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TweakTown Commander PC ($2000 USD)

TweakTown System Builders Guide (SBG)

Revision Updates

April 26, 2015 21:32 pm:  CPU & VGA card updated!
December 01, 2014 21:29 pm:  Prices updated, changed GPU and upgraded SSD to 512GB!
September 28, 2014 00:15 am:  September 28, 2014 - Added new GeForce GTX 970, changed motherboard and SSD
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.
Intel Core i5-4590 (3.3GHz, quad-core) processor
$198.00 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
You don't need a top of the line CPU these days, which spares some more money up for the VGA card!
GIGABYTE Z97X-GAMING 7 motherboard
$169.00 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
GIGABYTE makes some great motherboards, without charging an arm and a leg. The new Z97X-Gaming 7 motherboard is no exception.
Corsair Vengeance Pro 16 GB PC3-15000 1866MHz DDR3 DIMM Dual Channel Memory Kit
$202.45 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.
Crucial BX100 512GB SSD
$183.82 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
Crucial have a super-cheap, reliable SSD on their hands with the BX100, with 512GB being the big new entry on our system.
MSI GeForce GTX 970 Gaming 4G
$334.99 BUY!  * Manually Updated! Price may be inaccurate *
The GeForce GTX 970 still represents one of the best value for money GPUs on the market, especially for a system under $2000.
ASUS VS278Q-P Black 27-inch 1ms (GTG)
$249.00 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
$109.99 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
$158.99 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
$80.36 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
Sorry - Not Currently Available
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
$97.27 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: $1933.82
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