$2000~ gaming build

i need a system for gaming for about $2000
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  1. Please fill out the form and we can be of better help. Have you got any parts picked out yet?
  2. Case - $ 130 - Corsair Carbide 500R http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010
    PSU - $ 165 - Corsair HX850 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139011
    MoBo - $ 462 - ASUS Z77 Sabertooth http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030056
    CPU - Incl - Intel Core i7-3570K is included in discount combo with MoBo above
    Cooler - $ 80 - Phanteks PH-TC14PE http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835709015
    TIM - $ 5 - Shin Etsu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835150080
    RAM - $ 55 - (2 x 4GB) Corsair LV RAM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233199
    GFX - $ 430 - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121638
    GFX - Later - Asus GTX 670 DCII TOP Same
    HD - $ 210 - Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB 64MB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148506
    SSD - $ 200 - Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 240 GB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226226
    DVD Writer - $ 55 - Asus Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135247
    OS - $ 100 - Win 7-64 Home Premium http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    Total $ 1,892

    1. Check the case reviews at benchmarkreviews.com .... 500R has great price / performance ratio
    2. If not doing heavy overcloking of both CPU and twin GPU's, drop to a TX750 or XFX Core Edition 750. Could also drop MoBo to the Asus P8Z77 - Pro
    3. Great OC'ing board w/ 5 year warranty
    4. No need for HT in gaming
    5. It's the best cooler around, prettier than the Noc and has 5 year warranty. Drop to Hyper 612 PWM to save $30
    6. TIM matches AS5's performance w/o AS5's curing problems
    7. RAM is 1.35 which lowers heat load on hot IB CPU's
    8. No other card ever got a 10.0 rating http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html
    9. Fastest 7200 rpm drive http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=708&Itemid=60&limit=1&limitstart=10
    10. Tier 1 SSD w/ premium toshiba toggle mode extended life flash and $0.83 per GB proce
    11. Went with Blue Ray so ya cud watch movies.
    12. PSU sized for 2nd GFX card at later date

    If ya cant get the TOP version, this GFX card is exactly the same other than the fact that the TOP uses specially binned chips....something that over time will become unnecessary.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637

    Asus 670 TOP - 10.0 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670_Direct_Cu_II/33.html

    Gigabyte Windforce SC 670 - 9.8 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX_670_Windforce/33.html

    MSI Twin Frozr IV 670 - 9.7 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_670_Power_Edition/33.html

    Palit Jetsteram 670 - 97 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Palit/GeForce_GTX_670_Jet_Stream/33.html

    Zotac AMP 670 - 9.6 rating
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GTX_670_Amp_Edition/33.html


    If ya need or when ya ready.....

    Monitor - Asus VG236H 120 Hz monitor - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236092
    Keyboard - Logitech G510 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16823126100
    Mouse - Logitech G500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826104318

    Since budget has an extra $108 .... you could get this case.... which currently is at a great price....and leaves $3 in ya budget :)

    Thermaltake Level 10 GT .... $290 - $30 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC33, ends 8/13 - $25 MIR = $235
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811133192
  3. $96.99 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021#top Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027#top $99.99
    PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver SLI CrossFire ready Power Supply


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030160 $396.98 save: $13.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103176 $63.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Cooler Master TPC 812 RR-T812-24PK-R1 120mm Sleeve with Dual Vertical Vapor Chamber TPC 812 CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416#top
    $45.99 FREE SHIPPING G.SKILL Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR


    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344146308&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_ir03?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-7&pf_rd_r=1W4SJJJBW0TEZE7JEQSS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1353700742&pf_rd_i=193870011 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

    SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD $99.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163


    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_c $90.63 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685 $429.99. (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
    MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $35.31 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4-Keyboard/dp/B002ZV51DI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344055509&sr=1-1&keywords=Microsoft+SIDEWINDER+X4+Wired+Gaming+Keyboard $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard


    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187-2.html <---review of that motherboard with benchmarks

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/cooler_master_haf_x_review,1.html <-- review of that case with benchmarks


    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <-- CoolerMaster aftermarket cpu cooler on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list
  4. bigcyco1 said:


    http://www.frostytech.com/top5heatsinks.cfm <-- CoolerMaster aftermarket cpu cooler on Frosty Tech's Top 5 list


    Great site to pick coolers....if you are using an LGA 775 or AMD K8 CPU.....those are not used much nowadays tho.
    http://www.frostytech.com/testmethod_mk2.cfm

    Quote:
    FrostyTech's Mk.II Platform delivers a 150W and 85W heat load to socket 775 compatible Intel Pentium 4/D/Extreme Edition, Celeron, Core 2 Duo & Core 2 Quad class heatsinks


    I used to use that site too but they gotta get in the modern world, heat signatures vary substantially and the top coolers get shuffled switching even between the1366 and 1155 platforms ....benchmarkreviews demonstrates thus shuffling in many of their reviews.

