How build a gaming computer for under $3000


Sep 10, 2012
I think some people don't have a gaming computer because they cost a lot, but if you want to play new games on pc and you still can play new games until 2015, so your pc is futureproof.

CPU: Intel Core i7-3930K 3.2GHz 6-Core Processor: $569.99
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80 92.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler: $89.99
Motherboard: Asus Sabertooth X79 ATX LGA2011 Motherboard: $314.99
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory: $75.99
Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive: $159.99
Intel 520 Series Cherryville 180GB 2.5" Solid State Disk: $189.99
Video Card: 2x EVGA GeForce GTX 680 2GB Video Card: $939.98
Case: Cooler Master Storm Stryker (White) ATX Full Tower Case: $159.04
Power Supply: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1200W 80 PLUS Gold Certified Power Supply: $222.99
Optical Drive: Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer: $82.50

Total Price: $2805.45

-first and foremost, futureproofing is impossible. people should just give up on that idea. its so useless
-i7s are not for games. they are for work and will always be that way
-x79 is useless for gaming
-are you kidding me with fisher price watercooling?
-you dont need that much ram for games.
-better SSDs out there
-680s are the worst value. get a 7970ghz. also, whats so good about evga? they use a reference cooler which is no different from all the other brands
-1200w is overkill
-optical media is dying as we speak. whats the point of a blu-ray drive?

people buy computers when they need one, not when they think they will need one


Apr 2, 2012

^^all this.

Also, "fisher price water cooling", gave me a good laugh haha