last time i was looking at computer parts 1366 was just coming out and was amazing but that was a long time ago so i need help for a gaming rig for under 2k with monitor no peripherals. this came out to 1,582 on newegg.com
what i need help with is a mother bord and a power supply for all of this. i know gigabyte is good so is asus but wasnt sure what ones to start lokin at. and for power supply i figured 850w gold modular is good if it will fit in the budget.
sli is a not now but maby in a year or 2 ill upgrade with another 680 when the price goes way down. overclocking is a probably not unless i find someone local that can do it for me.
anyways... there are a couple of things that can be improved:
*Case: Phantom 410.
*PSU: a decent 750w PSU will more than enough to power and overclock that system and even more.
*there is absolutely no point in getting a fast storage HDD, a RAID-0 configuration of dual Samsung spin-point F3 will outperform it by a lot OR you can use one for storage and the other one for direct gameplay recording.
*the vertex 4 is faster, it has 16GB more and its one penny cheaper
case $194--- haf x case
mobo $207--- asus p8z77 v pro
cpu $309--- intel 3770
cpu cooler $90 --- nhd14
ram $55--- corsair vengeance 8g (2x4)
gpu $539--- asus 870 --------------------------------gigabytes is 40 bucks cheaper just sayin
psu $109--- corsair tx750
monitor $189--- samsung b350
HDD $70--- spinpoint f3 ttb
SSD $80--- corsair force gt f60
--------------1,847 ----- 1,727 with a 670 ----- 2,146 with 670 sli
i tryed to use what you wanted but you can save money on the case if you wanted 100 bucks some where else.