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Old 07-14-2012, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello all! My name is Chris and I have recently gotten into PC gaming and "youtubing" what I play. So, my challenge for you is to help me build an awesome gaming PC that will last AT LEAST 2 years The catch is, I need EVERYTHING (but speakers ^-^)! Monitor, keyboard and mouse, and of course .. the tower. I need this monster to run current and future games at great frames per second, look great, run games great and run recording software with no lagging, and do it without struggling and being louder than a helicopter. I also want this computer to have the looks, and the muscle to be the computer to show off to my friends and family and run games like a boss. I have made a rough list of parts and done lots of research on them, but still need any and all opinions on the parts and things I should add or change. Enough with my jiber-jaber, lets get to the parts list!

**Note: I shortened the names of all the names of components while hopefully not taking important information out. I also plan on ordering everything from Newegg. So please try to direct me and any parts there please. Also, I plan on using Win 7. Oh and one more thing, I have listed the part number with the part so you can copy/paste it into Newegg's search bar and directly be linked to the item! **

For my CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor
Item #: N82E16819116504

**Note: I have read a few $2000 PC builds and some include SLI/Crossfire. Should I be doing this? If so why? Thanks. **
For my GPU: GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0
Item #: N82E16814125423

For my PSU: CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750M 750W ATX12V v2.31 / EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Semi Modular Item #: N82E16817139030

For my Case: Thermaltake Chaser MK-I
Item #: N82E16811133191
For my Case (extra fans): COOLER MASTER R4-L2R-20AC-GP 120mm Blue LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835103060

TWO: COOLER MASTER Megaflow 200 R4-LUS-07AB-GP 200mm Blue LED Case Fan
Item #: N82E16835103073
**Note: My motherboard knowledge is not very good, so is this a good enough Mobo? I seen it in a Diablo 3 build on Newegg video so went with it over my previous choice. Recommendations please? **
For my Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
Item #: N82E16813157293

For my RAM (aka memory): G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 X 8GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666)
Item #: N82E16820231486

**NOTE: There are so many different hard drives and brands and many mixed reviews about all of them, so can you tell me whether I hit a winner, or a loser. If you know of a better HDD then please recommend it to me. Minimum of 1TB. **
For my Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Item #: N82E16822136792

**NOTE: I'm not so tech savvy on SSD's so if you could recommend me a good one, minimum 120GB, that would be much appreciated!**
For my SSD: Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F120GBGT-BK 2.5" 120GB SATA III Internal
Item #: N82E16820233191

OR: Kingston HyperX 3K SH103S3B/120GB SATA III SLC
Item #: N82E16820239049

For my CD/BR Drive: LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM SATA 12X Blu-ray Burner
Item #: N82E16827106369

*Note: Lol, sorry for all the notes. Anyway.. Should I get a bigger and "better" heatsink? Thanks. **
For my Heatsink: COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 Plus RR-B10-212P-G1 "Heatpipe Direct Contact" Long Life Sleeve 120mm
Item #: N82E16835103065

For my Monitor: ViewSonic VX2453mh-LED Black 23.6" Full HD HDMI LED BackLight LCD Monitor Slim Design w/SpeakersItem #: N82E16824116479

For my audio needs: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming HeadsetItem #: N82E16826104399

For my Mouse: Logitech G500 10 Buttons Dual-mode Scroll Wheel USB Wired Laser Gaming Mouse
Item #: N82E16826104318

For my Keyboard: Logitech G110 Black USB Wired LED Backlighting Gaming Keyboard
Item #: N82E16823126087

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So after looking through my parts, what do you think? Is this a good gaming PC that will smash graphics into the ground and let me have great FPS even while recording all while lasting for a minium of 2 years? If so, comment and let me know. If not, tell me why and recommend me some replacements please. Also I have noticed some other $2000 dollar gaming PC builds that have better parts for cheaper or some other variations of what I have or just different variations in general that are better, be it cheaper or more expensive. That being said, am I choosing the wrong parts? Or good parts that are really expensive when I could be doing it differently? Thanks for any and all help you provide. And just for the help.. I now officially love you. LOL.

EDIT: Found some speakers that are cheap and probably better than my crappy ones now. Here they are: Logitech S-220 17 Watts 2.1 Multimedia Speaker System - OEM
Item #: N82E16836121014

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Old 07-14-2012, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: $2000 gaming PC build. Need help choosing parts

Welcome to the forum.

Thats a pretty solid build, and nicely done for a gaming rig.

I'm not up on Asrock, or z77 boards, so I'm no help there. But in general it's a solid build for your intended use.
Someone else will tweak the mobo/ram for you.

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Old 07-15-2012, 02:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: $2000 gaming PC build. Need help choosing parts

Do you plan to overclock your CPU a lot? If so then your can look at getting a Megahalems Heatsink... I've been out of the Air-Cooling game for awhile but the meghalems was one of the best at the time...
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Old 07-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I plan on over clocking.
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