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May 16, 2012 11:45:25 PM

Recently I've been looking into building a computer and I decided to ask for advice.

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next few weeks

Budget Range: 950 max before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Video Editing, Gaming, Movies, Internet Browsing, Word Processing

Parts Not Required: Monitor

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Amazon

Country: USA

Parts Preferences: Preferably an Intel Based PC

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: The monitor I have doesn't include speakers, and I don't have a keyboard or mouse. Also I don't have an os.
Windows 7 Preferable

Thanks in advance

More about : build 950

May 17, 2012 12:13:55 AM

Will someone please respond?
May 17, 2012 9:51:02 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Pro4-M Micro ATX ($117.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5V BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 ($46.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM ($89.95 @ Mwave)
Video Card: Asus Radeon HD 7850 2GB HD7850-DC2-2GD5 ($249.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ($58.99 @ NCIX US)
Power Supply: Antec High Current Gamer HCG-620M ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $903.41
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-05-17 05:38 EDT-0400)

It's $950 if you don't have a Microcenter near you. If you need to include peripherals in the budget then change the CPU to the i5-2400, and possibly downgrade the GPU depending on how much you want to spend on peripherals.

SAPPHIRE 11188-22-20G Radeon HD 6950 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 $200
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May 18, 2012 3:01:51 AM

Thanks for a quick reply!
May 18, 2012 4:24:51 AM

Look at add a 7850, 7870, or 560 ti to this build along with the case of your preference. $67.63
OCZ ZS Series 550W 80PLUS Bronze High Performance Power Supply compatible with Intel Sandy Bridge Core i3 i5 i7 and AMD Phenom $104.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Gigabyte Intel Z77 LGA 1155 Dual UEFI BIOS ATX Motherboard GA-Z77-DS3H <----- another look at that board $239.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Intel Core i5 3570K Processor 3.4 4 BX80637I53570K $44.99
Crucial 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3-1600MHz Destop Memory Kit $17.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black) $99.62 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack