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$2,000 high performance/multitasking/gaming config

By realtalk11
Jan 29, 2012
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  1. What are you going to use the PC for? Multi-tasking,Gaming

    How much is your budget? 2000$

    Where are you located? (a.k.a. fill out your profile) Canada

    Are you willing to buy online? Yes, ncix preferably

    Are you going to re-use any parts from an earlier build? No

    Do you need other peripherals like a monitor, keyboard and mouse, among others? No

    Have you already bought any parts? No

    Do you have an Operating System (OS)? No

    Will you need any aftermarket cooling, such as a CPU\GPU cooler or a watercooling setup?

    I'm planning on OC'ing the cpu so cpu cooler.

    I'm new to this but i would follow tutorials online and build it myself. Just need a solid and compatible config for 2000$.

    I will need a ssd and a gpu card that supports dual monitors.

    Waiting suggestions thx a lot in advance.
  2. Great1122

    Great1122 TS Enthusiast Posts: 152

    My suggestions:

    Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Full Version OEM 64-bit (Branded) - $129 + $30 shipping (this site has 1,600 reviews and about 1,300 are 5 star and only 9 are 1 star so I think it is trustworthy).

    Intel Core i7-2700K 3.50GHz 8MB Cache DDR3 LGA1155 - $354

    CORSAIR H100 (CWCH100) Extreme Performance Liquid CPU Cooler - $120

    OCZ ZX Series 850W Fully-Modular 80PLUS Gold High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandybridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom - $170 + $6 shipping ($30 rebate expires 1/31/12).

    Cooler Master RC-932-KKN5-GP HAF 932 Advance Full Tower Case - ATX, Black, SuperSpeed USB 3.0
    - $160 ($20 rebate expires 1/31/12).

    Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Internal 12x Blu-Ray Burner - $100 ($20 rebate expires 1/31/12).

    Sapphire Video Card HD 7970 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E HDMI DVI-I Dual Mini DP Retail - $578

    OCZ OCZSSD2-1VTXPL120G Vertex Plus 2.5" Solid State Drive - 120GB, SATA II - $150

    Seagate ST1000DM003 Barracuda 1TB Hard Drive - 1TB, 7200RPM, 64MB, SATA 6Gb/s - $130

    Corsair Vengeance 8 GB Kit (2 x 4 GB) DDR3 1600 MHz PC3 12800 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit - $55

    No motherboard, I think the 7970 is the problem, the 7950 is just around the corner so wait for that to come out and it should be at least $100 (maybe $200) cheaper which would give plenty of room for buying a motherboard. I would suggest something a long the lines of this motherboard: GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard ($160 + $13 shipping). Also I'm 99.9% sure both the 7970 and the 7950 support dual monitors as almost all graphics cards nowadays do.

    Total: $1982(before rebates), that leaves $18 for shipping on the items I didn't mention, which is obviously not enough. I overestimated all prices so it might be a couple of dollars off. If you didn't want to buy an hdd that'll save your $130 which then makes enough room for shipping but if you did want one then I have no idea how much the shipping will cost for your address but I hope you'll be able to accumulate that much. At the very least I suggest you buy the psu with the rebate because I think $146 for that psu is a great deal (although ocz takes 2 months, without rush processing, to get rebate card to you, speaking from personal experience).


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