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$2000 Build Help?
07-10-2012, 01:31 AM,
$2000 Build Help?
My friend has $2000 maximum to build a computer. What combination of parts would you use? He wants to game on the computer.
07-10-2012, 02:31 AM,
RE: $2000 Build Help?
(07-10-2012, 01:31 AM)joshlete Wrote: My friend has $2000 maximum to build a computer. What combination of parts would you use? He wants to game on the computer.

Take a look at Tier 8 and 9 and see what you and your friend thinks of the components. If you have any questions on alternatives, comparing tiers, etc. feel free to post them.
Desktop: CPU: Intel Core i5 2500 3.30GHz RAM: G.Skill 8GB MOBO: ASRock P67 Extreme4 Gen3 Video Card: SLI MSI Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 768 SSD: Corsair Force 3 60GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Sound: Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Mouse: Storm Sentinal Z3RO-G Keyboard: Das Keyboard Silent/Filco Majestouch 2 Speakers: Behringer MS-16 Headphones: Alessandro MS-1/Shure SRH440 modded Router: D-Link Xtreme DIR-655 Monitor: Dell Ultrasharp U2312HM De-anti-glared Laptop: Lenovo Thinkpad X120e/Thinkpad T430
07-11-2012, 03:40 PM,
RE: $2000 Build Help?
He wants to play Minecraft with shaders and realistic texturepacks. And maybe something future proof. Only thing I don't really know what he should get is what kind of motherboard and graphics card?

Anyone wanna make a setup for me? That would be much appreciated.
07-11-2012, 04:12 PM,
RE: $2000 Build Help?
Look through the builds here:

And decide what setup best meets your/his needs. A $2000 computer is pretty overkill for just Minecraft, hopefully you'll/he'll be doing other stuff with it, otherwise I'd suggest not throwing down that much money into it, maybe putting it into extra peripherals/accessories.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 922 CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K OC to 4.5Ghz CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: GeForce GTX 560 Ti Zotac AMP! SSD: Crucial M4 128GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 Extreme 4 Gen 3 RAM: 2x4GB (8GB) Corsair Low Profile 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 650W Seasonic 80+ Gold Sound Card: None (Integrated) Keyboard: i-rocks KR-6260 Gaming Mouse: Logitch Gaming G500 Monitor: Viewsonic 24" LED-vx2453
07-11-2012, 04:30 PM,
RE: $2000 Build Help?
here's what techlove's 2 grand got him to give you an idea, pricing would prolly vary a bit though:

now you could drop off one of the gpu's and add a descent monitor, win7, mouse and keyboard.

just an example of what $2k might look like.

good luck

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