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July 13, 2012 8:35:31 PM

I am new to building PC's and I just want some help from you guys here on the forums. I have read a couple guides on how to build a pc but I still feel a little lost. I want to build the ultimate gaming pc that has the best parts and can run any game effortlessly :sol:  . I have looked around a little on newegg.com and I have a list of parts and I just want some suggestions for parts I should add/remove/change/or upgrade. Remember I want the best gaming PC possible and $5,000 is my budget. So here is a list and tell me what you guys think (I know I am missing some parts like networking because that confuses me and I plan to buy monitors, keyboards, and a mouse later on):

-Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0 ($99.99)

-Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive (99.99)

-EVGA 02G-P4-2678-KR GeForce GTX 670 FTW 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card ($419.99)

-HT | OMEGA STRIKER 7.1 Channels PCI Interface Sound Card (75.99)

-OCZ ModXStream Pro 700W Modular High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom (89.99)

-G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL (Quantity 4- Total $187.96)

-LOGISYS Computer CLK15GN 15" Green Deluxe Sound Activated Cold Cathode Kit (Quantity 10- Total $67.10)

-Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 ... ($289.99)

-ASUS Black Blu-ray Drive SATA Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM (Quantity 2- Total- $109.98)

-SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) ($129.99)

-ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($224.99)

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July 13, 2012 9:15:03 PM

How many monitors at what resolution? For FPS, need one big one or three smallers ones. Two will split the crosshairs across the bezels and look fruity.

No OCZ PSU - go Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, PC Power and Cooling. Probably want 750W or higher if you ever plan to SLI/CF. Slight overkill but allows for a possible rebound in power consumption and decreased output over time.

I'd recommend the 3570K over the 2600K (newer and hyperthreading gets you nothing for gaming).

Any reason you're getting Blu-ray drives for a gaming PC? Everything is on CD or moving to digital download.

You don't need more than 8GB ram, 16 is overkill (and buys you nothing), 32 is beyond reason.

Take the savings above and get a 256GB SSD.

Edit: $2,500 is about the high end including the monitors and peripherals.
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July 13, 2012 9:16:05 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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July 13, 2012 9:20:18 PM

J_E_D_70 said:
How many monitors at what resolution and for what resolution? For FPS, need one big one or three smallers ones. Two will split the crosshairs across the bezels and look fruity.

No OCZ PSU - go Seasonic, Corsair, XFX, PC Power and Cooling. Probably want 750W or higher if you ever plan to SLI/CF. Slight overkill but allows for a possible rebound in power consumption and decreased output over time.

I'd recommend the 3570K over the 2600K (newer and hyperthreading gets you nothing for gaming).

Any reason you're getting Blu-ray drives for a gaming PC? Everything is on CD or moving to digital download.

You don't need more than 8GB ram, 16 is overkill (and buys you nothing), 32 is beyond reason.

Take the savings above and get a 256GB SSD.



Thanks for these tips JED I will update the list until it is perfect. I thought I would get blue ray because I watch a lot of movies and I really like Blue Ray discs. Can you explain about resolution and monitors because I did not know you could set up 3 monitors (what would be the purpose of that?)
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July 13, 2012 10:28:00 PM

Best answer selected by DanOMeara.
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July 15, 2012 4:33:44 AM

Oh - I just said that since your post said "monitors" ;)  1920x1080 is the "standard" high def resolution but you can go higher. Higher the resolution, the more powerful the video card(s) needed. People go with three monitors to get a wider field of view. I'd like to have that for flight sims so you can have forward/left/right views. But don't have the space, money, or time.
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