New Build for a Friend. ~$1k - $1.5k for Epic Gaming

Iceycold

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Hey guys so my friend asked me to find him some parts for his $1-1.5k budget. Now he wants to play BF3 etc.. all those fancy game shenanigans.

He needs mouse and keyboard, NO OS. He prefers Intel.

Thanks.
 
Solution
cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
intel core i5 2500k - $220

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - $53

for single card... this model is more than enough and also able to handle sli gtx 580 as well...

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194083
LEPA G900-MA 900W - $130 after MIR

for graphics card... currently hd 6950 2gb crossfire gives you most bang for buck...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951
2x SAPPHIRE Toxic 100312TXSR Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $540 after MIR

case...

phenom90

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cpu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
intel core i5 2500k - $220

mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157271
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 - $125

ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233186
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB CML8GX3M2A1600C9 - $53

for single card... this model is more than enough and also able to handle sli gtx 580 as well...

psu: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817194083
LEPA G900-MA 900W - $130 after MIR

for graphics card... currently hd 6950 2gb crossfire gives you most bang for buck...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102951
2x SAPPHIRE Toxic 100312TXSR Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $540 after MIR

case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147053
Rosewill THOR V2 - $130

hdd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB - $60

ssd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $193

odd: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236
LG DVD Burner 24X GH24NS70 - $21

cpu cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
CORSAIR CAFA70 - $27 after MIR


total: $1499 after MIR(excluding shipping)






 
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phenom90

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because i7 2600k has no significant advantage over i5 2500k in gaming... while being $95 expensive than the latter... so why pay more for nothing? i7 2600k is better suited for heavily multi-threaded task and thats outside of gaming scope....
 

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