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New pc for gaming/development - up to $2000

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Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP
Budget Range: 1800-2000 Before Rebates
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming 70%, Development 30% (Visual Studio, Eclipse etc)
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, Mouse, Speakers, OS
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: For the sake of this question, lets say newegg.com (even though I can't actually order from there)
Country of Origin: Australia
Parts Preferences: by brand or type Sandy Bridge CPU + Second Generation Sandforce SSD
Overclocking: Yes
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200
Additional Comments: Quiet would be nice!
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Hi,

I'm looking for some help to build a new PC. I'm looking at getting something along the lines of:

PSU: 750W SilverStone ST75F-P
Motherboard: ASRock Z68-EXTREME4
CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k
RAM: KINGSTON 8GB Kit HyperX T1 1600Mhz DDR3
HDD: Corsair Force Series 3 CSSD-F240GB3-BK

Although that's about as far as I've gotten.

If there are any decent affordable 27" monitors capable of 2560x1440 resolution, I'd like to include that in the build, otherwise I will stick with my current 22" monitor.

Is anybody able to help me flesh this out?
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  1. 2560x1440 are very rare, mostly you will find just 2560x1600 and both are all but not cheap, they are in 900$+ range.
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  3. xrodney said:
    2560x1440 are very rare, mostly you will find just 2560x1600 and both are all but not cheap, they are in 900$+ range.


    Sorry for being so specific (and wrong). I should have just said 'anything above 1920x1200) but sounds like there isn't anything yet that is affordable.
  4. For GPU look at 2x HD 6950 2GBs
    or 2x 560Ti

    My choice would be the 6950s coz they 'd outperform the 560 Ti if u were to upgrade to that higher res monitors at a later time.

    Good luck.
  5. gametstr said:
    For GPU look at 2x HD 6950 2GBs
    or 2x 560Ti

    My choice would be the 6950s coz they 'd outperform the 560 Ti if u were to upgrade to that higher res monitors at a later time.

    Good luck.


    I was wondering about AMD vs NVidia graphics card.. are the PhysX features of the GForce compelling enough to make me choose that over the radeon?
  6. Sorry I am dumb about physX, maybe some one else can address that,
    all I know is that for gaming at higher resoultions (like 2560 X 1600) The Radeons (6950 2GBs)are better than the nvidia cards for about the same price.
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