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$2000 gaming rig

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December 26, 2012 9:51:24 PM

Looking for a gaming pc Build, been searching for over a week and it;s just frustrating, could use some help please

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 1800-2000 USD not really worried about MRB or shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming and movies)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect

Location:Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Parts Preferences: No preferences but I'd like nVidia GPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1050!
Additional Comments: I want a powerhouse, something that can run Skyrim, Battlefield 3, ToR etc etc.

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December 26, 2012 10:46:27 PM
December 26, 2012 10:55:30 PM

wheres the video card ^^?
and you give him a 1333 mhz of ram ?
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December 26, 2012 10:57:28 PM

for the same price you can get a samsung 830 or 840 ssd
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December 26, 2012 11:16:29 PM

Not your preferred site, but BestBuy has an Intel 520 series 180GB drive on sale for $130.
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December 26, 2012 11:23:49 PM

jay337 said:
wheres the video card ^^?
and you give him a 1333 mhz of ram ?

I said a 3570k and 7970 already. I posted a link to the 7970. But I didn't bother posting the 3570k because you might have problems if you can't find the right cpu. Look at my post it says gpu. I guess I missed the 1333mhz. here is some 1600mhz ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 26, 2012 11:34:44 PM

You can get more performance out of your price range than with my builds but i try to keep them quality parts all around. This build is a black & blue build with white highlights. The 2 fans i included are for the cooler as the ones included are not all that great & a little loud. This build should be quiet & aesthetically pleasing.

highlights-
i5-3570k
2x evga 660 ti (10 year warranty)
240gb ssd + 1tb HDD
80+ gold modular power supply with silent performance
fractal define R4 w/ window (very popular case that is easy to work with)
1920x1200 display (better for gaming as it adds 120 more rows of pixels for better detail)

Full build- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ukbM

After mail & rebate should be around $2050 with preferred websites + amazon & Ncix.com
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December 27, 2012 2:11:27 AM

^that guy is off. I managed to build a more powerful at a lower cost. Maybe a 1200p monitor would help, but I don't think there is a very noticeable change from 1080p, and it has costs more.
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December 27, 2012 2:36:35 AM

i said you could get more powerful for less
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December 27, 2012 2:40:12 AM

Well, why would he pick that. Every part I have listed is at least 4 stars.
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December 27, 2012 2:56:16 AM

just some, nicer parts bigger ssd, 80+ gold psu, nicer look, o/c potential you just have standard cooler. I don't strive just for performance i try to get all the parts to a similar quality like the instead of the CX series i vouched for the HX series which is a seasonic oem, 80+ gold, moudlar, passive up to 30%, 5 year warranty
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December 27, 2012 3:36:49 AM

I doubt he will use these parts for 10 years. SO why would I want a 660ti for 10 years? The gold is nice, and he should probably get an aftermarket, but a coolermaster evo would suffice. I don't think the boost in performance is worth the cooler you got.
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December 27, 2012 3:38:53 AM

yeah we could probably merge the part lists together
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December 27, 2012 4:31:25 AM

new version just under $1600. I didn't pick a monitor because it seems like a waste to sli & not do something special like 120hz monitor, 3d, 2560x1440, 3xmonitors

link- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/unNx
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December 27, 2012 4:36:24 AM

Get that build except get a 7970.
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December 27, 2012 1:44:59 PM

Updated, the reason i went with nvidia 1. the ops preference 2. to avoid the micro-stuttering that is still worse than nvidia's. 3. The gtx 670's run cooler which is important in a multi-gpu envoirment.

Red team build (Amd)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/unKC

Green team build (Nvidia)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/unNx

They both game very close until you do crazy stuff as you should with Sli/Crossfire
Triple monitor setup/Amd
high res monitor/Amd
120hz or 3D/ Nvidia
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December 27, 2012 8:50:36 PM

Either build will be good, but the amd one will be better. Emperor Piehead said it all. I don't trust sli because of first hand experience, so I am a bit biased, especially when it comes to sli vs cross fire.
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