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I am looking to upgrade from the rig in my sig. Entirely new system for gaming with a multi-monitor setup. I am a fan of EVGA so I would like to stick with theri MOBO and Video card unless there is something substantially better out there for the money.

I am looking for suggestions on components for a build for a budget of $2000-$2500. Of course the lower the better but I would like at least a 256G SSD.

What are your suggestions for CPU/MOBO combos and Memory, power supply etc?

thanks in advance for your help.
 

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For gaming a Core I5 3570K for the LGA 1155 platform or you could go with the Core I7 3820 for the LGA 2011 platform as the the GPU EVGA has a lot of GTX 680 models to pick from
 

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I myself like the Cooler Master HAF XM more then the NZXT Phantom 410 but it is your PC so pick what you like
 

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For gaming a Core I5 3570K for the LGA 1155 platform or you could go with the Core I7 3820 for the LGA 2011 platform as the the GPU EVGA has a lot of GTX 680 models to pick from
Yeah im looking for a newer i7 build with usb 3.0 etc. I like my stuff super fast and something that will be good for about 2-3 years before i need to build again
 

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If it where me i would pick a Asus Maximus V Formula/Extreme board with a Core I5 3570K or a Asus Rampage IV Formula/Extreme board with a Core I7 3820 of course i dont know the price level in your country
 

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LGA 2011 will last longer then LGA 1155 LGA 1150 will come sometime in 2013 so if you pick a Rampage IV Formula/Extreme motherboard with a Core I7 3820 or a 3930K you sould be good for at least 1-2 years
I have a Core I7 3820 myself planing to upgrade it in Q3/Q4 2013
 

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Get a Z77 Sabertooth or a ROG Formula if you want to go with Asus

If you want to go with Gigabyte get a Z77x UP5-TH, or a Z77x UP4-TH.

EVGA only has the Z77 FTW for non m-atx mobos which is a bit pricey considering their competitors prices for similar mobos.

For a power supply a Seasonic X, a Kingwin LaserPlatinum or a NZXT Hale90 are good for their price. The Kingwin is on sale on Newegg right now and the NZXT is on sale on Amazon.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817121089

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFIUEQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p147_d0_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=15ZDTAFM18560QZM6JRQ&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

For memory I'd get Kingston, Samsung.or Mushkin.

For an SSD I'd get the upcoming Samsung 840 Pro which will launch in October as it benches great and the price is still lower than the high end marvell SSD's currently.
 

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So Z77 chipset MOBO it is I guess. What is the best bang for buck i7 CPU if i want to do some overclocking on liquid cooling? Also can you recommend a good heatsink/radiator setup for teh NZXT Phantom full tower case? Also should I get the NZXT Hale90 850W or 1000W PSU?
 

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LGA 2011 is a better way to go if you would like it to last more then a year
 

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Why would anyone recommend I5 ? That's not an upgrade.

With a $2000 budget you can fit in an I7-3930K, now that's a serious upgrade even though it's expensive. Intel hasn't released any 6-core CPUs for $300 unfortunately. There will be a new socket next year that will replace 1155 but no news on the LGA 2011 replacement so you should be good for at least 1 year. Even then, I see no reason to upgrade from 3930K for the next 3-5 years. Games are barely starting to use quad core properly.
 
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