$2000 budget, NEED ADVICE!

Alright so i have around $2000 spending money for a sick gaming desktop, a monitor, and maybe a cheap $300 laptop for school. I am planning on building a desktop, and i would say the budget for the desktop alone will be around $1000, maybe a little more. I need help finding the best components for the price, any help is appreciated!
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  1. 1000 with monitor or without? Do u need keyboard, OS and the rest of that crap or not?
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month (probably in the next 2 weeks)

    Budget Range: $1500 max, prefer more around $1200

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

    Parts Not Required: monitor not part of the $1500 budget

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and amazon

    Country of Origin: US

    Parts Preferences: by brand or type AMD or Intel? need expert input

    Overclocking: maybe

    SLI or Crossfire:if it fits budget

    Monitor Resolution: i want an amazing monitor, need expert input on what's the best

    (IF A GOOD GAMING COMPUTER CAN BE PUT TOGETHER FOR $1000 THAT IS PREFERRED)
  3. madchemist83 said:
    1000 with monitor or without? Do u need keyboard, OS and the rest of that crap or not?


    yes need all that crap
  4. This build is set up to add another one of those gtx 560ti's later on for SLI.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-SGC-1000-KWN1/dp/B004WK3KKQ/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196379&sr=1-7 $88.59 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP Red LED Case Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCKBJH49, ends 8/14
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502 118.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - Virtu, Touch BIOS, Smart Response SSD, 2-Way SLI, HDMI

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.694804 $266.98 save: $13.00 - $20.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory with heatshield Model PSD38G1600KH

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-Sleeve-RR-B10-212P-G1/dp/B002G1YPH0/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_1 $28.57 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-Cache-Desktop-HD103SJ/dp/B001U3S5S0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196236&sr=1-1 $59.79 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5 inch Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive HD103SJ

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-SATA-Internal-Drive-AD-7260S-0B/dp/B003MRHOQG/ref=dp_cp_ob_pc_title_2 $19.99 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)
    Sony 24X SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive AD-7260S-0B - Bulk (Black)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127594 $239.99 - $219.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card3

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $94.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236099 $169.99 - $154.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
    Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

    Total: $1,197.18 *not including mail in rebates and promo codes

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-CA-HS1ANA-Gaming-Analog-Headset/dp/B004IZN3NY/ref=sr_1_1?s=videogames&ie=UTF8&qid=1313196675&sr=1-1 $64.63 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair CA-HS1ANA Gaming Audio Series HS1 Analog Gaming Headset

    http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sa_menu_compaccess10?ie=UTF8&node=2956536011 <----- mice, keyboards, etc... on this link.
  5. is this the best build for the money? is Intel better for gaming than AMD? any other suggested builds?

    -thanks
  6. Why_Me said:


    thanks, anyone else have any build suggestions? I like having options haha, and so by the look of these benchmarks i guess im going Intel, i might want to go a 27 inch monitor, and i may need some speakers.

    :)
  7. bump, anyone think they can improve the above build? Im willing to spend a little more money for better quality products.

    -thanks
  8. ForeverHeartless said:
    bump, anyone think they can improve the above build? Im willing to spend a little more money for better quality products.

    -thanks


    This board down below will give get you a higher o/c than that Gigabyte board I posted up above and has better spacing, more features and options.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229 $149.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Here's the new Gen3 version of that same board that just came out on the market a few days ago.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 $159.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
  9. Why_Me's build looks very good !
  10. Why_Me said:
    This board down below will give get you a higher o/c than that Gigabyte board I posted up above and has better spacing, more features and options.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157229 $149.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    Here's the new Gen3 version of that same board that just came out on the market a few days ago.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157265 $159.99
    ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard


    sweet, anything else that I should consider upgrading to a better brand/better/stronger component? thanks. and is that video card good enough to run games at max settings? do you know any other video cards, or is this only one that you think ill need for awhile?

    btw, i think ill be getting that gen3 mobo, still open to all options though
  11. bump
  12. bump, all suggestions welcome, i really want a beautiful monitor to game on, not sure on what size exactly yet though, ideas appreciated, thanks
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