Best gaming pc build for under 2500

Hello,
I want to build a gaming pc for 2500-3000 $ (I dont mind if its a little over or under my price range)
Ive never really built my own pc but I really am geting into them as a hobby. And Ibasicly want to know how Ican get the best blend of speed, prformence, graphics, quality an just the all around best pc for my price range.
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  1. I have to point you out to Toms $2000 build
    really couldnt go wrong with this build
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/toms-hardware-supercombo,2973.html
    put that together and watch everybody on here drool :)
    plus save 500-1000 dollars
  2. also this is a good read
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/best-gaming-cpu,2971.html

    I am not pasting links to be lazy
    it is just I cant do any better than Toms at picking a build
    I am not that smart :)
  3. IMO unless ur going to do some serious gaming or your a junkie the build that king smp posted is perfect..anything more is just overkill and really unnecessary
  4. Umm some people might consider a 2600K with twin HD 6990s
    overkill LOL
  5. I don't think much of THG's 2k build:

    1. $2k and the MoBo has a 1 year warranty ..... what were they thinkin ???

    2. The twin 6970's woul dbe my choice for 2560 x 1600 but at 1920 x 1200, I'll take twin 900 MHz 560 Ti's which not only will beat the twin 6970's (862 to 825 fps in Guru3D's game test suite) bit come in $220 cheaper.

    3. The Case / PSU is a great combo, but the Atec DF-85 / CP-850 is worth considering saving $25.

    3. With the extra money from above, I'd be looking at faster RAM, better heat sink
  6. I read that build wrong
    it is twin HD 6970s not Hd 6990 like I thought
    I figure that if the OP has up to 3000 to spend then they
    are probably using higher than 1920x1200 res :)
  7. With the OPs budget I would just do a single GTx 590 or HD 6990
    and forget SLI/CF
    The OP would still be under $3000 and would save the hassle of CF/SLI
    or could SLI/CF the 6990/590 later

    I just figure the Toms 2000 was a good build to use as a reference
    Since the OP states they never built their own PC before then doing CF/SLI
    wouldnt be a good idea
    so a single GTX 590 or HD 6990 would just have to do for now LOL
    I am pretty sure either of those two cards can handle gaming for awhile
  8. i would still go with dual 560ti or dual 570s in sli over a 590/6990. sli/crossfire isnt hard to set up (basically put the cards in as you would one card, than put the sli/crossfire bridge on, which is very simple to do, than make sure the drivers are set to use SLI/CF, again, simple to do).
  9. r3xx3r said:
    i would still go with dual 560ti or dual 570s in sli over a 590/6990. sli/crossfire isnt hard to set up (basically put the cards in as you would one card, than put the sli/crossfire bridge on, which is very simple to do, than make sure the drivers are set to use SLI/CF, again, simple to do).



    the OP doesnt have build experience
    so might not be so simple for him

    really though in general going for a higher end single card solution is
    better than going for a dual medium level solution

    remember further down the line he could SLI/CF the HD6990/GTX590

    A year from now he could have a 2600k with dual GTX 590s/HD 6990s

    I sure wouldnt complain about that :)
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