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New Build $1500 budget

Well lost my job awhile back so had to wait to get a new job. Finally I'm ready for a new system, specs below:

Approximate Purchase Date: Right Now

Budget Range: $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Development, very little gaming

Are you buying a monitor: No

Parts to Upgrade: Complete system from scratch

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: None

Location: Arizona/US

Parts Preferences: Whatever works the best for the price

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No clue

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I need a computer for development. I have a lot of windows open including memory eating programs like photoshop, dreamweaver, eclipse and 20+ browser windows open at once. I need something that is very fast as I will also have xampp installed locally do to development work. Will be running Windows 7

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I currently have an old computer that is very slow for development. Currently have a Intel Core2 Duo CPU E4500 @ 2.20GHz with 4GB DDR2, with GeForce 9500 GT 512MB video card.
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  1. Best answer
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B006I2H0YS/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349219124&sr=1-7 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Current-HCG-520M-BRONZE-Modular/dp/B006TVQTAY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218364&sr=1-1&keywords=Antec+High+Current+Gamer+520w $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M, 80 PLUS BRONZE, 520 Watt Modular Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1066113 $426.98 save: $13.00
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218507&sr=1-3&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Modules-CML16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B007TG8QRW/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218698&sr=1-4&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+16+GB $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Vengeance LP Performance Memory Modules 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) CML16GX3M2A1600C10

    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_15?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218767&sr=1-15 $84.59 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077CR60Q/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-8&pf_rd_r=0YN1KRA21JM6FY54K3P7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1353701242&pf_rd_i=193870011 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

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    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-Graphics-GV-N660OC-2GD/dp/B00942TK8I/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349219006&sr=1-4&keywords=gtx+660 $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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    Total: $1,122.22


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  2. People on this forum might chew me up for this, but since you are doing a lot of heavily threaded apps. I am going to recommend the fx-8150 (Although, I would wait for pile driver to be released very shortly).

    Look at this build.
    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jbtt
    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jbtt
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jbtt/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/jbtt/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-8150 3.6GHz 8-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($27.98 @ NCIX US)

    Motherboard: ASRock 970 EXTREME4 ATX AM3+ Motherboard ($99.99 @ Amazon)

    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1866 Memory ($94.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($188.99 @ Amazon)

    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 256GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($189.98 @ NCIX US)

    Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($267.86 @ Newegg)

    Case: NZXT Source 210 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($47.98 @ Newegg)

    Power Supply: Corsair Builder 600W 80 PLUS Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($51.98 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: Asus BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS Blu-Ray Reader, DVD/CD Writer ($54.99 @ Amazon)

    Total: $1194.73
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    As I said, I would wait a couple days to get the new piledriver cpu's. Trinity APU's just released today, so the fx-series won't be too far behind. With 8 cores, you can destroy multi-threaded apps.
  3. Why_Me said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B006I2H0YS/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349219124&sr=1-7 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Current-HCG-520M-BRONZE-Modular/dp/B006TVQTAY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218364&sr=1-1&keywords=Antec+High+Current+Gamer+520w $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M, 80 PLUS BRONZE, 520 Watt Modular Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1066113 $426.98 save: $13.00
    Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge 3.5GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I73770K
    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218507&sr=1-3&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

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    Corsair Vengeance LP Performance Memory Modules 16GB (2x8GB) DDR3 1600MHz (PC3 12800) CML16GX3M2A1600C10

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    Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0077CR60Q/ref=s9_hps_bw_g147_ir02?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-8&pf_rd_r=0YN1KRA21JM6FY54K3P7&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1353701242&pf_rd_i=193870011 $89.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

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    Samsung SH-222BB/BEBE 22X SATA DVDRW Internal Drive (Black), Bulk without Software

    http://www.amazon.com/Gigabyte-PCI-Express-Displayport-Graphics-GV-N660OC-2GD/dp/B00942TK8I/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349219006&sr=1-4&keywords=gtx+660 $229.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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    Total: $1,122.22
    +1 This is what you asked for OP and it cost you even less then you were willing to spend :)
  4. Best answer selected by sillysoft.
  5. Why_Me said:
    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Carbide-300R-Mid-Tower-Gaming/dp/B006I2H0YS/ref=sr_1_7?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349219124&sr=1-7 $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Corsair Carbide Series 300R Mid-Tower Gaming Case - CC-9011014-WW

    http://www.amazon.com/Antec-Current-HCG-520M-BRONZE-Modular/dp/B006TVQTAY/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218364&sr=1-1&keywords=Antec+High+Current+Gamer+520w $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Antec High Current Gamer HCG-520M, 80 PLUS BRONZE, 520 Watt Modular Power Supply

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/ComboDealDetails.aspx?ItemList=Combo.1066113 $426.98 save: $13.00
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    ASRock Z77 Pro4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

    http://www.amazon.com/Cooler-Master-Hyper-120mm-RR-212E-20PK-R2/dp/B005O65JXI/ref=sr_1_3?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218507&sr=1-3&keywords=CPU%2Bcooler $29.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO CPU Cooler with 120mm PWM Fan (RR-212E-20PK-R2)

    http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-Performance-Modules-CML16GX3M2A1600C10/dp/B007TG8QRW/ref=sr_1_4?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218698&sr=1-4&keywords=Corsair+Vengeance+16+GB $79.99 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
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    http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Cache-Desktop-Drive/dp/B0088PUEPK/ref=sr_1_15?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1349218767&sr=1-15 $84.59 & this item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping
    Western Digital 1 TB WD Blue SATA III 7200 RPM 64 MB Cache Bulk/OEM Desktop Hard Drive

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    SAMSUNG 830 Series 2.5-Inch 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) MZ-7PC128B/WW

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    Total: $1,122.22


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    The 2 drives you mentioned after your price quote, are those alternatives you are suggesting if I wanted to pay more?
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