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Best $5,000 Gaming PC

I just won $5,000 in a competition and want to use it on a gaming PC. PLease include links, totals, and tax!
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  1. If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.
  2. Wait a few weeks for the new graphics cards coming out and possibly for SB-E before shelling out if you can wait that long (cards will be a few weeks or so, CPU's will be longer, maybe a few months but don't quote me).

    Little suggestion, build 2 for 2.5k and send me one! :3 Hehe.
  3. why not to hang up with ivy bridge.
  4. http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/Black_Mamba/
    reconfigure it for your needs or buy your parts from amazon.com and build them in your house stay away from alienware because they are thief's who came from the stars
  5. DXRick said:
    If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.


    lol
  6. DXRick said:
    If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.

    there are other good brand's than dell alienware.
  7. xtreme5 said:
    there are other good brand's than dell alienware.

    Say it.
  8. Sandy Bridge E
    SSDs in RAID
    DUAL gtx 590s
    Beefy PSU
  9. droozel said:
    Say it.

    visit

    www.ibuypower.com
    www.cyberpowerpc.com
  10. xtreme5 said:
    visit

    www.ibuypower.com
    www.cyberpowerpc.com

    And why they are better then alienware?
  11. droozel said:
    And why they are better then alienware?

    indeed! why??/ ;)
  12. xtreme5 said:
    visit

    www.ibuypower.com
    www.cyberpowerpc.com


    Trash, and even more trash. Even Alienware at this point (except their laptops) have become high priced junk. If you want real custom built pc's done the right way there's really only two major online retailers you should bother yourself with:

    http://www.falcon-nw.com/

    and for real custom builds, including real water cooling loops and even oil submerged:

    http://www.pugetsystems.com/desktop.php

    Either way you can build a sytem yourself for substantial savings and know that it's done right.
  13. ok tell me what is better in alienware which is not available in the other brands just because of an alien logo.
  14. xtreme5 said:
    ok tell me what is better in alienware which is not available in the other brands just because of an alien logo.


    It has nothing to do with the parts used. It has to do with substandard build quality, piss poor shipping and packaging, tech reps that are 3rd party contracted out of India and an indifference towards customers that do and will always have quality control issues with their wretched rigs.
  15. Crap and crap :)
    Build it urself. Those "professional" builders will charge an arm and a leg.
  16. xtreme5 said:
    there are other good brand's than dell alienware.

    Of course, but where else can he blow $5K on a $2,500 computer?
  17. wow pugetsystem is overpriced like hell.

    But then again falcon NW is overpriced as too and you cant even choose a Z68 motherboard how crappy
  18. it won't be any use if you have a 1280 x 1024 CRT monitor... get the Samsung 6 monitor setup... that's $3500 right there


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824001429
  19. Here is a 3k build that i advised someone else the other day

    Here is what I got for you

    COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition - $150.00 ($140 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213

    Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) - $320.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070

    ASRock Z68 Extreme4 - $175.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157250

    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181017

    G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $43.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

    EVGA 03G-P3-1591-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) Hydro Copper 2 3072MB - $730.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130665

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB - $197.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148442

    Seagate Barracuda 2TB HDD - $240.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506

    LITE-ON Blu-ray Burner with Blu Ray 3D Feature - $70.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106369

    Rosewill 75 in 1 internal Card Reader w/ 3 ports USB2.0 Hub / eSATA port - $20.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820223113

    Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - $29.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16836121014

    Logitech C310 USB 2.0 HD WebCam - $47.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104368

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER - $220.00 ($210 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139034

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - $100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    ASUS VH242H Black 23.6" 5ms HDMI Full 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor - $180.00 ($170 after MIR)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236052&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&AID=10446076&PID=3899435&SID=skim1402X558040Xa5f7cade7417a79bf6166a713b1a5a62

    Total: $2641

    Plenty of places to save if you wish:

    If you never plan to go Quad SLI/CF bump down to the ASRock Extreme3 Gen3 ($125 and supports 2-Way SLI/CF)
    You can also knock down the the CPU to an i5 2500k (best bang for you buck CPU) or even i5 2400 (if you plan not to OC)
    Drop the HDD down to a 1TB ($130) (if you are military like i assume you are, you should probably have a crap load of movies and music like i)
    The GPU I selected has been praised all over the web for its quietness compared to the others but you can always lower it down to a regular $500 version if you want (you can SLI another one later down the line right now its way over kill for just one 1080 screen, )
    You can also drop the card reader if you want (dont know about you but even im paying 2k+ for a rig I want it to be able to do everything I need it and I take lots of pictures)
    You can also drop the BR player to a regular DVD drive if you want ($20)
    I'll let you choose your mouse, keyboard, and headset cause its all about what you like and how it feels
    Also I put in a complete water cooling system for the CPU, if you dont plan to OC drop it as well, if you dont want to mess with water cooling go for the CM 612
  20. piss poor choice for a motherboard for such a budget as is psu
    and speakers and webcam
    and monitor
    :)
  21. MSI X79A-GD45 Motherboard
    Corsair Vengeance CML16GX3M4X1600C8 16GB (4x4GB) DDR3
    MSI GeForce GTX 590 3GB x2
    Antec P280 Black Super Mid Tower
    Seasonic XP-1000 Platinum 1000W Power Supply
    Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB WD2002FAEX x2
    OCZ Vertex 3 240GB SSD Max IOPS
    Lite-On iHBS212 12x Blu-Ray Disc Writer with LightScribe
    Corsair Hydro Series H100 CPU Cooler
    Intel Core i7 3960X
    Total (Australia) 5380
  22. madchemist83 said:
    piss poor choice for a motherboard for such a budget as is psu
    and speakers and webcam
    and monitor
    :)


    Yeah thats why i said its just for something to look at i know he should go with the new 2011 CPU, the other person i asvised this for didnt want to go that route so thats that
  23. well for 1, alienware computers are overpriced and underpowered, for their price, check out a Origin Pc computer as they are really good or try out this build, sufficient amount of cooling, but you could add your own custom water loop too. http://ca.pcpartpicker.com/user/MistyWot/saved/pnzhP6
  24. DXRick said:
    If you want to blow it all, check out Alienware at Dell.


    Alienware is over priced, and underpowered for there price, your practically paying them $100 per hour of building and it usually takes 3hrs
  25. a4mula said:
    xtreme5 said:
    ok tell me what is better in alienware which is not available in the other brands just because of an alien logo.


    It has nothing to do with the parts used. It has to do with substandard build quality, piss poor shipping and packaging, tech reps that are 3rd party contracted out of India and an indifference towards customers that do and will always have quality control issues with their wretched rigs.


    well the shipping is just american poor quality shipping.
  26. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: EVGA FTW EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($439.57 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($152.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($338.23 @ Newegg)
    Total: $4332.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 12:54 EDT-0400
  27. zeyuanfu said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: EVGA FTW EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($439.57 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($152.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($338.23 @ Newegg)
    Total: $4332.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 12:54 EDT-0400

    3 years later
  28. MasterDell said:
    zeyuanfu said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($389.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: EVGA FTW EATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($309.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2666 Memory ($529.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($439.57 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Hitachi Deskstar 7K2000 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($71.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 780 Ti 3GB Dual Classified ACX Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($669.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF X ATX Full Tower Case ($152.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA G2 1600W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($338.23 @ Newegg)
    Total: $4332.71
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
    Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-09-01 12:54 EDT-0400

    3 years later

    It would still be good.
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