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Best system build for $1500 or less, gaming, work productivity, some photo editing

Hey all,
It has been at least 10 years now since I have built up a computer, and well, you all know, much has changed. I have been using laptops mostly with work and other things but want to go back to a desktop. Work related apps, office, some photo editing. I also plan on getting back into computer gaming a bit, nothing too heavy with more real world responsibilities now. Think I want to stick with windows operating system. AMD vs. intel, etc? It would be nice to have a SSD as well for part of the storage.

So for $1500 ( I have to set a max somewhere) for everything, including keyboard, monitor, speakers, etc. What is your recommended computer build for that budget?
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  1. OK. Go for an intel processor.
    An i7 4770 CPU should do the trick.
    For the SSD will this be enough? Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD
    For your video card go for a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    For you Hard Drive grab a WD Green 2tb HDD
    For your RAM choose 8gb of Vengeance Pro
    For your motherboard go for a G1 Sniper m5
    The screen is yours to choose. I do not recommend going over 27" however.

    Good Luck!
  2. Oh, and for your Power Supply Unit go for a HX Series HX650 Power Supply or an equivalent.
    As for the case I assume you do not want one that is too bulky and covered in flashy lights.
    If so, choose a case from this list: http://www.corsair.com/en-au/cases/carbide-series?casemotherboardsupport=Mini%20ITX,%20Micro%20ITX,%20ATX,%20E-ATX|
  3. PCJoe said:
    OK. Go for an intel processor.
    An i7 4770 CPU should do the trick.
    For the SSD will this be enough? Corsair Force Series LS 240GB SSD
    For your video card go for a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770
    For you Hard Drive grab a WD Green 2tb HDD
    For your RAM choose 8gb of Vengeance Pro
    For your motherboard go for a G1 Sniper m5
    The screen is yours to choose. I do not recommend going over 27" however.

    Good Luck!


    Could you please use Pcpartpicker.com to build this?
  4. Best answer
    Yeah sure. Sorry, I didn't have the time to do that before.
    Here: http://pcpartpicker.com/user/PCJoe/saved/#savedbuild_1112624
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