2k Budget Gaming PC

For years I have been wasting my money buying pre-built computers from Dell and Alienware. This time around I wanted to experience building my own PC and hopefully save a lot of money. I have a budget of about $2,000. I have done a lot of research and read a lot of forums to try and piece together a solid gaming rig. My main objective is to be able to play the upcoming World of Warcraft expansion and Call of Duty: Black Ops on Maximum settings without experiencing any drop in fps. Here is what I have put together so far.

Case:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811112243

Motherboard:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16813131403

CPU:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16819115211

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16814102856
x2

Memory:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145284

Primary Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16820227394

Secondary Hard Drive:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185

Power Supply:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E16817121068

Please leave all tips and suggestions! I will be checking this thread regularly.
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  1. You want a Triple Channel Mem Kit, (at least 3 sticks) to run your mobo at triple channel.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231335&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-RSSDailyDeals-_-na-_-na&AID=10521304&PID=3463938&SID=
    And I'd only get a Corsair, Seasonic, or XFX PSU.
  2. thanks, those are good suggestions!
  3. Fedastico said:
    thanks, those are good suggestions!


    The spinpoint F4 you have selected is a fantastic HDD. more RPMs doesn't always mean faster MB/s speeds.
    instead of that one Spinpoint F4 you could get two Spinpoint F3's 1TB and run them in RAID if you wanted.
  4. vindictive said:
    The spinpoint F4 you have selected is a fantastic HDD. more RPMs doesn't always mean faster MB/s speeds.
    instead of that one Spinpoint F4 you could get two Spinpoint F3's 1TB and run them in RAID if you wanted.


    ya i was just thinking about doing that before i read your message, thanks for the reply!
  5. Fedastico said:
    ya i was just thinking about doing that before i read your message, thanks for the reply!


    No problem.
    Everything else looks good.
    But if you want to wait AMD's new 69xx series will be out by the end of the month.
  6. Swap our your Vertex SSD for a Vertex 2 - it's newer and WAY faster:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227550&cm_re=vertex_2-_-20-227-550-_-Product

    Secondly, I'd change out your PSU. You need a good 550w one with what you've got now, and a 650w if you follow my third suggestion...

    Third, swap out that graphics card! GTX 470s right now are way cheaper, and still beat the 5870 in quite a few games. The overclocked editions of the GTX 460s are also pretty sweet, faster even than the 470s at stock. With that kind of budget on a new computer, I'd personally go for SLI GTX 460s (or crossfire 6870s if you like ATI).
  7. So i wiss fiddling around on Newegg a little, and found a very interesting build; you will CRUSH, with a capital everything, any game you will meet in a long time.

    Edit: why can the picture not show ?
  8. mbkcod4 said:
    So i wiss fiddling around on Newegg a little, and found a very interesting build; you will CRUSH, with a capital everything, any game you will meet in a long time.
    http://imageshack.dk//viewimage.php?file=/imagesfree/4a353948.gif
    Edit: why can the picture not show ?
    http://img513.imageshack.us/f/udklip123.jpg/


    Right click on pic, click "Copy Image Location" (NOT LINK LOCATION)
  9. I wouldnt go for the 7200.11 the 7200.12's are much better.
  10. I'd get the i7 950 not 960.. just OC the 950 to 3.2ghz (or 4GHz if you really wanna :D).
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