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First Build $1000-1500 Budget

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Last response: in Systems
May 17, 2012 6:55:54 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: In the next two weeks

Budget Range: 1000-1500 U$D

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
- Gaming
- Surfing

Parts Not Required: OS, keyboard, mouse.

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:


Country: Ciudad del Este (East City) - Paraguay

Parts Preferences: Intel or AMD, whatever is good for gaming.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: No

Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200 (Full HD)

Additional Comments:

I just want my games to run smoothly at 60 Fps or more.

To help in the search, these are the short names so you can Ctrl + F directly to the parts:
- Computer Case = Gabinete ATX
- Processor = Proc. / CPU
- Monitor = Monit.
- Motherboard = MB AM3+ / MB S1155
- Power Supply = Fonte
- Hard Drive = HD SATA3 3.5''
- SSD = HD SSD (Just one of 64GB for OS please)
- Video card = VGA PCIEXP

NOTE: I have means to buy from amazon too, here's how it works, there are agencies here called e-Couriers, they give you a Mail box in their offices in Miami, I order from amazon, and receive the product in their offices in my mail box, then they send it to me by airplane and charge 16U$d/Kg when I go to claim it, so I want to avoid that if possible but I still can buy from the US. If you feel the parts are not a good quality in the pages I submitted, tell me wich ones I should buy from amazon/newegg.

Thank you very much for the help.

P.D What are the odds of getting a DOA components? It's my first build (really scared) and I really don't want to deal with RMA because I would have to pay to send the product, and they pay again to send it back to my country.

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May 17, 2012 9:10:03 AM

Which games are you planning on playing?

I would suggest a 3570k cpu with a z77 motherboard.

SSD, get any sandforce that's on sale.

GPU, I don't know conversion rates... but in the US with a $1500 budget, the best GPU would be a GTX 670. There is limited availability with these though. And the drivers of course need to be worked on.

PSU... 600-750W depending on GPU. Corsair has been on sale a lot recently here in the US and is dependable.

Monitor... 22"-24" 1080 seems reasonable for your budget.