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need help with a new work and gaming computer -- 2000ish budget

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May 26, 2014 8:10:56 PM

I am looking to rebuild my computer from scratch, with a purchase deadline of June 30. My previous computer died from "old age."

My budget range is 2000.00, which I consider a soft cap. I will exceed this if the components require them. I will not be needing monitors.

My use centers on work, which includes voice recognition software and a minimum of 3 monitors (4 would be ideal). While work is the primary function of the computer, gaming will most likely take up the majority of the time.

I will not be recycling components.

I will be running windows 8 and will not need to purchase a copy.

I will be shopping newegg and amazon out of preference. I am in the eastern US.

I will be overclocking this system.

I have left video below blank....I ask for your help in deciding between Geforce or Radeon, 1 card versus SLI/Crossfire. I am leaning towards the 2 cards for multi-monitor support.

I do not care about visual aesthetics or noise. I will be alone in my office with headphones on.

I appreciate any suggestions I can get. I dont have the time as I once did to keep up with all of the updates and new technology. All below thoughts are negotiable, with a purchase date of before June 30 the only absolute.

CPU -- Intel Core i7-4770K Haswell 3.5GHz LGA 1150 84W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics BX80646I74770K 319.00

CPU Cooler -- Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
183.00

Motherboard -- ASRock Z87 Extreme4: LGA 1150, Intel Z87 Express 145.00

Memory -- G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM 165.00 ( minus 15% brings this to 140)

Storage -- SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE250BW 2.5" 250GB SATA 6Gb/s TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 150.00

Storage --Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive 90.00

Video Card --

Case -- suggestions welcome, still looking through my options

Power Supply --CORSAIR HX Series HX850 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready 150.00

Optical Drive -- ASUS DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS Black SATA 24X DVD Burner 20.00

prelim total before video card/case = 1072.00

Thanks to the entire community for reading this post and your suggestions.

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May 28, 2014 8:05:54 PM

thank you for your help!
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May 28, 2014 8:30:38 PM

No worries. Good luck with the build!
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