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April 18, 2012 5:20:27 PM

I already have a thread up asking about an AMD build but I was interested to know what would be available for under $1500 if any parts were allowed. The components must be included in the price as I am looking to order and put it all together without needing to buy anything else.

Approximate Purchase Date: (before May 2012)

Budget Range: (e.g.: $1500) After Rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: (e.g.: gaming/workstation, surfing the internet, watching movies)

Parts Not Required: N/A (brand new build from scratch)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: No preference

Overclocking: Maybe later as required (not super important)

SLI or Crossfire:Maybe as an upgrade in the future

Monitor Resolution: (e.g.: at least 1280x1024, 25" )

Additional Comments: Very quiet very discreet computer (thinking a lian li case no lights or anything), need everything including: keys, mouse, sound.

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April 18, 2012 5:50:50 PM

Intel's new 22nm Ivy Bridge cpu's are due out April 29th.

This build allows you to add another one of those cards later on if you so choose. That case down below comes with a multi channel fan controller along with an LED on/off switch, 3.0 USB ports, SSD cage, etc....

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-Series-Gaming-CC-... $116.16 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Corsair Carbide Series 500R Mid Tower Gaming Case CC-9011012-WW

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $89.99 - $69.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING
OCZ ZS Series 750W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $139.99
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

http://pcper.com/news/Processors/Intel-Ivy-Bridge-Proce... $225
Intel i5-3750K Ivy Bridge CPU 3.4Ghz

http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-212-RR-212E-2... $34.29 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $44.99 FREE SHIPPING
G.SKILL Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-8GAB

http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Intern... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $124.99 FREE SHIPPING
Mushkin Enhanced Chronos MKNSSDCR120GB 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

http://www.amazon.com/HD7870-DC2-2GD5-DisplayPort-Utili... $349.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
ASUS HD7870-DC2-2GD5 Radeon 2GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI/DisplayPort GPU Tweak Utilities PCI-Express 3.0 Graphics Card HD7870-DC2-2GD5

http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Buil... $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

Total: $1,325.38 *not including shipping and rebates


http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00413PHEQ/ref=ox_sc_a... $149.99 + $10.49 shipping
Asus ML228H 21.5" 1920X1080 2ms Full HD LED BackLight LED Monitor Slim Design 250 cd/m2 10,000,000 :1 (ASCR)


http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/... <----- A better look at that case

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ASUS/HD_7870_Direct_... <----- Review of that Asus card w/benchmarks

http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=Z77%20Extre... <----- A better look at that board
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April 22, 2012 1:54:37 AM

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