High-end Gaming Computer Build Tags: Build Computer Systems Product Last response: November 30, 2012 9:48 PM in Systems Share hthorntonp7 November 30, 2012 12:31:47 AM I almost have my computer build all picked out and ready to order. I would appreciate any feedback on my build and suggestions for it. Thanks! Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better) Budget Range: $2000--pretty flexible, up to $3000 but would like to keep it around $2000, Before Rebates and After Shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Watching Movies, School (word processing, powerpoint, excel, etc.), Internet, Video and Photo Editing, etc. Are you buying a monitor: Yes, probably 1920x1080 Do you need to buy OS: Yes, preferably Windows 7 (not planning on going to 8), 64 bit Professional Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg, some amazon Location: City, State/Region, Country - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Parts Preferences: Intel, Nvidia, Asus Overclocking: Not at first but will later on SLI or Crossfire: Not now but would like the option for in the future Additional Comments: Prefer simple looking cases, need capable for demanding games (my primary is Battlefield 3) And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current computer, a 7 year old Dell Inspiron 1520, can barely handle minecraft; it's just time to upgrade and I want to go big Computer parts chosen so far: PCPartPicker: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/qcIQ CPU: Intel Core i7-3770k CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V Pro ATX LGA 1155 Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 CAS 9 Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive, Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card Case: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply Optical Drive: Lite-On iHES212-08 Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) Monitor: Dell U2312HM 23.0" Monitor Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard Mouse: Logitech G9x Wired Laser Mouse Headset: Astro A50 Wireless Headset Office Software: Microsoft Office 2010 Home & Student 3-User Thanks again! More about : high end gaming computer build lt_dan_zsu November 30, 2012 12:43:51 AM get an, 7970 and 8gb ram. Also get an i5 3570k hthorntonp7 November 30, 2012 4:05:33 AM Alright I will go with 2 x 4GB ram, the 3570k, and the 7970 thanks! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lt_dan_zsu November 30, 2012 9:48:39 PM no problem, hope you like your new rig! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumHigh-end Gaming computer ForumBestConfigs Poll - High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs: High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumBestConfigs - High-End Intel Gaming PC ForumGaming rig good enough for high-end games? ForumHigh-end Gaming build compatibility check ForumCheap ( High-End ) Gaming Computer (Full Specs) ForumHigh-End Gaming Computer Builds ForumRecommendations for a quiet High-End Gaming PC ForumHardware Noob looking for high-end gaming rig help ForumHigh-End Monochromatic Build ... ForumNew high-end workstation/ gaming rig ForumHigh-End Gaming Rig ||Opinion and Advice|| ForumChecking for PC Upgrade Forum1500 dollar gaming pc Forum$1200 Build. Suggestions? ForumNew gaming pc build for around $1500 ForumNew custom build, display problems! ForumIs my pc gaming setup good $1500 ForumBuilding first gaming computer (800-950) More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !