$1500 gaming build

Approximate Purchase Date: End of June

Budget Range: 1500-2000 would like to get it as close to 1500 as possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, movies, student uses

Parts Not Required: keyboard mouse monitor case psu

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg/cheapest

Country: usa

Parts Preferences: none


SLI or Crossfire: eventually

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Things I already have:

Acer H233Hbmid Black 23" 5ms HDMI Full HD 1080P Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 40000:1
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009162 - Probably could use and update

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

COOLER MASTER HAF X RC-942-KKN1 Black Steel/ Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case

thanks for the help
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  2. http://pcpartpicker.com/p/8Sxe

    heres a build.

    i recommend getting asus ve247h monitor because it has a faster response time and is more efficent than your monitor though it will do you fine for now
  3. TheBigTroll said:

    heres a build.

    i recommend getting asus ve247h monitor because it has a faster response time and is more efficent than your monitor though it will do you fine for now

    I just almost bought this monitor on newegg because it went on sale but I backed off

    EDIT: this is the one I looked at should I pick it up?

    Also, what's the difference between the different versions of the video card?
  4. if it is a refernece design, nothing. if it is a non-reference design, it has better cooling depending on the manufacturer.

    for the monitor, its a glossy screen. this means that you get much better contraast ratios but you have to use it in a dark room because its VERY reflective. i like them becuase i play i a pitch black environment. if not get something with a matte finish
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