Building gaming/everyday use PC for around $2000

APPROXIMATE PURCHASE DATE: ASAP with Budget of about $2000

SYSTEM USAGE FROM MOST TO LEAST IMPORTANT: Gaming, internet, Office programs,

PARTS NOT REQUIRED: Keyboard, mouse, soundcard, or Blu-ray

PREFERRED WEBSITE(S): Newegg, or other reputable company USA


OVERCLOCKING: No SLI OR CROSSFIRE: Possibly in future, not neeeded now.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS: I've picked out most of the parts, and will list them, looking for any other alternatives/feedback/and also making sure it's compatible.....didn't add any cooling as of yet, will that be needed?






CorsairXMS 6x2GB DDR3 1600

Video Card:

evga GTX470

Hard Drive:

OCZ Agility 260 GB SSD for OS and

WD 1TB 7200 for rest

Power Supply:

Corsair TX950Watt

DVD/CD Burner:

Sony DVD/CD burner


ASUS VW266H 1900x1200


Cooler Master Storm Sniper

Also the Windows for PC builders, Total comes to 2181 before taxes. Again, any suggestions of better/cheaper but still good performing, or anything that i might be missing, even cords, etc.....I wasn't so sure on if the case would cool it enough/be big enough, and if i need that power supply or RAM, but it wasn't much more so i put that in. Thanks!
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  1. lol, when I read your ssd.. 260GB :o but it's 60GB ;)

    Sniper's not all that it's cut out to be. Unless you're needing the portability I'd switch to a HAF 922 for the case. You won't need 12GB of RAM, 6GB is more than enough for gaming and general use. If you're doing something that might need the extra RAM though..

    With the HD, unless you're comboing or something a Samsung F3 1TB is usually cheaper and performs at least as well.
  2. +1 on the 12GB. You really, really don't need that unless you are doing some pretty heavy professional work. 6GB is truthfully overkill but it's what you have to do on an X58 board.

    Take the extra money saved and get the OCZ Agility 2 120GB

    Whatever case you use, you'll end up hating all those extra cables, and you don't need that much power.
    If you can stand the looks of the thing, this XFX 850W is a great PSU at a great price, and modular also. And yes, it's actually superior to the 950TX in quality.

    If you add a second GTX 470 in the future, the theoretical max draw of your system will still only be around 600W. Usually much less while gaming. Factor in adequate margin and transistor aging and the XFX 850W is still more than enough.

    I would pick the Storm Sniper over the HAF strictly for looks, but agree that in an engineering sense the HAF 922 probably has an edge.
  3. I also like the look of the sniper (originally was going to use it on my build) but HAF runs cooler and not having a black interior at its price was a let-down. But yes, on the outside it looks awesome (to me anyway) :D
  4. There are some other good sleek cases in that price range:

    Lian Li - a bit pricier

    NZXT - pretty nice for the low price

    Thermaltake- roomy and a good buy also
  5. *salutes forum zombie as he walks by*

    btw, I don't know if the components will fit or not, but if they do the Storm Scout's good (doesn't look as nice on the outside imo, but all black interior including screws and stuff was a plus)
  6. You can always tell by looking at the pics... look closley at the MB tray and locate the third row of standoff screw holes.

    In the case of the Scout it's a bit odd because it's the 4th row. I have no idea what the third row is for there. Anyway, see the difference in distance between the screw holes and the drive cages when you compare the Sniper and the Scout? That gives you an indication of how much extra space will be left for longer cards.

    Not too much space in the Scout, sadly. A good case for a couple smaller cards in SLI or Crossfire, for LAN parties.
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