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January 3, 2013 10:06:55 PM

I would like to build a PC for no more than 1500 including os, tax and shipping. No need for monitor or any accessories. I prefer Intel cpu and motherboard. Would like to play games, watch blue rays and listen to mp3. Would like the video card to support 2 monitors and a hdtv.
Approximate Purchase Date: e.g.: this week (the closer the better)


Budget Range: upto $1500

System Usage from Most to Least Important: games, movies, search the internet, research


Are you buying a monitor: No


Parts to Upgrade: n/a


Do you need to buy OS: Yes


Preferred Website(s) for Parts: newegg,amazon


Location: New York , New York


Parts Preferences: Intel

Overclocking: No


SLI or Crossfire:Maybe


Your Monitor Resolution: 1920x1080

Additional Comments: windows, like to play battlefield 3 , watch blue rays and create video dvd's


And Most Importantly, Why Are You Upgrading: my PC broke

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January 3, 2013 11:06:16 PM
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January 3, 2013 11:24:57 PM

i see micro center links do you have a micro center you can drive too?

i'd do something like this. if you really want to spend $1500 you can get a 670, 7970. bigger ssd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1100.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 20:26 EST-0500)
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January 3, 2013 11:33:52 PM
January 3, 2013 11:41:48 PM

NO Micro Center
jonjonjon said:
i see micro center links do you have a micro center you can drive too?

i'd do something like this. if you really want to spend $1500 you can get a 670, 7970. bigger ssd.

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($204.99 @ Newegg)
CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.98 @ Amazon)
Motherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard ($134.98 @ Outlet PC)
Memory: Mushkin Blackline 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($35.57 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($64.99 @ NCIX US)
Storage: Kingston HyperX 3K 120GB 2.5" Solid State Disk ($89.99 @ Amazon)
Video Card: Asus GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB Video Card ($273.98 @ SuperBiiz)
Case: NZXT Phantom 410 (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case ($99.99 @ Amazon)
Power Supply: XFX 550W 80 PLUS Bronze Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply ($59.99 @ Newegg)
Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224BB DVD/CD Writer ($15.99 @ Newegg)
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (OEM) (64-bit) ($89.98 @ Outlet PC)
Total: $1100.43
(Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
(Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-01-03 20:26 EST-0500)

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January 3, 2013 11:46:26 PM

do you want to spend all $1500 even if say a $1100 or $1200 computer would satisfy your needs? you say creat video dvd's. do you use any programs that would make use of the i7's hyperthreading?
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January 4, 2013 8:01:45 AM

just upto 1500, if it is less then its even better. I have a hd camera recorder and i would like to make dvd's out the recording that I make.
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January 11, 2013 7:20:34 AM

Best answer selected by alpha615.
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