Semi-new to building. 2000$ budget for gaming rig please help!

Hello,
I am looking for a great gaming computer that is somewhat future proof and is powerful. I would like to use a new ivy bridge processor and a thermaltake gt snow edition for the case but other than that I don't really know what to choose. Included in the 2000$ I need a screen, mouse and keyboard. Thanks!

EDIT:

Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or two

Budget Range: 2000-2300$ after shipping and rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Game design software

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but I am open to other sites as long as they are trustworthy

Country: United States

Parts Preferences: Nvidia Graphics Cards, Intel CPUs

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 would like higher though

Additional Comments: I would prefer to use the Thermaltake gt snowedition case.

Parts:
Case:
Thermaltake Level 10 GT UGK Combat Snow Edition (VN10006W2N-B) Ultimate Gaming Kit White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Tt eSPORTS MEGA G1 Keyboard, Black Gaming Mouse and Shock Gaming Headset
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6811133195

Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148681

Graphics Card:
EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814130687

Power Supply:
ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W@50°C ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail, Modular Flat Cable Design, Active-PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817814019

RAM:
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231473

OS:
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6832116986

CPU Fan:
Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835608018

Disk Drive
LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827136241

CPU:
Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116501

MOBO:
ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813131818

Monitor:
ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6824236049

Current Cost after Bundles and Rebates with Shipping: $2,222.58
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  1. chickenleg said:
    Hello,
    I am looking for a great gaming computer that is somewhat future proof and is powerful. I would like to use a new ivy bridge processor and a thermaltake gt snow edition for the case but other than that I don't really know what to choose. Included in the 2000$ I need a screen, mouse and keyboard. Thanks!

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Approximate Purchase Date: Within a month or two

    Budget Range: 2000-2300$ after shipping and rebates

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and Game design software

    Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg but I am open to other sites as long as they are trustworthy

    Country: United States

    Parts Preferences: Nvidia Graphics Cards, Intel CPUs

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: Yes

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080 would like higher though

    Additional Comments: I would prefer to use the Thermaltake gt snowedition case.

    Parts:
    Case:
    Thermaltake Level 10 GT UGK Combat Snow Edition (VN10006W2N-B) Ultimate Gaming Kit White and Black SECC / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case with Tt eSPORTS MEGA G1 Keyboard, Black Gaming Mouse and Shock Gaming Headset
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133195

    Hard Drive
    Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681

    Graphics Card:
    EVGA 025-P3-1579-AR GeForce GTX 570 (Fermi) HD 2560MB 320-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130687

    Power Supply:
    ABS Majesty series MJ1100-M Continuous 1100W@50°C ATX12V/EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified, Single 12V Rail, Modular Flat Cable Design, Active-PFC "Compatible with Core i7, i5" Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817814019

    RAM:
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11Q-16GBXL
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231473

    OS:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    CPU Fan:
    Noctua NH-D14 120mm & 140mm SSO CPU Cooler
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

    Disk Drive
    LG Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 10X BD-ROM 4MB Cache SATA 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136241

    CPU:
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W
    Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116501

    MOBO:
    ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131818

    Monitor:
    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049
  3. I highly recommend ditching the MOBO. Most likely, you will not need any of the extra features. Get the ASRock Extreme6 Gen3 and upgrade GPU to a GTX 670/680.
  4. azeem40 said:
    I highly recommend ditching the MOBO. Most likely, you will not need any of the extra features. Get the ASRock Extreme6 Gen3 and upgrade GPU to a GTX 670/680.

    Going to swap out the mobo for that one and try to look for a 670 that isnt out of stock
  5. azeem40 said:
    I highly recommend ditching the MOBO. Most likely, you will not need any of the extra features. Get the ASRock Extreme6 Gen3 and upgrade GPU to a GTX 670/680.

    +1

    @ the OP

    1) That gtx 570 is outdated. It's a power hog that doesn't support PCI-E 3.0 not to mention it's at best a middle of the road card since the release of the new generation cards.

    2) That psu is not a psu you will ever see recommended on here

    3) That case has "HOSE JOB" all over it. If someone on here had a $10,000 budget I still couldn't recommend that case. It's a gimmick and nothing more.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910366 $499.98 save: $20.00
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extreme6 <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios updates

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html <----- That Asrock motherboard included in that review. Notice: over clocking, temps, and power consumption on there.

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Professional-750-Watt-Certified-Compatible/dp/B0029F21LK/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1337457892&sr=1-7 $138.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair HX Professional Series 750-Watt 80 Plus Certified Power Supply Compatible with Core i7 and Core i5 - CMPSU-750HX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%20600315498%20600311820&IsNodeId=1&name=GeForce%20GTX%20670 $400
    GeForce GTX 670 2GB

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5818/nvidia-geforce-gtx-670-review-feat-evga <----- gtx 670 review with benchmarks

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.939413 $217.98 save: $20.00 - $15.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.913295 $299.98 save: $20.00 - $30.00 Mail In Rebates
    CORSAIR Professional Series HX750 (CMPSU-750HX) 750W ATX12V 2.3 / EPS12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS SILVER Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
    Corsair Special Edition White Graphite Series 600T Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176 $69.99
    Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    http://www.frostytech.com/articleview.cfm?articleID=2654 <----- that's a review on that h/s done with a single fan configuration

    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <----- that same h/s on frosty tech's top 5 list

    Add this fan down below to that CM cpu cooler up above for a "push - pull" effect to help bring cpu temps down even more.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069 $11.99 FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100008120%20600038519&IsNodeId=1&name=SATA%20III <---- 120GB and 240GB SSD's on there. Muskink has a nice 240GB SSD going for $200 atm.
  6. I like most of your suggestions but I would really like to get a full tower rather than a mid tower and I am open to full tower(or larger) suggestions.
  7. Larger? Unless you plan on 4way SLI, get Mid Tower. It is a misconception that Full Towers are better at cooling.
  8. azeem40 said:
    Larger? Unless you plan on 4way SLI, get Mid Tower. It is a misconception that Full Towers are better at cooling.

    Alright Thanks.

    Any other suggestions?

    Current Build:

    Graphics Card:
    GEFORCE GTX 670 PCIE 2GB GDDR5 4PORT DVI-I / DVI-D / HDMI / DISPLAYPORT
    http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/shop.cgi?action=enter&thispage=011004001505_BPF8397P.shtml&order_id=!ORDERID!
    Hard Drive:
    Seagate Barracuda Green ST2000DL003 2TB 5900 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681

    Monitor:
    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) HDMI Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 ASCR 20000:1 (1000:1) Built-in Speakers
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049

    Power Supply:
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-900 900W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371050

    Fans:
    COOLER MASTER R4-BMBS-20PK-R0 Blade Master 120mm Case Fan
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103069

    Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176

    Disk Drive:
    LG Black 12X Super Multi Blue with 3D Playback & M-DISC Support SATA WH12LS39 LightScribe Support - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136241

    SSD:
    Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR240GB 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226237

    Case & RAM Combo:
    Corsair Carbide Series 500R White Steel structure with molded ABS plastic accent pieces ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML16GX3M4A1600C9
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.939413

    Processor and MOBO Combo:
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.910366

    Operating System:
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Total Cost: $2066.96
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