$2000 build for gaming

I have $2000 burning a hole in my pocket.
Anyone just put together a nice core i7 build?

Just the tower only. No monitor, keyboard or mouse.
It can be Liquid cooled or air cooled.
SSD is fine also a larger drive for storage but also fast.

Thanks all.
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  1. Try this...

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    $314.99

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    $85.99

    MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269
    $274.99

    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1866 C9 1.5V
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
    $74.99

    GPU: 2x HIS IceQ X Turbo X Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161381
    $599.98

    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
    $197.99

    HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    $64.99

    Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151243
    $19.99

    PSU: Corsair TX850 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022
    $129.99 ($15 MIR available)

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225
    $179.99

    TOTAL: $1943.89 before any applicable rebate, tax, and shipping
  2. Anonymous said:
    I have $2000 burning a hole in my pocket.
    Anyone just put together a nice core i7 build?

    Just the tower only. No monitor, keyboard or mouse.
    It can be Liquid cooled or air cooled.
    SSD is fine also a larger drive for storage but also fast.

    Thanks all.

    umm. what res will you be playing at?
  3. mjmjpfaff said:
    umm. what res will you be playing at?


    2560 x 1440 if possible. On a 27" Ips monitor.
  4. You think the Asrock board is better than the Asus P86Z68-V Pro/Gen3?


    nd_hunter said:
    Try this...

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    $314.99

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    $85.99

    MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269
    $274.99

    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1866 C9 1.5V
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
    $74.99

    GPU: 2x HIS IceQ X Turbo X Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161381
    $599.98

    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
    $197.99

    HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    $64.99

    Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151243
    $19.99

    PSU: Corsair TX850 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022
    $129.99 ($15 MIR available)

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225
    $179.99

    TOTAL: $1943.89 before any applicable rebate, tax, and shipping
  5. Anonymous said:
    2560 x 1440 if possible. On a 27" Ips monitor.

    those are have slow response times and are expensive. i dont suggest you get one if you dont have it already. i suggest a tri monitor setup here is a comparison- http://promos.asus.com/US/Eyefinity/index.htm
    i suggest these monitors- http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-FHX2152L-21-5-Inch-Widescreen-Ultra-Slim/dp/B0048BQ1M8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319072279&sr=8-1 they are cheap 1080p led and have thin bezels
  6. mjmjpfaff said:
    those are have slow response times and are expensive. i dont suggest you get one if you dont have it already. i suggest a tri monitor setup here is a comparison- http://promos.asus.com/US/Eyefinity/index.htm
    i suggest these monitors- http://www.amazon.com/Gateway-FHX2152L-21-5-Inch-Widescreen-Ultra-Slim/dp/B0048BQ1M8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1319072279&sr=8-1 they are cheap 1080p led and have thin bezels



    I have a 27" Apple Cinema Display already.
  7. Anyone have a iMac with the core i7 2600 and the 6970 2GB vid?
    Was considering this option also.
  8. What about an Nvidia 580 with 3GB Ram?
    I would like to have Cuda for video conversion and Physx wouldn't hurt either. Plus 3GB Ram for maxd out AA and AF?


    nd_hunter said:
    Try this...

    CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070
    $314.99

    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018
    $85.99

    MOBO: ASRock Z68 Extreme7 Gen3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157269
    $274.99

    RAM: 8GB (2x4GB) G.Skill Ripjaws X DDR3 1866 C9 1.5V
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231455
    $74.99

    GPU: 2x HIS IceQ X Turbo X Radeon HD 6950 2GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161381
    $599.98

    SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442
    $197.99

    HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    $64.99

    Optical: Samsung 22X DVD Burner
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151243
    $19.99

    PSU: Corsair TX850 V2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022
    $129.99 ($15 MIR available)

    Case: CoolerMaster HAF X
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225
    $179.99

    TOTAL: $1943.89 before any applicable rebate, tax, and shipping
  9. Anonymous said:
    What about an Nvidia 580 with 3GB Ram?
    I would like to have Cuda for video conversion and Physx wouldn't hurt either. Plus 3GB Ram for maxd out AA and AF?


    I would think you'd want to use Quick Sync, enabled by Virtu, if you are interested in hardware acceleration. You could get a 3GB GTX 580, however there isn't a huge performance increase over a 1.5GB GTX 580 (at least at 1920x1080 resolution, click me). There will probably be a slightly higher difference at your resolution. Keep in mind that Crossfired HD 6950s kick a single GTX 580's butt (click me). Obviously, PhysX enables incredible effects that AMD is unable to duplicate, so you'll just have to decide for yourself which card(s) would be better for you. I doubt you will be disappointed in either choice.
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