Need help building a new system

Hi this is my first time building a new computer. What i am looking for in this new build is playing games like league of legend, maple story, WoW, etc, (diablo 3), I want to play them in high quality.

So far i am looking at the dell New Xps 8500
(http://www.dell.com/us/p/xps-8500/pd?oc=dxdwps2&model_id=xps-8500)

i want something similar to that, but as i was reading the forum, i can build something as strong at the XPS 8500 for a cheaper price.

so my budget will be around$900-$1000.

*here what i want in my computer*
minimum ram is 8gb highest 12gb
hard drive at least 1tb
A good graphic card to play my games in high quality.
A good sound card with an optical sound digital or already on on the mother board.

oh and i will you my computer for gaming, surfing the web, and something HD.

I want something similar to the Dell XPS 8500 but stronger and cheaper lol xD

thanks for the help
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  1. Approximate Purchase Date: (e.g.: this week (the closer the better))

    Budget Range: $900-$1000

    System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, skype, watching movies.

    Parts Not Required: mouse, keyboard, speakers

    Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg.com

    Country: United states

    Parts Preferences: A good reliable brand

    Overclocking: Maybe

    SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

    Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080
  2. Here you go:

    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - $59.99
    PSU: Seasonic S12II 620W - $84.99
    Motherboard: Asus P8H77-V LE - $119.99
    CPU: 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450 - $199.99
    RAM: 8GB G.Skill Ripjaw X 1600MHz 1.5V - $46.99
    HD: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F3 - $79.99
    Optical: Lite On DVD Burner - $17.99
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon HD 7870 - $359.99

    Total: $969.82

    You could also upgrade to a GTX 670 and still come in under $1K.
  3. Thank you for the suggestion, i was wondering what is the difference between the 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450S and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz
  4. zoidx1 said:
    Thank you for the suggestion, i was wondering what is the difference between the 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3450S and the 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz


    For what you need it for, the i7-3770 will not be of use. It's made for multimedia intensive applications like Adobe CS5/CS6, games currently do not use the hyperthreading technology in the 3770 and it will be several years before they catch up.
  5. G-unit I'm sure you didn't mean to recommend a low power underclocked S series cpu right?

    You need to decide if you want to overclock or sli/xfire BEFORE anyone can suggest anything because you need an unlocked cpu which costs more to overclock, you also need a more expensive motherboard for overclocking or sli/xfire and you'll also need a more powerful psu for sli/xfire.

    Maybe doesn't cut it and if you buy the Dell you won't be able to overclock or sli/xfire. Also the setup G-unit suggested will not allow overclocking or xfire/sli either.
  6. thanks for the reply, i am probably not going to be overclocking or sli/xfire. i just want a good computer to play online games like Wow, Tera online. League of Legend, etc.

    oh can you explain who overclock, sli/xfire work?
  7. geekapproved said:
    G-unit I'm sure you didn't mean to recommend a low power underclocked S series cpu right?

    You need to decide if you want to overclock or sli/xfire BEFORE anyone can suggest anything because you need an unlocked cpu which costs more to overclock, you also need a more expensive motherboard for overclocking or sli/xfire and you'll also need a more powerful psu for sli/xfire.

    Maybe doesn't cut it and if you buy the Dell you won't be able to overclock or sli/xfire. Also the setup G-unit suggested will not allow overclocking or xfire/sli either.


    OK I fixed that. OP indicated that they were most likely not going to overclock which is why I recommended the 3450 and H77 instead of the 3570K and Z77. If they want to SLI/Crossfire I'll adjust the motherboard accordingly.

    Quote:
    oh can you explain who overclock, sli/xfire work?


    That means if you're going to be running an additional GPU or not. If you are then you will need a different motherboard than the one I recommended.
  8. can you give me the difference, pros and cons between these two CPU and which one should i go with
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz
    Intel Core i5-3550 Ivy Bridge 3.3GHz
  9. i7 = 4 cores plus hyperthreading (4 more virtual cores)

    i5 = 4 cores w/o hyperthreading

    K indicates it's an unlocked multiplier for overclocking

    You can overclock the Non K some. I'd hold out for the i5-3470, should be out any day now and it easily overclocks to 4ghz.
  10. so wouldn't the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz be better then the i5
  11. zoidx1 said:
    so wouldn't the Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz be better then the i5


    better at what?

    Not gaming, no.
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