Build a Gaming PC for me

Hi there. I'm looking for a very good gaming PC that I will be able to run big games at decent quality and framerate. It'd also be nice to have a computer that can record these games without lag. I also would want a computer that would be performing well for at least 2 years.

Now after researching it was pretty obvious to me that the best way to go was build a computer. So could you guys tell me which parts I should use? Here is what I'm looking for:

- Great for gaming
- Will be able to let me record whilst playing
- I have no budget, but don't go over $2500

Thanks for reading :)
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  1. So you have no budget, but we're not supposed to exceed $2500? Isn't that a budget?

    But anyways, do you need a monitor, keyboard or any other peripherals included in that?

    It'd be nice if you search the interwebz for a build or some components yourself, too, and come up with suggestions. Then maybe some people a bit more experienced than me can point you the right way.
  2. CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme 81.3 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($57.99 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($157.99 @ Adorama)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.95 @ B&H)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($439.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($159.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($169.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $2219.80

    How about that?
  3. 850W isn't enough to crossfire a pair of 7970's
  4. Those are nice parts, expensive for a gaming build but not what I consider bad. I would've gotten 2 7950s, drop the 500GB caviar blue and the extra money could go to a 512GB crucial m4 ssd for games. Another thing, I don't know how the water 2.0 extreme performs but the NZXT kraken X60 is one of the best apparently, so I would get that.That's me though, the parts you listed are pretty good.
  5. Mastashake15 said:
    850W isn't enough to crossfire a pair of 7970's


    It's enough. More than enough.
  6. This is a really good build

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vK1J
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vK1J/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/vK1J/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.10 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ NCIX US)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($243.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($477.55 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($477.55 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 600T ATX Mid Tower Case ($133.56 @ Mac Connection)
    Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($55.98 @ NCIX US)
    Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($149.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $2306.63
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 19:41 EST-0500)
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