2500$$ Buget.. Help me out

Approximate Purchase Date: 2 weeks out

Budget Range: 2500$$
System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies

Parts Not Required: Speakers - Mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: always used newegg.. but have no preference really.

Country: US

Parts Preferences: _none_

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe - If it allows for a better deal/performance

Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050+

Additional Comments: Building soon, - Looking for advice/input.
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More about 2500 buget
  1. With that big of a budget, I'd wait for April (Kepler and ivy bridge coming out) but if you don't want to wait let me know what ya think of this (from newegg):

    COOLER MASTER HAF 922 RC-922M-KKN1-GP Black Steel + Plastic and Mesh Bezel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Model #:RC-922M-KKN1-GP
    Item #:N82E16811119197
    $104.99

    ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    Model #:P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3
    Item #:N82E16813131790
    $204.99

    SeaSonic M12II 850 SS-850AM 850W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Semi-modular Power ...
    Model #:SS-850AM
    Item #:N82E16817151108
    $149.99

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Model #:BX80623I52500K
    Item #:N82E16819115072
    $229.99

    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Model #:F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
    Item #:N82E16820231445
    $74.99

    Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Model #:CSSD-F120GBGT-BK
    Item #:N82E16820233191
    $184.99

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Model #:ST31000524AS
    Item #:N82E16822148697
    $139.99

    Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Keyboard
    Model #:JQD-00001
    Item #:N82E16823109191


    ASUS VG236HE Black 23" Height,Swivel & Tilt Adjustable Full HD 3D Widescreen LCD Monitor
    Model #:VG236HE
    Item #:N82E16824236104
    Return Policy:Monitor Standard Return Policy
    $319.99

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel ...
    Model #:RR-212E-20PK-R2
    Item #:N82E16835103099
    $34.99

    2xSAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
    $559.99

    Note! If you go 2x you will need at least 1000W PSU - check out this guy,

    COOLER MASTER Silent Pro Gold Series RSC00-80GAD3-US 1200W ATX 12V v2.3 / EPS 12V v2.92 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102961

    that would put you there or you can get
    1xSAPPHIRE 21197-00-40G Radeon HD 7970 and go 2 or three monitors.

    Hope this helps steer ya in the right direction!
  2. Just a bit of advice but you should do your own research on parts. You would immediately find obvious things. Such as 2500k is the best $/Per. Most motherboards are about equal in performance. You should make your buy based on features and company customer service reviews. If you are too lazy to do your own research here is my input.

    Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1

    LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827106289
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy


    $17.99
    1

    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    Item #: N82E16811139005
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$10.00 Instant


    $179.99
    $169.99
    1

    Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #: N82E16822136533
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$50.00 Instant


    $249.99
    $199.99
    1

    CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC ...
    Item #: N82E16817139011
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate Card


    $189.99
    $174.99
    1

    G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
    Item #: N82E16820231314
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy


    $46.99
    1

    i-Work 77-768 2PC KNIFE AND TAPE MEASURE SET
    Item #: N82E16896439135
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant
    -$4.97 Saving


    $19.97
    $0.00
    1

    ASRock Z68 PROFESSIONAL GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #: N82E16813157263
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    -$15.00 Instant


    $269.99
    $254.99
    1

    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ...
    Item #: N82E16819115072
    Return Policy: Iron Egg Replacement-Only Return Policy


    $229.99
    1

    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm CPU Cooler Compatible Intel ...
    Item #: N82E16835103065
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy
    $10.00 Mail-in Rebate


    $29.99
    1

    Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    Item #: N82E16820148442
    Return Policy: Limited Replacement Only Return Policy
    -$36.00 Instant


    $199.99
    $163.99
    Subtotal: $1,288.91

    Now this does not include GPU(s) but I would say wait and see what is up with the new Nvidia cards this year so buy a 560Ti and then sell it after you see what happens. Also check out the new version 2 of nvidia 3d technology.
  3. ull save 40-50 bucks if u buy cpu from microcenter and wait for the 7990 and kepler get out get whichever 1 ends up bein better

    cooler mastre haf x case
    asrock z68 extreme3 gen3 mobo
    intel i5 2550k cpu
    cooler master hyper 212 plus cpu cooler
    g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb ram
    lg black 12x bd-rom optical drive
    western digital caviar black 1.5tb hhd
    later corsair force series 180gb ssd
    corsair ax850 850w psu
  4. He already said he is building in two weeks...
  5. guys he is making pc for movies a 2-3tb and a blueray player is a must.
  6. MB - ASUS P8Z68-V PRO/GEN3 - $205
    CPU - i5-2500k - $230
    CPU Cooler - Hyper 212 EVO - $35
    CPU Cooler Fan - CM Blade Master 120mm - $12
    MEM - Corsair vengeance 8GB DDR3-1600 CL9 - $50
    GPU - HIS HD 7970 - $550
    SSD - Crucial M4 128GB - $164
    HD - Samsung F4 2TB - $160
    OPTICAL - ASUS Black 12X BD-RW - $70 after MIR
    PSU - XFX PRO850W - $100 after MIR
    CASE - CM HAF 912 - $50 after MIR
    CASE FANS - Rosewill 120mm 4-pack 40CFM @ 18dBA - $15

    $1641

    Save the extra money for a second HD 7970 later (if needed). At 1080 / 1050 resolution this rig will have you in a good spot for long while to come. Ivy bridge would be nice, but it won't game any better than an overclocked i5-2500k (they are both fast).
  7. ^ i would suggest 922.otherthings are great.
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