Gaming comp build $3000

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $2500-$3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cyberpowerpc.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: None

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution:None

Additional Comments: I would like for it to have a blue lighting with black case. If not it is fine.
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  1. bmg92 said:
    Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: $2500-$3000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: cyberpowerpc.com

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences: None

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution:None

    Additional Comments: I would like for it to have a blue lighting with black case. If not it is fine.


    I would consider Linus's Corsair Dream Machine; it seems to fit your "black" and "blue lighting" as well. $3,000, definitely you are going to cross-fire (2 x 7950 or even 7970s).


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkYtUxa5Jwg&context=C3f3247aADOEgsToPDskKp8j9V2rF7TsWbDNg_XXhn
  2. Can I ask why you want to spend $3000 on a computer? It seems quite excessive and you will experience serious diminishing returns after the $1000 mark. $1500 will get you a computer than will play anything you can throw at it with ease and you'll still have half your budget to spend on something else
  3. I didn't mean to imply that I wanted to spend $3000 no matter what, I just wanted to put the ammount of money I have to work with. By all means if you can give me the specs to a build that is great for gaming for cheap then do so.
  4. Here's a $2k build.....

    Highlights .....

    -Case is excellently reviewed.....white model a few more $
    -PSU gets 9.5 jonnyguru performance rating, go to HX850 if ya want a 10.0 rated model
    -MoBo - probably most popular combo recommended.....easy to OC and guides for doing so all over.
    -Cooler - is one of the best made and it's ridiculously prced for its performance.
    -TIM - Nothing beats it
    -RAM - low profile and reliable
    -GFX - Can handle as much as 30% overclock w/ 7 phase VRM and big cooler
    -SSD - Tier 3 (highest among 120/128GB units) model on THG heirachy
    -Monitor - 120 Hz

    Case - $ 105 - Corsair 500R Black http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139009
    PSU - $ 95 - Corsair TX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139022
    MoBo - $ 205 - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    CPU - $ 230 - Intel Core i7-2500K http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    Cooler - $ 43 - Hyper 612 PWM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103103
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 50 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 (White) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121425
    GFX - $ 230 - Asus GTX 560 900Mhz Same
    HD - $ 125 - Seagate Barracuda1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148840
    SSD - $ 170 - Patriot Wildfire 120 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220599
    DVD Writer - $ 58 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    Monitor $ 290 ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 120 Hz Monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236104
    Keyboard - $ 100 - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - $ 62 - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318


    Total $ 1,998

    Interesting upgrades .... in case ya wanna push that $3k limit

    Case - $ 270 - Thermaltake Level 10 GT Snow http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
    Case Fan - $ 12 - Thermaltake Blue120 mm http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106149
    PSU - $ 150 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011

    Cooler - $ 90 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709001

    HD - $ 240 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 64MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    Tier 1 SSD - $ 279 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226

    You could go for twin 580s and a 1000+ watt PSU but that would raise cost bu $700+ and net ya just an extra 10% fps.
  5. here's my $3k build-
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151252
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119225
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102961 X2
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139015
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233196
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131790
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835553002 X3
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835242008
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147134

    Highlights-
    awesome high-end case.
    Fast enough HDD
    7970 crossfire can easily handle eyefinity with any game.
    PSU is highly recommended and quality.80+ GOLD.
    Low profile 8GB RAM eliminates clearance issues.
    high quality mobo with upgrades.
    use those quiet and high performance fans in your heatsink and gpu duct of HAF X to keep temps down of your CFX setup.
    this is a very high quality heatsink.equip it with those two cougar fans and you are good to go above 4Ghz.main benefit is that it isn't ridiculously huge!
    lightning fast SSD for OS and games.
    this is going to be an epic build.
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