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,14.html
  5. JackNaylorPE said:
    Great site to pick coolers....if you are using an LGA 775 or AMD K8 CPU.....those are not used much nowadays tho.
    http://www.frostytech.com/testmethod_mk2.cfm

    Quote:
    FrostyTech's Mk.II Platform delivers a 150W and 85W heat load to socket 775 compatible Intel Pentium 4/D/Extreme Edition, Celeron, Core 2 Duo & Core 2 Quad class heatsinks


    I used to use that site too but they gotta get in the modern world, heat signatures vary substantially and the top coolers get shuffled switching even between the1366 and 1155 platforms ....benchmarkreviews demonstrates thus shuffling in many of their reviews.

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe_cpu_cooler_review,14.html
    Thanks for info wasn't aware of that
  6. Case:COOLER MASTER HAF 932 Advanced Blue Edition
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119213#top

    Hard Drive:Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533#top
    Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W High Performance 80PLUS Silver
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703027#top

    Motherboard: ASUS P8Z77-V
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131820#top

    CPU: Intel i5 3570K
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504

    RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231546#top


    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099

    SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163

    Video Card: MSI N670 PE 2GD5/OC GeForce GTX 670
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127685

    Optical Drive: Samsung OEM Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827151244

    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM .
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 Total: $1,504.89 *not including rebates add your prefer keyboard,mouse,monitor and your good to go.
  7. thanks guys but im going for broke here and spending $3000 heres what iv got Qty. Product Description Savings Total Price
    1


    Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound
    Item #:N82E16835100007
    Return Policy: Consumable Item Refund Only Return Policy

    $12.99


    1


    Thermaltake CLW0217 Water 2.0 Extreme/All-In-One Liquid Cooling System
    Item #:N82E16835106190
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $114.99


    3


    ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24" 2ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor Built-in Speakers
    Item #:N82E16824236049
    Return Policy: Monitor Replacement Only Return Policy

    $689.97
    $599.97


    1


    LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90
    Item #:N82E16827136247
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $18.49


    1


    RAZER Naga Hex Wraith Red Edition RZ01-00750200-R3U1 Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
    Item #:N82E16826153096
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $79.99


    1


    Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 2011 Quad-Core Desktop Processor
    Item #:N82E16819115229
    Return Policy: CPU Replacement Only Return Policy

    $309.99


    1


    COOLER MASTER Storm Scout SGC-2000-KKN1-GP Black Computer Case With Side Panel Window
    Item #:N82E16811119196
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $99.99
    $89.99


    1


    ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Extended ATX Intel Motherboard
    Item #:N82E16813131802
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $454.99
    $426.99


    1


    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory
    Item #:N82E16820231568
    Return Policy: Memory Standard Return Policy

    $104.99
    $94.99


    1


    Western Digital VelociRaptor 1TB 3.5" SATA 6.0Gb/s Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Item #:N82E16822236243
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $329.99


    1


    EVGA GeForce GTX 670 Superclocked+ w/Backplate 04G-P4-2673-KR Video Card
    Item #:N82E16814130785
    Return Policy: VGA Standard Return Policy

    $499.99
    $469.99


    1


    AZIO Levetron Mech5 KB577U Black Wired Mechanical Keyboard w/ Cherry Black MX Switches
    Item #:N82E16823839012
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $119.99
    $114.99


    1


    CORSAIR Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) 850W Power Supply
    Item #:N82E16817139011
    Return Policy: Standard Return Policy

    $189.99
    $169.99


    Grand Total: $2,833.35
  8. Way too much overkill MOBO, may as well save money on mobo and get a 3930k

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116492


    Replace ASUS VW246H Glossy Black 24 with a CATLEAP Yamakasi from Korea.
    27 inch and 2560x1440 resolution
    or
    AURIA EQ276W 27" IPS LED Monitor from Micro Center for about 400 + $37 tax.

    Get 2 GTX 670's in SLI if you really want to spend 3000.
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