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Gaming/Recording Rig for 1500-2000

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March 13, 2012 1:51:13 AM

Hi yall, I'm new to this forum and recently found myself with a job that will allow me to finally get myself a computer I can use for gaming and recording. I'd like to keep it around 2000 for everything excluding speakers and headsets.


Approximate Purchase Date: Sometime shortly after April

Budget Range: 1500-2000 After rebates. (A little over budget is acceptable)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Recording & Music editing, Watching movies, Surfing the net.

Parts Not Required: None

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I would prefer newegg.

Country: Good ol' U.s of A

Parts Preferences: I would prefer Intel and Nvidia.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: Not super picky, just a good high definition would be nice.

Additional Comments: I'd like to make it as close to possible to a PCAudioLabs Rok Box i7 Desktop as possible but with a better graphics card.
http://www.guitarcenter.com/PCAudioLabs-Rok-Box-i7-Desk...
March 13, 2012 2:09:38 AM

case: cooler master haf x
mobo: asrock z68 extreme4
cpu: intel i5 2500k
(2600k has no advantage over 2500k in gaming)
cpu cooler: cooler master hyper 212 evo
video card: amd radeon hd 7970
ram: g.skill ripjaws x series 8gb
hhd: western digital caviar black 500gb
(you can also get 1tb, 1.5tb, or 2tb versions)
ssd: crucial m4 64gb
(i dont see why someone who only puts theie os on an ssd needs more than 60gb of space)
psu: corsair ax850
optical drive: lg black 12x bd-rom
(sony 24x multi if you dont care about blu-ray)
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March 13, 2012 2:35:49 AM

you could build a better version of that Guitar Center PC for your budget.

for you budget get an i72600k, z68, SDD for boot + 2 -1TB HDD + 300$ video card
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March 13, 2012 2:41:36 AM

The Primary reason why I was referencing that was because of the amount of USB inputs. Recording gear will just eat through your inputs.
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