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October 1, 2012 12:06:05 AM

Hello TomsHardware,

I am planning on building a gaming pc and I wanted to know if there are any issues/suggestions that could make my build last for around 5 years or more.

I am going to use it mostly for gaming, but I'm also going to do schoolwork and internet surfing and I was wondering if it can run games like Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, and Skyrim all on maxed out settings with at least 60 FPS.

Here is my build:



Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: 1x EVGA SuperClocked+ GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



These are not including accessories such as the mouse, keyboard, headset, speakers, and OS.

For me it seems like a heap of money for me to spend on a computer, so if it's possible to reduce the price and still get an average FPS on the latest and most graphics intense games, please tell me.

Thanks.

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October 1, 2012 12:30:54 AM

Unless you are wanting to do a lot of high-end photo/video editing, or 3D design, you can save a lot.

Change mobo to Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Change processor to i5-3570K
Change RAM to GSKill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz Cas9 DDR3
Change Cooler to Coolermaster Hyper 212Evo
Change HDD to Western Digital Caviar Blue (I don't know what size you REALLY need)
Change GPU to GTX 670
Drop Audio card. On board sound is good. If not good enough, for you, you can add card later
Case is OK, it's more a question of YOU liking it.
PSU change to PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKlll 600w modular.
Monitor is OK, but it's worth getting a better Dell U2410

Check out prices on that. If that leaves money for you to spend, above can be improved, but, as it stands, will play any game on virtually maximum settings, at your resolution.
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October 1, 2012 1:18:31 AM

malbluff said:
Unless you are wanting to do a lot of high-end photo/video editing, or 3D design, you can save a lot.

Change mobo to Asus P8Z77-V Pro
Change processor to i5-3570K
Change RAM to GSKill Ares 8GB (2x4GB) 1600 MHz Cas9 DDR3
Change Cooler to Coolermaster Hyper 212Evo
Change HDD to Western Digital Caviar Blue (I don't know what size you REALLY need)
Change GPU to GTX 670
Drop Audio card. On board sound is good. If not good enough, for you, you can add card later
Case is OK, it's more a question of YOU liking it.
PSU change to PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKlll 600w modular.
Monitor is OK, but it's worth getting a better Dell U2410

Check out prices on that. If that leaves money for you to spend, above can be improved, but, as it stands, will play any game on virtually maximum settings, at your resolution.

Dude, you are so awesome!
This build saved me around $1100!! (excluding accessories)
But could this run any game I throw at it at 60+ FPS?
Also do I need a wireless network card for my computer? (I don't really know what it's for..)
October 1, 2012 2:05:49 AM

Sabertooth is an outstanding MoBo, great overclocker, testing shows thermal armor does work and 5 year warranty make it a great choice given your stated requirements of lasting 5 years.....well worth the investment ....

Ya can save $13 buying the Sabertooth in a Combo w/ the 3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I also like the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro given current pricing, I can't see losing 2 years of warranty coverage for just a measly $20 savings ... the Sabertooth is the better deal at $10 a year for the extra warranty coverage and ya get two e-SATA ports to boot.

The next one down is the ASUS P8Z77-V which save ya $50, $57 in the combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If it's a gaming box, save $100 as you won't need hyperthreading
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I don't see the H100....too noisy and it barely beats the Phanteks by 1/4 degree. Fir 1/4 I wouldn't wanna introduce water into my system

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$10 off w/ promo code Phantek0912, ends 9/30

But if you not going for extreme OC's, the Hyper 612 is just fine at $50....I used a lotta 212's on SB but on IB, with it's huge heat signature, I only use it on low budget builds

Barracuda XT is a great HD .... spend the extra $10
Barracuda w/o the XT, and the chinsy 1 year warranty, I wouldn't touch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If ya don't grab that get a WD Black, avoid the other "slow" colors (green and Blue)

Lose the tall toothy heat sinks.....they do absolutely nothing and just limit ya choices for CPU cooling. And again, if money an issue just get the 8GB Corsair set

16 GB CAS 7 @ $119 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
16 GB CAS 9 @ 2 x $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No need for a sound card, Sabertooth's Realtek ALC892 is just fine

Don't think about any PSU with the words "Cooler Master" written on it.

