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$2500 Budget Gaming PC (Future Proof?!) Ha.

Title says it all. Looking to spend $2500ish on a rig. Monitor not included. First gaming PC. coming over from Sony and refuse to buy a PS4. Im looking to build with higher quality components. Something that will last (longer warranties usually shows a companies faith in their products) Things to include- SSD, WD Black (Like the warranty), 16g Ram (1866 or higher), 1000w PSU (platinum?), Intel CPU (I like what I see from the 4770k) and a huge case- I thought hands down a white CM Storm Sryker but if something else out there fits the bill and looks kick ass, Lets do it! Thank you.
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  1. Here is sub $2000 pretty high end build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($142.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($115.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1965.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 09:51 EDT-0400)
  2. maurelie said:
    Here is sub $2000 pretty high end build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($142.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($115.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1965.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 09:51 EDT-0400)



    Nice looking build, only thing I would change is the 780ti... You can get 2 gigabyte 770s that would beat a 780ti in performance for the same amount of money you would pay for that 780ti.
  3. Finfin15 said:
    maurelie said:
    Here is sub $2000 pretty high end build

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($326.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($78.50 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Maximus VI Hero ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($196.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($142.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.97 @ OutletPC)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB DirectCU II Video Card ($689.99 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($115.98 @ Best Buy)
    Power Supply: Corsair 860W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1965.36
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-04-30 09:51 EDT-0400)



    Nice looking build, only thing I would change is the 780ti... You can get 2 gigabyte 770s that would beat a 780ti in performance for the same amount of money you would pay for that 780ti.


    Hi, Jay091011

    I won't recommend SLI for your future proof build it will give you high electric bill, here are some customize build that you surely like :)

    DS Virtue Level 3 - http://www.digitalstormonline.com/gaming-desktops.asp
    DS ODE Level 2 - http://www.digitalstormonline.com/ode.asp
    DS BOLT II Level 3 - This one is like a console type gaming PC its incredible because they put it all in such a small case http://www.digitalstormonline.com/bolt-ii.asp
    DS Slade Level 2 - http://www.digitalstormonline.com/slade.asp

    Digital Storm makes awesome builds they do their job they have great customer support and great packaging for their build, its KICKASS!!!
  4. giving you amd cpu because they are cheaper and more powerfull

    CPU - AMD FX-9590 Box 300$ (8-core 4.7GHz)
    Motherboard - Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 70$
    GPU - Asus Radeon R9 270X 4GB DirectCU II 90YV04U4 M0NA00 230-240$
    RAM - Corsair 2x8GB XMS3 DIMM kit CMX16GX3M2A1333C9 150$
    HDD - Seagate Barracuda 2TB SATA HDD 80-90$ OR SSD - Crucial M550 1TB 2-5 ~500$
    PSU - Aerocool StrikeX 800W 110$
    Case - Aerocool StrikeX Advance Black Edition ~80$
    Optical Drive - Pioneer BDR-209D 90$ (can read and write blu-ray)
    Coolers
    CPU FAN - Thermalright HR-22 100$
    and if u want this hydro-cooler (i am not sure about the name) Alphacool NexXxoS Cool Answer 240-D5-UT less than 300$
  5. Best answer
    The fx-9xxx series have some overheating issues from what i have heard. I would probably go with maurelie's build for a single gpu setup. If you wanted a SLI setup something like this would work:

    i5, 780 sli, w/ 1440p monitor:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($149.99 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: G.Skill Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
    Storage: Western Digital BLACK SERIES 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.24 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($488.79 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 780 3GB DirectCU II Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($488.79 @ Amazon)
    Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($144.50 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ OutletPC)
    Monitor: Asus PB278Q 27.0" Monitor ($478.98 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2395.22
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-05-15 17:33 EDT-0400)

    I included the monitor because it is awesome and I would grab one if I could bring myself to drop the money for it.
  6. K some people answering this have no idea what they are talking about. Here is a good build.

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

    I included 2 GTX 780TIs, but obviously, you would only get 1 to stay in budget. The second one is there just to give you an example of an upgrade path.

    Personally, I would go for a case like the Cooler Master HAF X or Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced if you would like better airflow. Hope this helps!
  7. Thanks for your replies. After much more educating myself, I believe I have completed my rig parts list. What do you think?

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CkFjBm
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/CkFjBm/by_merchant/

    CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($339.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($35.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO(Wi-Fi ac) ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($236.94 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card ($689.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF XB (Black) ATX Desktop Case
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA 1000 P2 1000W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($179.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: LG WH14NS40 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($143.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit)
    Total: $2196.85
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-07-29 22:13 EDT-0400
  8. -The CM 212 Evo is only good for a mild overclock, if you plan to do any serious overclocking then you should grab a better cooler.
    -You could save some money by getting a non-wifi mobo and adding in a wifi card.
    -Good PSU choice

    Looks pretty decent, no glaring flaws or anything so no worries if you pull the trigger on it.
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