Buying a Gaming PC 2011

slam016

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I have a $2000 budget, and I want to get an excellent gaming desktop. I'm looking at this one right now...

http://www.cyberpowerpc.com/system/CyberPower_Black_Pearl/

What would you do, with my budget, with that computer? What would you add, upgrade, etc?

I'm looking to play these games (when they come out)

Battlefield 3
Skyrim
Crysis 2
Starwars Old Republic

Any suggestions and opinions are welcome!

Oh yeah, I don't know how to build this myself so I want to buy a great one already built.
 

slam016

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Yeah, as selected without any upgrades it's $1250 or near there. I'm saying I have a $2,000 dollar budget, if you could would you add to or switch anything else out? I want the best graphics, processor, etc. for my money.

 

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The 6990 in my opinion. Would be the best; a'lot of reviews show that the 6990 is faster than the 580. Or you could wait until december for the 600 and 7000 series cards :D
 

slam016

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K thanks everyone for your help. So this is what I've decided to go with. Let me know if you see any changes that should be made or if this will be good. I'm planning on picking up another 580 later on.



Configuration
•CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2600K 3.40 GHz 8M Intel Smart Cache LGA1155 (All Venom OC Certified)
•HDD: 2TB (2TBx1) SATA-III 6.0Gb/s 64MB Cache 7200RPM HDD [-64] (Single Hard Drive)
•MEMORY: 16GB (4GBx4) DDR3/1600MHz Dual Channel Memory Module [+145] (Corsair or Major Brand)
•MOTHERBOARD: * [CrossFireX/SLI] GigaByte GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 Intel Z68 Chipset DDR3 ATX MB w/ Lucid Virtu + Intel Smart Response Technology & 7.1 Dolby Home Theater Audio, GbLAN, USB3.0, 2x SATA-III RAID, 2 Gen2 PCIe, 3 PCIe X1 & 2 PCI (All Venom OC Certified) [+23]
•SOUND: HIGH DEFINITION ON-BOARD 7.1 AUDIO
•VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 3GB 16X PCIe Video Card [+127] (Major Brand Powered by NVIDIA)