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June 15, 2012 1:17:09 PM

HEY EVERYBODY,
So I have been given a 1500 budget to build a computer but I'm not that sure on what needs to be good, what can be cheap and what is possible for that budget, I would say that a 1500 system should definitely be able to run all games on high settings but what can i do with parts to hold its value for the next few years. I really just want the best possible system so the question I'm asking is, 1500 for a computer, what would you do and why??

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June 15, 2012 1:24:02 PM

Thinking up a whole new system for my benefit would probably be a bit daunting so If you could just list like GPU, CPU, Motherboard and anything else you can think of that would be allgood, cheers.
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June 15, 2012 1:36:29 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($142.86 @ Newegg)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($48.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card (2-Way SLI) ($409.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($133.98 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($16.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1582.77
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 18, 2012 1:29:49 PM

Best answer selected by DYSON.
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June 18, 2012 1:31:53 PM

for a little more you can get a evga ftw edition. has a better cooler and allows for higher clocks
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