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Building your own computer is easier than most people think. Just wear an ESD bracelet ($5) and be careful when you mount the CPU, the CPU fan and the ram.Your budget is great so no proble there. As for speakers, just buy a cord in your stereo store ($5 as well) and jack it in there, no computer speakers can match that.As for screen, I think a 2K screen is the best bang for the buck right now. High resolution, large and nice to an accepatable price. This 27" Acer would do fine for $470: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009769Then we need a good CPU. I think an Intel I7 5820K Hasswell-E will do nicely (have it myself) $390http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819117402 Motherboard: Gigabytes GA X-99 SLI is a good card for $210: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128829Memory: 16 gig Corsair Vengance LPX DDR4 $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233698&cm_re=ddr4-_-20-233-698-_-ProductPSU: A Corsair gold plus modular 850W $155: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139138HDs:The SSD is hard, plenty of good ones there, like this Crucial Mx100 256 gig for $190: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5MR1T36882Add a 3gig Seagate Barracuda for $85: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA5AD2TW2217That is $1625. Add $200 for a case and OS, leaving us with $425 for a GFX card.Here is a factory clocked Zotac Gefoerce 970 GTX for $375: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814500372 The last $50 could be used for a good mouse/tracball or be sunk into a better case.With case: get something you like the look of but get something pretty large. Extra fans are good.With OS: Up to you (still prefer 7 myself but 8.1 or 10 works as well, just get a 64 bits.Good luck.
I like Digital Storm, for putting together balanced systems, and had you bought that Level 2 system, you would have got something that met and exceeded your expectations.But as demonstrated here, you get a bigger SSD, a HDD and a great great screen for the same price if you put it together.One thing the Level 2 has got going for it, is the $200 Corsair case. Instead of the cheap (ugly) Antec that Quizz proposed. Quizz don't care for cases, and he always lowballs here, but at the end of the day, especially if you put it together yourself, the bling of a high quality case just adds to the fun factor of owning a self-build system. An alternative could be Corsair Air 540.So personally, I'd happily take Quizzs build, but ditch the 2tb HDD and get a great case. If it costs $2250, then make it look like $2250. Edit: Fixed link.