2000$ gaming. advice before purchase Tags: New Build Systems Last response: September 15, 2010 6:16 AM in Systems Share Joplaya September 15, 2010 3:39:42 AM Approximate Purchase Date: Before the end of september Budget Range: 2000-2500 CAN$ max System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, etc Parts Not Required: Monitor, mouse, keyboard Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.ca -- I'm Canadian Country of Origin: CA Parts Preferences: by brand or type : I don't mind Overclocking: Yes SLI or Crossfire: Yes eventually Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 for now Here's what I've come up so far. This is my first home made build, any advice on compatibility / upgrades will be greatly appreciated. ASUS Rampage III Extreme LGA 1366 Intel X58 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard Item #: N82E16813131642 Return Policy: Standard Return Policy Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601950 Item #: N82E16819115211 Combo: 689,99 CORSAIR HX Series CMPSU-850HX 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply 201,89 SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 79,99 EVGA 015-P3-1482-AR GeForce GTX 480 (Fermi) SuperClocked FTW 1536MB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support ... 510,49 G.SKILL 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Triple Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ 140,49 Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler 109,99 OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX60G 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) 135,00 COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case 200 Price is around 2200 before rebates. Keep in mind that those prices are in CAN$ so a little higher than standard pieces in USD. I would eventually add a second 480 in the future. thanks More about : 2000 gaming advice purchase gkay09 September 15, 2010 6:16:02 AM CPU + Mobo i7 930 + ASUS Sabertooth X58 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Item... GSKillz 6GB DDR3 CAS 7 http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... CPU Cooler - How about the current best ? Thermalright Silver Arrow http://www.a-power.com/product-17921-0-2 http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/therma... Video card - IMO 2x GTX 460 in SLI would easily outperform GTX 480 while being cheaper, also Nvidia and ATI are launching their newer cards by this year, so if you want more power, then upgrade to those... 2x http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... PSU - XFX 750W http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... CASE - Maybe the HAF 922 or the Storm Sniper http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1681... SSD- http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... or http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... HDD - Same DVD http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682... Total - ~1685 before rebates... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNeed feedback on $2000 gaming build before I purchase it! Forum Solved$2,000 Gaming/Rendering Build (Final revision before purchase) Forum Need Advice on build before I purchase. Gaming, multimedia, streaming build. Forum 1200 dollar gaming build, need advice before final purchase Forum Need advice for gaming build before purchase, budget: $1000 - £680 Forum Need A Final Check and Advice About My Gaming Build Before Purchasing! Forum Solved$2000 build, final thoughts before purchase! Forum Solved~$2000 Build final thoughts before purchase Forum Solved~$1250 Gaming Build - Look over before I purchase! Forum SolvedLast Advice Before Purchase? Forum SolvedIs this a good gaming setup? if it is not i would some feedback before i purchase the parts to make some changes. Forum My first gaming build. Need advice before purchasing parts! Forum SolvedLooking for some opinions/suggestions for gaming build before I purchase Forum SolvedLooking for build advice before I purchase Forum SolvedFirst Gaming Build - Final thoughts/considerations before purchase Forum SolvedLooking for final opinions before purchase on gaming pc Forum SolvedParts Chosen Final Advice Before Purchase Forum SolvedHoping for some final advise before purchase - $1000 gaming Forum SolvedNeed Help. Opinion / Advice before finalizing the $2000 build Forum SolvedFinal opinions on my Gaming Rig needed before purchase! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !