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$2000 Max gaming build

Hello forum,

As one of my recent threads that i have posted a $700 max gaming rig for my little brother, i am now making my computer for myself.
Unlike my brother i will be playing more intensive games such as Batman, Skyrim(with mods), and of the sort.


Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: This month(i can really wait if needed)

Budget Range: $2000 with some leverage

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Mostly gaming, Movies, and trying to get a 3D monitor for 3D games

Are you buying a monitor: Yes, because i am giving my little brother a 32" 75Hz monitor, as i said hoping i can get a 3D monitor.


Parts to Upgrade: will be reusing 1TB from my old computer

Do you need to buy OS: No, will be torrenting Win7/8, if anyone knows how to install Win7 to a secondary HDD from a file(not CD) please let me know how.


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: any site is ok with me, will be going to Newegg for combos, and i have amazon prime for anything else that doesn't have a good combo

Location: San Jose, California.(I kind of wished i did this a month earlier as the Microcenter has shut down near me)

Parts Preferences: will be getting the 670 4gb by Galaxy

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Not really anything more i need but, a Non black case, need a modular PSU since my cable management is very bad, will be using about $200 of the budget for Mouse, Keyboard, and Mousepad

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Giving my brother a computer to game with since all his computers just get around 15 FPS on low from low end games. So i have to rebuild mine.

And for the cases i have been looking at, i am wanting to choose between these(also i like maxing out my fans/making all my fans low powered fans for less noise)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139010

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146067

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
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  1. Bump
  2. Don't bump posts. The rules are at the top of every forum section in a locked thread. Would you cut in front of the line at the supermarket to save yourself time? No? Then don't push your thread over everyone else's.

    Choose your case by stylistic preference. Performance doesn't matter much at the top of the pyramid.
  3. 2 GTX 690s in SLI. Rest is formalities.
  4. ^The rest would have to be free :P
  5. :D perhaps.
  6. Get asus maximus, gtx680 in sli and i5 3570k.
  7. Make that Maximus a Z77 Extreme4 and you'll save $140 with very little performance lost. Make those 670s and you may be able to actually fit in a 3D monitor.
  8. You probably shouldn't be telling us that you're torrenting Windows 7, but good luck with your new computer.
  9. kajabla said:
    Make that Maximus a Z77 Extreme4 and you'll save $140 with very little performance lost. Make those 670s and you may be able to actually fit in a 3D monitor.


    i was going for the ud3h since i heard of some people running into problems with doing SLI in the extreme 4 what are your thoughts
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    travishuynh said:
    Hello forum,

    As one of my recent threads that i have posted a $700 max gaming rig for my little brother, i am now making my computer for myself.
    Unlike my brother i will be playing more intensive games such as Batman, Skyrim(with mods), and of the sort.

    If you live in Cali then don't hose yourself by shopping @ newegg or your going to eat it big in taxes. Even with the combo's it's going to be a hose job and then some. If Amazon uses an out of state vendor for whatever component / product then it's tax free.


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  12. awesome thanks for someone that gives me a complete answer to my problems
  13. Best answer selected by travishuynh.
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