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Good gaming pc for under 1500 dollars

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July 13, 2011 3:15:50 AM

I am new to building computers, and tomshardware.com but i heard it was wonderful. I would love some help on parts to buy for building my new machine. I would like to run 2 or 3 monitors without lag if at all possible. i would also like to video edit, not to a great extent but i would like the option. Thank you much guys


Approximate Purchase Date: soon as possible

Budget Range: 1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, gaming and more gaming... also streaming movies


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: United States

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: the best i can afford
a c 113 B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
a b C Monitor
July 13, 2011 7:35:15 AM
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
July 13, 2011 10:47:29 AM

Here's a build that should allow you to game at three monitors, includes SSD & OS :

CPU & Optical Drive : $228- i5-2500K & Sony DVD Writer

Motherboard & SSD : $222- Gigabyte GA Z68X & Crucial M4 64 GB (sli capable motherboard )

Power Supply & RAM : $185- Corsair Enthusiast TX850 & Corsair Vengeance 2X 4GB

OS : $100- Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)

Graphic Card: $470(2X $235)- EVGA GTX 560Ti (SLI performance )

Monitor : $150- Acer S231 23" LED Backlit 1920X1080

HDD: $55- Samsung Spinpoint 1TB

Case : $90- Cooler Master Storm Scout

Total (Excluding Rebates): 1499 USD

Rebates: 35 USD
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July 13, 2011 12:16:18 PM

Good suggestions above
Here are my opinions on a few things

1. SSD doesn't add to system value as it does not improve gaming performance. Unless u have the extra few bucks to spend on the ssd its not helping you.
U r better off investing in better Graphics. As much as u can afford.

2.Since u want to run multiple monitors if u r looking at high resolutions and single card configuration ur best bet would be a 6950 2GB or a 6970.
AMDs solution are better for multi monitor setups.

If u dont mind multiple GPU configs 2 X 6950 2GBs would be awesome. The 6 series CF scaling is great.

Good Luck.
July 13, 2011 2:04:34 PM

Great suggestions thanks so much guys of there is anything else to add let me know the more the marryer
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