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Newbie $1500 I know nothing

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May 3, 2012 5:40:02 AM

Okay, so first off: I am new here. I want to build a computer around $1500 and have it by the end of the year-ish. I know basics of how most computer parts work, but not much else. Watched several videos about these kinds of things, but I have never done it before. I will have most likely no problems with building it, as I have 2 guys who have done this before.

Approximate Purchase Date: By the end of 2012

Budget Range: Relatively $1500, no more than $1600

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, streaming, basically almost everything except for coding.

Parts Not Required: I do have a headset, and I think I have my keyboard and mouse picked out.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Country: America, California

Parts Preferences: I would not want an SSD, and I prefer Western Digital, but I am open. Again, I do not want an SSD, I will be going for storage over performance, for now.

Overclocking: Probably.

SLI or Crossfire: ??

Monitor Resolution: Umm... Something bigger than a phone I guess? I really don't know. I will be able to get the dimensions of where I will be putting the computer, if needed.

Additional Comments: I really don't care about how quiet this thing is. Again, I am new here.

Basically, I am telling you to go ******* crazy with $1500. Please don't respond telling me to buy $1500 worth of potatoes though. Thanks!

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May 3, 2012 6:27:53 AM

your best bet is to post the thread just a week before you want to build your rig.i hope we will see a lot of new hardware by the end of the year.keep collecting some more bucks if you can.

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May 3, 2012 6:54:08 AM

Agreed. Lots of new parts should be out by then. Nvidia's new midrange cards for sure, and possibly some 8 series cards from AMD but perhaps not. CPUs will probably be similar to now, but I've heard grumblings about PD core CPUs from AMD might be out before the end of the year. Just keep watching videos and reading articles and come back early Dec.
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May 3, 2012 6:57:06 AM

yeah i'm in the same boat i'm looking to build one, but i'm still not sure when lol. to add to what they said, im also hoping hdd prices also drop a little by end of year. also, here's a build just so you can have an idea,

CPU: Intel 3.3GHz Core i5-2500K $220

Motherboard: Asus P8Z68-V LX $130

Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 2GB GDDR5 $360

RAM: Kingston HyperX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 $53

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB $140

Disc Drive: LG Black Blu-Ray Burner $80

PSU: Corsair HX650 650Watts $130

Monitor: ASUS VS248H-P 24" Monitor $200

Case: Doesn't matter that much, search for something you like on, but still ask here if you're not sure of compatibility once you've chosen one

Total: $1313 without case, so yeah choose any case around $100, then you still have some money left for extra parts you need or an extra hdd if you want
May 3, 2012 2:52:09 PM

Alright, thanks guys

I'll probably start looking for the new things to come out.

Honestly, I do prefer Intel over AMD, from what I have heard.
May 10, 2012 3:37:31 AM

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