Looking for suggestions on a <$1500 first build Tags: Build Monitors Systems Product Last response: August 20, 2012 7:08 AM in Systems Share jcox92 August 20, 2012 6:48:13 AM Hey i'm looking for suggestions before I go ahead and pull the trigger on this build. Any feedback would be appreciated! Approximate Purchase Date: this week (the closer the better) Budget Range: 1200-1500 After Rebates; After Shipping System Usage from Most to Least Important: Coding, Video/Graphics Editing, Gaming Already have monitors and OS Overclocking: Maybe SLI or Crossfire: Maybe Monitor Resolution: 2x 1920x1080 Details: http://pcpartpicker.com/ca/p/f6Ti Let me know if you have any suggestions! More about : suggestions 1500 build Tankata August 20, 2012 6:53:32 AM Here are my recommendations: (i will list them on newegg.com and assume that they can be found on the site you are using) CPU: Intel i5-3570k http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6819116504 ($230) CPU Cooler: Coolermaster Hyper 212 EVO http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6835103099 ($35) MB: AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6813157293 ($135) RAM: G.Skill Ares F3-1600 8Gb (2x4Gb) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820231544 ($44) GPU: Radeon HD7970 3Gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6814125413 ($440) PSU: Corsair HX-650 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6817139012 ($125) HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1Tb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6822148840 ($90) SSD: OCZ vertex 4 128Gb http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6820227791 ($110) Optical: Samsung 22x DVD-RW http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] 6827151244 ($15) Total: $1224 (before rebates, u could save another 30-50 $ from rebates, didnt really look) and not including case (probably about another $80-$100 depending on what you want/if you need one. If u want to spend a bit more, you can add some more Ram, or upgrade the processor to an 17. Let me know what you think. allanitomwesh August 20, 2012 7:01:05 AM Looks good. Get the Powercolor HD7850 and low profile ram Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer regina_49 August 20, 2012 7:08:52 AM Nice build two suggestions 1 you need low profile ram that ram is not compatible with your cpu cooler 2 cooler master makes great cases but psu are a no go switch it this is newegg prices PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks CPU: Intel Core i7-3770K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor ($324.99 @ Newegg) CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus 76.8 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($19.99 @ Newegg) Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($189.99 @ Newegg) Memory: Corsair Vengeance LP 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($109.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Crucial M4 64GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Newegg) Storage: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($79.99 @ Newegg) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 570 2.5GB Video Card ($299.99 @ Newegg) Case: Cooler Master Storm Scout ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg) Power Supply: Corsair 750W ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($134.99 @ Newegg) Optical Drive: Sony AD-7280S-0B DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg) Total: $1352.89 (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.) 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