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[New Build] ~$1400-$1500 Computer First Time

Last response: in Systems
May 15, 2012 10:59:38 PM

Alright, I've been looking around, and here is pretty much what I think is good. Again, first build. Thoughts?

Approximate Purchase Date: Not sure, within a month

Budget Range: ~$1400

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Serious Internet surfing (50+ tabs)

Parts Not Required: Headphones, Mouse, Keyboard

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:,

Country: California, America

Parts Preferences: by brand or type I would like Intel (Needed), and I am probably wrong, but I believe ASUS is the better choice monitor wise? Not sure.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Monitor Resolution: Eh… Idk?

Additional Comments: I want something pretty boss.

Now let's move on to my part selections. I am just starting this out, feel free to adjust.

Revised. So far I have pretty much the final build. Reply by the end of nextweek-ish if you think I should change something.

Corsair Vengeance Blue 16GB 4x4GB Low Profile - $98

Thermaltake Chaser MK-1 Full Tower Case - $160

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 Graphics Card - $200

Seagate Barracuda 7200 1TB HardDrive - $100

Intel Core i5 3570K Ivy Bridge Processor - $240

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 MotherBoard - $130

Windows 7 Home Premium - $100

Corsair Enthusiast Series TX750 PSU - $105

Lite-On DVD Burner - $18

Dell Glossy Black 21.5'' HDMI LED Widescreen Monitor - $160

Total: $1341
Screen size: 22x21 (Max measurements for my desk space)

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May 15, 2012 11:02:08 PM

use a 128gb crucial m4 drive
use gigabyte z77x-ud3h
thats all

oh the monitor i suggest the asus ve247h
May 23, 2012 12:05:07 AM

Best answer selected by icewavezero.
May 24, 2012 1:41:49 AM

things to mention

1 make sure you get tthe baracuda with 64mb of cache because its faster
2: both the ud3 or the extreme4 will do you fine
3: you can go with 8gb of ram. you dont need 16gb unless you are video editing