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Need help building a good gaming PC ($2000) budget

Okay so I am somewhat tech savvy in that I know what most of the terms are and what they do, I'm just having a hard time picking out the right products because I'm just not 100% sure what the all the features mean exactly. So, I'm just looking for any and all advice on the correct items that fit what I'm looking for. Thanks for any help you guys can provide!

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next month or so.

Budget Range: It would be awesome to stay around $1250 - $1500 but I would go up to $2000

Are you buying a monitor?: Yes, at least 2 maybe 3.

Do you need to buy an OS?: Yes

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming foremost. Then surfing the web, YouTube, streaming TV shows and movies.

Parts Not Required: I already have an idea on a mouse and keyboard but am still open to ideas on basically everything.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't necessarily have a preferred website and I am willing to buy parts from different websites and places.

Country: Canada

Parts Preferences: I would like to stick to an Intel CPU but again, I am still open to any and all suggestions

Overclocking: I am open to overclocking but I am not sure as to exactly what I will gain from doing so.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: I would like to have at least 1920x1080 but I will hopefully try and have at least 2 if not 3 monitors all together.

Additional Comments: As you can see I am pretty open to all suggestions you may have. I just would like to know as much as possible and have as many opinions as possible when I start purchasing the materials.
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  1. i recommend that you have a single gtx 780, because, in your budget range, it will probably be more powerful than sli or crossfire, and it will use less power and expansion slots :)
  2. oh, and add an OEM os, i forgot to, but it will be in the budget range :)
  3. oh and, monitors ull have to downgrade the gpu and get a 100 dollar monitor.
  4. Best answer
    sixsamuraisoldier said:


    Just no.

    here you go: http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/p/1qMLF
  5. I appreciate both of your help, but why do you not agree with him social? I would just like to know the reasoning because its a lot of money to spend.
  6. Andrew Novinka said:
    I appreciate both of your help, but why do you not agree with him social? I would just like to know the reasoning because its a lot of money to spend.


    1. That CPU is 2 generations old.
    2. Way overkill on the RAM, PSU and motherboard.
    3. SSD is too small i think.
    4. 780 is a great card, but still too much money i think.
  7. Alright thanks man, that clears everything up. One other thing if I can pick your brain, I was reading about the CPU cooler and reviews said that it was fairly big, I'm just wondering if its not going to be too big?
  8. Andrew Novinka said:
    Alright thanks man, that clears everything up. One other thing if I can pick your brain, I was reading about the CPU cooler and reviews said that it was fairly big, I'm just wondering if its not going to be too big?


    As far as air coolers go, its not that big. It will fit in the case and it's considered the best budget air cooler. If you're willing to spend a bit more, you can get a closed loop water cooler which take up less space on the motherboard and in my opinion, look way better!
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