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March 12, 2012 5:25:33 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: Unsure

Budget Range: (e.g.: $1000-$1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: gaming, surfing the internet,

Parts Not Required: All Parts required but not you guys dont need to include mouse and keyboard
Preferred Website(s) for Parts: I don't care where they are from but all parts should be from same sight.
Country: (e.g.: India) we need to know where these parts are being assembled

Parts Preferences: No specific preferences due to the fact that im a newbie. Im just looking for the best bang for buck of course with quality being as import.

Overclocking: Im a newbie so i couldnt do it myself but maybe in the future.

SLI or Crossfire: Again, im a newbie so idk but i would like the option

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments:I am hoping to buy/build a gaming PC and would like to know what i could get for $1500(not including 1080p monitor, mouse or keyboard.

I need specific pricing on each part and all part for a brand new build.

Main uses/features of greatest importance from left to right: Gaming, misc. computer use, noise level, appearance.

I have never built a PC so keep this in mind, and also i would like to be able to upgrade in the future.


Thank you in advance.

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a c 276 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 5:44:27 PM

If you can wait a couple of weeks for a Radeon 7870, I'd highly recommend doing so.

Try this:

Case: Corsair Carbide 400R - $99.99 ($10.00 MIR)
PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 - $104.99 ($10.00 MIR)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z68XP-UD3H - $149.99
CPU: 3.30GHz Intel Core i5-2500K - $219.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $34.99
RAM: 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport 1600MHz 1.5V - $36.99
SSD: 64GB Crucial M4 - $93.99
HD: Samsung Ecogreen F4 2TB - $149.99
Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $329.99 (approximate)

Total: $1,248.90 - $20.00 MIR = $1,220.90

The $300 difference will give you plenty of room to get a 7 Home Premium license and a nice monitor if you need it, I can recommend some good ones.
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 5:51:26 PM

A couple of weeks? Isn't the 7850 due for release next week?
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a c 276 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 6:15:42 PM

azeem40 said:
A couple of weeks? Isn't the 7850 due for release next week?


Not sure, I haven't seen any actual dates from the manufacturers yet, and I've been watching Sapphire's website closely. :lol: 
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 6:19:15 PM

I heard on Anandtech forums that the 7850 is being released on the 19th.
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March 12, 2012 6:28:48 PM

So guys the SSD i would use simply for my OS and my most used programs for speedy response?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 6:40:44 PM

You can either use the SSD for caching only and install the OS the HDD or you can install the OS to the SSD and use the HDD for storage. I haven't tried the SSD caching feature yet as I am using an 990FX mobo, but it sounds intriguing.

I prefer Nvidia so I might go with a 570/580 instead but otherwise the suggested options aren't bad.
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March 12, 2012 6:47:45 PM

Any real reason to choose Nvidia over radeon? And will this rig be able to play current high end games and future games at high resolution with high fps?
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a b 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 7:05:27 PM

That's a philosophical battle I don't wish to fight - I personally have had better success with Nvidia hardware and drives. I am using a 560ti and planning on upgrading to a 580 when the 600 series releases later this year and the prices reduce. BF3 runs like a champ on mine post-upgrade.
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a c 276 4 Gaming
March 12, 2012 9:59:50 PM

phillylol said:
So guys the SSD i would use simply for my OS and my most used programs for speedy response?


That's generally what I use mine for, I always try to keep OS and data / large programs separate and this is the best way to do it.

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That's a philosophical battle I don't wish to fight - I personally have had better success with Nvidia hardware and drives. I am using a 560ti and planning on upgrading to a 580 when the 600 series releases later this year and the prices reduce. BF3 runs like a champ on mine post-upgrade.


:lol: 

Yeah there's been many a flame war in regards to ATI/AMD or NVIDIA - the Radeons have improved like 10 fold since the AMD merger, NVIDIA's shown signs of improvement but whether Keppler will beat the 7870 or not remains to be seen, for now I'm sticking with that as my GPU of choice.
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March 15, 2012 1:49:26 PM

Best answer selected by PhillyLoL.
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