$2000 Gaming Pc

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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  1. bump?
  2. I'm super tired right now and therefore lack the motivation to write a detailed response (sorry lol). But here is what you should know/read:


    Look up the NZXT Switch 810 in that price range and thank me later.
  3. You want the MSI Power Edition 670. Good cooling and awesome OC capability. If you dont want that, Asus is a good option.
  4. 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.
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