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Build a gaming pc for under 3000 dollars

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November 16, 2012 12:14:47 AM

I think some people don't have a gaming computer because they cost a lot, but if you want to play new games on pc and you still can play new games until 2015, so your pc is futureproof. You can add your own monitor or any other accessories it you like. Below here is the base price of the whole part.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor: $569.99
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler: $89.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard: $314.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory: $75.99
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive: $159.99
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk: $189.99
Video Card: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card: $939.98
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case: $159.04
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified Power Supply: $222.99
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer: $82.50

Total Price: $2805.45
November 16, 2012 12:22:13 AM

... I have no idea what that first part is asking, but... it's wrong. Gaming computers can be as cheap at $800 and still max out games for years.

There's no such thing as "futureproof" - it just isn't a thing.


There are so many things wrong with your build it's not even funny, so let me just say: DO NOT BUY THIS COMPUTER. It's a complete waste of money in so many ways.
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November 16, 2012 12:23:07 AM

I can build a computer that will still play games in 2015 well with a $600-700 budget. Why would I pay $3000? Sure, that computer wil play better, but it's unnecessarily expensive. A cheaper CPU such as an i5-3570K or even an i7-3770K for more future-resistance (there's no such thing as future-proofing) would game similarly well overall, 8GB of RAM shouldn't be a problem that soon, a single 2TB drive such as the Caviar Black is more expensive than two Caviar Blues in RAID 0 (which would be superior in performance anyway), That SSD is lower capacity and slower than many current SSDs (even among the most reliable models), two EVGA GTX 680s will be outperformed by two greatly cheaper factory overclocked GTX 670s such as the Zotac AMP! model (which would probably win in manual overclocking too), that power supply is far overkill even for that build, and the H80 CPU cooler is inferior to some similarly priced air coolers.

No offense, but it looks like you're just posting an expensive build that is expensive merely for the sake of it being expensive.
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November 16, 2012 1:25:52 AM

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/nTrT

$1900 and it'd have comparable gaming performance with a better SSD, set of hard drives, CPU cooler, and graphics. That's about $900 cheaper for similar gaming performance.
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November 16, 2012 1:31:08 AM

Jesus! that OCZ is good value Blaz!
Going to loose a little bit of GP capacity though.
All round much better value though

Only thing I can say about that build Blaz: Never heard of that RAM company, That mobo is cheap - You get what you pay for, and it's only a mid tower case... If you're looking to spend 2-3k you would want to have bragging rights of a full case haha :p 
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