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$1,700 gaming build

Hello,

Long time lurker, first time poster.

I am aware there are several posts on gaming builds with similar budgets but I wanted to create a post that was personalized for me.

I value all of your replies and will take everything into consideration.

I have a budget of $1,700 for the PC.

I also have a budget of $800-1,000 for a 3 display setup, keyboard, mouse, speakers, and a wireless router. The router will be for my other wireless devices such as my children's tablets and their laptops.

If possible, please include the misc. items into the list. If you can't, please recommend the item.

I only plan on gaming. I will not be streaming/recording.

Thank you so much!

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Below you will find the obligatory form:

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: $1,700 for PC + $800-$1,000 for Misc (3 displays, keyboard, mouse, and wireless router for my other wireless devices)

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes. 3 of them.

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Don't care.

Location: USA

Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1080p

Additional Comments: Games: BF3, Planetside 2

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a PC that is 7 years old. Time to upgrade.
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    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.02 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Amazon)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($369.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($97.84 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: NZXT HALE 90 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Other: i5-3570k ($219.99)
    Other: WD Cavier Blue 1tb ($64.99)
    Other: G.Skill 2x4gb RAM ($49.92)
    Other: OCZ Vertex 4 120gb SSD ($114.98)
    Total: $1710.66
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 19:40 EST-0500)

    Wasn't paying to the ram LOL. Thanks djangoringo for noticing. Not an expert on SSD so you got me there xD. Fixed.
  3. ^that ram is rated at 1.65v, it's not good for ivybridge, samsung 840 has tlc nand which is inferior to the ssds with mlc nand, it's slower and with less endurance.
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2013/02/19/samsung_840_120gb_ssd_review/10#.USqx66KuSSo
  4. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($182.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Keyboard: Microsoft SIDEWINDER X4 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($59.86 @ Mac Connection)
    Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Laser Mouse ($44.99 @ Dell)
    Speakers: Corsair Gaming Audio Series SP2500 232W 2.1ch Speakers ($203.97 @ Amazon)
    Other: Wireless router ($49.99)
    Total: $907.75
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-24 19:36 EST-0500)

    Monitor, keyboard, mouse, wireless router and speakers. In order to see the custom parts, click n the parpartpicker list and then you can click on the link in the custom parts.
  5. Great looking builds. Thanks a lot guys!
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  7. djangoringo said:


    For that much? I'd rather get a pair of these: http://audioengineusa.com/s.nl/c.1170289/it.A/id.5/.f

    You don't have the hassle of setting up a 5.1 system that way.
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