Gaming PC build need help


Aug 10, 2011
My budget is about 9000$-13,000$ (I'll go over if needed).
I want to game, game at max and in 3D, and OC.
I'm in NYC
I would want to SLI/Crossfire.
I want super fast PC, so of course SSD.
+10 GB RAM
Also if you wouldn't mind please include 3D capable monitor. 3 monitors or how ever many you think would be a very nice setup.
I have no parts, keyboards, mouse, nothing.
I heard there is such thing as quad SLI? Is that possible to do? Well this forum has tendentious amounts of pros so please help!
I'm a noob at this >.<, thank you!


May 12, 2009
Core i7 2600K + Noctual NH-D14 for OC.
Gigabyte Z68-UD7
4x4GB DDR3 1600MHz RAM (maybe G.Skill Sniper)
Cm Silent Pro Gold 1000W PSU
Crucial M4 256GB + 2x1TB Samsung F3's for storage
and some DVD-RW

Mouse Steelseries Xai, Keyboard anything you like, maybe Logitech G11?
Speakers Logitech Z5500's.

As for the monitors i'll let the other guy's to suggest something.


Jul 26, 2009
Ok, here's a completely ridiculous build...

CPU: Intel Core i7-2600k
Mobo: Gigabyte Z68X-UD7
$644.98, $9.48 shipping

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
$89.99, free shipping

RAM: 16GB G.Skill Ripjaws X 1866MHz C9 1.5v
$169.99, free shipping

GPUs: 3x EVGA GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 3072MB
$1769.97, $23.61 shipping

SSD: 256GB Crucial M4
$405.99, free shipping

HDDs: 2x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
$119.98, free shipping

Optical: Lite-On 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature
$109.99, free shipping

PSU: Corsair AX1200
$279.99 ($20 MIR available), free shipping

Case: Coolermaster HAF X
$189.99 ($10 MIR available), free shipping

OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
$94.99, free shipping

Monitors: 3x ASUS VG236HE Black 23" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD 3D Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 100,000:1
$1049.97, free shipping

3D Glasses: nVidia 3D Vision Wireless Glasses Kit
$149.99, $6.98 shipping

Keyboard: Logitech G19 Gaming Keyboard
$158.99, free shipping

Mouse: Logitech G9x Gaming Mouse
$71.99, free shipping

Headset: Logitech G930 Wireless Headset
$106.99, free shipping

Speakers: Logitech Z906 5.1
$347.99, free shipping

Total: $6080.83 shipped before rebates

Now, I said this is a ridiculous build. Let me explain. While you do have a ridiculous budget, you can build something that will do well with 3D surround gaming for about half of this (the actual computer, that is). While this would be about the best you can get right now, it will be surpassed by Ivy Bridge when that's released (early next year, I believe). Also, AMD and nVidia will be releasing their next-gen vid cards before long. But, I suppose with your budget, and what's left over, you can upgrade no problem. :D

The peripherals are subjective. The best thing you can do is go to an electronics store and try them out for yourself.


Jul 17, 2011
Are you sure you are informed enough to attempt to put this computer together since you say your new to this? Personally I would put 2/3 of that $9000 into a savings account and spent the remaining $3000 on a computer but heck, its your money so spend away.


Jun 28, 2011
Yeah really, there is no need to use $9000. Especially, even if you graduated, there is no point in wasting so much of your parent's money (if your graduating from high school), you should put 6k of that aside for more important things. With 3000 dollars you would still be able to get an amazing build. Maybe you can use 4k. :)
If you just graduated from high school, use 3k or 4k and save the rest, add some more and buy your first car haha. :D that is what I would do.. I can't even build a computer worth 9k off newegg >.<


Aug 10, 2011
I did actually graduate from high school. The money is partially from my college fund, I got a scholarship so they didn't really 'need' the money and decided to give me a better grad gift. I guess I can spend 4k and save the rest for a major upgrade :eek:?


Jun 29, 2011
If you are planning on doing that I would suggest that you budget 2.5-3K on the computer and then put another 1-1.5 on the monitor(s), speakers, keyboard, mouse, ect.

