$2000 Gaming Rig/Video Editing Build

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Dec 27, 2012
Approximate Purchase Date: Tomorrow!

Budget Range: $2000 give or take

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Video editing/rendering

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Anywhere that is trusted

Location: USA; no I don't live near a Microcenter

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080


Try this...

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($319.98 @ SuperBiiz)
CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14 65.0 CFM CPU Cooler ($79.98 @ Outlet PC)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($119.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper Gaming Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($69.98 @ Outlet PC)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Intel 330 Series 240GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($359.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair Vengeance C70 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($69.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.99 @ NCIX US)
Monitor: LG IPS231B-BN 23.0" Monitor ($199.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1879.85
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 04:30 EST-0500)

This will destroy anything you throw at it. If you want to lower the price, feel free to play around with the build to your heart's content. I hope this helps; good luck!

And if you have any questions, feel free to ask.


Jun 2, 2013

Why did you suggest 2-way GTX 670 SLI instead just one GTX 670? Will the SLI make MUCH difference in render time?

Wouldn't it be better with the money of the graphic cards he get a i7 3970X Extreme Edition?

Which way (SLI or i7-3970X) do you think would he get a better render performance?
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