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January 22, 2012 3:16:49 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FPS gaming and Civ5 and internet browsing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard and OS as well as Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or where the best deal is

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like a 24 inch monitor at least and i would like an sdd for civ5 as well as for my OS. The build doesn't have to equal $2000 but i would like an Great gaming pc that will be future proofed for the next 3 years

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes if there will be better performance than one larger gpu

Monitor Resolution: really i want a high quality monitor for FPS gaming and am unsure on what to get

Additional Comments: Thank you for your input

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January 22, 2012 4:47:29 PM

CPU
i5-2500k (229) or i7-2600k (280 @ microcenter) both overclock the same
MOBO
Anything with a Z68 Chipset would work great (100-200)
SSD
You could get a SSD i got a 60gb one to boot my OS for around 100
PSU
850 w should be fine (150-230)
GPU
GTX 560ti is what i recommend it beats most of the 6000 series up to the 6950 then it loses (hwcompare.com)

they cost about 200-250 so you could sli around 400-500 area with great performance

Monitor
???? no clue but maybe spend around 200-250 area?

RAM
16gb vengeance from corsair is like 85-100 bucks vengeance

after market heatsink would be great for overclocking.
I recommend a H80 its an all in one liquid cooling solution that you just mount and you dont have to worry about (100)

total i5 (1610) worse case senario i7 (1660)
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January 23, 2012 6:02:08 PM

What are you confused on?,
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January 23, 2012 6:16:30 PM

On the monitor, and the z68 board what is a good board for sli and overclocking?
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January 23, 2012 6:21:07 PM

There are 3 options h67 p67 z68 the p67 is great for over clocking and the h67 is good for something but I'm not sure what it is and the z68 covers both of them in one chipset and with the monitor u can get one with 120htz at like 200 bucks and it will look great.
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January 23, 2012 6:30:42 PM

Quote:
CPU
i5-2500k (229) or i7-2600k (280 @ microcenter) both overclock the same
MOBO
Anything with a Z68 Chipset would work great (100-200)
SSD
You could get a SSD i got a 60gb one to boot my OS for around 100
PSU
850 w should be fine (150-230)
GPU
GTX 560ti is what i recommend it beats most of the 6000 series up to the 6950 then it loses (hwcompare.com)

they cost about 200-250 so you could sli around 400-500 area with great performance


Generalizing parts like this isn't really going to help with specific pricing of a system. You need to be a bit more specific when recommending parts.

Try this:

PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII - $149.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z68X-UD4 -$194.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $44.99
RAM: G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 - $46.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $182.99
HD: 1TB Western Digital Caviar Green 5400RPM - $129.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 580 3GB - $549.99 - *OR* - Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 - $559.99
Monitor: ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" Full HD - $189.99

Total: $1,823.89

You could also get by with a far lesser GPU if you're going to play Civ V - a Radeon 6950 or GTX 560TI would work fine and save you quite a bit of money ($300).
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January 23, 2012 6:36:02 PM

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
$229.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
$44.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R
$49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
$254.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
$219.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
$269.99 and a $30 rebate makes it $239.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2X EVGA SuperClocked 012-P3-1572-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) 1280MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
$719.98
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
$19.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

The total for this build would be $1779.92 and this would be a very powerful gaming machine if you chose to go with these parts. You can of course swap out for what ever parts that you choose to go with.

Forgot the monitor;

SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70,000:1 (1,000:1)
$299.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This brings the total to $2079.91 which is over your budget but you can swap out any of the components to make it closer to your budget or you can go for this whole build and add some extra budget money , it is your choice to make and that's the fun thing about building your own Pc is choosing what you want to go with.

By swaping out the two 570's for this card you can bring the price under the $2000;

GIGABYTE GV-R797D5-3GD-B Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
$549.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 23, 2012 6:37:37 PM

rooster_86 said:
Approximate Purchase Date: This Week

Budget Range: $2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: FPS gaming and Civ5 and internet browsing

Parts Not Required: Mouse, Keyboard and OS as well as Case

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or where the best deal is

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: I would like a 24 inch monitor at least and i would like an sdd for civ5 as well as for my OS. The build doesn't have to equal $2000 but i would like an Great gaming pc that will be future proofed for the next 3 years

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes if there will be better performance than one larger gpu

Monitor Resolution: really i want a high quality monitor for FPS gaming and am unsure on what to get

Additional Comments: Thank you for your input


For a 2000$ PC I,d try to get a HD 6970 personaly, drop the SSD if you need too especialy for a FPS computer. If you have to choose betwin SSD and adding that extra money for a bether GPU take the betther GPU if your a pure gamer.

Booting windows in under 20sec is nice but a 6970 will beat a 560ti + SSD on a first person shooter performance.

Both are good choice its all about whats you want your PC to do.

ATI: http://media.bestofmicro.com/Y/N/313583/original/amd%20...
NVIDIA: http://media.bestofmicro.com/Z/5/313601/original/nvidia...

P.S. for a 2000$ build get a mobo under 200$
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January 23, 2012 6:41:47 PM

But it won't beat sli 560tis
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January 23, 2012 6:45:31 PM

sadfacebunny said:
But it won't beat sli 560tis


well the AMD counterpart would be cf 6870 about the same performence but a way cheaper.

NVIDIA are overpriced nowadays.

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January 24, 2012 12:36:39 AM

venur said:
well the AMD counterpart would be cf 6870 about the same performence but a way cheaper.

NVIDIA are overpriced nowadays.


Lower performance at a lower price
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