Help with first build

Hello i need help building my first computer im 15 so i need some time to save up money

Approximate Purchase Date: 1-4 months

Budget Range: 1,000 before rebates

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, School, Movies, Internet

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: Everything

Do you need to buy OS: No

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Any

Location: USA, Maryland, Hyattsville

Parts Preferences: by brand or type: Intel

Overclocking: Yes if its easy

SLI or Crossfire: Yes

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1200

Additional Comments: Quiet PC, Have multiple windows opened, Record Minecraft with a texturepack, dirt 3

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: I have a crappy computer but it has a 500gb 7200 rpm hitachi Hard Drive
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  1. looks good i just have a question is the i5 3570k way better than the 2500k and whats a good monitor
  2. To be honestly, planning a build, a month or more, in advance is not really worthwhile. Prices, and deals, come and go, so fast, what's a good deal today, may be rubbish, next week, let alone next month.
    Anywhere here is a sort of build for TODAY. In will need revising, in a month.
    Have included, SSD, to go with your hard-drive, and mobo and PSU to allow for OC, and crossfire.
    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

    CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($169.99 @ Microcenter)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($26.22 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($109.99 @ Amazon)
    Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($39.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: OCZ Vertex 4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($103.99 @ NCIX US)
    Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 7870 2GB Video Card ($209.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Antec Three Hundred Illusion ATX Mid Tower Case ($75.98 @ Newegg)
    Power Supply: XFX 750W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($79.98 @ NCIX US)
    Optical Drive: Lite-On iHAS124-04 DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
    Monitor: Asus VE247H 23.6" Monitor ($159.99 @ NCIX US)
    Total: $992.11
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
  3. allann9 said:
    looks good i just have a question is the i5 3570k way better than the 2500k and whats a good monitor

    They are the same specs. But the 2500k is the 2nd gen Sandy Bridge and the 3570k is the 3rd gen Ivy bridge which has a lot of features that the sandy bridge does not. As PCIE 3.0 and Native USB 3.0, the Ivy bridges run a lot cooler than Sandy. My advice to people that ask that same question is. If you already own the 2500k then it isnt worth it to "upgrage" but since its a new build and its not that much more expensive it would be better to go with the 3rd gen. As for a monitor I do apologize as I did forget to add that.

    This should be good for you as you stated wanting to play a 1080p resolution and its for a pretty good price.
  4. Here is RAM that I also forgot to add on. Good luck with your building!
  5. cool well maybe i will wait untill i have the money and i will ask again
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