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how good of a computer can I build with this budget? should I take the AMD or Intel route? and, would it be necessary to spend this kind of money on a computer if I barely even play demanding games? I mostly play counter strike source, but I want the head room to play games years from now without worrying about my hardware.
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I would go AMD ATI.But hey thats just me.
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how good of a computer can I build with this budget? should I take the AMD or Intel route? and, would it be necessary to spend this kind of money on a computer if I barely even play demanding games? I mostly play counter strike source, but I want the head room to play games years from now without worrying about my hardware.
You could a pretty powerful rig, future proof at that. And I would go intel mostly for current price: performance ratio.

If your're playing games like CSS currently, I would go for second hand parts in the FS section. There's a ton of 1st gen i5 quads that would do you just fine with the intent to upgrade gpus later on. You'd probably be spending around 600-800 for a solid rig.
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Buy yourself a nice 2600k.
Current AMD processors will give you a wrong impression of what a $2k computer performs like.

As for the graphics card, get a 6970.
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Honestly I would suggest you don't purchase an expensive computer you don't need. If you aren't playing intensive games than you won't need a $2000 computer. Grab maybe an i3-2300, a $150 board, a decent 500w psu, 4GB RAM and a gtx 460. Should total for like $700 with a hard drive and dvd drive. The best way to be future proof is to save money now so that you can afford the significantly better components in the future.
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Well basically, I'm going to have around $3k. I will be dedicating $500 for the monitor and operating system, and an additional $250 for the peripherals (mouse, keyboard, headset) and $300 for a new desk and chair. which leaves me with roughly $2k for a computer.

I was thinking of dual 6950, x6 core and a intel 160ssd build.
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2600k - $300
gtx 590 - $700
Asus p67p8 deluxe - $230
OCZ revodrive 120gb ssd - $284
Samsung F3 1TB -$65
Corsair 750w - $100
Case of your preference - $100
8GB of DDR3 1600mhz - $100
you need keyboard and mouse and monitor? - $200
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Honestly I would suggest you don't purchase an expensive computer you don't need. If you aren't playing intensive games than you won't need a $2000 computer. Grab maybe an i3-2300, a $150 board, a decent 500w psu, 4GB RAM and a gtx 460. Should total for like $700 with a hard drive and dvd drive. The best way to be future proof is to save money now so that you can afford the significantly better components in the future.
You may be right. But I want my games to play at a 120+ fps range so they can match the monitor's hertz I want (120hz) at a high resolution (fairly easy for cs source, but for other games...)
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2600k - $300
gtx 590 - $700
Asus p67p8 deluxe - $230
OCZ revodrive 120gb ssd - $284
Samsung F3 1TB -$65
Corsair 750w - $100
Case of your preference - $100
8GB of DDR3 1600mhz - $100
you need keyboard and mouse and monitor? - $200
TOTAL: $2000
the monitor alone that I want is $350
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...2CVF-_-Product

but that won't be included in the $2000 build.
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