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. m 0 l 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) m 0 l Related resources New Build $1500-$2000 Gaming PC - Forum Motherboard for $1500-$2000 Gaming PC - Forum Gaming PC build [Canada] [$1500-$2000] - Forum gaming pc build need help 1500-2000$ ( no specific budget) - Forum Gaming PC whole setup budget $1500-$2000 - 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? m 0 l Why_Me a b 4 Gaming February 16, 2012 9:47:02 PM http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advic... m 0 l 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) m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHelp me build my first Gaming PC $1500-$2000 Forum SolvedGaming PC build suggestion (Budget 1500-2000$) Forum Solved$1500-$2000 gaming pc Forum SolvedTop Tier $1500-$2000 Gaming PC Forum SolvedBuild 1500-2000$ gaming pc Forum Looking to build my first gaming pc. $1500-2000 usd. Forum 1500-2000 Budget Gaming/Video Editing PC Forum SolvedGaming PC build $1500-$2000 Forum Gaming PC -$1500--$2000. (Rs.1 lakh) Forum SolvedGaming PC, September Build $1500-$2000 Forum SolvedGaming/video editing/programming pc $1500-2000 Forum Solved$1500-$2000 Gaming PC Forum Solved$1500-2000 gaming pc need advice Forum Solved$1500-2000 Gaming PC Forum SolvedNew gaming build, $1500-$2000 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !