Help with first build !

I have changed out hardware in pc's before, just never built one. I have help if I need it though :)

I want to build a gaming pc for around 1200-1500$ . I would like atleast 8gb of memory, intel i-7 ?? huge hard drive, nicer graphics card. I plan on buying an azza hurrican 2000 case. I just need to make sure stuff fits and works together. Whats the best motherboard for me as well? I need a list of every single thing i need :) I want to be able to pretty much run anything on the highest possible levels new game wise. I also race Nascar 2003 season online and with all the mods that keep coming out, my current pc is only getting 15-20 fps :( terrible ! HELP ME !!

Approximate Purchase Date: over next 2-3 weeks


Budget Range: (e.g.: 1000-1500) will be able to upgrade more over time

System Usage from Most to Least Important: GAMING ! Photoshop, everything needs to be fast !

Parts Not Required: keyboard,mouse,speakers, monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: best deals on certain parts, will buy from anywhere


Country of Origin: USA


Parts Preferences: by brand or type : Intel Processor , I-5 or I-7 ??

Overclocking: Not if I get a great pc before having to overclock


SLI or Crossfire: ????????


Monitor Resolution: I will be playing games on a 47 inch lcd

Additional Comments: Azza Hurrican Case, Lights, Lighted Fans, something to make her quiet
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  1. I just have no idea what works together, this is what I have in mind so far

    -Azza Hurrican Case

    -Intel Core i7-2600K Sandy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo Boost) 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I72600K

    -HIS H697F2G2M Radeon HD 6970 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity

    -Motherboard - ??? I have no idea ??

    -CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B

    -Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System

    -COOLER MASTER Silent Pro RS850-AMBAJ3-US 850W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.92 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply

    -HITACHI Deskstar H3IK10003272SP (0S02860) 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive

    -ASUS Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Blu-ray Burner BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS - OEM

    -Sony Optiarc CD/DVD Burner 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7260S-0B - OEM

    -Audio - I want some kind of High Definition, nothing way over the top though


    I doubt any of this works together, but it sounds good haha, thanks all for any assistance
  2. Here are some options for you. All found on the Newegg.


    https://secure.newegg.com/WishList/MySavedWishDetail.aspx?ID=14349151

    To save a few hundred you could always delete the SSD, just figured you might want it as a boot drive. Hope this helps.
  3. Here's a case that has 3.0 USB ports and a 2.5" SSD cage. Just choose a SSD for this build.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Enforcer-Interior-SGC-1000-KWN1/dp/B004WK3KKQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1309650281&sr=1-6 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Storm Enforcer USB 3.0 Mid Tower ATX Case with Window and Black Interior (SGC-1000-KWN1)

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Computer-Cooling-R4-LUS-07AR-GP/dp/B002LE8BJA/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_b $14.31 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Cooler Master Computer Case Cooling R4-LUS-07AR-GP 200mm Red LED Case Fan

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371049 $94.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    Antec High Current Gamer Series HCG-750 750W ATX12V v2.3 / EPS12V v2.91 SLI Certified CrossFire Certified 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.689147 $324.98 save: $25.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80623I52500K
    GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002G1YPH0/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER $29.49 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler, RR-B10-212P-G1

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428 $64.99 FREE SHIPPING
    G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130604 $234.99 (Before $25.00 Mail-In Rebate Card) FREE SHIPPING
    EVGA 01G-P3-1561-AR GeForce GTX 560 Ti FPB (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Spinpoint-3-5-Inch-Internal-HD103SJ/dp/B002MQC0P8/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1311298228&sr=1-1 $59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Samsung Desktop Class Spinpoint F3 1 TB SATA 3.0 Gb-s 32 MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare-OEM Drives, HD103SJ

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827135204 $19.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986 $99.99 FREE SHIPPING
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM

    Total: $1,258.70 *not including mail in rebates


    http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/product.php?category_id=19&product_id=3038 <----- CM Storm Enforcer w/pics, specs, and professional reviews
  4. I'm pretty set on my case the Hurrican 2000, Is the intel i5 just as good as the i7 ? and why the 2 graphics cards and why the make a model? I was wanting the radeon hd 6970 Thanks, what kind of motherboard ?
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