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~$1500 Gaming PC

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December 27, 2012 4:41:17 PM

Approximate Purchase Date: This month

Budget Range: No more than $1500 before rebates and after shipping, the less the better

System Usage from Most to Least Important: Gaming, surfing the web, watching anime

Are you buying a monitor: Yes

Parts to Upgrade: everything

Do you need to buy OS: Yes

Preferred Website(s) for Parts: Newegg or NCIX

Location: Near Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA

Parts Preferences: Intel i5, preferably Nvidia GPU, at least 120GB SSD and 1TB HDD, sleek and simple case

Overclocking: Most likely not

SLI or Crossfire: Maybe in the future, but not necessary

Your Monitor Resolution: want to get 1920 x 1080

Additional Comments: The most important thing is to run fast on everyday task as well as be able to max most if not all games on the market

And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: Only using a laptop ATM

More about : 1500 gaming

a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 5:15:27 PM

here what i recommend

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz Quad-Core Processor ($179.99 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock H77 Pro4/MVP ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($69.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($44.99 @ Amazon)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($67.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: MSI GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($369.99 @ NCIX US)
Case: NZXT Phantom (White) ATX Full Tower Case ($94.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($17.99 @ Newegg)
Monitor: Asus VS238H-P 23.0" Monitor ($139.99 @ Amazon)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1265.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 14:15 EST-0500)
a b 4 Gaming
December 27, 2012 5:33:36 PM

This is an excellent price for an extremely good gaming build that will play pretty much everything you throw at it at high to ultra max settings 1080p.




The Gigabyte GTX 670 comes factory overclocked with a 980MHz base clock and a custom PCB, as well as heatsink design. The Gigabyte GTX 670 video card is outfitted with the Windforce 3X cooling system, comprised of a DHT heatsink with the patent pending Triangle Cool technology design, RAM heatsink plate and three ultra-quiet PWM fans,think of them as fans of mixed-martial arts lol which not only effectively lowers GPU temperatures but barely produce any noise, as well. Armed with 1344 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit bus, the Gigabyte GTX 670 video card is capable of delivering next-generation GeForce performance that leaves the competition in the dust.
Gigabyte Windforce OC 670 - 9.8 rating
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GeForce_GTX...


CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($34.99 @ Newegg)
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD3H ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($144.99 @ Newegg)
Memory: Patriot Intel Extreme Master, Limited Ed 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($47.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Crucial M4 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($109.99 @ Newegg)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 2GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
Case: Fractal Design Define R4 (Black Pearl) ATX Mid Tower Case ($79.99 @ Newegg)
Power Supply: SeaSonic 650W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($89.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Asus DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS DVD/CD Writer ($24.98 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($99.99 @ Newegg)
Total: $1327.88
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2012-12-27 14:25 EST-0500)

Optional Components

Some people have interest in monitors, speakers, mice and keyboards, so i’ll also including some recommendations for these items as well. I won’t be explaining the choices as peripherals are quite very much dependent on the person using the PC (For example, someone serious about audio may end up with $400 Audioengine 5+ speakers and an ASUS Xonar Essence STX), but here are some suggestions that are a good fit for this build.
Monitor ASUS VS247H-P 24″ Full HD Monitor http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B005BZNDS0/cupcr...
Sound Card Creative Sound Blaster Z http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Speakers Logitech Z313 Speakers http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Mouse Razer Deathadder 3500 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
Keyboard Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000I with Cherry MX Blue Switch
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
OR something nice and cheap i-rocks KR-6401-WH WHITE 103 Normal Keys USB Wired Slim Chocolate Key Style Keyboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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