I will give my crack at that later though
Build a $1500 computer and take ther rest and buy a decent late model used car. (something with good gas mileage, $3.00-$5.00 gas is what you should expect nowadays).

a decent computer in the $1200 range, plus $300 for monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, will last you through college, for anything you want to do including any game coming out in that time period. a i5-2400/2500 with 8 GB RAM, SLI a 560 or Crossfire a 6850, a small SSD and a 1 TB hard drive) shoudl handle anything you throw at it. with the option of a CPU and/or GPU upgrade in your senior year of college.


Jul 19, 2011
Razer Arctosa for keyboard.(I have it)
Razer Imperator if you are into shooters, Razer Naga if you are into MMORPGs(I have the Imperator)
Razer Megasoma mouse-pad.

I can't vouch for other Razer products, but I have these 3 and they are AWESOME.


May 12, 2009

CPU: i7 2600K
MB: Gigabyte Z68XP-UD3
RAM: 2x4GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws
SSD+HDD's: Crucial M4 128GB SSD + 2x1TB Samsung F3's for storage
PSU: Corsair 750TX 750W
Case: CM 690 II Advanced
DVD Burner: ASUS/Lite On 24x
Monitor: Dell U2412M

And pick any mouse, keyboard and speakers that are suitable for you.
Here's my suggestion:

This build-a-kit: $494.99

Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL8D-4GBXM
Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case, comes with Three Fans-1x Front Blue LED 120mm Fan, 1x Top 140mm ...
Antec EarthWatts EA-650 GREEN 650W ATX12V v2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply
Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
MSI P67A-C43 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
BYTECC 6 ft. 18AWG Power Cord w/ 3 Conductor PC Power Connector – Black Model POWERCORD-6K

add a second block of DDR3-1600: $39.99

a GTX 570: $319.99 w/$40 rebate

a SATa 3 120 GB SSD: $219.99

Acer 23" monitor: $149.99

2x Rosewill Blue LED 120mm fans $15.98 ($7.99 ea)

Rosewill Gaming Keyboard: $14.99

Rosewill Mouse, up to 2400dpi. $9.99

Windows 7 Home Premium: $94.99

total $1360.90



Jul 26, 2009
Here's one for about $4100.

CPU: Core i7-2600k
$314.99, free shipping

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D14
$87.99, free shipping

Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme4 Gen3
$189.99, $8.50 shipping

RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 1600MHz C8 1.5V
$69.99, free shipping

GPUs: 2x EVGA GTX 580
$919.98 ($20 MIR available), $15.12 shipping

SSD: 128GB Crucial M4
$199.99, free shipping

HDD: 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
$59.99, free shipping

Optical: Lite-On 12X Blu-ray Burner
$109.99, free shipping

PSU: Seasonic X Series X-850 80+ Gold
$210.99, $11.30 shipping

Case: Coolermaster HAF X
$189.99 ($10 MIR available), free shipping

OS: Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit OEM
$94.99, free shipping

Monitors: 3x Dell Ultrasharp U2410
$1589.97, $26.97 shipping

Total: $4092.24 shipped, before rebates

Those Dell monitors have more accurate colors being they are IPS displays. This is why they cost so much. The ASUS monitors below are TN displays, less expensive, and have faster response times. <-- $210 each.



Hp 30" 2560x1600 monitor- 1200$x3=3600$ 3d isnt that great like most people it hurts my eyes. super high resolution setups are the way to go

Windows 7 OEM- 95$

Logitech g110 keyboard- 55$

Logitech g9x- 72$$

Steelseries 9hd mouse pad- 35$

Corsair SP2500- 230$ great speakers with an impeccable bass

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty- 110$ so you can get everything out of those speakers

i7 2600k & P8P67 WS Revolution- 555$ best processor, and with that motherboard you can run your high end gpu's at x16/x16

Corsair AX1200 & Samsung Spinpoint F3 1tb- 315$ best psu on the market.

Corsair 8gb 1866mhz ram- 75$ 8gb's is all you will need

Corsair Force GT 120gb- 225$x2=450$

Corsair H80- 92$

Aftermarket fans for h80- x2=17$

Sony 12x Blu-ray Burner- 100$

Silverstone RV03 Full tower case- 140$

Asus GTX 590- 700$x2=1400$