3000$ Budget - Gaming PC

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: Within the next 3 weeks

BUDGET RANGE: 3000$ Before Rebates

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, Surfing the web, Watching movies

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: OS

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S) FOR PARTS: newegg.com

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA - California

PARTS PREFERENCES: I would like an Intel i7 930, 23'' + Sleek looking monitor, Haf 932 case or better.

OVERCLOCKING: Maybe

SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Yes

MONITOR RESOLUTION: 1920 x 1080

ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: Silent and fast PC that should be able to handle games at a reasonable quality for the upcoming years. Would love to have dual 5870 2GB or GTX 480 dual.
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    Adjust accordingly. I had a hard time getting up to $3000.00 but it was a good time killer. Lot of overkill in there and setup for a couple of raid setups I think. Have fun with your budget you can build a nice rig for that.
  2. ^ Solid build... I would go with dual 5870's over dual GTX 480's and I would get a much better heat sink than the Zalman 9500A. At your budget, I would go with the Corsair 800D case and motherboard. I would go with the ASUS P6X58D-E or ASUS P6X58D Premium over the Gigabyte board.

    First major question... Why do you want such a large budget? You can build an outstanding PC that will last for years under the $1,800 range going with an AM3 or i5/i7 (Socket 1156) as the bases for your build. There are very few builds in gaming that are worth $3,000 when it comes to the return on price to performance (meaning you are spending more money than you are getting in return for performance increase.)
  3. Just like the zalmans, never let me down before, i like the copper paper cuts too lol... yeah 3 grand will build you anything you want. as for amd and nvidia, well i have to admit im a little partial to nvidia :)
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