New build ~$2500

Approximate Purchase Date: within the month

Budget Range: $2500, lower if possible

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, video editing, school work, internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes, need windows 7 ultimate

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg, amazon

Location: US of A

Parts Preferences: Intel CPU

Overclocking: Yes

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: need a 1920x1080 monitor included in budget

Additional Comments: I need 16 GB of RAM, needs to be very low maintenance as i am in a wheelchair and cannot service it on my own, im getting a friend who build a computer to help me

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: bought a prebuild one a while ago that is slow and doesnt run games well
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  1. here what i suggest

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($229.99 @ Newegg)
    CPU Cooler: TUNIQ Tower 120 Extreme 90.7 CFM Fluid Dynamic Bearing CPU Cooler ($69.98 @ Newegg)
    Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($207.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($41.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($119.99 @ Newegg)
    Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($417.86 @ Newegg)
    Case: Corsair 650D ATX Mid Tower Case ($184.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: PC Power & Cooling Silencer Mk II 750W 80 PLUS Silver Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($24.97 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VS248H-P 24.0" Monitor ($208.98 @ Newegg)
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Total: $1785.69
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-09-14 18:59 EDT-0400)
  2. sorry missed the part where you said 16gb of ram here you go just switch the 8gb out my build for you add this instead RAM:G.SKILL Ares Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9Q-16GAB also add windows 7 ultimate
    instead of what i picked
  3. CPU - Intel Core i7 3770k = $329 (won't OC as much as SB but will be great for gaming as well as multi-threaded applications)
    Mobo - Asus P8Z77 V-Pro = $208
    CPU Cooler - Noctua NH-D14 = $90
    RAM - G.Skill RipjawsX F3-1600C9D-16GXM 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 = $95
    Optical Drive - LITE-ON iHAS124-04 CD/DVD Burner = $18
    GPU - EVGA GeForce GTX 680 (no need for SLI with one monitor @ 1080p) = $499
    PSU - Corsair HX750 750W PSU 80 Plus Bronze = $145
    HDD - Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB SATA 3 6gb/s = $110
    Case - Corsair Obsidian 800D = $275
    Monitor - Acer V243HAJbd 24" LCD Monitor 1080p 2ms = $179
    OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit OEM = $190

    All prices found on


    Give or take $100 depending on any accessories you may need.
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