Gaming Build 2013

CanadianChick

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Hello, I'm looking to build a new Gaming PC January -2013 with a 3000$ limit. This is a high end-build looking for input on the best components out there. I play FPS's (BF3,Cod etc) Intel Build.
 

CanadianChick

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Approximate Purchase Date: January

Budget Range: (3000$ total including shipping etc.

System Usage: Gaming, School, Entainment, etc.

Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: (e.g.: CPU, mobo, RAM) ** Everything except the case.

Do you need to buy OS:Yes, Windows 7 Pro
Please note that if you're using an OEM license of Windows, you will need a new one when buying a new motherboard.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: NCIX, Newegg, MemoryExpress.com

Location: City, State/Region, Country - Canada/Alberta/Edmonton

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Preference to Intel Processors, and Asus boards.

Overclocking: Yes / No / Maybe: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Yes / No / Yeah.

Your Monitor Resolution: 2560X1600 & 1920*1200

Additional Comments: Goal is to create a fast, reliable, gaming pc with room to upgrade in a couple years.

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: (e.g. I'm having trouble running game X or my PSU broke) Constant problems with my current build.

Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts. N/A


Is this in the right forum? I apologize if it isn't, new here..
 

mrdowntownkiller

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PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($199.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Antec KUHLER H2O 920 110.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($92.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UP4 TH ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($180.48 @ NCIX US)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($129.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 840 Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($158.40 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($349.99 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic X Series 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($139.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (64-bit) ($139.98 @ NCIX US)
Total: $1956.77
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-11-22 20:45 EST-0500)
 
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The display(s) should be your first thought. With that budget I recommend a 30" 2560 x 1600 ips display. or 3 x 1080p displays. Second will be your GPU. A GTX 680 at a minimum. Then CPU, I would wait for IVY Bridge E coming soon to have the latest greatest. Corsair line of liquid cooling low maint type like a H80 or H100. Good brand of motherboard like MSI or Asus. Good DDR3 1600 or better ram. Razer keyboard/mouse so on and so on.

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CanadianChick

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Yeah that might be a good idea, to wait a bit after January for the new technology kinda hard to wait lol.

The display(s) should be your first thought. With that budget I recommend a 30" 2560 x 1600 ips display. or 3 x 1080p displays. Second will be your GPU. A GTX 680 at a minimum. Then CPU, I would wait for IVY Bridge E coming soon to have the latest greatest. Corsair line of liquid cooling low maint type like a H80 or H100. Good brand of motherboard like MSI or Asus. Good DDR3 1600 or better ram. Razer keyboard/mouse so on and so on.

I have a 30inch already, but I'm not sure if I want to do Eyefinity or the Nvidia equivalent, I kinda have mixed feelings on gaming like that, I think I may do that in the future, don't have use it for gaming . As for the Corsair line of watercooling. I think they are pretty pretty good from what I've seen reviews on the past. I already have tons of peripherals like mechanical keyboards, mouses, headsets... hah


I guess just looking to get an idea of what's coming out in the coming months.
 

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