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Gaming Build: Under $2000

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November 3, 2011 2:56:21 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This week

Budget Range: Under $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required:

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country of Origin: US

Parts Preferences: Intel/nVidia

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: No preference

Additional Comments: Could spend more or less. Expect about 2 years out of it for games like Skyrim and MMOs.




I have been looking through threads for similar builds and it seems that the following parts are about what I'm looking for. Id enjoy help filling in the rest. I have experience building a couple of rigs, but that was around 4 years ago. I'm not comfortable with overclocking as I've never done it, or running multiple cards. Also, not sure how ssd works, but the little I know sounds good.

CPU: Intel i5 2500k

GPU: Gtx 570 or 580


Thanks for any help,
Chad

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November 3, 2011 2:57:43 PM

LOL.. well.. with $2k.. you can do the i7-2600k and dual 570's if you ask me!
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November 3, 2011 3:07:25 PM

No plan to overclock or anything :o 

Get this i5-2500 and Corsair 600w $262
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Asus H67 Motherboard$100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

EVGA GTX 570 $348
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Haf 922 $96
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.skill Ripjaws 8gb $49
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG DVD Burner $23
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda 1tb $75 (It's cheap at amazon better get it) If you really want to use newegg. get the Samsung Spinpoint F3
http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-7200-12-Interna...

$953

If you plan to upgrade to Ivy Bridge after 2years. Get this z68 Asrock Extreme3 Gen3. It's supposed to support Ivy Bridge when it's out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is going to play almost everything at max.

Peripherals
Monitor $180. (Promo of less $20 until Nov 7.)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech Mouse and Keyboard Combo $27
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Logitech Speakers $13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Not really sure about what you want. Just got the bare minimum when it came to the keyboard, mouse and speakers.
$220

Windows 7 Home Premium $100
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Total
$1273

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November 3, 2011 3:17:49 PM

Thanks for the replies!

I don't really understand what is involved in o/cing. I would rather play it safe than risk making a mistake and causing damage. I also don't understand the extra cooling involved.

If you guys suggest it's ridiculous to not o/c or run sli, then I would be willing to learn more about it, but I am not interested in putting in the time needed to learn if I can just spend a little more money and know I'm safe.
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November 3, 2011 3:21:14 PM

You risk your system slightly by OC'ing your processor..

SLI is easy though, simply by putting a second video card into you other PCI slot, you nearly double you GPU performance.. No need to tweaking or other..
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November 3, 2011 3:21:25 PM

No need to SLI right now. The 570 will easily play all games at high and most at max. A single card is always best especially next year when newer and faster cards are supposed to be out.

You can actually not OC the i5-2500 and it's still be a great CPU. It's just a waste that you won't be able to use it's full potential. if you want to OC

Get this i5-2500k + Corsair CX600 combo. It's just $7 more
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

Get this Hyper Evo if you plan to OC.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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November 3, 2011 4:42:51 PM

Thanks again guys.

Cutebeans, I am looking at the system you suggested. I am thinking of going with the upgraded motherboard and the oc package you gave. I have an older hd in my current computer that combined with ssd would work until prices come back down. Would there be any problems with using the old hd, it was to of the line around 4 years ago and big enough for my needs. If so, which ssd would you recommend?
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November 3, 2011 6:26:23 PM

One gtx 570 will run games at highest settings at 40fps max... Get 2
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November 4, 2011 12:22:35 AM

charwoods3 said:
Thanks again guys.

Cutebeans, I am looking at the system you suggested. I am thinking of going with the upgraded motherboard and the oc package you gave. I have an older hd in my current computer that combined with ssd would work until prices come back down. Would there be any problems with using the old hd, it was to of the line around 4 years ago and big enough for my needs. If so, which ssd would you recommend?


It depends on the HDD. Is it SATA? If it is then you're fine.
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