New Gaming PC $1500-2000 Tags: New Build Gaming Computer Systems Product Last response: February 17, 2012 2:51 PM in Systems Share jakepedersen February 16, 2012 6:27:58 PM Looking to build a new computer for some mmo gaming. I have mainly played WoW the last 5 years and recently installed SWTOR and its killing my computer... AMD Athlon 64 X@ 4800+ 2.4ghz, with a single XT1900 Video card. I know shes an old girl! I have built several PC's but no longer work in the Computer industry and this stuff changes so darn fast! Want to be able to play SWTOR at high/max setting with a single video card. Budget is 1500-2000$ Including new monitor. Been looking at the Dec System builds but want to make sure nothing new has changed the game since then. My main question is which motherboard/cpu combo to go with. TIA More about : gaming 1500 2000 zolton33 February 16, 2012 6:30:18 PM A good z68 board and a i5 2500k (if you like to overclock) Would be the most recommended for gaming. wasupmike February 16, 2012 7:44:04 PM +1^ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - ASUS Maximus IV Gene-Z/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0: $190 + http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz: $230 (if overclocking) or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... - Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz: $190 (if not overclocking) Related resources New Build $ 1500-$2000 Gaming PC - Forum Budget 1500-2000 . 1st Time Gaming PC - Forum $ 1500-$2000 Dual 1440p Monitor Workstation/ Gaming PC - Forum New Gaming /Streaming Build. $ 1500-$2000 . Suggestions Welcome! - Forum $ 1500-$2000 gaming PC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer jakepedersen February 16, 2012 9:16:45 PM What does an i7 bring to the table over the i5? Why_Me a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2012 9:47:02 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... wasupmike February 17, 2012 2:51:39 PM jakepedersen said:What does an i7 bring to the table over the i5? the hyper-threading: i5 -> 4 cores/4 threads i7 -> 4 cores/8 threads ...which would only benefit apps that can utilize the extra logical threads (mainly video encoding apps - not gaming) Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ild-advice Forum$ 1500-$2000 Gaming PC ForumHelp me build my first gaming pc $ 1500-$2000 ForumGaming PC - $ 1500-$2000 USD ForumNew Build - Gaming rig 1500-2000 USD ForumPls help 1500-2000 $(CAN) gaming /overclocking PC ForumNew Build - Gaming /Programming [ 1500-2000 ] ForumNon- gaming PC , possible video editing, budget $ 1500-$2000 ForumIs this gaming PC okay? Forum1st Build ever - Gaming/everyday use ForumNew build - about to buy parts Forum[Solved] New System Ordered; Critiques welcome ForumNew Upgrade Build what do You think? Forum$2,000 Gaming PC Help ForumGaming machine for nephew More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !