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September 25, 2012 2:05:37 AM

Hey I need help on a $2000 gaming pc. Any tips would be useful.

This system will be used for playing almost any game, a few are Starcraft, Borderlands 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Portal 2, Crysis 2 (or maybe 3 when it comes out)

Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime, from now to December

Budget Range: ~$2000 (of course, less is better)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, Compiling Programs, School Work

Are you buying a monitor: Maybe (Mine is currently at 1680 x 1050. I also would like a 3D monitor if possible)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon and Newegg

Location: US

Parts Preferences: Asus board, The CM case listed below ↓, Intel CPU

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes (Now or in the future)

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680 x 1050

Additional Comments: Would like a window on the case with no obstructions, and matching parts are better.

What I have so far:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($83.74 @ Mwave)
Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH Z77 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($219.98 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($77.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($399.98 @ NCIX US)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($152.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer RZ03-00380100-R3U1 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($112.66 @ Amazon)
Total: $1796.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-24 22:04 EDT-0400)

Thanks for any help!!! :) 

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September 25, 2012 2:33:44 AM

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September 25, 2012 10:41:55 AM

You want the MSI Power Edition 670. Good cooling and awesome OC capability. If you dont want that, Asus is a good option.
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September 25, 2012 12:07:26 PM

Save yourself some cash and drop the Sabertooth. It's just a gimmick and it's essentially the ASUS P8Z77-V PRO or ASRock Z77 Extreme 6. See for yourself.
You'll be using the Noctua NH-D14, so you'll want Low Profile RAM. Get either this or this. Depending on your preference. 2x8gb is generally better. I can't find that for Corsair, unfortunately.
Also, if this pc is just for gaming, 8gb should be plenty.
With that budget, get the Caviar Black already for a storage HDD.
+1 to Nw333's GPU comment.
I like how the case looks.