Corsair HX or Seasonic X series at the top tier
Corsair TX, XFX Core Edition, Antec HCG/HCP series and 2nd tier

I'd save some money and get a better case for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

This GPU is faster than the 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

Quote:
The card does so without massive power consumption increase thanks to an efficient VRM design and low temperatures. ASUS has done away with NVIDIA's cheap voltage regulation circuitry and put a much better CHiL controller on the card, which also supports voltage control and monitoring.....

The ASUS DC II cooler is a revelation on the GTX 670, it provides incredibly low noise levels. In both idle and load the card emits almost no noise, it is actually quieter under full load than most other cards on the market are at idle. Not only noise is low but temperatures are great, too. With only 74°C under load the card is cooler than most other GTX 670 cards tested today.

Overall the ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU II is the best card I ever tested. I simply can't find anything wrong with it. ASUS has sucessfully addressed all the shortcomings of NVIDIA's reference design, yet asks only a moderate $20 price premium for their card. This means that you can get faster than GTX 680 performance at $420. And the card manages all that with a dual slot cooler, that just screams "put me in SLI".
October 1, 2012 2:11:31 AM

I don't have much time so I'll be more blunt than usual: :lol: 

Drop the sound card.

The Sabertooth is an overrated, expensive board that isn't worth the extra money.

The H100 isn't worth the money.

Purchase the low profile Vengeance RAM or get something else like the G.Skill Ares or Mushkin Blackline.

Cooler Master PSUs suck (mainly due to the company deliberately LYING about voltage output and using incorrect wattages) and Thermaltake is overrated.

On a gaming rig the 3770K won't be fully utilized and 16GB of RAM isn't needed.

For this price I'd get something like this:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($164.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.99 @ B&H)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($169.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($88.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1461.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

With the difference you can add a nice monitor and whatever peripherals you want - I don't suggest those things as they're entirely personal preference.
October 1, 2012 2:18:31 AM

malbluff said:
Monitor is OK, but it's worth getting a better Dell U2410


I have a U2410.....with the IPS panel, it's a great monitor for photo editing due to its high color accuracy. However, what makes it a great monitor for photo editing also makes it an "average" monitor for gaming. Side by side with the Asus VG236H, the U2410 looks "washed out" and has noticeable input lag.
October 1, 2012 5:13:51 AM

Quote:
Sabertooth is an outstanding MoBo, great overclocker, testing shows thermal armor does work and 5 year warranty make it a great choice given your stated requirements of lasting 5 years.....well worth the investment ....


No. Quite the opposite. Most of the reviews and tests I've read say that the thermal armor actually heats up the board and has significantly higher heat generation than if they were not used at all. The warranty yeah - but in five years you won't have that board anyways. You can get a board for 1/2 the price without the heat and has the exact same features. I'll say it again - the Sabertooth is overrated and expensive. You don't get what you pay for with this board.
October 1, 2012 6:05:29 AM
October 1, 2012 6:51:57 AM

My suggestion,

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($117.85 @ Newegg)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($104.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($449.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Rosewill BlackHawk ATX Mid Tower Case ($92.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Rosewill 1000W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($129.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($398.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $1786.73
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

A more powerful GPU, the 670 only has a slight edge on BF3, but it's minimal. 7970 GHz gives better performance on other games.
1000w PSU incase you may want to add a second card.
A 120Hz refresh rate monitor.
October 1, 2012 7:15:05 AM

JackNaylorPE said:
Sabertooth is an outstanding MoBo, great overclocker, testing shows thermal armor does work and 5 year warranty make it a great choice given your stated requirements of lasting 5 years.....well worth the investment ....

