This build is based on the MSI Gaming MoBo and an SLI combo of MSI GeForce GTX 970 graphics cards.
It is powered by an Intel Core i7-5820K. This processor is a great choice for a gaming rig even though many gamers opt for a slightly less expensive i5. With a higher clock speed and the ability to overclock this processor, you won't find bottlenecks during peak usage at either the graphics or the processing levels. That makes this machine versatile as both a workhorse for tasks like video editing or 3D rendering and a beast for gaming.
This build is beautiful in black and red, housed in an NZXT S340, with 16GB of DDR40-2400 memory (also red) complimented by the gorgeous and powerful MSI X99A GAMING 7 motherboard. This configuration will be upgradable as the MOBO supports up to 128GB of RAM, features 3-way SLI support and has 2x USB 3.1 ports with 10 USB 3.0 ports including 6 rear and 4 headers.
For storage, this gaming machine uses a 256GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD for the operating system and any games or programs you regularly use. Additionally, this build has a 1TB Western Digital Green drive for the rest of your storage needs.
The graphics card(s) in this machine really drive gaming on this build. This system utilizes the full power of two MSI GeForce GTX 970 video cards in SLI configuration. The performance you'll get for less than $2000 with this configuration will make the most cutting edge games look great even with the graphics and textures turned up.
With minimal shipping costs and only $15 in mail in rebates, this build is sure to meet your needs for gaming, video editing and just about any other task you can think to throw at it. It's beautiful. It's powerful. It's affordable. Let me know what you think!