$2000 Gaming PC w/Monitor

airforceshookz

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Been scanning these forums for quite a bit now and finally decided to plunge in and ask for advice for my new PC!

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: 1-2 weeks,

Budget Range: $2100 after shipping

System Usage: Gaming most important, video editing, adobe effects and all around PC

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Need to buy all parts

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg/amazon partspicker seems to be a really good site to organize this for me. Microcenter for the i7-3770k

Location: South FL

Parts Preferences: I prefer Nvidia over AMD

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: I would like to SLI but that would mean more hot air in the case and I would need a good monitor to SLI

Your Monitor Resolution: Currently I own a 1920x1080 60hz monitor so I would need to upgrade this. It's an ASUS V236H

Additional Comments: I would also love a full tower white case, I've been looking at the CM Storm Stryker. Would like to max out all games currently on the market and still stay within $2000.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I'm done playing on a laptop, I need to step into the world of desktops. Right now I game on an ASUS laptop.

Thank you everyone and I really appreciate the help!
 

pete123edgar

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Here, I chose a 3d monitor at $500 thats why its so expensive, if you want to use a cheaper one probably $300, you can use that to buy the i7-3770k, but from what I know, if you buy the i7 at microcenter its $230. Anyway you can also buy a better gpu but i think the gtx 670 is the best price/perf anyway.

http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IiAO
 

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Value Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory ($53.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.97 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($113.79 @ Amazon)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($389.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DVDE818A7T/BLK/B/GEN CD Reader, DVD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Dell S2240L 60Hz 21.5" Monitor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1911.63
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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If you want to go AMD then go with this, it is faster than Any GTX 680
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125439&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=
 

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You want a 120Hz with bigger screen size monitor?

PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IiFy
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IiFy/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/IiFy/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.36 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($54.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
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: BitFenix Shinobi XL (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic M12II 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($100.17 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: BenQ XL2420T 120Hz 24.0" Monitor ($389.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $2023.39
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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Micro center for the CPU and MB...
 

airforceshookz

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I was told that my monitor is not 120HZ so my friend's told me to upgrade and use this monitor as a side monitor for web browsing and such!
 

coolsam360

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CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Microcenter)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($85.50 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($135.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Storage: Plextor M5S Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($339.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (OEM) (32-bit) ($95.98 @ Outlet PC)
Monitor: Asus VG248QE 144Hz 24.0" Monitor ($284.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $2076.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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U have to buy a seperate 3D Vision Kit for $139

1440p IPS?
http://overlordcomputer.com/collections/displays
Edit:Currently Sold out. Dunno if it will be back in stock. Check the Catleap.
Might have to cut the SSD , lower Ram and HDD.
 

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PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ij7R
Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ij7R/by_merchant/
Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Ij7R/benchmarks/

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Amazon)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($80.36 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme6 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($159.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Corsair 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($34.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($74.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)
Video Card: HIS Radeon HD 7970 3GB Video Card (2-Way CrossFire)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Corsair Professional Gold 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($149.99 @ Amazon)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.17 @ Amazon)
Monitor: Asus VG278H 120Hz 27.0" Monitor ($549.98 @ Amazon)
Total: $1446.45
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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=> Noctua NH-D14 is a giant cooler so better get a low profile RAM stick
=> 7970 is better then 670
=> you can get one more Monitor, 7970, or Blue Ray writer
 

airforceshookz

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Would I have a need for a 3D vision kit? what games would use that?
 

coolsam360

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If you only want to play games in 3D. Most games can be run in 3D, Some Require a bit of optimization.
If you are not needing 3D or Physx, then two 7970's are a whole lot better.
 

airforceshookz

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With my monitor that I have would it be worth it to get get two 7970's? Or go with just 1 GPU on my monitor?

Does that change up my build now?
 

coolsam360

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1 is fine. but if you do get 1440p, then two GHz 7970's will be required to play at max.
Get a 670 or 7970 now, and add another later.
 

coolsam360

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Close. Like I said, get one now. Another Later. One is enough.
 

airforceshookz

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such hard choices I swear.

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 ($80.36 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($56.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 840 Pro Series 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($229.89 @ Mac Mall)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card ($453.98 @ Newegg)
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($159.98 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 750W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($18.98 @ Outlet PC)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1645.12
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
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I'll just go with this and stick with the monitor I have now. Hopefully that will max out games still =/
 

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