Help Building A Computer

Approximate Purchase Date: (As Soon As Possible))

Budget Range: (800-1000) Before / After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (Gaming on Facebook ,Photoshop, Sims, Surfing the Internet, watching Movies)

Parts Not Required: (already have monitor http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236049 )

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: ( www.newegg.com, www.tigerdirect.com)

Country: (us)

Parts Preferences: by brand or type (Intel CPU & Asus mobo and full tower case)

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: (1920x1080)

Additional Comments: (Need to have windows 7 os, SSD and I would like a quiet PC)

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Include a list of any parts you have already selected with descriptively labeled links for parts.
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  1. $70 Antec Three Hundred Illusion Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129066

    $160 SAPPHIRE 11201-00-20G Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102967

    $60 COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171038

    $26 Mushkin Enhanced Silverline 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10666) Desktop Memory Model 996768
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226092

    $104 ASUS P8H67-V (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel H67 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131783

    $180 Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 BX80623I52300
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115076

    $100 Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit - OEM
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116986

    $90 OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-60G 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227725

    Subtotal: $790.92
  2. i forgot to add a hard drive
    $130 Western Digital Caviar Black WD1001FALS 1TB 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136284

    so now we're 120 bucks over...you could take the 7770 out but then you wont be able to get your game on
  3. Ok. Do you have a preference for Intel or AMD? What is your favorite color? I assume you won't be Overclocking any of this stuff? How much hard drive space do you need?
  4. Ok, here is a nice build with room for upgrades in the future:

    Rosewill CHALLENGER Black Gaming ATX Mid Tower Computer Case $54.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147153

    ASRock Z68M/USB3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard $84.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157270

    Intel Core i5-2300 Sandy Bridge 2.8GHz (3.1GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 2000 $179.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115076

    Crucial Ballistix sport 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM $24.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148541

    ZALMAN CNPS5X SZ 92mm Hydraulic CPU Cooler $29.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118090

    EVGA 01G-P3-1361-KR GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) $139.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130749

    OCZ Agility 3 AGT3-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) $158.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227726

    Seagate Barracuda ST31000524AS 1TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive $109.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148697

    LG DVD Burner Black SATA Model GH24NS70 $16.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136236

    Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-550 550W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply $69.99
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182131

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


    Your looking at $952 for this build. A bit more expensive than alvine put together but I just included more of what you will need. I recommend the CPU cooler just cause Intel's stock heat sinks are pretty crappy. I think the GTX 460 is more than enough graphical power for you. That 7770 is a bit more costly but would also be a good solution. I am currently using a GTX 460 and i run Battlefield 3 on high settings with no issues at all. I ran Ultra for awhile but the game would crash after an hour so I lowered it and no more issues. So yea, it will run whatever your gonna need it to. And you can always slap in another one and SLI it if you need more power in the future. Also this Motherboard will support Next Gen Ivy Bridge Processors. So in a year or two you can upgrade to an Ivy Bridge and a new Graphics card and be off on your merry again.

    Hope this helps! Good Luck!
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