[Newbie Build] 1500$ - 1600$ Tags: New Build Systems Last response: July 31, 2012 12:39 AM in Systems Share Rogue61 July 30, 2012 11:29:48 PM Specs: CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor CPU Cooler: Cooler Master GeminII S 69.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler Motherboard: Biostar TZ77B ATX LGA1155 Motherboard Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory Harddrive: Western Digital Caviar Blue 320GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive VideoCard: EVGA GeForce GTX 680 4GB Video Card SoundCard: Asus Xonar D1 24-bit 192 KHz Sound Card Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case PowerSupply: Antec 1000W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply OpticalDrive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer Monitor: Asus VE228H 21.5" Monitor OperatingSystem: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Full (32/64-bit) Please tell me if this is a solid build or if I need to change anything. I'm relatively new to this sort of thing so feel free to give me some pointers . More about : newbie build 1500 1600 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove g-unit1111 July 30, 2012 11:37:05 PM What's the primary use? You can drop the sound card and the 1KW PSU is major overkill. For $1500 you can get a way better system but I'd need to know that first. If it's gaming I'd suggest something like this: 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 ($34.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($114.99 @ Newegg) Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($43.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Samsung Spinpoint F4 2TB 3.5" 5400RPM Internal Hard Drive ($99.99 @ Newegg) Hard Drive: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($409.99 @ Newegg) Case: Corsair 500R White ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg) Monitor: Asus VE248H 24.0" Monitor ($164.99 @ Newegg) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg) Total: $1513.89 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-07-30 19:42 EDT-0400) | Report abuse Rogue61 July 31, 2012 12:39:12 AM It's primarily for gaming and thanks for the recommendation. I highly appreciate it . | Report abuse Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Systems>[Newbie Build] 1500$ - 1600$> Related ressources: ForumPhotography (lightroom) build for a newbie ! ~$ 1500 ForumNewbie building $ 1500 + gaming pc ForumNEWBIE want to spend 1500 on game build ForumA couple of questions on a $ 1500 newbie build ...advice welcome ForumAdvice Please $1000- 1500 Video Editing PC - Newbie to bldg - Forumhttp://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] rts-stores ForumNewbie $ 1500 I know nothing ForumFinalizing gaming build .. review *please* (~$ 1,500 budget) ForumFirst time gaming pc build (IVY BRIDGE) $1300-$ 1500 ForumHelp me build a new gaming computer (1000- 1500 Euros) Forum$ 1500 PC build (Is my research right?) ForumCritiques needed for a $1200-$ 1500 Gaming Build (First time builder) ForumNewbie - System Build Advice ForumNew $ 1500-1600 Build Forum$ 1500-1600 Gaming build ForumPhoto editing-mid range build $1200-$ 1500 ForumFeedback on new build. ForumTom's experts! Please advise me on my $1100 build Forum[Solved] 1000$ PC Box Build Advice ForumWhat do you think of this build! More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !