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October 28, 2012 3:38:11 AM

Approximate Purchase Date: Before November 18, 2012

Budget Range: Less than $1,000 after rebates/ after shipping

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: (I am building a new PC, First time)

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: No Prefs

Location: Sacramento, CA USA

Parts Preferences: I know nothing, am unbiased.

Overclocking: Maybe

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: I already have some parts I just need to finish the list, and maybe have some suggestions

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I am building a PC for the first time. Currently using a laptop that doesn't have the power I want for gaming.

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October 28, 2012 2:49:37 PM

Without knowing, of course, what parts you already have (which may make the excercise pointless, if not compatible), given $1000, to include monitor, and OS, would probable do something, like this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($149.99 @ Microcenter)
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V LK ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ NCIX US)
Memory: G.Skill Sniper 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($38.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($244.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec Three Hundred Two ATX Mid Tower Case ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS90 DVD/CD Writer ($22.98 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $993.89
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

Would be nice to include an SSD, but as that's something that can be added, later, better to get best GPU possible, with budget.
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October 28, 2012 3:07:06 PM

You can save a few bucks if you buy the SSD from Fry's:
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Viper 3 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($25.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Samsung Spinpoint F3 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($59.86 @ Compuvest)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card ($237.55 @ Newegg)
Case: Antec One ATX Mid Tower Case ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: Antec EarthWatts Green 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V Power Supply ($39.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VH236H 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ NCIX US)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1013.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)

SSD Link:
http://www.frys.com/search?plusearch=6848016%206847996
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October 28, 2012 9:41:58 PM

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