Advice for a New Gaming PC Build

This is my first time building a gaming PC and I have a lot of questions. Should I build or buy from cyberpower? What graphics card should I buy?

Approximate Purchase Date: Within the next two weeks

Budget Range: Would like to stay around $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming ie (MW3, The old republic, RPGs, MMO's) , surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: I have no parts yet

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter I just want the best value

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel CPU, GTX video card, Corsair, 27inch moniter (does samsung make a good LED moniter?)

Overclocking: Maybe down the line

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe, I not familar with it very much right now

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080, 1920x1200)
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  1. ok. 2K, needing everything.

    Win 7 Home Premium: $100
    I5-2500K: $220
    AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: $125
    8 GB DDR3-1600: $46
    DVD Burner: $18
    1 TB HDD: $60
    120GB SSD: $180
    GTX 570: $330
    HannsG 27.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $270
    Antec EA-750W PSU: $100
    Case to taste up to $100
    keyboard: $20
    Mouse: $10
    Speakers: $40

    total: $1619
  2. ScrewySqrl said:
    ok. 2K, needing everything.

    Win 7 Home Premium: $100
    I5-2500K: $220
    AS Rock Z68 Extreme 3 Gen 3: $125
    8 GB DDR3-1600: $46
    DVD Burner: $18
    1 TB HDD: $60
    120GB SSD: $180
    GTX 570: $330
    HannsG 27.5" 1920x1080 monitor: $270
    Antec EA-750W PSU: $100
    Case to taste up to $100
    keyboard: $20
    Mouse: $10
    Speakers: $40

    total: $1619


    +1
  3. Thanks for the response! What about the samsung P2770FH for the moniter any advice there? Also what about going with the MSI GTX580 Lighting 1.5gb? Another issue is there are so many cases any suggestions?
  4. cases are very subjective. Pick several you liek the looks of and post links here.

    The GTX 580 is fine if you want it, one will run fine on the 750W, but you might want to jump up to the Antec HCG 900W if you want to run two 580s eventually.

    teh samsung monitor is also good, and only $20 more than the one I listed
  5. Should I go with a mid tower or full and why? Here are some cases I had in mind:

    mid tower
    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

    Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021

    Full Tower

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119160

    Antec Twelve Hundred http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129100
  6. the mid tower should be fine.

    The other thing I'd look at is the Rosewill Challenger U3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147060
  7. In my opinion full tower is almost always bigger than needed.

    A good mid-tower should hold two graphics cards, a DVD drive, a front panel card reader, and 2-3HDDs with no problem. (I know I've pulled that off in my case no problem)

    Full towers are useful if you have a ton of peripherals you want to stuff in the case.
  8. Looks like a good start :)
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