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College pc between $1500 - $2000

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September 12, 2012 6:11:43 PM

Hello, thank you in advance for helping me with my first build.

Approximate Purchase Date: Anytime soon. Might wait for November or December for sales though.

Budget Range: $1500 - 2000 Anything around there

System Usage from Most to Least Important:
1. Gaming SC2, LoL, Diablo 3, among others
2. Web surfing
3. Watching movies, tv shows, stream stuff.
4. Word processing, some college works stuff

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, but I'd like to find a cheap discounted place or just wait for windows 8

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg

Location: US, GA

Parts Preferences: Nvidia graphics, corsair, mushkin, patriot.
Not that fond of ocz.

Overclocking: Maybe in the future

SLI or Crossfire: In the future with more money

Your Monitor Resolution: at least 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: Should I wait for the holiday's season to get some sales for most of the parts?? Or should I wait for next year for the new Intel chips??? (I'm not in that much of a hurry to get a pc.)




Current parts list:
Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processo
Corsair Hydro Series H60 74.4 CFM Liquid CPU Coolerr
ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Mushkin Chronos 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk
Seagate 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
EVGA GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card
NZXT Phantom 410 (White) ATX Mid Tower Case
Rosewill 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply
Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer
Dell U2312HM 23.0" Monitor
Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent Wired Standard Keyboard
SteelSeries Sensei Wired Laser Mouse

All around ~ $1750 ish

Any comments are welcome!!

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September 12, 2012 6:24:31 PM
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Change that PSU to a Corsair or Seasonic and it looks great otherwise. I would also drop the extra cash on the H80 but thats a personal preference.
September 13, 2012 9:15:45 PM

Thanks for your reply!!
I'll look into those PSUs.
I think I will get that H80.
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September 14, 2012 5:48:26 AM

Check if your college has a deal with MSDN. You might get free Windows 7 Pro like I did.
September 21, 2012 2:45:11 PM

Best answer selected by kskeum.
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