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Hello I am going to be building my second gaming computer build and I need some help picking out some parts and also some other things, I have $1500 to spend and that is including Windows 7, monitor and speakers, if someone could help me out with this that would be great! I will playing Battlefield 3 and some other graphically intensive games. So to recap, I have $1500 and I need help picking out the parts for the build and also a good monitor and a good set of speakers.
-Thanks! And I will be picking a best answer so give me your best shot! :D
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  1. When will you be buying the parts?
  2. Windows 7 (you can get for free if you want) - 100$
    Monitor - 200$
    Speakers - 100$
    That leaves you about 1150$ for the computer

    MOBO: GIGABYTE GA-Z68A-D3H-B3 - 110$ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128502

    CPU: i5 2500k - 220$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072

    G.Skill 8gb RAM - 40$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    Gigabyte GTX 670 - 400$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231424

    XFX 750w PSU - 126$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817207016

    Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - 50$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227

    SSD: Crucial 256gb - 185$
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148588

    I'm assuming you have an HDD in your current computer so you can use that as your storage device in your new one.

    Total comes to: 1181$

    A killer machine for any of todays games. Let me know if you also need help with the monitor and speakers :)
  3. Here is my suggestion you still have money left for a monitor i am no good at picking those so somebody else will need to help anyway let me know what you think. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811129021#top $96.99 Save: $9.00 $12.99 Shipping Antec Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423 $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817182133#top $89.99 Save: $30.00 & this item ships for FREE Rosewill HIVE Series HIVE-750 750W Continuous @40°C, 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified, Modular Design, Single +12V Rail, ATX12V v2.31/EPS12V v2.92, SLI Ready, CrossFire Ready, Active-PFC Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030160 $396.98 save: $13.00 FREE SHIPPING
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme6 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Optical-Gaming-High-Precision-910-002277/dp/B0055QZ216/ref=pd_cp_e_0 $34.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Logitech Optical Gaming Mouse G400 with High-Precision 3600 DPI Optical Engine (910-002277)

    http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-JQD-00001-SideWinder-X4-Keyboard/dp/B002ZV51DI/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344055509&sr=1-1&keywords=Microsoft+SIDEWINDER+X4+Wired+Gaming+Keyboard $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148544#top $43.99 FREE SHIPPING Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00



    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344146308&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0036Q7MV0/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_ir03?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-7&pf_rd_r=1W4SJJJBW0TEZE7JEQSS&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1353700742&pf_rd_i=193870011 $99.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital Caviar Black 1 TB SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Internal Desktop Hard Drive Bulk/OEM - WD1002FAEX

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147163 Was: $119.99 Now: $99.99 Save: $20.00
    Free Shipping 10 off w/ promo code NESAM10, ends 8/8
    SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $34.99 FREE SHIPPING - $29.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+




    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_cn $91.15 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    Total: $1,351.94*not including rebates ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Guru3D recommended buy review with benchmarks of that power supply http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CFQQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.guru3d.com%2Farticle%2Frosewill-hive-750-watt-psu-review%2F&ei=qKchUNaGBorW2AXEgYGIAw&usg=AFQjCNHVISp3Wv4dUkkcZeH97wPMKdbnmg&sig2=GMIfnpiRFD2hFYUKjKpR6A --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Six Motherboards shoot out two remain a review of the mobo in this build with benchmarks also won a TH approved award - http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-extreme6-z77a-gd65-z77h2-a2x,3187.html
  4. This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
  5. If you have a MicroCenter in your area. Give them a try for the processor and Motherboard. They have the 3570K going for $189. They had the If 2500k going for $159 at the moment.


    Add in decent motherboard and you will save money over NewEgg or Amazon ironically.
  6. Best answer
    This build allows you to add another one of those GTX 670's later on in SLI which is a good thing seeing how BF3 takes advantage of dual vid cards.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811139008 $99.99 - $89.99 after mail-in rebate card FREE SHIPPING $10 off w/ promo code EMCNBNC32, ends 8/13
    Corsair Carbide Series 400R Graphite grey and black Steel / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1020392 $149.98 save: $15.00 - $10.00 Mail In Rebates FREE SHIPPING
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply
    CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CML8GX3M2A1600C9B

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1030095 $346.98 save: $18.00
    Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K
    ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099 $34.99 - $29.99 after mail-in rebate FREE SHIPPING
    COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/AM3+

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-AD-7280S-0B-Internal-Drive-Black/dp/B0057FRTPW/ref=sr_1_1?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344214515&sr=1-1 $16.99 & eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders over $25
    Sony AD-7280S-0B 24x SATA Internal DVD+/-RW Drive (Black)

    http://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Barracuda-3-5-Inch-Internal-ST1000DM003/dp/B005T3GRNW/ref=pd_cp_e_2 $80.14 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Seagate Barracuda 7200 1 TB 7200RPM SATA 6 Gb/s NCQ 64MB Cache 3.5-Inch Internal Bare Drive ST1000DM003

    http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Gb-s2-5-Inch-Drive-SDSSDX-120G-G25/dp/B006EKJCWM $99.88 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SanDisk Extreme SSD 120 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-120G-G25

    http://www.amazon.com/Windows-Premium-64bit-System-Builder/dp/B004Q0PT3I/ref=pd_bxgy_e_text_b $91.23 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit (Full) System Builder DVD 1 Pack

    http://www.amazon.com/Dell-ST2220L-Widescreen-Panel-Monitor/dp/B004MXKSAS/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1344316930&sr=1-7&keywords=asus+21.5+led+monitor $139.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Dell ST2220L 21.5" Widescreen Flat Panel LED Monitor Full HD 1920 x 1080 5ms HDMI

    http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Speaker-System-Z323-Subwoofer/dp/B002FU5QM0/ref=sr_1_13?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1344372918&sr=1-13 59.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Logitech Speaker System Z323 with Subwoofer

    Total: $1,120.16 | $1,080.16 after rebates & promo codes


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121637 $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
    ASUS GTX670-DC2-2GD5 GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

    or...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125423 $399.99 FREE SHIPPING
    GIGABYTE GV-N670OC-2GD GeForce GTX 670 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card


    http://www.corsair.com/pc-cases/carbide-series-pc-case/carbide-series-400r-mid-tower-case.html/ <----- another look at that case

    http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Z77%20Extreme4/ <----- another look at that board along with a link to the latest bios update

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/z77-express-ivy-bridge-benchmark,3254.html <----- that board in a review w/benchmarks done here on Toms

    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme4_review,1.html <----- another review of that board w/benchmarks

    http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=bsd&cs=cabsdt1&sku=320-1629 <----- another look at that Dell monitor
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