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$2200 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: in a week or so

Budget Range: About $2200

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, lots and lots of gaming.

Parts Not Required: OS and mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon because i have to pay tax on most others

Country: USA, California

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Yes but not much

SLI or Crossfire: In the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Quiet PC and i plan to add a sound card in the future.
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  2. Intel i5 2500K
    MSI Z68A-GD80 (G3)
    Sapphire HD 7970 3GB in Crossfire (x2 of those cards)
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB (2X4GB) 1600 Mhz CL9
    Cooler Master Cosmos II (awesome big ass cake of a case)
    Corsair AX1200 1200W 80PLUS Gold or Seasonic X-1250 1250W 80PLUS Gold
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1.5TB 7200RPM 64Mb Cache
    Intel 120GB SATAII 6Gb/s SSD or those 180GB. if not Corsair Force 3 120GB SATAIII.
    Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler or Noctua NH-D14 Air Cooling
    Samsung 24X Dvd Drive
    Samsung 23" or 24" 1920x1080 Monitor with lots of nice color

    i'll look around newegg for some links and you pray the discount on the psu is still there for a great deal
  3. I'm not buying from newegg because I have to pay tax there.
  4. i meant the specs you can buy em wherever you want lol
  5. ok how about ncix? i think its a good site thought,
  6. if not i'll go look at tigerdirect its a good site

    going to edit this and see some tiger direct deals
  7. h3sham i can't view the link you sent. NCIX also taxes California residents so could you please see the tiger direct deals.
  8. This_02 said:
    I'm not buying from newegg because I have to pay tax there.

    just find yourself a monitor. Amazon has a lot of nice LED 2ms ones to choose from.

    This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on if you so choose.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-CC-9011012-WW/dp/B005E983JW/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330640231&sr=1-7 $119.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Enthusiast-Certified-Performance-CP-9020003-NA/dp/B005E98FVS/ref=sr_1_14?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330664159&sr=1-14 $122.26 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Enthusiast TX V2 Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Bronze Certified High Performance Modular Power Supply CP-9020003-NA

    http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-LGA-1155-Motherboards-P8Z68-V/dp/B005UDITT6/ref=sr_1_2?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330663495&sr=1-2 $179.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    ASUS LGA 1155 - Z68 - PCIe 3.0 and UEFI BIOS Intel Z68 ATX DDR3 2200 LGA 1155 Motherboards P8Z68-V/GEN3

    http://www.amazon.com/Intel-BX80623I52500K-Core-i5-2500K-Processor/dp/B004EBUXHQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330492110&sr=1-2 $224.54 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Intel Core i5-2500K Processor

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330634994&sr=1-15 $35.34 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    Add this fan down below to that CM cpu h/s for a "push - pull" effect to lower cpu temps.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-BladeMaster-Silent-R4-BMBS-20PK-R0/dp/B0030DL37I/ref=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330634994&sr=1-16 $10.17 Free Standard Shipping (3-5 days)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-12800-CML8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B00569K7LM/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $49.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML8GX3M2A1600C9

    http://www.amazon.com/Barracuda-7200RPM-Cache-3-5-Inch-Internal/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=sr_1_8?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330491045&sr=1-8 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Barracuda 7200RPM 1 TB SATA 6 GB/s NCQ 64 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive - ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/Mushkin-Chronos-2-5-Inch-Solid-MKNSSDCR120GB/dp/B005CGFU4I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330664300&sr=8-1 $158.44 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Mushkin Chronos 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (MKNSSDCR120GB)

    http://www.amazon.com/Asus-24xDVD%C2%B1RW-Serial-Internal-DRW-24B1ST/dp/B0033Z2BAQ/ref=pd_cp_e_3 $20.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Asus 24xDVD±RW Serial ATA Internal OEM Drive DRW-24B1ST (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-Mini-Displayport-PCI-Express-Graphic-GV-R795WF3-3GD/dp/B007581QHG/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1330663922&sr=1-1 $489.99
    Gigabyte AMD Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5 DVI-I/HDMI/2x Mini-Displayport PCI-Express Graphic Card GV-R795WF3-3GD

    Total: $1,511.69
  9. Even after the monitor i would still have some money left so wouldn't it be better to get a 7970 now and if so would i need a larger PSU to be able to crossfire in the future?
  10. Best answer
    This_02 said:
    Even after the monitor i would still have some money left so wouldn't it be better to get a 7970 now and if so would i need a larger PSU to be able to crossfire in the future?

    Yep your right. In fact I don't know why I didn't throw in a 7970 in that build now that I think about it.

    850w psu for dual 7970's.

    http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Semi-Modular-80Plus-Certified-P1850BNLG9/dp/B0050751YS/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1330667755&sr=1-1 $134.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    XFX PRO Series 850W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus Silver 850 Watt PSU ATX 850 Energy Star Certified Power Supply P1850BNLG9

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_5?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=7970+3gb&sprefix=7970+%2Celectronics%2C766 <----- 7970's
  11. OK thank you man. Can't wait to order
  12. Best answer selected by This_02.
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