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New build gaming PC $800-$1500 budget

Last response: in Systems
December 1, 2012 10:26:12 AM

i saw a thread about asking for advice on new build so i'll base on it

Approximate Purchase Date: next year between February and May

Budget Range: $ 800 - $ 1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming on ULTRA settings, internet browsing, college research and works

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: starting from zero

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: but any suggestions are fine

Location: LA

Parts Preferences: intel but any suggestion is fine

Overclocking: i don't know what that is :??: 

SLI or Crossfire: i don't know what that is :??: 

Your Monitor Resolution: buying new monitor to play in high definition (sorry i'm a noob about building PCs)

Additional Comments: i want to run games like battlefield 3, skyrim, hitman absolution, assassin's creed 3 in ultra settings, is this possible with my budget? i can't overpass $1500.
i understand only a bit about PC components

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: i'm tired of playing games on ps3 while looking at PC games looking so amazing and for example the difference between battlefield 3: ps3/xbox 24 players vs. PC 64 players

thanks for the help
a b 4 Gaming
December 1, 2012 10:59:59 AM

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($188.79 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($87.55 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Samsung 830 Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.85 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($359.99 @ Amazon)
Case: Corsair 400R ATX Mid Tower Case ($90.98 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 650W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($75.48 @ NCIX US)
Optical Drive: LG GH24NS72 DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($165.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($91.99 @ Amazon)
Total: $1272.59
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-01 07:59 EST-0500)