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TweakTown Commander PC ($2000 USD)

TweakTown System Builders Guide (SBG)

Revision Updates

January 16, 2014 04:15 am:  Fully updated specs! Deliciously fast now!
June 01, 2013 14:05 pm:  Haswell will be added soon when stock goes on sale!
November 21, 2012 10:36 am:  Monitor upgraded to the ASUS VS278Q-P
November 21, 2012 10:28 am:  CPU cooler changed to Zalman CNPS9900MAX-B
May 07, 2012 00:10 am:  New SSD!
April 30, 2012 15:30 pm:  Big changes! Ivy Bridge and Z77 added as well as a new video card
January 18, 2012 11:56 am:  Manual prices updated - motherboard is cheaper
December 27, 2011 15:55 pm:  Prices updated - Mobo increases by $10
November 04, 2011 03:55 am:  Added new gaming keyboard and mouse!
November 04, 2011 02:38 am:  Updated - RAM cheaper and CPU upgraded to Intel 2700K
November 04, 2011 02:34 am:  More prices sourced through PriceGrabber for daily price updates
October 28, 2011 01:34 am:  Prices updated - RAM and SSDs cheaper
October 19, 2011 18:54 pm:  Prices updated - CPU cooler more expensive
October 10, 2011 11:17 am:  Prices updated - Mobo, RAM and CPU cooler cheaper, SSDs more expensive
October 03, 2011 08:47 am:  Prices updated - Motherboard and cooler more expensive, SSDs cheaper
September 26, 2011 06:18 am:  Prices updated - Optical drive sees small increase, CPU cooler cheaper
September 18, 2011 23:59 pm:  Prices updated - RAM, speakers and cooler cheaper. Case and optical drive more expensive.
September 05, 2011 16:18 pm:  Prices updated - Mobo, case and optical drive drop
September 05, 2011 15:31 pm:  New SSDs!
August 29, 2011 11:20 am:  Prices updated - SSDs cheaper, but RAM and PSU more expensive
Intel Core i7-4770K CPU, 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor
$314.99 BUY!
Intel's Core i7 4770K processor is a kick-ass CPU, where it nips on the heels of its Extreme Edition brother, which is magnitudes more expensive.
GIGABYTE Z87X-OC Motherboard
$218.00 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
GIGABYTE's Z87-OC Motherboard is a top-class motherboard for its price. Capable of SLI and CrossFire, you'll own this board for years.
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 GB PC3-15000 1866MHz DDR3 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
$169.99 BUY!
Corsair has some incredible RAM, and its Vengeance Pro line of DDR3 RAM is no exception. Awesome RAM for the money, and it doesn't hurt that it looks great, either.
Corsair Neutron GTX 240GB SATA III SSD
$219.99 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
Corsair make some of the best SSDs on the market. The Neutron GTX line has the same color scene as the Vengeance Pro line of DDR3 RAM - coincidence, I don't think so!
MSI N780 LIGHTNING GeForce GTX 780 Video Card
$499.99 BUY!
The GeForce GTX 780 from NVIDIA is still one of the best GPUs on the market, and now that we have some great third-party coolers, it's time to get our GPU on. MSI has an awesome GTX 780 in the Lightning series, and it's not badly priced, either.
ASUS VS278Q-P Black 27-inch 1ms (GTG)
$259.93 BUY!
ASUS makes some great displays, and the VS278Q-P is no exception. 27 inches of Full HD goodness, with DisplayPort connectivity in the mix.
Corsair Carbide 500R System Cabinet
$99.99 BUY!
Corsair not only makes great RAM and SSDs, but it makes some of the best-looking, feature-packed cases on the market. We have the Carbide 500R in this system, a case that not only looks great, but will keep all of your components nice and cool, too.
Corsair AX760 ATX Power Supply - 760 Watt 80 PLUS Platinum Certified Fully-Modular PSU
$150.95 BUY!
We're filling this system with Corsair hardware, and that is not a bad thing. Corsair make some of the world's best PSUs, too, you know?
Logitech Z523 2.1 Speaker System
$64.99 BUY!
Logitech's Z523 2.1-channel speaker system will give you enough audio for your gaming, or music. You can spend more on the speakers, but this is always an option for gamers. GPU comes first, and we've chosen the GTX 780 which has sucked up a lot of our budget! But, this doesn't mean we have to go for no-name speakers now, does it?
Corsair Raptor K50 Black Keyboard
$93.24 BUY!
We are close to an all-Corsair PC here, filling it out with Corsair keyboard and mouse, below. The K50 is an awesome keyboard, with a soft mechanical touch. Another benefit, it's cheap!
Corsair Vengeance M65 Performance FPS Laser Gaming Mouse 8 Buttons 8200DPI - Black
$49.99 BUY!
Corsair continues its peripheral dominance with the decently priced Vengeance M65 mouse.
Lite-On IHAS124 24x DVDRW
$99.96 BUY!
These days, you mainly need an optical disc drive if you're not installing Windows from a USB key. Some games you might purchase physically now, but most games are purchased digitally through Steam and Origin.
Corsair Hydro Series H80i High Performance Liquid CPU Cooler
$87.74 BUY!
Corsair fills out our system with its Hydro Series H80i cooler, an impressive cooler that has great performance, with minimal noise and heat.
TOTAL PRICE: $2329.75
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