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Example $2000 Gaming PC Build

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September 6, 2012 12:16:33 AM

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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September 6, 2012 12:24:52 AM

what are you using this build for?

i plan to suggest something else if this is not for video editing
September 6, 2012 12:37:57 AM

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.
September 6, 2012 12:44:24 AM

what software do you use? does it benefit from the extra threads?
September 6, 2012 3:37:06 AM

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.