$2000 gaming PC, help me!


Aug 4, 2011
Approximate Purchase Date: within the next month

Budget Range: $2000-$2500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (Bad Company 2, BF3 when it's out, TONS of games, Skyrim, TES IV, mostly RPGs like that and FPS Games, surfing the internet, watching movies and other things

Parts Not Required: keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS - Included in the total budget, I have selected some but I would like to hear suggestions from you guys!

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I suppose NCIX.ca or Newegg.ca, but I want to buy from memory express in a physical store.

Country of Origin: Canada, Alberta

Parts Preferences: by brand or type I am would like to use an i5 2500k or i7 2600k CPU & MOBO isn't very important. with a 24" LCD and full tower case

Overclocking: Yes, probably alot

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / Maybe

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: Would like 8 GB or more of RAM, DDR3 1600 Mhz, Willing to do crossfire/SLI, and spend up to $750 or so on the GPU(s).

Thanks for your feedback! :hello:


Oct 24, 2009
I'm just going to list the whole parts list... Take out what you don't need

Windows 7 Home Premium
Intel i7 2600K (Can get it 5Ghz) ~320$
Antec Lanboy Air (Great for lots of OCing) ~150$
Corsair H100 CPU Liquid Cooling ~120$
2x GTX 570 ~2x230$
CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX850 ~130$

I like G. Skill RAM... But whatever floats your boat. And for the HDD's, I dont know what you want there... Add an extra couple bucks for extra fans :).