$1500-1700 including monitors GAMING build

Hi Guys - first build. Thanks for any replies.

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $1500-1700

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Home Stuff (office, web browsing, music), photo editing

Parts Not Required: none

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: (newegg.com, ncix.co, other reputable sites)

Country:(USA)

Parts Preferences: I’m open to most anything – but I would prefer to have a dual monitor setup with 24s in the budget.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: (quiet is good)
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    And that's why I don't recommend the Caviar Black right now. That is way too much to pay for a 500GB secondary HD when you can get by with a slower one with higher capacity.

    Here you go:

    Case: Fractal Design Arc MIDI - $99.99
    PSU: Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W - $99.99
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3P - $189.99
    CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $229.99
    Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
    RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 - $69.99
    SSD: Samsung 830 64GB - $119.99
    HD: Seagate Barracuda Green 1.5TB - $129.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $20.99
    Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 570TI - $349.99
    OS: Windows 7 Home Premium - $99.99
    Keyboard/Mouse: Logitech MK320 - $34.99
    Monitor: ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMIr - $199.99

    Total: $1,660.87
  3. Gaming is not gonna be what you hoped it will be on just 2 monitors. You will need an odd number of monitors to get the best gaming experience.
  4. azeem40 said:
    Gaming is not gonna be what you hoped it will be on just 2 monitors. You will need an odd number of monitors to get the best gaming experience.


    Agreed. Having 3 21.5" monitors would be so much better than 2 24" monitors it wouldn't be funny.
  5. g-unit1111 said:
    Agreed. Having 3 21.5" monitors would be so much better than 2 24" monitors it wouldn't be funny.

    And you will be looking at a bezel. :P
  6. i5-2500K $230
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    Gigabyte GA-Z68X-UD3H $160 ($5 shipping, 10% off promo code)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128498

    Corsair Vengeance LP 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600MHz CAS9 1.35V CML8GX3M2A1600C9W $50
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199

    Sapphire Radeon HD 7950 3GB OC 11196-02-40G $480
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102963

    Antec P280 $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129179
    Or
    Antec Solo II $130
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129177
    I would suggest putting an Antec TrueQuiet 120 in the front, in either of these cases.
    Or whatever you want. Something positively reviewed on SPCR is generally a good idea tho.

    Rosewill Capstone 750W 80Plus Gold $120
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182073
    The fan in this unit is a Globe Fan RL4Z B1402512M - the M denotes that the maximum speed is 1500RPM.
    However other Super Flower Golden Green based units (the NZXT Hale90 750W in particular - my recommendation if you want a modular unit) have had their fan at maximum load measured at lower speeds than that.

    Thermalright True Spirit 120 $30 ($13 shipping)
    http://www.amazon.com/Thermalright-100700529-True-Spirit-120/dp/B005MSOH7C/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1329342060&sr=1-1
    Maximum fan speed is 1500RPM (versus 2000RPM on Hyper 212 Plus/Evo yet gets better temps according to this review. Altho it seems like they tested the EU version whose fan only spins at 1600RPM max.)

    Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200RPM ST500DM002 85$
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    Windows 7 64bit Home Premium SP1 OEM $100
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    Total: $1403

    An SSD would be useful to eliminate some HDD noises. But I think you would have to cut back on the graphics card to afford it in my build.
  7. azeem40 said:
    And you will be looking at a bezel. :P


    I badly want one of these but $400 is too rich for my blood. :lol:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824994053
  8. I would honestly suggest the U2312HM monitor. It has a great viewing angle, adjustable swivel and stand, and has a .6ms input lag.

    @ G-unit: I am just gonna get the above monitor without any stands. :P
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