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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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Display(s) Samsung T23B350AR
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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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Cooling Corsair H80i V2 // Silverstone NT-06 Pro
Memory Corsair DDR4 3000 32gb //G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB 1600
Video Card(s) EVGA GTX980ti// EVGA GTX 1050ti
Storage Samsung 950 Pro 512, 2 Tb FireCuda// Samsung 850 Pro, 1 X 4 Tb HGST, 1 x 6Tb Toshiba
Display(s) ASUS PB278Q 27" 1440X 2560 // 50" Samsung Plasma 720p
Case Corsair Obsidian Series 550D // Silverstone Granada GD05
Audio Device(s) ASUS Xonar DGX // HDMI to Yamaha RX V571
Power Supply Corsair TX850M // SeaSonic G Series 550w
Mouse Logitech G502
Keyboard Corsair K70
Software Windows 10 64bit // Windows 7 64bit with Kodi
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