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First Build-On Information Overload

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May 4, 2012 6:46:54 AM

This will be my first build (with the help of my husband) and I have officially achieved information overload after looking at the reviews, forum advice, and other research. Would like suggestions at this point.

Approximate Purchase Date: Hopefullywithin the next month
Budget Range: preferably under $1500 but I can go over a bit depending on suggested item.
System Usage from most to least important: Photo editing, gaming, internet surfing, and basic home desktop functions. (pretty much a very rounded computer with a slight focus on gaming in the future)
Parts not required: All components required
Preferred Website: Amazon or Newegg, I need to take into consideration the cost of shipping to Alaska so if it’s available on Amazon for free shipping that would be better.
Country: US
Parts Preferences: i5 2500k
Overclocking: Haven’t tried before but it could be a possibility in the future, once I learn more about it.
SLI or Crossfire: Maybe
Monitor Resolution: Open to suggestions but would like dual monitors.
Additional Comments: Since I am going to be working on photos I would like an all-in-one card reader. My husband may also be interested in playing D3 when it comes out.

Listed below is what I have come up with so far but the combined price is close to going over the budget and I haven’t taken into consideration the OS (windows 7) or Monitor (22” or larger). Suggestions on less expensive but comparable products would be extremely helpful.

Case: Rosewill Blackhawk gaming ATX mid tower computer case
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mobo: ASUS P8Z68-V Pro/Gen 3
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Video Card: Zotac AMP! ZT-50302-10M GeForce GTX 560 Ti (Fermi)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

PSU: Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750M-Semi Modular
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CPU:Intel Core i5-2500k sandy bridge 3.3 GHz
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: OCZ vertex 4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

RAM: G.Skill ripjaws X series 16GB (2 x 8GB)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

HDD: Seagate Barracuda ST320005NA1AS-RK 2TB
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Optical: LG Black 12x Super Multi Blue with 3D Payback
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
May 4, 2012 7:00:33 AM

All good solid choices for your price range except the power supply .

You dont need that high a wattage unit . It would run fine on a 500 watt unit , and even a 650 watt unit would allow for a lot of expansion
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