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( $2000 ) budget for a high end INTEL GAMING MACHINE, what's the best i can buy for listed games?

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December 1, 2013 10:28:15 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1 month build time
Budget Range: $2200 After Shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, watching movies.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: (Building new pc from scratch) Everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: http://www.staticice.com.au/ shows a mixture of local Australian products for computers. I have book marked a bunch of stores also that are most likely included in staticice. They are:
www.netplus.com.au
www.pccasegear.com
www.scorptech.com.au
www.centrecom.com.au
www.itsdirect.com.au
www.itestate.com.au
www.umart.com.au
www.ijk.com.au
www.itsky.com.au
www.msy.com.au
www.techbuy.com.au
www.megaware.com.au
www.allneeds.com.au
www.cpl.net.au

Location: Sydney, Australia. CBD.

Parts Preferences: Best long lasting, reliable brand. Thats not going to mess up any time soon. Something like a Toyota for instance.

Overclocking: Maybe, I hear this decreases computer life expectancy.

SLI or Crossfire: SLI means single graphics card and Crossfire means running two right? One sounds safer so ill go with SLI

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200, but aren't i buying a new monitor? What's the best one for games to run smooth?

Additional Comments: Its obvious I'm novice and cannot do this without some pro opinions. I would like to make a gaming system that can run most games on max-graphics and get the best possible fps, but i also like that crazy feel you get when you look around at the environment in an MMO and it looks amazing.

And Most Importantly, Games like Planet Side 2 and bf4 are causing lag spikes and a below standard 15 or 20 fps, if im not standing in the middle of a battle. Other games like Minecraft & space engineers have to be played with caution. I cant go into heavily populated servers or build large scale space ships to my preference. Arma2 is just unacceptable on 20 fps on the lowest graphics settings & i have not even had a chance to enjoy Arma3 since it came out. Cant play a game as big as that with only 500m view distance and 10fps.
Is that a good enough reason? Lol I speak as if my beast hasn't served me well over the 4 years she's lived. I love her but i need to change, cant take this any more.
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.4GHz
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti
a b 4 Gaming
December 2, 2013 11:34:36 PM

i would just keep your monitor
PCPartPicker part list: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2e7Zs
Price breakdown by merchant: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2e7Zs/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://au.pcpartpicker.com/p/2e7Zs/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($265.00 @ PCCaseGear)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($39.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Motherboard: ASRock Fatal1ty Z87 Killer ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.00 @ CPL Online)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($99.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($108.00 @ PLE Computers)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.00 @ PLE Computers)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($799.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Gunmetal/Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($129.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Power Supply: Silverstone Strider Plus 750W 80+ Silver Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($149.00 @ PCCaseGear)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NSB0 DVD/CD Writer ($22.00 @ Mwave Australia)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($109.00 @ CPL Online)
Total: $1965.00
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-12-03 18:33 EST+1100)
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December 3, 2013 5:04:25 AM
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