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First PC 1500$ budget (U.S)

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June 13, 2012 9:14:16 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: N/A
Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse and monitor (using tv)
SLI or Crossfire: Possibly in the future (same goes for overclocking)

I'm looking to build my first PC around the new GTX 670 with a budget of 1500$ (USD). It will be used (from most to least) for Gaming, Video Editing, 3D/2D animation and general use. I do live in driving distance from a micro center aswell so I'd prefer to buy from them (newegg if not). Please help.

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June 13, 2012 9:40:49 PM

Here you go:

Case: Antec 1100 - $99.99
PSU: PC Power & Cooling Silencer MKII 750W - $109.99
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H - $144.99
CPU: 3.4GHz Intel Core i5-3570K - $249.99
Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo - $33.99
RAM: 8GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 1600MHz 1.5V - $56.99
SSD: 128GB OCZ Vertex 4 - $129.99
HD: 2TB Samsung Ecogreen F4 - $129.99
Optical: Lite On Bulk DVD Burner - $17.99
Video Card: EVGA Geforce GTX 670 - $399.99

Total: $1,373.93

Use the difference for whatever peripherals you want to get.
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June 14, 2012 9:02:44 AM

Thanks for the response! I was wondering though if you could find the same build (or something equal) to that from micro center? With that set up I could upgrade to an i7 for 30$ more from them and before anyone says "go look yourself" I haven't a clue about motherboards and whats compatible X_X
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June 14, 2012 9:42:10 AM

Anyone....?
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June 14, 2012 5:39:16 PM

MetalSage said:
Thanks for the response! I was wondering though if you could find the same build (or something equal) to that from micro center? With that set up I could upgrade to an i7 for 30$ more from them and before anyone says "go look yourself" I haven't a clue about motherboards and whats compatible X_X


I've always found Micro Center's selection to be really limited from what Newegg offers - if you want to buy from there, that's fine but this is just a guide to work with in order to get the best system you can get for your money.
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