Solved New Gaming Rig (under $2000) - Final check Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: November 24, 2012 3:27 PM in Systems Share cgleckman November 23, 2012 7:03:02 PM Hey, I finished picking out the parts for my comp. Let me know what you think. If you have any suggestions let me know! CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor $219.99 Comes with $20 gift card Mobo: GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard $179.99 Ram: CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9 $69.99 HDD: Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 ST3000DM001 3TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive 89.99 It is 50% off right now SDD: OCZ Technology 256GB Vertex 4 Series SATA 6.0 GB/s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive (SSD) With Industry's Highest 120K IOPS And 5-Year Warranty - VTX4-25SAT3-256G $159.99 43% off GPU: EVGA 02G-P4-2680-KR GeForce GTX 680 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card $469.99 2 Free games Currently Fan Controller: NZXT Sentry-2 5.25" Touch Screen Fan Controller $24.99 Case: COOLER MASTER HAF 932 $129.99 $30 mail in rebate Heatsink: Noctua NH-C14 140mm x 2 SSO CPU Cooler $84.99 Total: $1399.91 Pre tax/shipping P.S: The reason that the total is only 1400 here when I say I have $2000 is because I am also going to be buying a new headset/mouse/keyboard + OS + Monitor. I wanted to leave myself the leeway. Anyway, once again, please let me know if you have any thoughts or concerns or suggestions. More about : gaming rig 2000 final check butremor November 23, 2012 9:04:03 PM Whats your usage for this build? In a nutshell 680 is just overprices 670, why not choose it? I'd swap HDD for Westerd Digital Black. Don't trust seagetes. m 0 l Anonymous November 23, 2012 9:16:24 PM butremor said:Whats your usage for this build? In a nutshell 680 is just overprices 670, why not choose it? I'd swap HDD for Westerd Digital Black. Don't trust seagetes. There is almost no difference between WD and Seagate. Everyone thinks Western Digital is great and they are however my Seagate Hard Drive has performed just as well and hasn't failed me yet. m 0 l Related resources Final check on my SLI gaming rig (under budget!) - Forum New $1000 Gaming Rig - Final Build Check - Forum New Gaming Rig Under £2,000 - Parts Advice - Forum Final Completed Gaming rig. Please check - Forum Under $1400 gaming build -- final check before ordering! - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cgleckman November 23, 2012 11:34:06 PM butremor said:Whats your usage for this build? In a nutshell 680 is just overprices 670, why not choose it? I'd swap HDD for Westerd Digital Black. Don't trust seagetes. The seagate is 50% off right now. It seems to good to pass up. My last 2 hd have all been seagate and have gone strong for 3 years now m 0 l Best solution boulbox November 24, 2012 1:37:51 AM 16 GB is a lot of a gaming computer 8GB is already a lot but at a pretty cheap price point. would do this though(btw i have UD5H it is great especially when you do a failed Bios update, it just reuses the backup bios from the second bios) PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Corsair H100 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($79.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ Amazon) Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($29.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card ($454.98 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master HAF XM (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($119.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1335.39 (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.) 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Also you can change the Case into HAF X instead uses the H100 which is usually not recommended but at the price it is at, i would highly recommend it Headsets - i love the PC360(very soft foam around the ears but needs a sound card to amp it up and is not sound proof) Steelseries Siberia V2(great price uses a mic that is low profile so you can use it for outside uses) Platronics 780(great price) if you do not need a mic and want something more of a studio sort of feel(not beats, hate those overpriced stuff) get these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ULAP4U/ref=as_li_s... or http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0016MOC28/ref=as_li_s... these both are amazing, they have great sound quality and feel comfy Share boulbox November 24, 2012 1:38:47 AM Also buy win 8 and download this http://windows8startbutton.com/ to make it feel more like win7 m 0 l cutebeans November 24, 2012 1:45:43 AM Yeah! Windows 8 start button! m 0 l cgleckman November 24, 2012 4:27:49 AM Thanks all. I need to review a few of the points said. I was debating win 8 vs win 7. I have used both. is win 8 stable enough to work with most games? m 0 l cgleckman November 24, 2012 4:29:22 AM boulbox said: would do this though(btw i have UD5H it is great especially when you do a failed Bios update, it just reuses the backup bios from the second bios) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ Amazon) Why say that then recommend a diff mobo? m 0 l boulbox November 24, 2012 5:12:08 AM its a bit newer, same thing different color but with thunderbolth m 0 l butremor November 24, 2012 7:21:34 AM Win8, it's the same as Win7 in games and applications, except Win7 is much more stable. Here http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/windows-8-gaming-performa... m 0 l boulbox November 24, 2012 2:23:28 PM win8 turns into win7 with this application http://windows8startbutton.com/ m 0 l cgleckman November 24, 2012 3:27:08 PM Best answer selected by cgleckman. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solved$2000 gaming rig double check Forum Solved$600 Budget Gaming Rig: Need help picking a case/final check Forum SolvedFinal Check Before Order ~$1500 Gaming Rig Forum $2000 Gaming Rig Budget, Final Build! Suggestions, How Can I Improve? Forum Need Final Review before Purchasing my $1300 Under Gaming Rig Forum SolvedFinal build $2000 gaming rig [Purchased] Forum Build Gaming rig under $2000 Forum SolvedNew Gaming Build Final Check Forum SolvedFinal check over on my gaming rig Forum SolvedFinal check on new gaming build! Forum SolvedMy future gaming rig under $2000 Forum SolvedCheapest Possible Eyefinity Gaming Rig Under $2000AU Forum First build! 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