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Help me build my first gaming pc $1500-$2000

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February 11, 2012 12:07:11 AM

hello evryone i am new to this forum. :D 
i would greatly appreciate your input for a gaming rig.
this is what i like for the machine,

1. can be upgraded in the future(approx 3 yrs)
2. single gpu would be preferred however 2 gpus would be a good argument as long as it significantly increase the gaming performance as well as within reasonable price
3. not interested in overclocking
4. only hardware parts that have been highly tested and with positive reviews(no unknown brands please) :lol: 
5. budget $1500-2000 with decent hd monitor
6. preferred casing would be cooler master haf series
7. no need for blu-ray instead, a fast dvd writer
8. preferred brand manufacturers: asus, evga, msi, gigabyte, cooler master, corsair
9. most importantly, the machine will run with no problem in other words the system has been built previously or close to that will work in theory

thank you for taking time in reading this post and for your input. :) 

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February 11, 2012 12:13:35 AM

all parts will be purchased from amazon or newegg. thank you
a c 91 B Homebuilt system
a c 246 4 Gaming
February 11, 2012 12:38:08 AM

Quote:

1. can be upgraded in the future(approx 3 yrs)
2. single gpu would be preferred however 2 gpus would be a good argument as long as it significantly increase the gaming performance as well as within reasonable price


A single stronger GPU is much better than 2 lesser GPUs, and this is coming from someone who uses such a configuration.

Quote:
4. only hardware parts that have been highly tested and with positive reviews(no unknown brands please) :lol: 


Very few people here recommend the unknown brands - I don't. For me I've built so many systems that if a part sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Quote:
6. preferred casing would be cooler master haf series


If that's your preference fine. I personally think there's better cases than the HAF 922 and 932. The 912 is excellent for the price but on a $2K build you want a case around the $100 - $130 mark.

Quote:
7. no need for blu-ray instead, a fast dvd writer


Those are like next to nothing anymore. The one I have listed is $15.

Here's a build I posted in another thread, try this:


Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold - $179.99
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro - $204.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1333 MHz 1.5V - $44.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $139.99
Optical: Samsung DVD Burner - $15.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $449.99 - *OR* - EVGA Geforce GTX 580 - $499.99
Monitor: Asus VS248H 23.6" 1080p LED Monitor - $199.99

Total: $1,767.98
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February 11, 2012 1:21:20 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:

1. can be upgraded in the future(approx 3 yrs)
2. single gpu would be preferred however 2 gpus would be a good argument as long as it significantly increase the gaming performance as well as within reasonable price


A single stronger GPU is much better than 2 lesser GPUs, and this is coming from someone who uses such a configuration.

Quote:
4. only hardware parts that have been highly tested and with positive reviews(no unknown brands please) :lol: 


Very few people here recommend the unknown brands - I don't. For me I've built so many systems that if a part sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

Quote:
6. preferred casing would be cooler master haf series


If that's your preference fine. I personally think there's better cases than the HAF 922 and 932. The 912 is excellent for the price but on a $2K build you want a case around the $100 - $130 mark.

Quote:
7. no need for blu-ray instead, a fast dvd writer


Those are like next to nothing anymore. The one I have listed is $15.

Here's a build I posted in another thread, try this:


Case: Corsair Carbide 500R - $139.99
PSU: Seasonic X750 Gold - $179.99
Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V Pro - $204.99
CPU: 3.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: G.Skill Ripjaw X 1333 MHz 1.5V - $44.99
SSD: 128GB Crucial M4 - $174.99
HD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda ST - $139.99
Optical: Samsung DVD Burner - $15.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 - $449.99 - *OR* - EVGA Geforce GTX 580 - $499.99
Monitor: Asus VS248H 23.6" 1080p LED Monitor - $199.99

Total: $1,767.98


thank you so much for your input i truly appreciate it. :D 
can you recommend decent keyboard, mouse and speakers?
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