New Gaming PC build under 2000$

Approximate Purchase date: 1 Week

Budget Range: Around 2000$

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Playing Battlefield 3&4 when announced, League of legends, and World Of Warcraft on high/Ultra settings) Surfing the web, editing videos

Are you buying a monitor: Yes


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com

Location: US

Parts Preferences: Intel, but anything would be fine.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: If recommend

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1080

Additional Comments: I'm convinced PC gaming is for me, but I'm just stuck choosing which parts that are under 2000$.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My other PC is about 3 years old and can't run newer games.
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  1. Yair Ballinas said:
    Approximate Purchase date: 1 Week

    Budget Range: Around 2000$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Playing Battlefield 3&4 when announced, League of legends, and World Of Warcraft on high/Ultra settings) Surfing the web, editing videos

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com

    Location: US

    Parts Preferences: Intel, but anything would be fine.

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: If recommend

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1080

    Additional Comments: I'm convinced PC gaming is for me, but I'm just stuck choosing which parts that are under 2000$.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My other PC is about 3 years old and can't run newer games.


    Double or Triple Monitor?
  2. cookieninja said:
    Yair Ballinas said:
    Approximate Purchase date: 1 Week

    Budget Range: Around 2000$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Playing Battlefield 3&4 when announced, League of legends, and World Of Warcraft on high/Ultra settings) Surfing the web, editing videos

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com

    Location: US

    Parts Preferences: Intel, but anything would be fine.

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: If recommend

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1080

    Additional Comments: I'm convinced PC gaming is for me, but I'm just stuck choosing which parts that are under 2000$.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My other PC is about 3 years old and can't run newer games.


    Double or Triple Monitor?


    Double
  3. Yair Ballinas said:
    cookieninja said:
    Yair Ballinas said:
    Approximate Purchase date: 1 Week

    Budget Range: Around 2000$

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Playing Battlefield 3&4 when announced, League of legends, and World Of Warcraft on high/Ultra settings) Surfing the web, editing videos

    Are you buying a monitor: Yes


    Do you need to buy OS: Yes


    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon.com, Newegg.com

    Location: US

    Parts Preferences: Intel, but anything would be fine.

    Overclocking: Yes

    SLI or Crossfire: If recommend

    Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1080

    Additional Comments: I'm convinced PC gaming is for me, but I'm just stuck choosing which parts that are under 2000$.

    And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: My other PC is about 3 years old and can't run newer games.


    Double or Triple Monitor?


    Double


    water cooling?
  4. PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.28 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.19 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($273.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.78 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer H236HL bid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2006.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 00:15 EDT-0400)
  5. cookieninja said:
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/RdM3/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Corsair H110 94.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($117.28 @ TigerDirect)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($174.98 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.94 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($139.19 @ Amazon)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card ($389.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Corsair Obsidian Series 800D ATX Full Tower Case ($273.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($140.78 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Acer H236HLbid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Monitor: Acer H236HL bid 60Hz 23.0" Monitor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
    Total: $2006.08
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 00:15 EDT-0400)


    You are way overpaying for the case and motherboard here. There's no need to purchase a $300 case or the closed liquid cooler. For gaming get this instead:

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($220.98 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-U9B SE2 37.9 CFM CPU Cooler ($60.99 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($139.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($134.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Fractal Design Arc Midi R2 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1759.87
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:09 EDT-0400)

    Then add whatever monitors and keyboard / mouse you want.
  6. I ask if he wanted a water cool system so I just threw something together.

