Suggestions for new system budget $2500

Hello guys, I am planning to buy a new desktop for my college. I have a budget of around $2500 which I am willing to exceed if need arises.

What is your budget?
$2500

Are there any brands/resellers that you prefer or any you really don't like?
No

What tasks will you be performing with the Desktop?
CAD, CFD, Matlab and gaming


How much hard drive space is needed?
I have 1TB WD lying around, so I think I would be happy with a 64GB SSD as boot drive


What resolution will the screen run at? One or Two screens?
1920X1080/1920X1200/2560x1600(depends on the best bargain I can strike for the monitor). I actually want a three screen setup but little short on money right now later on I would be adding two more screens to the setup.

When are you going to be building this?
This month. Most probably in the last week

Have you considered a pre-built desktop? Or even a notebook?
Yes. I considered a notebook, Clevo X7200. It was supposed to be on sale by now, but now it looks like it won't be out before the end of September.
I configured a few system on ibuypower and cyberpowerpc but I think building my own would be slightly cheaper (and more fun)

Are you going to overclock?
Yes

Country: US

Preferred website for parts: I would prefer to buy components from Newegg but don't mind purchasing from other retailers either.

And I am going to use this PC as my primary machine for next three years so kindly suggest a setup which can keep up with the games which would come out in that time frame

Thanks in advance
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  1. Well am not discouraging you from knocking yourself out with $2.5K but in similar situations i rig these up for college/engineering courses/gaming peeps In their case portability is also stressed....which may or may not apply to ya hehe


    Also
    23.6" LCD with free photo printer $180 free ship
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009252
  2. Ok here we go,

    i7 930

    Haf X

    EVGA classy

    GTX 480 x2

    Spinpoint f3

    AX1200w *OVERKILL PSU FTW!!!* :ange:

    Subtotal: $2,304.93 (you have to add ram, CPU cooler, DVD burner and all that extra crap) (consider an SSD)
  3. or an AMD build... because the 1366 is getting really old and its gonna be bye bye soon, like real real real soon

    1090t

    Crosshair iv formula

    8 Gigs of corsair dominator GT (wait until they come in stock)

    Spinpoint f3

    5970 x2

    CM 1200w gold!

    If you want to save a bunch just buy 1 5970 it won't make that much of a difference
  4. @batuchka Thank you for the reply. I want to build a gaming rig, and portability isn't an issue.

    @Mr. Pizza How about getting Core i7 980X? I can knock of one 5970
  5. nihlistsage said:
    @batuchka Thank you for the reply. I want to build a gaming rig, and portability isn't an issue.

    @Mr. Pizza How about getting 980GTX? I can knock of one 5970

    a 9800? what? 980GTX? ewwwwww
  6. nihlistsage said:
    @batuchka Thank you for the reply. I want to build a gaming rig, and portability isn't an issue.

    @Mr. Pizza How about getting 980GTX? I can knock of one 5970



    That is a workstation/gamer mATX build and i'd upgrade to a HD 5870 if one has more funds ^^ You are welcomed
  7. @Mr Pizza, Batuchka er that was a typo. I meant Core i7-980X instead of i7-930
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