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sooo i currently have the alienware alpha (i7) its from 2013... my birthday is in a few days so i think im gonna pick up a new toy... my budget is around 2000$... can you guys suggest some builds for me? Could possibly up budget a little... Is 2k enough for a high end PC? I'm not putting the PC together myself im ordering the parts & having it put together by Frys Electronics.
EDIT: I own a monitor so im good there, have a decent sound system so im good there, I have always gone intel but I'm open to AMD/other brands. I will mostly be using this PC for gaming & RGH purposes
 
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sooo i currently have the alienware alpha (i7) its from 2013... my birthday is in a few days so i think im gonna pick up a new toy... my budget is around 2000$... can you guys suggest some builds for me? Could possibly up budget a little... Is 2k enough for a high end PC? I'm not putting the PC together myself im ordering the parts & having it put together by Frys Electronics.
EDIT: I own a monitor so im good there, have a decent sound system so im good there, I have always gone intel but I'm open to AMD/other brands. I will mostly be using this PC for gaming & RGH purposes
Why not upgrade it? You could buy a Titan x if you really want to spend $2000+
 
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Why not upgrade it? You could buy a Titan x if you really want to spend $2000+
you can't upgrade the graphics card in the alpha just the ram & cpu
 
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Why not upgrade it? You could buy a Titan x if you really want to spend $2000+

Unless you use the Titan X the way it's met to be used it just becomes a heavy paperweight. the gtx 980 would work just fine.

sooo i currently have the alienware alpha (i7) its from 2013... my birthday is in a few days so i think im gonna pick up a new toy... my budget is around 2000$... can you guys suggest some builds for me? Could possibly up budget a little... Is 2k enough for a high end PC? I'm not putting the PC together myself im ordering the parts & having it put together by Frys Electronics.
EDIT: I own a monitor so im good there, have a decent sound system so im good there, I have always gone intel but I'm open to AMD/other brands. I will mostly be using this PC for gaming & RGH purposes

2k is definitely good enough for an high end pc.
you could get something from ibuypower. with them you choose the parts and they put them together for you.
 
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Unless you use the Titan X the way it's met to be used it just becomes a heavy paperweight. the gtx 980 would work just fine.



2k is definitely good enough for an high end pc.
you could get something from ibuypower. with them you choose the parts and they put them together for you.
Ibuypower is very overpriced.

I would get this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Z170 FTW ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1520.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 15:45 EST-0500
 
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Ibuypower is very overpriced.

I would get this

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU: Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($239.99 @ Micro Center)
CPU Cooler: be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3 67.8 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($89.90 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: EVGA Z170 FTW ATX LGA1151 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Amazon)
Memory: Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR4-2133 Memory ($44.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung 850 EVO-Series 250GB 2.5" Solid State Drive ($79.99 @ Micro Center)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Video Card ($649.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Fractal Design Define R5 Blackout Edition w/ Window ATX Mid Tower Case ($118.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Power Supply: XFX XTR 750W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($106.99 @ SuperBiiz)
Total: $1520.83
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-06 15:45 EST-0500

It's overpriced because they build it for you. He plans on having someone else doing that for him already. So might as well buy it pre-built than getting the parts and paying someone else to do it.
 
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It's overpriced because they build it for you. He plans on having someone else doing that for him already. So might as well buy it pre-built than getting the parts and paying someone else to do it.
Its like $50 extra to have Microcenter build it for you when it's close to $200 over on iBP.
 
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iBuyPower sucks. They're not only over-priced, they just flat out suck. The 980 and Titan X are both terrible GPUs, their price points are horrific. What monitor do you currently own? If you're using a 1080p monitor or lower resolution, a 980Ti is a huge waste of money. What components do you currently have? Some might be re-usable and worth salvaging. Also, 250GB is nothing. That will be nowhere near enough storage whatsoever.
 
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