    Anyway he created a new forum that a 1500 budget so delete or close this post
  7. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1889.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:42 EDT-0400)

    Use this Promo to knock another $77 off the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1291164

    If you still need to drop the price and don't want to sacrifice any performance drop down to a different GTX 670, you lose the aftermarket heatsink but retain performance.You can also toss in a cheaper 8gig stick of ram instead of the other one for roughly the same price while not hassling with mail in rebate, I just tossed in an identical because some people like to keep parts matching. Or just not add it at all if you really wanted to, though personally I keep it dual channel one way or another.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1811.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:52 EDT-0400)

    Subtract the $77 from the combo as well

    This is the budgeted version. $1841.9 vs $1764.93 for prices between the builds.
  8. assasin32 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1889.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:42 EDT-0400)

    Use this Promo to knock another $77 off the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1291164

    If you still need to drop the price and don't want to sacrifice any performance drop down to a different GTX 670, you lose the aftermarket heatsink but retain performance.You can also toss in a cheaper 8gig stick of ram instead of the other one for roughly the same price while not hassling with mail in rebate, I just tossed in an identical because some people like to keep parts matching. Or just not add it at all if you really wanted to, though personally I keep it dual channel one way or another.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1811.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:52 EDT-0400)

    Subtract the $77 from the combo as well

    This is the budgeted version. $1841.9 vs $1764.93 for prices between the builds.


    I keep telling you - the case fans are worthless until you actually have the case in your possession. And why 1 x 8GB when you really need 2 x 4GB for a dual channel setup?

    On a $2K build you can really get a better case than a Rosewill Challenger. A $59 case on a $2K build really makes the whole thing look cheap. And anyone who says otherwise - in the words of Zoidberg from Futurama - those people are bad and they should feel bad. :lol:
  9. g-unit1111 said:
    assasin32 said:
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($363.98 @ Newegg)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1889.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:42 EDT-0400)

    Use this Promo to knock another $77 off the price
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1291164

    If you still need to drop the price and don't want to sacrifice any performance drop down to a different GTX 670, you lose the aftermarket heatsink but retain performance.You can also toss in a cheaper 8gig stick of ram instead of the other one for roughly the same price while not hassling with mail in rebate, I just tossed in an identical because some people like to keep parts matching. Or just not add it at all if you really wanted to, though personally I keep it dual channel one way or another.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($189.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD4H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($163.98 @ Newegg)
    Memory: Corsair XMS 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($49.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: A-Data XPG SX900 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($79.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($69.97 @ Outlet PC)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Rosewill Challenger-U3 ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Case Fan: Cooler Master R4-L2R-20AC-GP 69.0 CFM 120mm Fan ($5.06 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($17.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS247H-P 23.6" Monitor ($129.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1811.93
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-04-17 02:52 EDT-0400)

    Subtract the $77 from the combo as well

    This is the budgeted version. $1841.9 vs $1764.93 for prices between the builds.


    I keep telling you - the case fans are worthless until you actually have the case in your possession. And why 1 x 8GB when you really need 2 x 4GB for a dual channel setup?

    On a $2K build you can really get a better case than a Rosewill Challenger. A $59 case on a $2K build really makes the whole thing look cheap. And anyone who says otherwise - in the words of Zoidberg from Futurama - those people are bad and they should feel bad. :lol:


    Easy placeholder for fans that show it uses 2x blue 120mm fans though I keep forgetting to add in that you should add better fans. Also some people don't care about fans like myself. And why do you say the case fans are useless until you have the case in your possession? If you are concerned about dimensions just go old school and do some math after you find out the dimensions and give yourself a little leeway in measurements to take other things into account to see if it fits. It's what I did when I built my computer it takes all of a couple minutes to do.

    For the case, if it provides adequate cooling, properly designed, and decently enough constructed why not. In my opinion if you buy a fancy case to stare at your doing it wrong. It's wasted money in my opinion, it's not like your going to put it out on display. No one else but you and maybe a few other people will see the case. In short I am more of a Practical > Fashion kinda person, don't care how it looks as long as the job gets done. So unless the money can be better spent on the $100+ case than other parts, which in my opinion very few times does a build warrant it. I rather just spend the money where it matters. Oh and it doesn't make the computer look cheap, it's a sleeper.

    As for the ram if you look at the combo they are essentially paying you to take the 1x 8gb stick of ram, mine as well use it. Though if you were paying for it I say 2x 4gb ram. I like the idea of going dual channel but if you wanted to go cheap well that is one of the areas I would do it as that won't exactly affect your performance gaming compared to other areas.
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