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New gaming PC ($2000) budget.

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August 10, 2012 7:52:02 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Within 2 weeks.

Budget Range: 2000 (I get free shipping)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Streaming in 1080p, some programming (computer science student), viewing movies, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: No, I have a 2560x1440 Monitor and a 1920x1080 monitor.




Do you need to buy OS: No


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - I'll be ordering online and building myself.

Parts Preferences: Intel/Nvidia. No AMD whatsoever.

Overclocking: Absolutely

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (considering it)

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560x1440 and 1920x1080 in some instances.

Additional Comments: This will be my first time building so I want to have a nice case with good cable management, airflow, easy to use, etc. Also I want a system capable of pulling 60 constant fps on ultra settings. I'm very picky about fps and I want silky smooth 60 fps if possible.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I want a great gaming computer capable of high fps in even the most demanding games.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. Please do not post only links:


So here is my current build. Before hand I just want to point out that I've considered both the sli solution with two gtx 670's and the single card solution of a single gtx 680. However, based on my research the gtx 680 doesn't seem worth the 100 dollar extra price tag over the 670. I am leaning more toward the dual 670s. Also I was debating on going with the i7 cpu solution however I don't think I will use the extra threads (I don't think xsplit makes use of these) and it did not seem logical to pay 100+ extra pricetag for something i wouldnt use.

Case: Corsair Obsidian 650d mid tower: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair HX850 850w PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Rom: ASUS DRW DvD burner: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

GPU: 2x EVGA Gtx 670's 2gb version: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel i5 3570k Ivy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: Asus sabertooth z77 motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Ram: 8 GB of Corsair 1600 DDR3 vengeance ram: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU cooler: Cooler master hyper 212 Evo CPU Cooler: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Samsung 830 128 GB SSD: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: 1 TB WD Cavair Black harddrive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Total Cost: 1,952.89

So that's my current build. I'm mainly looking for input on whether everything is compatible and I am open to any advice on making my PC as optimal as possible. Thanks ahead of time for your help.

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August 10, 2012 8:08:55 AM

looks pretty good so far, don't forget the thermal paste/grease. you may want a video card option with more vram. high resolution eats vram like a mofo, so the more the better. remember that xfire/sli does not add the vram together to make more ...
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August 10, 2012 12:15:00 PM

I don't think the 2gb will be a problem at 2560 resolution.
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September 11, 2012 4:25:08 AM

if me, i would change 1TB WD HDD to 1.5TB Seagate Barracuda definitely...

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September 11, 2012 5:40:41 AM

@ Verb. That combo deal is a waste of $.
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