Gaming Computer

Hey guys,

I'm looking to spend $2000 on a new gaming computer. Could anyone please recommend the best build for this price range? I am willing to spend up to $2300 if needed. Just want the best set up possible for gaming at this price.

Thanks.
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  1. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.06 @ Amazon)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Kingston 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($82.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.89 @ Mac Mall)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($353.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Microcenter)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Amazon)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Total: $1775.82
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 05:34 EST-0500)
  2. If you have the cash to spend:

    Intel Core i7 3820
    Gigabyte X79 UP5
    G.Skill RipJaws Z DDR3 17000 4x4GB
    SeaSonic 760w PlatSeries
    2xHD7870 Myst Editions
    OCZ Vertex 4 256GB
    Hitachi Deskstar 1TB/64mb Drive
    Corsair H100

    Case your choice.
  3. Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K
    Graphic card: GeForce GTX 690
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB PC RAM X 2
    Optical Drive: LiteOn iHBS312 Blu-Ray Burner Internal Optical Drive
    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard
    Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850 Watts PSU
    Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series

    Cabinet is your choice.

    Trust me its the best pc. I know as i am using it. :)
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. baniket99 said:
    Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K
    Graphic card: GeForce GTX 690
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB PC RAM X 2
    Optical Drive: LiteOn iHBS312 Blu-Ray Burner Internal Optical Drive
    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H-WB WIFI Motherboard
    Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850 Watts PSU
    Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series

    Cabinet is your choice.

    Trust me its the best pc. I know as i am using it. :)


    You won't benefit from a 3930K on a gaming rig, and how can you be using that PC when that CPU won't work with that motherboard? :heink:

    You also don't need a BD-R burner as the playback software costs an extra $100 a license, and I wouldn't bother with the Corsair Hydro coolers.

    Here's what I would suggest on $2K:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($55.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vector Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($148.99 @ Newegg)
    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: Fractal Design Define R4 w/Window (Titanium Grey) ATX Mid Tower Case ($144.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk III 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($145.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1887.86
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-02-28 13:30 EST-0500)
  6. OK it was my fault. Correction is done.And i am actually using the pc.Just wrote the model of earlier motherboard i was thinking to take with another processor.
    Processor: Intel Core i7-3930K
    Graphic card: GeForce GTX 690
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB PC RAM X 2
    Optical Drive: LiteOn iHBS312 Blu-Ray Burner Internal Optical Drive
    Mother Board: Gigabyte GA-X79-UD5 Motherboard
    Hard Disk Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
    PSU: Cooler Master Silent Pro M850 850 Watts PSU
    Cooling: Corsair Cooling Hydro Series

    Cabinet is your choice.

    Trust me its the best pc. I know as i am using it.
  7. The PC baniket99 listed is worth quite a lot more than two grand, so it's way out of your budget.
    But i have to agree it's a real beast.

    I did however make a PC that will outperform it and fit into the 2K budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: NZXT Respire T40 68.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.54 @ Outlet PC)
    Motherboard: ASRock X79 Extreme6 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard ($219.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.98 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($149.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (3-Way SLI) ($319.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: NZXT Tempest 410 Elite (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 950W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($124.98 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1945.40
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-03-02 03:49 EST-0500)

    This PC will easily outperform any of the PC's listed above.
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