$2000 gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: December 25

Budget Range: $1,000-$2,000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming,research papers,surfing the internet

Parts Not Required:RAZER Lycosa Black USB Wired Gaming Keyboard
RAZER DeathAdder Precision Optical Gaming Mouse - 3.5G Infrared Sensor
havent decided on a monitor
Turtle Beach Ear Force Z6A Quick Disconnect Connector Connector Circumaural PC Gaming Multi-Speaker 5.1 Channels Headset
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: I would like to use a intel CPU, mobo anything you recommend, with a 23" LCD and a NVIDIA GPU

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: whatever you recommend

Additional Comments: I would like a quiet PC, that can play hardcore games at high settings

Already selected parts: COOLER MASTER HAF XM RC-922XM-KKN1 Black Mesh, Plastic, Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Western Digital Caviar Black WD1002FAEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
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  1. Get an SSD and a Caviar Green for storage. When it comes to storage, speed isn't an issue.
  2. thanks i chose the Caviar Green, and am now searching for a SSD any tips?
  3. okay here is the SSD I chose
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128D/AM 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) Desktop Upgrade Kit
  4. I usually agree with Azeem, but you still need a decently quick hard drive. There's just no way you can fit all of a gaming PC's programs into a 128GB drive. Stick with the Caviar Black, and why have any component in the rig slow? Its not like your going to run out of money at that budget.

    Case is good.
    SSD is good.

    PSU is acceptable, but leaves you with no room to upgrade or overclock. I would suggest getting a 650W. Or 750W if you want the option of SLI/Crossfire in the future. This is also a 80+ Gold power supply, so better efficiency than the Bronze you'v got. Modular as well.

    GPU: I would suggest all of these OC non reference GTX670. Any is fine, just get whichever is in stock.

    Mobo: Since your not overclocking, you should get a H77 board. But you should have the option to do it if you change your mind. ASUS Sabertooth Z77

    CPU: Again, since your not overclocking, you dont need a "K" processor. But this leaves you with the option later. i5-3570k.

    CPU Cooler: Again, allows overclocking, and helps performance and extend's the life of the processor. Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO.

    Optical Drive: any $20 SATA drive will do, unless you want to burn/read BLU-Rays or sing discs is a big part of its job.

    That should game quite well, and leave you with plenty of upgrade options later.
  5. ok thanks guys i am going to make a new thread with my finished components
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