Ya can save $13 buying the Sabertooth in a Combo w/ the 3770k
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I also like the ASUS P8Z77-V Pro given current pricing, I can't see losing 2 years of warranty coverage for just a measly $20 savings ... the Sabertooth is the better deal at $10 a year for the extra warranty coverage and ya get two e-SATA ports to boot.

The next one down is the ASUS P8Z77-V which save ya $50, $57 in the combo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

If it's a gaming box, save $100 as you won't need hyperthreading
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite...

I don't see the H100....too noisy and it barely beats the Phanteks by 1/4 degree. Fir 1/4 I wouldn't wanna introduce water into my system

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/phanteks_ph_tc14pe...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$10 off w/ promo code Phantek0912, ends 9/30

But if you not going for extreme OC's, the Hyper 612 is just fine at $50....I used a lotta 212's on SB but on IB, with it's huge heat signature, I only use it on low budget builds

Barracuda XT is a great HD .... spend the extra $10
Barracuda w/o the XT, and the chinsy 1 year warranty, I wouldn't touch

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

If ya don't grab that get a WD Black, avoid the other "slow" colors (green and Blue)

Lose the tall toothy heat sinks.....they do absolutely nothing and just limit ya choices for CPU cooling. And again, if money an issue just get the 8GB Corsair set

16 GB CAS 7 @ $119 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
16 GB CAS 9 @ 2 x $50 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

No need for a sound card, Sabertooth's Realtek ALC892 is just fine

Don't think about any PSU with the words "Cooler Master" written on it.

Corsair HX or Seasonic X series at the top tier
Corsair TX, XFX Core Edition, Antec HCG/HCP series and 2nd tier

I'd save some money and get a better case for $90
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.php?option=com_conten...

This GPU is faster than the 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/GeForce_GTX_670...

Quote:
The card does so without massive power consumption increase thanks to an efficient VRM design and low temperatures. ASUS has done away with NVIDIA's cheap voltage regulation circuitry and put a much better CHiL controller on the card, which also supports voltage control and monitoring.....

The ASUS DC II cooler is a revelation on the GTX 670, it provides incredibly low noise levels. In both idle and load the card emits almost no noise, it is actually quieter under full load than most other cards on the market are at idle. Not only noise is low but temperatures are great, too. With only 74°C under load the card is cooler than most other GTX 670 cards tested today.

Overall the ASUS GTX 670 Direct CU II is the best card I ever tested. I simply can't find anything wrong with it. ASUS has sucessfully addressed all the shortcomings of NVIDIA's reference design, yet asks only a moderate $20 price premium for their card. This means that you can get faster than GTX 680 performance at $420. And the card manages all that with a dual slot cooler, that just screams "put me in SLI".
The card you linked it NOT THE TOP KNOCK THAT BS OFF!! ASUS GeForce GTX 670 Direct CU II TOP is a different card it uses specially binned chip the non top doesn't and the quotes and links are talking about the top not the non top you linked your being misleading
October 1, 2012 7:20:28 AM

g-unit1111 said:
Quote:
Sabertooth is an outstanding MoBo, great overclocker, testing shows thermal armor does work and 5 year warranty make it a great choice given your stated requirements of lasting 5 years.....well worth the investment ....


No. Quite the opposite. Most of the reviews and tests I've read say that the thermal armor actually heats up the board and has significantly higher heat generation than if they were not used at all. The warranty yeah - but in five years you won't have that board anyways. You can get a board for 1/2 the price without the heat and has the exact same features. I'll say it again - the Sabertooth is overrated and expensive. You don't get what you pay for with this board.
+1
October 1, 2012 8:45:50 AM

Applesparkz said:
Dude, you are so awesome!
This build saved me around $1100!! (excluding accessories)
But could this run any game I throw at it at 60+ FPS?
Also do I need a wireless network card for my computer? (I don't really know what it's for..)

