Budget 1500-2000. 1st Time Gaming PC

Approximate Purchase Date: this week

Budget Range: 1500-2000(Hopefully Covers all)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com, amazon.com, microcenter.com

Location:New York, NY - USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5 or i7, any brand ssd hd + rpm hd,

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080 min. res

Additional Comments: DOTA 2, Far Cry 3, Skyrim

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Would like a gaming PC

Case: COOLER MASTER HAF X Blue Edition RC-942-KKN3 Black Steel / Plastic ATX Full Tower Computer Case (can be changed)
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  1. CPU Go for i5. No dif in gaming at all

    MOBO if you like massive ultra overclocking go for asus rog series like maximus V formula/extreme simple clocking you will do on almost any bord so you can save some dollars and go fo asus P8Z77

    GPU like AMD? go for 7970 (better performance/price then radeon)

    RAM pick some 8 - 16 GB with same freq as your mobo max gets

    CASE any you like ;p

    PSU aboout 700W shoud do fine. Get 800 if you plan crosfire/sli. get one from good manufacture like ocz or corsair

    some ssd and storage and you will be good to go xD
  2. aquendix said:
    CPU Go for i5. No dif in gaming at all

    MOBO if you like massive ultra overclocking go for asus rog series like maximus V formula/extreme simple clocking you will do on almost any bord so you can save some dollars and go fo asus P8Z77

    GPU like AMD? go for 7970 (better performance/price then radeon)

    RAM pick some 8 - 16 GB with same freq as your mobo max gets

    CASE any you like ;p

    PSU aboout 700W shoud do fine. Get 800 if you plan crosfire/sli. get one from good manufacture like ocz or corsair

    some ssd and storage and you will be good to go xD



    ok cool. i will try to follow this and post the parts, let me know what you think.

    found this.

    The Dauntless
    CPU: Intel i5 3570k for $219.99 @ Newegg
    HSF: Xigmatek GAIA SD1283 for $1.99 @ Newegg with CPU Combo
    Mobo: GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 3 for $249.99 @ Newegg
    RAM: G.SKILL Sniper Low Voltage 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1600 kit for $34.99 @ Newegg
    GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 for $329.99 @ Newegg
    GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 for $329.99 @ Newegg
    GPU: XFX Double D Radeon HD 7970 for $329.99 @ Newegg
    SSD: Samsung 830 Series 128GB SSD for $99.99 @ Amazon
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200 RPM HDD for $49.99 @ Newegg
    Case: BitFenix Colossus White for $149.99 @ Newegg
    PSU: XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX 1050W Gold for $172.99 @ Newegg
    ODD: Samsung SH-224BB/RSBS DVD-RW for $16.99 @ Newegg

    Total: $1986.88


    3-Way 7970 Crossfire for obscene amounts of graphics muscle with minimal microstutter and lots of why the heck not.

    What do you think?
  3. Try the sapphire 7970
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