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New Computer build at or under $1,500.

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January 24, 2012 12:08:02 AM

So, following the format, here is my info:

Approximate Purchase Date: Middle of Febuary, possibly beginning of March

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming (SWTOR, Skyrim, BF3) and some graphic design (hence why I have a wacome tablet included).

Parts Not Required: I need it all

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No real preference...before anyone asks, there is no microcenter close to me (3 and half hours away).

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference, just want reliability.

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Yes, but not right off the bat...will be at a later date

Monitor Resolution: 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: I need everything....including Windows 7.


So, I have a build set up and want to know your guys opinion.

IN Win Buc 101 Mid Tower - $89.99

ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard - $121.99

HIS IceQ X Turbo Radeon HD 6950 2GB - $269.99

XFX Core Edition Pro 850W - $119.99

Intel Core I5-2500K - $229.99

Corsair XMS3 8GB Ram - $44.99

WD Caviar Blue 500GB - $89.99

Wacom Bamboo Connect Tablet - $69.00

Microsoft Sidewinder X4 Keyboard - $49.99

Cooler Master Storm Spawn Mouse - $44.99

LG DVD Burner - $18.99

Windows 7 Premium 64bit - $99.99

CM Hyper 212 Plus - $29.99

Element 32" LCD TV - $239.99


Total Price = $1,519.87

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January 24, 2012 3:05:32 AM

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January 24, 2012 3:12:04 AM

Gaming works best on a Monitor tbh. You could save ~$50 if you buy an LCD Monitor.
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January 24, 2012 3:21:07 AM

Check my sig. Look towards stepping up from the $1000 build.

Since you are buying around march, you should probably go for a HD7850/7870 depending on price/performance. Also, 750W should be plenty to CF two of those. Corsair TX750 going for $105.
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January 25, 2012 12:31:32 PM

Im getting the LCD tv due to the fact that my g/f will be getting it and I will be getting my plasma back in a few months. Once that happens I will be getting a 24" monitor. Until then the LCD will work for everything for me.
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