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First gaming build

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November 21, 2012 5:09:17 PM

Hi, I'm going to build my first custom rig, and I am looking for a mid-higher end gaming machine. I don't really know much, so I'm looking for some advice on component selection. I have a microcenter nearby, so I may be using that for a few components.

Budget: Around 1500

Monitor, mouse, and keyboard: Already have these

OS: Need a Windows 7 copy (I'm probably going to go Pro so I can use RDP and network backup)

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or Amazon

Location: Chicago

Parts Preferences: Intel, NVIDIA, High-end RAM

Overclocking: Probably not

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future

Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

I'm thinking of getting the NVIDIA GTX 680 to future proof for a few years. I want the system to be able to last for several years.

Thank you!

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November 22, 2012 11:11:35 AM

http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K... $230
http://www.microcenter.com/product/393422/P8Z77-V_LK_LG... $125 after rebate
http://www.microcenter.com/product/382099/Ballistix_Spo...(PC3-10600)_CL9_Dual_Channel_Desktop_Memory_Kit_(Two_4GB_Memory_Modules) $25
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $30 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $60 after rebate
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $470
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $16
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... $80 (windows 8 is cheaper than windows 7 pro)

Total: about $1036 after rebates

Get the board/cpu/ram at microcenter so you can return them if your system doesn't post. Breadboard them before mounting in the case.

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