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Last time I built a pc was back in 2008 since I have a job I am looking into building a new one. The budget is $2000 dollars, I mostly play games (WoW, LoL and tf2 but I will be playing newer games soon too) on my pc but I also like to render videos and I usually record videos (both video games and in real life, The videos I record in real life is on a SD card so I would like to have memory card reader too)

I prefer intel cpu and ati video card in this build.

Thanks if anyone helps me. thumb.gif
Edited by andyroo89 - 5/19/11 at 8:44pm
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CPU: 2600k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115070&cm_re=2600k-_-19-115-070-_-Product

Mobo: z68 UD4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128494

Ram: ripjaw x http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231430

GPU: 6970 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814127554&cm_re=6970-_-14-127-554-_-Product

PSU: x750 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817151087

HDD: Spinpoint F3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822152185&Tpk=spinpoint%20f3

SSD: dunno which size you would want

Case: 690 II http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119216

HSF: NH-D14 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

Optical Drive: Pick one, they're basically all the same

Total: ~$1300 (not including SSD)

I didn't include a memory card reader because I really don't know anything about them redface.gif

Do you need a monitor and keyboard/mouse too with this build?
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Sorry no just tower, thanks for the build, I may switch the case to 932 case.
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The 932 and Haf X are awesome cases. I have the Haf X and love it, however I just switched to a Danger Den torture rack so i'm not using it anymore. If you were in AZ I'd sell it to you haha. Also, check out the 600t or 650D by Corsair, both absolutely awesome cases. Another thing, are you wanting to do any water cooling? Or maybe even a closed CPU loop like the Corsair h50/60/70. I prefer them to huge air coolers like the D-14 and Megahalems.

Also I would definitely switch out the 4gb of ram he linked with 8gb, it barely costs any more money and it's definitely worth it with a build of this caliber, especially if you're going to be video editing/rendering. Ripjaws x 8gb
Edited by Cole S - 5/18/11 at 8:34pm
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Originally Posted by andyroo89;13544340 
Last time I built a pc was back in 2008 since I have a job I am looking into building a new one. The budget is $2000 dollars, I mostly play games (WoW, LoL and tf2 but I will be playing newer games soon too) on my pc but I also like to render videos and I usually record videos (both video games and in real life, The videos I record in real life is on a SD card so I would like to have memory card reader too)

I prefer intel cpu and ati video card in this build.

Thanks if anyone helps me. thumb.gif

Id go with 8GB of RAM just for that, the OP does say how much or how often but if it is more than occasionally the 8GB will be of benefit. These get my vote.

EDIT: also change the thread title so people know youre asking for a build to be made.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428&cm_re=G.SKILL_Ripjaws_X_Series-_-20-231-428-_-Product

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231445&cm_re=G.SKILL_Ripjaws_X_Series-_-20-231-445-_-Product
Edited by 10halec - 5/19/11 at 12:38am
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Definitely go with an SSD or 2 for your OS drive. It is the single biggest performance increase you can do. I have 2 60GB in RAID 0 and it is amazing how fast it is. Just put apps and OS on there. You definitely have the budget for it.
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Im a bit confused.. most of what you picked has horrible reviews. Are you backing your choices up with anything, or just picking random expensive stuff? typer.gif

Also if the OP is video encoding/ editing, the i7 2600k better suits him because of the Hyper Threading.

Just curious, why did you pick that mobo?

Also you could drop that SSD and go with a Crucial 300c 64 BG- it cost more, but its worth it. Ask around OCN about it. thumb.gif

And if you are going with a SATA 2 drive the Samsung F3 come highly recommended by most. Though with this kind of budget you mine as well go with SATA 3 6GB/s. rolleyes.gif
Edited by 10halec - 5/19/11 at 12:42pm
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