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April 24, 2012 4:30:39 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Around May 20th.

Budget Range: Sub $1000 is my only price requirement.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, College computer (research and papers) and streaming video.

Parts Not Required:o pen for suggestion but not included in price, keyboard(Razer black widow stealth), mouse(logitech g9x), monitor(Acer 20" LED (5ms)) speakers and OS(windows 7 home premium)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg and tigerdirect(as long as it is reliable I don't mind)

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Completely open minded as long as the build stays sub 1000

Overclocking: Mabye

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1600x900

Additional Comments: This build should be anywhere from $800-$1000. I want the most for my money. I also want this build to last. Other than that I am new to this and am very open minded so please suggest away :D 

http://secure.newegg.com/WishList/PublicWishDetail.aspx...
April 24, 2012 4:37:53 AM

I would wait for the ivy bridge processors and get a z77 motherboard with it.
As for the GPU for only a bit more you can get a 7850 which is about equal to a 570.
You don't need a sound card at all the one's on motherboards are better than they used to be. Lastly you won't need that much RAM I would just get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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April 24, 2012 5:03:25 AM

andrewcarr said:
I would wait for the ivy bridge processors and get a z77 motherboard with it.
As for the GPU for only a bit more you can get a 7850 which is about equal to a 570.
You don't need a sound card at all the one's on motherboards are better than they used to be. Lastly you won't need that much RAM I would just get this.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


First of all thank you for the advice :D . I was reading about the new processors and it would be nice for my processor to not be outdated the day I install it :p . What are prices like when they first come out and how long until the price drops? I was unsure about the sound card but since I don't need one i plan on going to the 7850 with the extra money. And the RAM was suppose to be 2 sticks of 4GB *facepalm.* Thanks again.
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April 24, 2012 10:28:50 AM

The prices are the same for the processors. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ivy-bridge-benchmar...
They aren't that much of an upgrade but if I was building my own I would want to put one in my build. Ram is so cheap now that I would upgrade to 8GB anyways The set I linked is $50 (after promo code) and 4GB will be about $30, just to keep extra for future applications without having to upgrade then.
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