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Buying A New Desktop - Need Help!!!


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Hey guys,

So my PC that lasted about 5 years has reached its life span and I'm looking to buy a new one. My price range is up to $1500 and right now, I'm looking at the following:

-Gateway Intel Core i7 2600 3.4 GHz -HP AMD Phenom II Quad Core 3.2 GHz

For me, I need a PC that can do the following:

-Photo Editing [Photoshop etc.] -Video Editing -Audio Editing [Guitar recording, mixing, mastering etc.] -GAMING

I NEED this computer to run Battlefield 3 at high quality. If it does that, the other 3 tasks are no problem. The things the computer has to have would be:

-3 or more GHz -8 GB Ram -1 or more TB hard-drive

The built in graphics are not an issue to me since I plan on upgrading the video card as well which I also need advice on. The two I'm looking at are:

-ATI Radeon HD 5770 -AMD Radeon HD 6970 -Zotac GeForce GTX 560

I'm leaning more towards the Radeon ones since I have one on the PC that died and it was reliable and great. This video card needs to be one that can run games on HIGH QUALITY. Both old and new games (especially BF3).

Please, only serious help. It's a big issue for me right now so all helpful feedback is appreciated. Note that I AM open to new suggestions on both the PC and the video card (within budget). Those are not static variables.

TLDR: I need a new PC that can run Battlefield 3 at high quality with a price range of $1500. The standard video card is not an issue as I will upgrade it. The computer needs to have at least 3 GHz, 8GB of ram and a 1 TB harddrive. The two choices I have for the PC and video card are listed above. These choices are not static and all suggestions (within the budget) are very much welcome

Thanks guys, all help is much appreciated on both PC and video card fronts

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