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Need opinions on $1500 build.

Last response: in Systems
May 26, 2012 8:37:59 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

Budget Range: $1200-$1500 before rebates.

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, Movie/TV show viewing, internet usage, youtube.

Parts Not Required: speakers

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg
Country: U.S.A

Parts Preferences: by brand or type Intel/Nvidia, unless AMD is superior to either.

Overclocking: No

SLI or Crossfire: In future

Monitor Resolution: The monitor I am looking to get is 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I have a question about cases. Is a mid tower not good far gaming, since it does not have as good cooling capabilities? Those full tower cases seem a little too expensive.

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May 26, 2012 9:23:10 PM

mid tower is perfect for gaming

it will cool just as good as a full tower and is smaller

full towers are more for extra stuff like water cooling or adding big items inside

nothing wrong with phantom 410 it looks really nice but i would rather go with
1)Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
has a very nice look to the case, a clear side panel to look at the beauty, and LED fans
2)NZXT Phantom 410 CA-PH410-B1 White Steel
the white model has a really shiny white
3)Corsair Carbide Series 300R
low profile computer, nice cable management, and cooling is better than you think

PSU: not much of a fan of OCZ PSU
like this one better
500R black-has a fan controller, white LED fans, cable management is so easy and has a lot of room just as much as a full tower
HX750: is modular, silver rated for better efficiency, and is made by a better brand with great support

670: nothing wrong here you can go lower to a 7850 which can max out most to all current games fairly well and since you are also buying a monitor

UD5H: doubt you will need 3xPCI 3.0 slots go with its little brother UD3H and if you combo it with a i5 3570k you will be saving more money with the option to overclock if you wanted to

as stated above you can still go with the locked version of the i5 instead of the unlocked

it is the same price and you do not need to overclock it if you do not want to it will just be available to you.

since you are going G.skill low profile Ares i suggest getting a hyper 212 evo/plus to keep the CPU less hot and to make it quieter

combo HDD with a burner if you need it to install the OS
i usually take my old burner to just install it to my new computer

G110 is a really nice keyboard with a nice feel not to mention a good price range

the mice you have there is the older deathadder if you want some new features like some useless stuff like LED here it is

i personally like RATs mouses with adjustable weights pretty much the whole mouse is adjustable

DVD burner: as stated above save some money with the combo
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May 27, 2012 3:25:27 AM

this is not necessary in the package it will already come with all the things you need
May 27, 2012 5:08:23 PM

Best answer selected by Torne.