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Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by MicroStutter, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. MicroStutter New Member

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    I am looking to limit myself to no more than $2,000 for my build for just the main components/hardware. I already have a gaming mouse, I would like a better keyboard but its not a pressing item. I plan on using my LED 55" 1080P TV until I can purchase a dedicated monitor and a decent computer chair.

    Heres what I have on my wishlist at newegg currently I can buy today or I can wait do you think prices will fall on any of my components for Black Friday or Cyber Monday Sales?

    Case: NZXT Phantom 410 $100
    CPU: i5 3570k $230
    Cooler: Hyper 212 EVO $35
    Mobo: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 $135
    RAM: G SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600 $40
    GPU: SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7970 (x2 Crossfire) $810
    HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 7200RPM 64MB SATA 6.0 $90
    SSD: SAMSUNG 830 256GB $200
    PSU: Seasonic X-Series 850W 80 Plus Gold Full Modular $170
    Optical: ASUS DRW 24x DVD Burner $20

    TOTAL: $1,830 before rebates

    Will have to save for: ASUS PB Series 27" HDMI Widescreen LED (2560x1440) Monitor $700 is this monitor worth the dough? Or should 1080P be just fine are there many games that even utilize the above resolution? I wont be playing with multiple monitors due to space limitations and I dont personally care for it.

    Also whats a good comfy chair for extended hours of gaming at a desk?

    TOTAL w/Monitor: $2,530 before rebates
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    Following thread have all good deals expect you are going with LGA 1155 that is also fine as it will help saving some bucks.....

    http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=174925

    And for monitors why don't you take a look at samsung's site u may find some good deals...They also provide good range of monitors in LED-HDMI...

    I am using this monitor and till now It is all fine...apart from the one u enlisted comes with a 27' size...

    http://www.samsung.com/in/consumer/pc-peripherals-printer/monitor/hdtv-monitor/LT23B350AR/XL- spec
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    You've probably already bought the parts but if you haven't I'd switch to dual 7850's unless money is no object for you. The 7970 is 50% faster but 2.25x the price. Also, you could save big time on a smaller wattage power supply if you did downgrade the cards.
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    A build with such a high budget, I would recommend to get at minimum the Core i7 3770K

    You should also take a look at the Core i7-3930K if you want some serious performance; although at $569 it's quite an investment. The 3770K on the other hand is not that much lower in performance according to the Anandtech benchmarks, but is less than half the price at only $320 (or $269 if you are near a MicroCenter!).
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    There will be more. Newegg has presales for there presales :D

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