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Need some advice for new PC ($2000)

Hi,
I am planning to get a new PC approximately 1 week from now and would like some help in choosing the parts as I have no idea about the compatibility among them.

Budget Range:
would like to keep it at USD$2000 but if need be, another $300 can be used.
before shipping/rebates

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere, will be heading out myself to look therefore I just need a rough idea of the parts that you guys recommend.

System Usage:
digital comics, digital painting, and also a frequent gamer
Running 2 monitors most of the time work/work, video/work, video/game
2560 x 1440 and 1920x1080 3D monitor

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Parts Preferences: Looking at i7 4770k as processor and prefer AMD gpus, open to other suggestions though.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No (prefer a single strong GPU)

-No peripherals are required.
-Will be running a SSD and 2 HDD (already bought 1 HDD)

Any help and recommendations are appreciated, thank you.
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  1. I wouldn't go AMD right now due to the prices. You can get a much higher performing NVIDIA card for cheaper (which is normally not the case lol) The 780 Ti will do great at 1440 and 1080p easily.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.99 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87X-D3H ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($128.99 @ NCIX US)
    Memory: PNY XLR8 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($121.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($145.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital RE3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($50.74 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: BitFenix Shinobi Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($115.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 - OEM (64-bit) ($99.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1857.62
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-02-13 10:23 EST-0500)

    To add, I went 16GB RAM because you'll never need to upgrade if just work/gaming. And went with the 850w PSU so you can SLI in the future without needing to upgrade.
  2. Yeah, I am aware of the prices of AMD, I will probably head down and check them out myself though and make the decision then.
    Thank you for your suggestion and quick response.
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    ztenG said:
    Yeah, I am aware of the prices of AMD, I will probably head down and check them out myself though and make the decision then.
    Thank you for your suggestion and quick response.


    No problem, do what you want lol You could easily swap the 780 Ti for a 290x and be just fine :)
  4. http://pcpartpicker.com/user/verma1891/saved/3Kax have a look. If you really dont want a 780ti, go for the 290x instead :)
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