Solved New build, Budget: $1250-1500 Tags: New Build Systems Product Last response: July 18, 2012 7:14 AM in Systems Share Impenator_221 July 11, 2012 5:34:51 AM Approximate Purchase Date:within the next month maybe 2 months Budget Range: at the most $1500 including shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important:Gaming, recording, video rendering Are you buying a monitor: No I have a brand new one already Do you need to buy OS: Yes (Windows 7) Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Open to any sites Location:Within 10 miles from Philadelphia, PA Parts Preferences: Not a must but would rather have a full tower case for more room for expansion Monitor Res: 1920 x1080 Overclocking:Maybe Sli/Crossfire: Maybe Additional Comments:I would like atleast one 1tb hard drive and atleast one 120 gb ssd My build: Case: Thermaltake Armor+mx http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BA25... PSU: Kingwin Modular 1000W 80 plus bronze PSU http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BA24... GPU: Asus Geforce Gtx 560 1GB http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BZ00... RAM: 16Gb( I know its overkill) Kingston HyperX http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=AB01... SSD: Sandisk Ultra 120Gb Sata II Internal SSD http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BE90... HD: Seagate Barracuda XT 2TB http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=AA78... Fan: Thermaltake Frio OCK http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=AA82... CPU:Intel Core i5 2500 Sandy Bridge Desktop Processor http://www.mwave.com/mwave/SKUSearch.asp?scriteria=BA47... Mobo: This is the part I need help with as i'm not exactly sure which Motherboard to get Total without Mobo: $1,084 So I still have plenty of room in my budget for a good quality motherboard and any upgrades anywhere else I should have. Any help at all would be appreciated, Thanks! More about : build budget 1250 1500 Impenator_221 July 11, 2012 5:11:26 PM And I would also prefer not to have liquid cooling m 0 l Best solution fpoon July 11, 2012 5:33:16 PM The build is very imbalanced, here's a better one. i5-3570K ($229.99) Asrock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99) EVGA Geforce GTX 670 ($399.99) Corsair AX650 ($149.99) Samsung 830 SSD 128 GB (Includes free Ghost Recon: Future Soldier) ($149.99) Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB ($119.99) Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO ($34.99) Samsung DVD Writer ($22.99) Cooler Master HAF X ($179.99) Adds up to about $1430. Share Related resources New PC Build for $1250-1500 USD, how are the Specifications? - Forum $1250-1500 SLI Gaming Build? - Forum £1250-£1500 Gaming Build - Forum New build help budget WoW/streaming - Forum Best budget z97 motherboard for a new build - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Impenator_221 July 11, 2012 5:38:01 PM Alright thanks for the advice m 0 l farsuka July 11, 2012 6:28:37 PM http://www.amazon.com/XFX-PRO650W-Edition-Bronze-Certif... If you don't care about the PSU being modular, about half price and just as good (Minus it being modular, obviously) m 0 l Impenator_221 July 11, 2012 8:33:37 PM Well seeing as this is the first one i'm building would you suggest a modular or non- modular psu? Which one is easier to manage and maintain? m 0 l g-unit1111 July 11, 2012 8:42:04 PM Here's what I would suggest on a $1500 budget: PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($198.49 @ Newegg) Memory: Crucial Ballistix 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($59.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Seagate Barracuda 1.5TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($407.55 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($134.98 @ Newegg) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Lite-On IHBS112-04 Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer ($64.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1485.95 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) m 0 l fpoon July 11, 2012 8:48:31 PM farsuka: I chose the AX650 simply because it's 80 Plus Gold. However, the one you chose is fine too. m 0 l Impenator_221 July 11, 2012 8:53:45 PM Alright thanks for all the help guys, your making this a lot easier for me m 0 l Impenator_221 July 18, 2012 7:14:33 AM Best answer selected by Impenator_221. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedNew build (Budget) Forum SolvedHelp with a new budget build. Forum SolvedAdvice needed for new budget DIY build. Forum SolvedNew build from scratch. 2000-2700 usd budget Forum Solved$400 Budget, Can I upgrade my parts or should I build a new PC? Forum SolvedNew build, Tight budget. Spend on overclocking capability or on better graphic card ? Forum Solved3D modelling / rendering new build. Budget $1500 - $2000 CAN Forum SolvedNew build, £300 budget, which GPU do I get? 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