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$1500 Gaming PC for Brother

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June 28, 2012 4:37:54 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-2 weeks

Budget Range: $1,500 after rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the internet, watching movies

Parts Not Required: Keyboard, mouse, monitor, speakers, OS)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com or tigerdirect.com

Country: United States.

Parts Preferences: 1TB HDD with a good track record, low failing rate. A really nice GPU AMD or Nvidia I have heard that the Radeon HD 7970 is great or would Sli or crossfire two slightly less expensive work better.

Overclocking: Down the road but is not a concern now. Hardware compatible with OC.

SLI or Crossfire: Yes with 2 that work really nice together.

Additional Comments: He plays Team Fortress 2, Minecraft and Battlefield 3 (Xbox 360) but I'm sure he would like it better on PC.

More about : 1500 gaming brother

June 28, 2012 4:48:33 PM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.98 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($149.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Kingston 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($64.99 @ Newegg)
Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive
Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($124.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.55 @ Newegg)
Case: NZXT Switch 810 (Black) ATX Full Tower Case ($136.00 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: LG WH12LS39 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer
Total: $1248.48
(Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
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June 28, 2012 5:33:42 PM

What state do you live in? Good choices above. The PSU is enough for SLI.

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June 28, 2012 11:23:50 PM

Could you recommend a modular PSU?
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