Upgrade to current system


Aug 17, 2006
1) What will you be doing with this PC? Gaming? Photoshop? Web browsing? etc
Gaming [Battlefield 3, League of Legends, Dota 2, Diablo 3]
I want to run BF3 in 3d at 40+ fps

2) What's your budget? Are tax and shipping included?

3) Where do you live?
Seattle, WA

4) What exact parts do you need for that budget? CPU, RAM, case, etc. The word "Everything" is not a valid answer. Please list out all the parts you'll need.
2nd Video Card
motherboard w/ sli

5) If reusing any parts, what parts will you be reusing? Please be especially specific about the power supply. List make and model.
x4 955BE
CoolerMaster 800watt gold
ddr3 Kingston 2x2gb
500gb hard drive
haf 922

6) Will you be overclocking?
currently OC @ 3.7GHZ

7) What size monitor do you have and/or plan to have?

8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
2-3 months

9) What features do you need in a motherboard? RAID? Firewire? Crossfire or SLI support? USB 3.0? SATA 6Gb/s? etc.
usb 3.0
6+ fan headers
2+ pwm headers
SATA 3 [for possible SSD upgrade]

10) Do you already have a legit and reusable/transferable OS key/license? If so, what OS? Is it 32bit or 64bit?
64-bit windows 7 ultimate

I was thinking about replacing my motherboard with this board: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131736&cm_re=990fx-_-13-131-736-_-Product

Along with getting a second MSI twin frozr GTX 560 ti card


Ninja Editor SuperMod
Dec 15, 2005
8) When do you plan on building/buying the PC?
2-3 months

Waaay too soon to start planning a build man. Whatever parts we recommend are barely good buys a month from now let alone 2-3 months from now. So if you want up-to-date advice, then please wait till 2-3 weeks before your actual buy date and bump this thread up again.