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
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.
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....