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goldeneye007

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I'm noob when it comes to computers and was wondering what I should look for when buying a computer for gaming. My budget is 1000$ and I'm looking to get a computer that can handle BF3, Skyrim and future games at max settings. Is Bestbuy a good choice when it comes to that? I seen a Dell x3800 which said its good for gaming. Your opions
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Hi goldeneye007 and :welcome:
Here is an example of what is available for $1000 http://www.tomshardw...u-ssd,3027.html
Would you consider building your own?
We can help you choosing components and there are two excellent tutorials available here on this forum that will help you along the way.
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I would consider it but I have no idea how to install software. I checked out the tutorial on how to build one and it seems that wouldn't be that difficult to put it together but I would stall after that.

I've heard from people that building your own is better than a store bought one. I'm looking to push these games to the max on a 1k budget. If at all possible.

Primary use would be gaming and media use.
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Read this guide written by Digerati http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/292223-thermal-interface-material/
We will help you with installing software after you have decided on your components, if you intend building your own rig that is, here are a couple of links detailing how to install Windows 7 which by the way you must allow for in your budget and it will cost about $100 http://windows.micro...lling-Windows-7 and;





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tel® Core™ i7-2600 processor(8MB Cache, 3.4GHz) Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English Monitor No Monitor Memory* 8GB* DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz Hard Drive 500GB* SATA hard drive (7200RPM) Video Card AMD Radeon™ HD 6670 1GB DDR5

What do you think about these specs? Are the specs you sent me in that link better or worse?
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Both have good and not so good points, below is a list for you to look over;

$69.99 + Free shipping Case http://www.newegg.co...N82E16811129066
$129.99 + Free shipping MB http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128512
$299.99 + Free shipping CPU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115071
$44.99 + Free shipping Ram http://www.newegg.co...12800CL9D-8GBRL
$129.99 + $7.28 shipping HDD http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136950
$169.99 + $6.98 shipping Video card http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130652
$20.99 + Free shipping DVD burner http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136238
$104.99 + Free shipping PSU http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139021

Total before claiming mail in rebates + $985.18
MBs QVL (qualified vendor list) this will allow you to check that the CPU and Ram are compatible http://www.gigabyte....spx?pid=3979#ov

No operating system or TIM (thermal interface material) are included so you will need to add those costs to the total.

EDIT: Just so you are aware of why HDDs are presently more expensive here is some info courtesy of RKinner http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/309160-hard-drive-shortage-coming/

Edited by phillpower2, 23 November 2011 - 02:06 PM.

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