NEED HELP 1k to 1500 dollar gaming comp

Im looking for a 1000-1500 dollar gaming comp to build. i also would like to mess around with video footage and media things like that. This is what i researched so far but i have room in my budget to upgrade, my question is what kind of upgrades should i get to make a better comp. I am planning on having 3 screens with maybe a touchscreen as the middle one, thanks for the help!


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  1. 3 or more screens - you definitely want to go Eyefinity. Now are your monitors included in your initial budget or are you planning a separate budget for that?
  2. monitors included in the price i mean ill go 2 monitors to save some money to start but eventually 3 monitors
  3. jpapa3113 said:
    monitors included in the price i mean ill go 2 monitors to save some money to start but eventually 3 monitors


    What size monitors are you looking at - 23"? 21.5"? - that will make a huge difference as to what hardware you can get for the price. I'd recommend a Sapphire Flex video card - they're one of the easiest Eyefinity cards on the market and make setting up so much easier, plus you get the advantage of having all 3 in HDMI or not.
  4. i was thinking 21.5 monitors because the extra 1.5 inches almost doubles the price.
  5. True it does. Try this - it should give you some ideas:

    Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99
    PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 - $99.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $154.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $154.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600MHz 1.5V - $99.99
    SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $111.99
    HD: 500GB Western Digital Caviar Blue 7200RPM - $129.99
    Optical: Lite On 24X DVD Burner - $16.99
    Video: Sapphire Radeon Flex HD 6950 - $269.99
    OS: Windows 7 Pro - $119.99
    Monitor: 3 x Acer VH213H 21.5" 1080p monitors - $398.97 ($139.99 each)

    Total: $1729.99
  6. that looks good man especially that i already have a windows 7 upgrade for my laptop and i may have to do with only 2 monitors to get the price under 1500
  7. I'm not sure if you can use a Windows license across machines or not - you may have to get one anyways. But if you cut that out and you cut the monitor down to 2 it'll run about $1500 even.
  8. thanks so much man if you think of anything else that would help me out please post on the forum. with love jp
  9. jpapa3113 said:
    thanks so much man if you think of anything else that would help me out please post on the forum. with love jp


    No problem - that build should last a long time with very few upgrades.
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