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2000$ for gaming computer

Last response: in Systems
December 25, 2012 2:51:58 PM

hi everybody i need to build myself a new computer. if anyone of you can help me, i would be really happy.

Budget Range: about 2000$

System Usage: Gaming, video editing

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speekers

Overclocking: yes

SLI or Crossfire: maybe

plz reply :) 
thank you for your time and attention

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a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2012 4:32:44 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($299.99 @ NCIX US)
CPU Cooler: NZXT HAVIK 140 90.3 CFM CPU Cooler ($58.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($183.77 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($469.99 @ Amazon)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.89 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1559.55
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-25 13:32 EST-0500)
a b B Homebuilt system
a b 4 Gaming
December 25, 2012 4:52:21 PM

That all looks fine. No real need to spend any more than that. There are a few places you could save money if you want:

- i5-3570k would be fine for the CPU. The i7 will only be better in video editing, it won't affect the gaming performance much.

- 8GB RAM would probably be fine as well, you have the budget for more though so personally I'd just get 16GB.

- The ASRock Z77 Extreme4 is a decent board with similar features for less cash. Depends which brand you prefer I suppose.

- The Kingston SSD is fine but brands like Intel seem to have a better reputation for reliability.

- The GTX 670 doesn't perform much worse than the GTX 680 for a lot less cash. The HD 7970 Ghz edition performs a bit better than the GTX 680 for the same price.

- Strictly speaking, you only need 550W+, no harm in 650W though. Just thought i'd point it out.

The only change I would recommend is the HD 7970 Ghz edition, I'd keep the i7/16GB RAM since you can easily afford it.

EDIT: If you don't already have a decent monitor though, I'd be tempted to get the GTX 670/i5/8GB RAM/ASRock mobo and get a 2560x1440 IPS monitor or something.