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July 2, 2014 1:39:02 PM

I want to build a gaming PC that can handle most if not all games well and at ultra. I plan on using dual monitors as well. The games i usually play are CS:GO, WoW, and League however i would like to expand into more graphic intensive games. I'm new to computers so I'm not sure what parts should be included. My budget is around 2,000 dollars. I'd prefer it to be under but I do not want to give up quality for it. Thank you for your help!
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July 2, 2014 2:45:37 PM

kechchen said:
coastie65 said:
That is a good budget and I can see what I can do for you. Here you go: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/coastie65/saved/CLDkcf


Thanks Coastie! Would i need a liquid cooler or anything of that sort?



Well that is a good build but, get the 4690k not the 4670k they fixed major heat problems with that 4690k!

UPDATE: Here is the updated build, this will make a SWEET gaming PC for $1500! For 200 we may be able to get ya a 780 ti! Let me check.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/N3hWBm
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July 2, 2014 2:51:28 PM

Oh yeah! Here ya go! This is going to make a BEAST PC I think you will be VERY happy with this build!


UPDATE: In the future you could upgrade to SLI with those 780 ti's and you would ROCK any games on ultra settings.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xZ6YQ7

If my answer satisfied you, best solution would be nice!
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July 2, 2014 3:04:24 PM

this would be much better for the money (also, feel free to pick your own case since you want to like the look of your computer)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: MSI Z97-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($166.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($629.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 Blackout with Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1630.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

it has the newest i5, a less expensive motherboard (you arent overclocking, and if so not much with the 212 evo), the most amount of ram you'll need for gaming (8gb, no need for 16gb while gaming), less expensive ssd (but still great, less expensive doesnt mean cheap and unreliable), a 780ti, 650 psu from great psu company xfx, and windows 8
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July 2, 2014 3:12:12 PM

the best you can get for 2 grand, but you definatly don't need this i'm just giving you some options. this would be a good multi monitor and/or high resolution gaming machine (multi monitor as in gaming on 3 screens at once)

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i7-4790K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor ($329.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: ASRock Z97 Extreme3 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($144.00 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M500 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($109.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: PNY GeForce GTX 780 3GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Source 220 ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ TigerDirect)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 850W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24F1ST DVD/CD Writer ($14.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1998.89
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

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July 2, 2014 3:20:21 PM

this would be better, it has a 780ti over the 780 and a better psu so you can sli in the future

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($238.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X41 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Z97-PRO ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($74.70 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($129.99 @ Best Buy)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($83.98 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB TWIN FROZR Video Card ($629.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom 530 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($111.00 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Pioneer BDR-208DBK Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($69.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8.1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1843.60
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available

i say again, you dont need 16gb of ram or such an expensive ssd drive. there isnt enough of a performance boost to justify the greater price (especially for ram, 16gb is only for more professional work like video editing, photo editing, etc)
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July 2, 2014 3:37:21 PM

http://pcpartpicker.com/user/kechchen/saved/Tr7p99

So i listened to what you said jshoop. Would this be good? I dont want to get a 780ti because it kind of seems like overkill. Would i need it? And everyone keep switching my os from 7 to 8. Isn't 7 better?
Anyways thanks so much for all your guy's answers.
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July 2, 2014 3:44:30 PM

Also any recommendations on monitors?
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July 2, 2014 3:45:48 PM

windows 8 is actually faster, people just didnt like it when it came out first. they have fixed most of the problems with 8, and you can boot to the desktop now.

the ram is a little overpriced, ram is ram and anything thats 1866 or 1600mhz cas 8 or 9 will be fine. take a look at some other ram options:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f312800cl9d8...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx318c10fr...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/kingston-memory-hx316c10fw...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmz8gx3m2a1...


also, consider the gtx 780 or r9 290. the 770 will play stuff on ultra, but only has 2gb of vram. that takes sli out of the equation (unless you get the 4gb model)
also, the 780 and 290 will be able to play more games at higher settings for longer. take a look at these:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvr929...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-video-card-r9290aedbd
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/msi-video-card-n780tf3gd5o...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gigabyte-video-card-gvn780...

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July 2, 2014 3:49:03 PM

kechchen said:
Also any recommendations on monitors?


is the monitor included in the budget? or is there a seperate budget for the monitor

how do you feel about extra long monitors like these?

http://www.asus.com/websites/global/News/pvzqLv8fPi5nts...

not that exact model, but they seem interesting to have instead of the normal 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440
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July 2, 2014 3:58:28 PM

Yeah the monitors are included in the budget.

And those would be nice.
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July 2, 2014 4:11:29 PM

both links take me to the same build with the 770
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July 2, 2014 4:26:29 PM

that looks good.

for monitors, heres a few options:

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-vg248qe
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/acer-monitor-umvh6aa003
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/aoc-monitor-q2963pm
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/asus-monitor-pb298q

the 21:9 ones are more expensive, but are also ips panels which have better colors and look better.
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July 2, 2014 4:28:20 PM

okay thanks for all the help! i really appreciate it
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July 2, 2014 4:32:48 PM

no problem :)  im glad i can help
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