New desktop help?

I have a 1 1/2 year old dell that isnt cutting it. I need some help since I know computers well but not as good as others. I know some of the things I want


An ASUS P8P67 DELUXE -16x ,8.Ch.S,L, USB 3 motherboard

An intel 2nd gen processor (i5 or i7)

A 750 GB hard drive

Running windows 7

And A Good Video card
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  1. What is your budget? Is this for gaming? Can you fill this out?

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261222-31-build-advice
  2. Kidsoccer said:
    I have a 1 1/2 year old dell that isnt cutting it. I need some help since I know computers well but not as good as others. I know some of the things I want


    An ASUS P8P67 DELUXE -16x ,8.Ch.S,L, USB 3 motherboard

    An intel 2nd gen processor (i5 or i7)

    A 750 GB hard drive

    Running windows 7

    And A Good Video card



    response to gary1


    Approximate Purchase Date: this month

    Budget Range: 1000-1200After Rebates

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

    Parts Not Required: mouse

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: new egg, amazon

    Country: USA

    Parts Preferences:

    An ASUS P8P67 DELUXE -16x ,8.Ch.S,L, USB 3 motherboard

    An intel 2nd gen processor (i5 or i7) at least a quad core

    A 500 GB hard drive

    Running windows 7

    And A Good Video card

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: no clue what this is

    Monitor resolution: at least hd

    Additional Comments: cool case with lots of fancy features (lighting, windows)
  3. i think my reply went through
  4. is this everything I'll need to get the actual tower up and running?
  5. Yep, everything you need. Well, other than mouse, keyboard, and monitor of course.

    Ah crap, I forgot a optical drive. Here you go.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827106289
  6. thank you so much gary1
  7. No problem, that computer will be able to run almost anything you throw at it!
  8. would it be possible to change the optical drive to a blu ray player?
  9. and would all this still work with the asus motherboard?
  10. It would, dunno why you really want it though. Unless you already have it, if so, it will work fine!
  11. and between all the instruction manuals I should be able to piece it all together and hook everything up to the right thing
  12. Only really one place where parts can fit! Haha.
  13. is the COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler really necessary? if i buy the i5 wont it come with a fan and heat fin setup?
  14. in a year or so i will be upgrading to liquid cooling so i don't think it is necessary. i also love the graphics card but that's a little more than i want to spend on a card right now, are there any cheaper alternatives in the $250 range?
  15. Will i need anything else to connect to wifi? or is that in the motherboard. i am also considering downgrading to a amd radeon HD 7850, is this a good choice?
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