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Gaming Rig 2000 Budget (Advice Needed Please)

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May 10, 2012 3:42:13 AM

Building my first Gaming Rig! What do you guys think? Everything Compatible?

Approximate Purchase Date: As soon as the 670 gets some real benchmarks. so I can decide 670 or 680(if i can find a 680 XD)

Budget Range: Under 2000

System Usage from Most to Least Important:Hardcore Gaming

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel & NVidia

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Monitor Resolution: The best I can afford

Additional Comments: I wouldn't mind a flashy case as long as it has good functionality and cooling.

Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) with Transfer Kit
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 10, 2012 3:56:00 AM

Nice build. Save yourself some $ and combo that motherboard with the cpu. Then change up to some low profile RAM so you don't impede that CM EVO.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <----- Corsair low profile Vengeance on there or the G.Skill Ares or the Mushkin Blackline. But you want low profile heat spreaders.

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-Com... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 400R Mid Tower Gaming Computer Case - CC-9011011-WW
May 10, 2012 5:20:31 AM

Any other cases? That one seems to have USB problems.
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May 10, 2012 5:28:21 AM

imarcusx said:
Any other cases? That one seems to have USB problems.

This case is new on the market as in it just came out less than two weeks ago. Chances are you can find it on amazon for free shipping. This case comes with everything but the kitchen sink.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $129
COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

http://www.coolermaster.com/product.php?product_id=6821 <---- a better look at that case along with links on there to professional reviews.
May 10, 2012 6:09:24 AM

Perfect :D 

What are your thoughts on the 670 vs the 680?
May 10, 2012 6:12:25 AM

y not get 300r case and ve247h monitor. 300r is lightly cheaper and has all the stndard eatres that u will need
May 10, 2012 6:15:26 AM

imarcusx said:
Perfect :D 

What are your thoughts on the 670 vs the 680?

Both are great cards and the 670 with a small o/c runs neck and neck with a stock 680. I hope we see them on the shelves soon.
May 10, 2012 7:22:02 AM

What about the monitor? Any suggestions on that front? Thanks for the help btw.
May 10, 2012 7:38:20 AM

imarcusx said:
What about the monitor? Any suggestions on that front? Thanks for the help btw.

I have this monitor down below and I like it a lot. What you want is something with low response time (2ms - 3ms) , LED back lit and HDMI

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $159.99 - $149.99 after mail-in rebate card
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... <---- that's all the Asus monitors with low response time and LED but Acer, Samsung, etc... have some good ones also.
May 10, 2012 7:59:16 AM

Thanks a bunch man! Now to track down a 670.
May 10, 2012 9:41:52 AM

imarcusx said:
Thanks a bunch man! Now to track down a 670.

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