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Build a PC for 1500

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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  2. alpha615 said:
    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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116781
    190.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131823
    120.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226217
    43.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150605
    220.00
    or
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125443
    210.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136252
    49.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139021
    90.00 (larger ps if you want crossfire or put larger video card in).

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832416550
    100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811146087
    100.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822136533
    105.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147192
    139.00

    1146 plus tax and shipping.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116504
    219.00 little faster cpu.

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/388575/Core_i7_3770K_35GHz_LGA_1155_Processor
    229.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128552
    250.00
    if you wanted to toss in a asus sound card
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132053
    50.00
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102041
    53.00
  3. Best answer
    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)
  4. 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)
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
  7. Best answer selected by alpha615.
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