    Yes.I already got the cooler and the ram.I was looking into the cooler master HAF 912 cause it is cheap,and I like the way it looks.
     
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    is this in USD? just wondering so I can help advise you on parts :)
     
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    Haf 912 or NZXT Source 210 Elite. Here's my take on a build:

    2500k's are out of stock currently on the 'egg

    CPU & Board
    Computer Parts, PC Components, Laptop Computers, L...

    Case
    NZXT Source 210 Elite White Steel with painted int...

    DVD Burner
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X...

    SSD
    Patriot Torqx 2 PT264GS25SSDR 2.5" 64GB SATA II In...

    GPU:
    XFX HD-695X-CNFC Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 ...

    PSU:
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer MK III PPCMK3S500 50...
     
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    personally I would buy the haf over the nzxt.
     
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    I own the 912 and can say I like the NZXT more but yeah, case is more personal choice than say "Hey look this has **insert feature here*".
     
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    +1 here, I for one prefer understated looks like silverstone or lian li. This is why I am very careful when recommending case to mention "personally" or something like that as to avoid offending people and their opinions :)
     
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    I read this and looked at you avatar...had to read again...we can see you like understated, like perhaps a smart car TANK.

    Cool as you like right enough....I want one.

    On topic, nothing to add sorry :)
     

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