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My first build.

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November 6, 2012 1:15:31 AM

I am looking to limit myself to no more than $2,000 for my build for just the main components/hardware. I already have a gaming mouse, would like a better keyboard but not a pressing item. I plan on using my LED 55" 1080P TV until I can purchase a dedicated monitor and a decent computer chair.

Heres what I have on my wishlist at newegg currently I can buy today or I can wait do you think prices will fall on any of my components for Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales?

Case: NZXT Phantom 410 $100
CPU: i5 3570k $230
Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO $35
Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $135
RAM: G SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 $40
GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 (x2 Crossfire) $810
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6.0 $90
SSD: SAMSUNG 830 256GB $200
PSU: Seasonic X-Series 850W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular $170
Optical: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner $20

TOTAL: $1,830 before rebates

Will have to save for: ASUS PB Series 27" HDMI Widescreen LED (2560x1440) Monitor $700 is this monitor worth the dough? Or should 1080P be just fine are their many games that even utilize the above resolution?

TOTAL w/Monitor: $2,530 before rebates

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November 6, 2012 1:19:32 AM

That looks good to me! I say go for it!
November 6, 2012 1:22:38 AM

Honestly SLI with only 1 monitor is a waste, but at 1440p and 27", that may be argued. You could get 1 7970 and save yourself some cash, and a 1080p monitor and save yourself some cash. the the cost of that 1 monitor, you could get 3 24" 1080p monitors and keep the 2nd 7970 (This is where having CFX really helps) But me being me, I'd just get 1 7970, 1 1080p monitor and save myself some serious cash. Your tastes may be different though.
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