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$2000 gaming build

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April 26, 2012 11:44:26 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $2000 or but hopefully under

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Parts Not Required: need everything but mouse

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,,

Country: Canada

Overclocking: Yes eventually

SLI or Crossfire: possibly in the future

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

So i have put a bunch of research into these parts and would just like to see what others think of them. Possibly go a bit cheaper on a few of them to bring the price down.
Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K
ASUS P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

(16gb, get 2 sets of these)
CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B
SAPPHIRE 11199-00-20G Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit - OEM
Should i just go win 7 home premium to handle 16gb ram (save $30)?
LITE-ON DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model iHAS124-04 - OEM
ASUS VE247H Black 23.6" 2ms Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 300 cd/m2 10,000,000:1 (ASCR)

This brings my total to roughly $1950

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated

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April 26, 2012 11:45:09 PM

There is nothign I would change. Good job!
April 27, 2012 12:50:47 AM

Unless I'm blind, you seem to be missing a hard drive, and I'd consider adding a 3rd party CPU cooler.

If your budget can swing both, I'd look at this for the HDs:


CPU cooler:

A couple other comments:

You really don't need 16GB Ram. Stick with 8GB and save 50 bucks. Also, you're about $150 away from a Radeon 7970 depending on the model. I'd try to fit one in or a GTX 680 if you can find one. I got this same advice from a couple people here in the forums recently and it was good advice.