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Old June 29, 2010, 02:27 PM
OnionFily OnionFily is offline
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Default New Gaming Build, First Time Builder

Alright guys, first time poster, and actually a first time builder. I found this site searching for benchmarks, saw a very thorough forum, thought I'd try my luck here.

I'm looking to order/build my PC within the next 2-3 weeks. It will be used primarily for gaming. My budget is around $1500, possibly stretchable to $1700, but I really don't want to go over $1500 if I don't have to.

Sound card isn't needed as I have one I bought a few years ago that'll still hold up today. DVD/CD Drive I was just considering using from a 6 year old PC as it's not a primary focus I have.

I've been an Intel Fanboy for a while now, but keep hearing that if I want to futureproof this PC, to try and look into AMD. So for this topic, if you're going to recommend a AMD, would you be able to explain why?

I've also been a nVidia fanboy for a while, but was told to look into the 5850. As of yet, I have found no reason to shift my focus onto the 5850 as it seems to drag it's feet alongside the GTX 470.

As for everything else, no preference, just whatever does the job right.

I really want to be able to run games like Crysis at or close to max settings. So PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE help me out.

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MEMORY: Corsair XMS3 6GB DDR3 - ()
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SOUND CARD: N/A
DVD/CD: N/A
POWER SUPPLY: Corsair TX850W - (NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX850W 850W CMPSU-850TX 12V 70A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - CMPSU-850TX In Canada.)
CASE: Lancool PC-K56WB Mid Tower - (NCIX.com - Buy Lancool PC-K56WB ATX Advanced Mid Tower Case 5X5.25 4X3.5INT No PS USB Audio Window - PC-K56WB In Canada.)
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