Gaming Build $1,000-1,500

Approximate Purchase Date: early-mid december

Budget Range: $1,000-1,500 before rebates, shipping, and OS

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming and websurfing

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts:

Location: St. James, NY

Parts Preferences:N/A

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: No

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: I'd prefer to not have to go beyond the stock cooling systems if at all possible.

GPU: ($210) SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 7850 OC 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card (11200-01-20G)

Motherboard: ($160) GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3H-B3 LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: ($220) Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz (3.7GHz Turbo Boost) LGA 1155 95W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I52500K

RAM: ($80) CORSAIR Vengeance 16GB (4 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model CMZ16GX3M4A1600C9B

Monitor: ($380) Dell UltraSharp U2412M Black 24" 8ms LED Backlight Widescreen LCD IPS Panel Monitor

PSU: ($140) CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX750 V2 750W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

Case: ($75) Fractal Design Core 3000 ATX Mid Tower Computer Case w/ 3 Fans

SSD: ($150) SAMSUNG 830 Series MZ-7PC128B/WW 2.5" 128GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

HDD: ($80) Western Digital WD Blue WD5000AAKX 500GB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Optical Drive: ($68) ASUS Black 12X BD-ROM 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-ROM SATA Internal Blu-ray Drive Model BC-12B1ST/BLK/B/AS - OEM
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    I think I can get you more bang for your buck. Just remember, you can always save some money by shopping around. NCIX and amazon are both very good online vendors and on this particular build, they could save you around $40-$60. Check this build out.

    PCPartPicker part list:
    Price breakdown by merchant:

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($214.99 @ Newegg)

    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($31.99 @ Newegg)

    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($127.86 @ Newegg)

    Memory: G.Skill Ares Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($33.99 @ Newegg)

    Storage: Seagate Barracuda Green 1TB 3.5" 5900RPM Internal Hard Drive ($73.98 @ Newegg)

    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Newegg)

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

    Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)

    Power Supply: Corsair Enthusiast 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)

    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)

    Monitor: Dell U2412M 60Hz 24.0" Monitor ($299.99 @ Newegg)

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)

    Total: $1436.61

    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

    If you have any questions, just ask.
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