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Need Help, Gaming PC Build Less than $3000 (Need monitor as well)

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June 11, 2013 5:37:43 PM

Moved topic to "Systems" seemed more appropriate sorry for any confusion or wasting of your time.
June 11, 2013 6:27:04 PM

$3000 will get you pretty much anything you want, and you could even work in a titan in there too with enough planning/ deal scouting especially since you are ultimately looking to complete/ execute this project in September-October.

What kind of gaming machine are you looking to build?Are you using the build for gaming only, or are you looking to video edit/ data crunch? I ask because if you are just gaming and use the computer for personal normal workstuff then you should start with the core i5 and start your build from there. The only real difference between the i5 and the i7 is the hyperthreading and to my knowledge games don't use hyperthreading and the 1-2 fps (if any) you gain from the i7 is from it's naturally higher clock rate.

As far as monitors are concerned, I us a 32" Samsung TV that I got on super sale and I love it, and I use a second 24" mid range monitor for normal computer stuff. But for $3k you might be able to set up three monitors if you are into that setup.

So again think about the build you want and the forums will be more than happy to bounce some ideas off you, but with enough forethought/ deal hunting you could most like get everything you want for $3k.
August 12, 2013 7:43:05 AM

How about this?:

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($279.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-GD65 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($179.99 @ Microcenter)
Memory: G.Skill Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory ($165.51 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($224.99 @ Mac Mall)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7990 6GB Video Card ($699.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 500R Black ATX Mid Tower Case ($84.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro M 850W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Optical Drive: Asus BW-14D1XT Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($84.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($250.52 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($250.52 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($250.52 @ Amazon)
Keyboard: Razer Blackwidow Ultimate 2013 Wired Gaming Keyboard ($119.99 @ Microcenter)
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder Wired Optical Mouse ($78.97 @ Amazon)
Total: $2894.92
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-12 10:42 EDT-0400)
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