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$2000 gaming build, looking for opinions

Last response: in Systems
September 28, 2013 7:22:42 AM

I would like to order the system this week.

I would like to spend as close to $2000 cnd as possible.

Home use only, gaming MWO, BF4, anything that comes in within 4 years

I don't need a new monitor

I need a full system from case to cooler.

I'll be buying a new win 7

I will be ordering the computer through or

I live in Hamilton Ontario Canada

I don't have a preference for parts, everything I read states Intel is currently the solid leader but there seems to be ambiguity over if that will change within 3 years

I have my current rig overclocked slightly on stock cooling, I'm not an enthusiast in this area but I am comfortable doing it if I will gain large benefits.

I would rather have a single GPU than go SLI Xfire but I would also like to run my comp and possibly clone it to my 60 inch tv, in which case would 2 gpu's be better?


I will be purchasing this build through a payment plan at work interest free installments for 3 years. My current computer is a custom that I did 5 years ago and has now reached the end of its "usable" gaming career.

I would like a build that will let me play at max settings for the next 2 years but will leave itself open for a few choice upgrades at the 3 year mark to extend its life a little more.

My real question is whether or not I should be going with a chipset that supports 8 cores now, knowing that I am paying for essentially overpriced tech in the hopes that in 3 years that will save me having to buy a new rig because multi-threading becomes the gaming standard.

Or will taking a very high end Ivy bridge now give me the raw power for anything that comes within that time frame.

What would you build in my situation?

I appreciate any help you guys could give, links to articles on the topic of future proofing in the current market would be great.
a c 203 4 Gaming
September 28, 2013 7:57:04 AM

well you dont need to pay 2000 for that

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($236.98 @ Newegg Canada)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.06 @ DirectCanada)
Motherboard: MSI Z87-G45 Gaming ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($156.75 @ Vuugo)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($77.33 @ Newegg Canada)
Storage: Samsung 840 EVO 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($199.00 @ Vuugo)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($89.79 @ DirectCanada)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card ($399.99 @ NCIX)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Enforcer ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Canada Computers)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($63.72 @ DirectCanada)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.75 @ Vuugo)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($107.33 @ Newegg Canada)
Total: $1470.69
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-09-28 10:56 EDT-0400)