First Gaming Rig - $2000 budget Tags: New Build Gaming Systems Product Last response: June 7, 2012 11:58 AM in Systems Share Raph37 June 7, 2012 9:15:57 AM Hi guys, looking to build my first gaming PC, looking to run BF3, skyrim, total war and other games at full spec and HD resolutions. I'm an amateur so any help would be appreciated! Approximate Purchase Date: September Budget Range: $2000 System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing Parts Not Required: I can find a keyboard and mouse and speakers, then windows 7?? Preferred Website(s) for Parts: not sure Country: Russia, but will have access to international components Parts Preferences: don't know Overclocking: Don't know SLI or Crossfire: Don't know...will be on a single monitor Monitor Resolution: don't know, likely on a Samsung 40' 5000 model tv Additional Comments: sorry I know so little! Raph More about : gaming rig 2000 budget Why_Me a b 4 Gaming June 7, 2012 10:26:06 AM http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Tower-Gaming-CC-9... $119 Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW or... http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-RC-922XM-KKN1-Exter... $130 Cooler Master RC-922XM-KKN1 HAF XM Mid Tower ATX Case with USB 3.0 and External SATA X-Dock http://www.amazon.com/CORSAIR-Enthusiast-BRONZE-Certifi... $100 CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX 12V 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply - CMPSU-750TXV2 or modular http://www.amazon.com/Seasonic-M12II-750-BRONZE-Power-S... $130 Seasonic M12II-750 BRONZE ATX 750 Power Supply http://www.amazon.com/ASUS-Intel-DDR3-Motherboard-P8Z77... $190 ASUS Intel Z77 ATX DDR3 2400 LGA 1155 Motherboard P8Z77-V or... http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-CrossFireX-DispayPort-Mo... $160 Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 AMD CrossFireX/NVIDIA SLI W/ HDMI,DVI,DispayPort Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77X-UD3H or... http://www.amazon.com/Asus-P8Z77-V-LK-Intel-Motherboard... $150 Asus P8Z77-V LK Intel Z77 DDR3 LGA 1155 Motherboards http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-3570K-Processor-BX8063... $240 Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $30 Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2) http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Profile-PC3-128... $50 Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB (2x4GB) PC3-12800 1600mhz 240-Pin DDR3 Dual Channel Memory Kit SDRAM CML8GX3M2A1600C9 or... http://www.amazon.com/G-SKILL-Ripjaws-1600MHz-PC3-12800... $50 G.SKILL 8GB (2 x 4GB) Ripjaws X Series DDR3 1600MHz 240-Pin PC3-12800 Desktop Memory F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Caviar-Internal-D... $120 Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX or... http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $100 Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Upgrade-2-5-Inch-SH103S3... $230 Kingston HyperX 3K 240 GB Upgrade Kit SATA III 2.5-Inch 6.0 Gb/s Solid State Drive SH103S3B/240G http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E... $400 - $430 GTX 670 2GB Any $20 Optical Drive (DVD/CD Writer) manofchalk a b 4 Gaming June 7, 2012 11:58:52 AM Why_Me's build is pretty good, though id modify some things. 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