anerkand

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Looking for a gaming pc Build, been searching for over a week and it;s just frustrating, could use some help please

Approximate Purchase Date: ASAP

Budget Range: 1800-2000 USD not really worried about MRB or shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming and movies)
Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Tigerdirect

Location:Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Parts Preferences: No preferences but I'd like nVidia GPU.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1050!
Additional Comments: I want a powerhouse, something that can run Skyrim, Battlefield 3, ToR etc etc.
 

emperor piehead

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You can get more performance out of your price range than with my builds but i try to keep them quality parts all around. This build is a black & blue build with white highlights. The 2 fans i included are for the cooler as the ones included are not all that great & a little loud. This build should be quiet & aesthetically pleasing.

highlights-
i5-3570k
2x evga 660 ti (10 year warranty)
240gb ssd + 1tb HDD
80+ gold modular power supply with silent performance
fractal define R4 w/ window (very popular case that is easy to work with)
1920x1200 display (better for gaming as it adds 120 more rows of pixels for better detail)

Full build- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/ukbM

After mail & rebate should be around $2050 with preferred websites + amazon & Ncix.com
 

emperor piehead

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just some, nicer parts bigger ssd, 80+ gold psu, nicer look, o/c potential you just have standard cooler. I don't strive just for performance i try to get all the parts to a similar quality like the instead of the CX series i vouched for the HX series which is a seasonic oem, 80+ gold, moudlar, passive up to 30%, 5 year warranty
 

lt_dan_zsu

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I doubt he will use these parts for 10 years. SO why would I want a 660ti for 10 years? The gold is nice, and he should probably get an aftermarket, but a coolermaster evo would suffice. I don't think the boost in performance is worth the cooler you got.
 

emperor piehead

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Updated, the reason i went with nvidia 1. the ops preference 2. to avoid the micro-stuttering that is still worse than nvidia's. 3. The gtx 670's run cooler which is important in a multi-gpu envoirment.

Red team build (Amd)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/unKC

Green team build (Nvidia)- http://pcpartpicker.com/p/unNx

They both game very close until you do crazy stuff as you should with Sli/Crossfire
Triple monitor setup/Amd
high res monitor/Amd
120hz or 3D/ Nvidia