Building Gaming PC, need part advice

Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: next week

Budget Range: $1000 -1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Games, Music Production ,music,internet.

Are you buying a monitor: Yes
Parts to Upgrade: monitor (1680x1050)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg.com
Location: chicago, usa

Parts Preferences: none

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: no

Your Monitor Resolution: 1680x1050? Not 100%

Additional Comments: Looking for a GPU that can run games like diablo 3 with out a issue. Need enough ram to be able to multitask within music production software and internet at same time. Was looking to have a terabyte HD
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  1. For your res, I wouldn't pour more than $800 let alone $1k-1.5k.
  2. newegg is the site id like to buy off btw
  3. i guess i didnt think that id need to upgrade that, but your right i do.
  4. How about this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Logisys MC4002IW ($26.99 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5V BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HD103SJ ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" MZ-7PC128D/AM ($109.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB GV-N670OC-2GD ($399.36 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone-550M ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.42 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1292.68
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 15:47 EDT-0400)

    The Total goes up to $1344.73 when buying everything from Newegg.

    Obviously get either the i5-2500K or i5-3570K if you do want to overclock.
  5. Silvune said:
    How about this?

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570 3.4GHz ($199.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: Logisys MC4002IW ($26.99 @ Mwave)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ($134.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Crucial Ballistix sport 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 CAS9 1.5V BLS2KIT4G3D1609DS1S00 ($36.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM HD103SJ ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" MZ-7PC128D/AM ($109.99 @ Adorama)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB GV-N670OC-2GD ($399.36 @ NCIX US)
    Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Power Supply: Rosewill Capstone-550M ($74.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($19.99 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($90.42 @ Amazon)
    Total: $1292.68
    (Prices include shipping and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-08 15:47 EDT-0400)

    The Total goes up to $1344.73 when buying everything from Newegg.

    Obviously get either the i5-2500K or i5-3570K if you do want to overclock.

    thanks alot for your help, i am going to see how what you built compares to what me and a buddy came up with and see where i can improve.
  6. Theres 2 Microcenters in Chicago and they sell the cheapest cpu's there so i suggest you go there and get a CPU :D
  7. Nice build from Silvune.

    I'd just swap out the PSU with this XFX 550W
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/xfx-power-supply-p1550sxxb9

    And the CPU cooler for the Hyper 212 EVO
    http://pcpartpicker.com/part/cooler-master-cpu-cooler-rr212e20pkr2
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