I am willing to build a new gaming rig for myself.
I will be gaming a lot...i will be playing max payne 3,GTA 5,the next Batman game(whenever it comes out!) and all the games releasing in the next 2 years @ 1080p and 3D as well as with physx if possible.i want my system to be quiet and look sexy with you professionals suggesting the Chassis mods...the reason i am asking for a $1800 build and not $2000 build is because i live in India and in here $1800=well $2000.
Parts i have already chosen(you may suggest me as well!)
Intel core i5 2500k $227
GTX 680 $618
Asus extreme 4 $263
LG 23' 3D monitor $290
8 GB Vengenance 1600 $56
CM 690 II nvidia usb 3 $136
Corsair tx750 $127
this will give you an idea of the price difference of USA from that of India so if i left out something suggest me!
and tell me if this is a good rig.thanks!
i recommend getting a ivy bridge chip because they are faster.
i also recommend getting a antec 302 case because it is cheaper
asus does ot make extreme4 boards. that is asrock. i recommend getting the gigabyte z77x-ud3h because it is better
-Yes, move your CPU up to an I5-3570k for just 20 more dollars
-Also add a Hyper 212+ to keep the CPU cool (your going to want to overclock it)
-I doubt you really want to spend that much on your mother board, compare it to some that are in the 150 range and see if you are really going to use those other features, I would take some of that money and put it into your sound system.
-If you want 3D you want either BenQ XL2420TX or ASUS VG Series VG278H. I've actually done a lot of research on this as I wanted to 3D in my recent build as well. I ended up deciding to wait until my next upgrade cycle in 6 months and just got a nice 27" for now. If you can't afford either of those 3D monitors, I would wait it out.
-I would back your Video card down to GTX 670. The 680 is only benching 5% stronger, and costs significantly more. People are literally selling their 680's to "downgrade" to 670's.
-Case...sexy=NZXT Phantom ....awesome=Storm Sniper...super awesome=COOLER MASTER HAF X
NightShift raises good points:
BenQ monitors are amazing for 3d experience go with one of them (the 3d experience for pc isn't quite there yet if you're looking to game. Performance wise i wouldn't consider playable)
670 you can just do a small o.c & get the same performance & I think it would be benefical for your budget to take that extra money & maybe add led Case fans or something.
If you like the fancy Sleek clean look go for Corsair 650D; One of CoolerMasters HAF Cases would fit well; SilverStone TJ 07/04; NZXT Switch 810.
ASUS P8Z77-VLX (is it good? cant find the gigabyte one)
Yes, very good. I just bought the P8Z77 Pro, it's a great motherboard, the bios works great even on startup. Just remember to disable the damn CPU fan low speed warning error, that alarm sounds no matter what.
8gb corsair vengeance 1600 ram
Will fit fine in the board, just realize if you get the Hyper 212 (which I did), you'll have to orient it the right way so the RAM can slide in. I tried to do the RAM first, then put the cooler in, it didn't fit.
Also, I'd probably skip the water cooler. The above suggestions for the Hyper 212 is very good. It's a pretty big sink and fan, should be plenty for the 3750k, which I also have. I have mine overclocked to 4.1, CPU is plenty cool with just the fan.