Example $2000 Gaming PC Build

For all of you searching this forum looking for advice on what parts to get for a new build, I thought I'd help you out. I built a new computer a couple of weeks ago, and then documented the parts list and the reasoning behind each part on my website. I spent about $1800 by finding sales on the parts over time, but I think if you buy it all at once right now it will end up just under $2000. Hopefully it will be of use to you. Respond there or to this post if you have any questions!


Quick Summary:

Processor (CPU): Intel Core i7-3770 Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)

Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD65

Graphics Card (GPU): GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670

Memory (RAM): CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

Hard Drives: Crucial 256GB M4 SSD and SAMSUNG Spinpoint F3 HD103SJ 1TB

Power Supply: PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W

Case: Corsair Carbide Series 500R White

CPU Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus

DVD Drive: LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS90 - OEM

Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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  1. what are you using this build for?

    i plan to suggest something else if this is not for video editing
  2. I use it for software development, PC gaming, and everything else I need - it's my personal desktop computer. I don't do much video editing. Feel free to offer your suggestion.
  3. what software do you use? does it benefit from the extra threads?
  4. Multitasking during video games does benefit. I'm aware that I'm not fully utilizing the processor yet, but that's the idea - I wanted to build a computer that would last me 4 years or so.
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