Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Building Brand New PC Gaming Rig From Scratch - $3000 Budget

Last response: in Systems
Share
January 15, 2013 9:12:01 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $3000

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movies, Surfing - But mostly gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything, starting from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: Yes - Win 7 vs Win 8 - Which one?

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Doesn't matter.

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Lexington, KY, USA

Parts Preferences: I have always been told that Intel & Nvidia are the best for gaming, but I'm open minded.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: Looking for a full HD 3D monitor - Need suggestions

Additional Comments: Looking to run modern PC games on high settings @ 120+ FPS.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Current PC gets poor FPS.
a c 85 C Monitor
January 15, 2013 9:31:08 AM

Now you'l get a proper answer.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Corsair H100i 77.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($108.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Asus Maximus V Formula EATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($279.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($83.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($228.99 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition 3GB Video Card (CrossFire) ($427.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: Silverstone RV01-BW ATX Full Tower Case ($179.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($296.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($87.99 @ NCIX US)
Total: $3186.82
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-15 06:58 EST-0500)

Thats what I recommend you get.

EDIT: Forgot a HDD.
m
0
l
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2013 9:42:18 AM

^ Would he not want 120hz monitors if it's for 3d gaming?

Also to OP, are you still hoping to get a machine that'll last 5 years maxing all games at 120+fps, i still reckon you should decrease your budget and upgrade more often, will be a much better solution.

That is unless you can afford this budget every few years then in that case, go for it.
m
0
l
Related resources
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2013 9:56:55 AM

id get this. i would rather have a higher res screen, way more colour accurate screen vs a faster 3d screen and not so accurate screen

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/xIeC

you dont need a i7 for a gaming rig no matter how high the price goes. its just not useful

i wouldnt get the gigahertz edition of the sapphires. also not worth it given you can overclock this one to the same speeds
m
0
l
a c 85 C Monitor
January 15, 2013 9:59:18 AM

True, but a 27" 120hz monitor is at minimum $500 each. Eating up half the budget and not leaving enough money for a powerful enough rig to power it.
m
0
l
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2013 10:29:15 AM

i wouldnt get 1080p at this point. rather pick up a PLS 1440p at 60hz
m
0
l
a c 85 C Monitor
January 15, 2013 10:50:23 AM

1080p by definition, but there's the important number "5760" before the "x" :D .

5760x1080 = 6220800
2560x1440 = 3686400
For roughly the same price you get just under double the number of IPS pixels.
m
0
l
a b C Monitor
January 15, 2013 10:55:23 AM

yes but 3x 24 inch panels take up a lot more space than a single panel
m
0
l
!