As you can see there are lots of suggestions, for different "tweaks" to improve the system. The main thing is, you now have the spare funds to do more. I picked the Caviar Blue hard drive, intending it as a secondary drive, for all your "mundane" stuff, that doesn't need fast access. Now you've got funds spare, you should add in an SSD, for your operating system and popular games. For most people, a Samsung 830 128GB is good. You could have a larger one, if you want to put a LOT of games on it.
As to which GTX670, there are lots to choose from. Asus TOP is probably the best, if you can get it. They are in short supply as Asus have had problems getting sufficient quality components. MSI have a couple of good twin fanned versions. The Gigabyte Windrush is also good.
Your build will certainly handle any current game very well. No one really knows what tomorrow may bring.
The Asus boards have some built in wi-fi. I'm not sure how good it is. It's always better, anyway, to connect by ethernet, especially for online gaming, unless that is impossible.
October 1, 2012 9:42:03 AM

Applesparkz said:
Hello TomsHardware,

I am planning on building a gaming pc and I wanted to know if there are any issues/suggestions that could make my build last for around 5 years or more.

I am going to use it mostly for gaming, but I'm also going to do schoolwork and internet surfing and I was wondering if it can run games like Battlefield 3, Crysis 2, and Skyrim all on maxed out settings with at least 60 FPS.

Here is my build:



Motherboard: ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo)
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU Cooler: CORSAIR H100 Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 7200 RPM
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial M4 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: 1x EVGA SuperClocked+ GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Sound Card: ASUS Xonar DSX 7.1 Channels PCI Express x1 Interface Audio Card
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I Black SECC ATX Full Tower Computer Case
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Monitor: Asus VE248H Black 24" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers
Link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...



These are not including accessories such as the mouse, keyboard, headset, speakers, and OS.

For me it seems like a heap of money for me to spend on a computer, so if it's possible to reduce the price and still get an average FPS on the latest and most graphics intense games, please tell me.

Thanks.

16GB of RAM for a gaming build is super over kill and do you really need a 3TB hard drive? Also the GTX 670 runs neck and neck with the GTX 680 yet does it fo $100 cheaper. And as far as a sound card goes, unless your a hard core audiophile chances are the onboard sound will do you just fine. I think I would do something like this down below. This build allows you to add another one of those cards in SLI which is a good thing seeing how BF3 was coded to take advantage of dual vid cards.


http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-X-Dock-RC-... $115.98 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master HAF XM Mid Tower Computer Case with USB 3.0 Ports and X-Dock (RC-922XM-KKN1)

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-MegaFlow-Computer-R... $17.29 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Cooler Master MegaFlow 200mm Black Computer Case Cooling Fan R4-MFJR-07FK-R1

http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO750W-Semi-Modular-80Plus-S... $111.71 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $101.71
XFX PRO750W XXX Edition Semi-Modular 80Plus 750 Watt Power Supply (Silver)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?Ite... $336.98 save: $13.00
Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
ASRock Z77 Extreme3 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E... $27.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $59.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model 997015

http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-SH-222BB-BEBE-Internal-So... $20.33 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Dri... $74.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $199.99 FREE SHIPPING
SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC256B/WW 2.5" 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $379.99
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

http://www.amazon.com/GIGABYTE-WINDFORCE-PCI-Express-Gr... $399.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping | Price after rebate: $379.99
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 670 WINDFORCE 2X OC Edition 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express 3.0 2x DVI/HDMI/DP SLI Ready Graphics Card GV-N670WF2-2GD

Total: $1,765.22 *not including shipping & rebates


http://www.amazon.com/BenQ-XL2420T-Professional-Gaming-... $389.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
BenQ XL2420T 120Hz LED Professional Gaming Monitor

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $90.77 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack
October 1, 2012 10:40:34 AM

with that budget you can consider trying out eyefinity
in case you dont know is just playing games that span out to three or more monitors
should be quite an experience
!