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Old April 5, 2011, 11:18 AM
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so im pretty new to the forums, although i have creeped here from time to time in the past. Im planning on building a new pc for $1000 thats centred around gaming. I used to build my own pcs back in 00-05, but since then school has takin over and i was a pretty poor college kid lol. But now i have some extra cash and would like to build a solid pc

about 2 months ago i built a very budget pc for $240 which included the amd athlon II x2 250 @3.0ghz, gigabyte ga-MA78LMT-S2, geforce gt 430, a seagate 500gb HDD and creative sound blaster x-fi extreme audio, oh and 4gigs of 1333mhz ram

the only thing im prob gonna keep from that build is the HDD and the ram, everything else will be new, so i was wondering if anyone can give me some tips on what hardware works well with each other and so on, ive been out of the game for so long everything feels so foreign now lol, any help would be appreciated.

also i would rather spend the money on a solid mobo and psu so i can upgrade easily later on if need be.

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Old April 5, 2011, 11:27 AM
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You can start off with a Core i5 2500K processor and a P67 motherboard. Then you could go for a Antec or Seasonic PSU.

Newegg.ca - 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
Newegg.ca - GIGABYTE GA-P67A-UD4-B3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Newegg.ca - SILVERSTONE Strider Essential series ST70F-ES 700W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply

I'll leave the graphics card choice for you to decide. You could throw in a 60GB SSD as a boot drive if your budget permits.
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Old April 5, 2011, 12:17 PM
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Welcome to HWC. Do you plan on OCing at all? Makes a difference for what parts we will recommend..
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Old April 5, 2011, 12:34 PM
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thank you for the replies, and yes i do plan to oc since bf3 is on my radar and i would like to be able to play it nicely. ive been eyeing the i5 2500 as well as the amd x6 1100T black edition, the mobo looks great, so does the psu.

as for the gpu, im torn between the evga gtx 560 ti and the HIS r6950 2gb.

im leaning more towards the green team since nvidia supports 3d, cuda, and physx...and on the amd side they just have eyefinity (correct me if im worng) and i dont plan on playing with more then 1 monitor right now, might get a couple projectors later in the year i dunno.

also i would like to do sli/crossfire when bf3 comes out, so maybe i better psu would be ideal.
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Old April 5, 2011, 12:38 PM
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2500k, ASUS P8P67 Pro or Giga UD4, Corsair TX750W, 560 Ti would be my recommendations. You could also upgrade to Corsair TX850 V2 if you find a good deal on it. I saw for as low as $120. Use NCIX and check direct canada and newegg for price matches.

edit - 950w is on sale right now actually NCIX.com - Buy Corsair TX950W 950W CMPSU-950TX 12V 78A 24PIN ATX Active PFC 140M Fan Power Supply - Corsair - CMPSU-950TX - in Canada
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6950 2gb all the way, if its too expensive than the 1gb.

for case haf 912/922 are pretty nice. good call on the 2500k and the ud4
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How about a GTX460 2win?

Newegg.com - EVGA 02G-P3-1387-KR GeForce GTX 460 2Win (Fermi) 2GB 512-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
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kk thx, im going with what was recommended to me

Newegg.ca - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Newegg.ca - MSI N560GTX-TI Twin Frozr II/OC GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

Newegg.ca - ASUS P8P67-M PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Newegg.ca - 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

everything together with shipping is 813 i think, unfortunately the mobo is out of stock

im also looking for a new headset, been eyeing the corsair HS1 anyone use these?

EDIT just saw the Corsair TX950W deff gonna pick that 1 up thx for the find...

looking at this benchmark PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards the 6950s is looking good, but eyefinity vs cuda/physx/3d vision ahhhh im so torn lol

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Either GPU will be fine, performance is close. If you order from ncix you can just price match all the NE stuff if it is cheaper. You can save money with price matching if you check a couple sites for each item
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the 6950 does better at higher resolutions, well it does better in general

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