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Building a budget gaming rig

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#1
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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#4
Do you need everything under the 1000$?
Case, Cpu, Cooler, MB, Ram, Hdd, Gpu, Psu, Dvd etc...
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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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.
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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#8
personally I would buy the haf over the nzxt.
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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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*".
+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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+1 here, I for one prefer understated looks like silverstone or lian li.
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 :)