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AUS - Gaming Build $2000 - I need YOUR help!

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October 14, 2013 4:09:09 PM

Hi guys,

I am looking to put together a ~$2000 gaming build.

This build requires -
* RAM
* Monitor
* GFX Card
* Motherboard
* CPU
* HDD
* Case
* PSU
* Cooling if required
* Optical

I am looking to get decent frames on new games on ultra. Resolution most likely to be 1440 but I wouldn't mind gaming at higher if it is possible with the kind of budget I am on.

I would love to hear from some people on what builds you can come up with, most likely the best one will be selected and will be purchased this week lol. =) Thanks all.

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October 14, 2013 4:40:29 PM

Kodie said:
Hi guys,

I am looking to put together a ~$2000 gaming build.

This build requires -
* RAM
* Monitor
* GFX Card
* Motherboard
* CPU
* HDD
* Case
* PSU
* Cooling if required
* Optical

I am looking to get decent frames on new games on ultra. Resolution most likely to be 1440 but I wouldn't mind gaming at higher if it is possible with the kind of budget I am on.

I would love to hear from some people on what builds you can come up with, most likely the best one will be selected and will be purchased this week lol. =) Thanks all.


Honestly, you could get ultra settings with half that budget. now if you still insist on that budget some one else is going to have to help you out with that. i'd just have no idea where to even begin. might as well make it intel based too while you're at it with all top quality brands on the case psu cooling and what have you. Good place to start is picking out a CPU with a compatible mobo. Good luck.
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April 14, 2014 7:24:57 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3ryaQ

awesome build for only 1700...you can decide what you want to do with the remaining 300...spend it on ssd or more ram or better gpu or a monitor...whatever you feel comfortable with
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April 14, 2014 8:45:42 AM

Prices in Australia Suck

Here is something for 1.6k that would run pretty much everything at ultra:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($98.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($429.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1591.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 01:42 EST+1000)

If you are looking to spend the full budget, this would last a bit longer:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($389.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($189.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($179.00 @ CPL Online)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($615.00 @ CPL Online)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Total: $2009.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 01:44 EST+1000)
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April 14, 2014 8:48:48 AM

Just realized you needed the monitor in that budget, Go for the first build I posted and use the rest on the monitor and accessories.

Also, case choice is pretty much a personal decision. The case manufacturers I recommend are corsair, coolermaster, fractal design, NZXT.

The cooler in both those builds runs quieter than the i5/i7 stock cooler and would allow you to do some minor overclocking but nothing major.
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a b 4 Gaming
April 14, 2014 8:55:27 AM

If you wanted to go with 1440p gaming at $2140 with monitor:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($269.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Motherboard: Asus Z87-A ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($195.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($98.99 @ Mwave Australia)
Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($95.00 @ CPL Online)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card ($579.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($148.00 @ CPL Online)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($139.00 @ PLE Computers)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($21.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($595.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $2139.99
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-15 01:52 EST+1000)

This build does not have the cooler or SSD for faster boot up but would be pretty sweet at 1440p. If you want to do 1440p I would strongly recommend the gtx 780 over the 770 but the 770 would be able to get by. The main constraint you would see with the gtx 770 at 1440p would be the 2gb vram vs the 780's 3gb vram
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