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August 7, 2012 6:12:16 AM

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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August 7, 2012 5:14:02 PM

When will you be buying the parts?
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August 7, 2012 5:43:28 PM

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=N82E168...

CPU: i5 2500k - 220$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

G.Skill 8gb RAM - 40$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Gigabyte GTX 670 - 400$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

XFX 750w PSU - 126$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Case: COOLER MASTER Elite 430 - 50$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

SSD: Crucial 256gb - 185$
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 :) 
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August 7, 2012 6:07:49 PM

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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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?Ite... $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-Prec... $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... $47.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
Microsoft SideWinder X4 Keyboard


http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $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-B... $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_... $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=N82E168... 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=N82E168... $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-Buil... $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=w... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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-g...
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August 7, 2012 7:47:18 PM

This topic has been moved from the section CPU & Components to section Systems by Mousemonkey
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August 7, 2012 7:57:41 PM

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.


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August 7, 2012 9:14:35 PM

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=N82E168... $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?Ite... $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?Ite... $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=N82E168... $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-B... $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-Intern... $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

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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-Buil... $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-Mon... $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-Subw... 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=N82E168... $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=N82E168... $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/... <----- 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-bri... <----- that board in a review w/benchmarks done here on Toms

http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages/asrock_z77_extreme... <----- another review of that board w/benchmarks

http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c... <----- another look at that Dell monitor
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August 9, 2012 3:22:09 AM

Best answer selected by coper210.
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