First Time Builder

Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: >$1500, can squeeze out maybe $1600, but I'd like some money for games

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: all

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, NCIX or Amazon if the price is good

Location: Green Bay, Wisconsin

Parts Preferences: really like Corsair 650D, Nvidia GPU, whatever is best bang for buck

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: windows are nice, would like to keep with a blue theme, but price and performance are more important

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a Dell laptop...

This is what I currently have picked out:
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  1. do u currently have a gaming headset/ speaker system ?
  2. shaun_shaun said:
    do u currently have a gaming headset/ speaker system ?

    I don't have any speakers, but I do have a pair of Turtle Beach P11's
  3. Everything looks good from this end I would reduce the RAM to 8GB no reason to have 16GB for gaming

    I would bump up the PSU to 750W so that you can have SLI in the future
    if not
    take it down to 550W and get a 670 or 7950
  4. Is the difference between a 670 and a 660 ti that great? If I wanted to get more monitors could I do surround off of one card and still get decent frames or would it be too much?
  5. Well for triple monitor, you'll need at least a 670 gtx, but it's recommended two 670 gtx(getting another latter on).
    You have a mobo and psu for two 670 gtx.
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